Open-Rank Position in Multilingual Education: Full Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor

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Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education (NUGSE) invites applicants to join our international faculty to share in our vision of becoming a world-class center for teaching and research in education. Due to expansion, NUGSE is recruiting for a faculty member in Multilingual Education at either Full Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor level. The position start date is December 15.

 

The successful candidate will possess a doctoral degree and expertise in one or more of the following areas:  bilingual and trilingual education; principles and practices of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL); multiliteracies; language policy; individual and societal multilingualism; or language education for young learners. Experience teaching and conducting research in primary or secondary schools is preferred.

 

Candidates for Associate or Full Professor should also demonstrate: a record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals; success in attracting competitive funding; and experience supervising postgraduate dissertations to completion.

 

Responsibilities include: developing and teaching core, elective, or research methods courses for multilingual education in M.Sc., M.A. and Ph.D. programs; supervising M.Sc. and M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations; maintaining an international research profile; contributing to the management of NUGSE and NU through committee service; and contributing to the wider agenda of education reform in Kazakhstan through teaching, research, and community engagement.

 

Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education

NUGSE began providing its first Master’s and Ph.D. programs in September 2013, supported by its strategic partners, the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Still expanding, NUGSE currently offers an M.Sc. in Educational Leadership, an M.A. in Multilingual Education, and a Ph.D. in Education. The M.Sc. in Educational Leadership offers specializations in School Education, Inclusive Education and Higher Education.

 

NUGSE plays a key role in driving education reform in Kazakhstan, and faculty members who are keen to make a difference through work with schools, other universities and the Ministry of Education and Science are especially welcome. The School also houses a Research Institute and a Department for Continuing Education, and plays a major role nationally in conducting educational research and advising on policy.

 

Conditions of Employment:

The appointment is on an initial 3-year renewable contract and will be subject to annual performance reviews. An attractive remuneration package will include:

  • Internationally competitive salary;
  • Holiday leave of 56 days per annum;
  • Two flights for the appointee and dependents home per annum;
  • International health insurance;
  • Rent-free housing for the appointee and dependents;
  • Assistance for relocation expenses including air fares for the appointee and dependents.

 

Application Procedure

Review of applications is currently under way and continues until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Interested candidates are encouraged to find out more about NUGSE at gse.nu.edu.kz. Skype interviews for shortlisted applicants will be scheduled during Fall 2017. To apply, please send a cover letter and detailed CV, together with the names and contact details of two referees, to the Hiring Committee at gse@nu.edu.kz. Informal enquiries about this post can be addressed to Jason Sparks (Vice-Dean NUGSE) at jason.sparks@nu.edu.kz.