Full-time Faculty Position (Open Rank) in Public Administration or Public Management

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime

(Effective August 2021) 

Position Summary

KIMEP University College of Social Sciences, Department of Public Administration, invites applications for one faculty position (Assistant/Associate/ Full Professor rank) in the area of Public Administration.

The position is a twelve-month (including vacation period) full-time academic appointment to begin on August 16, 2021 with the possibility of renewal. Responsibilities include teaching bachelor, master and possibly PhD students, scholarly research and active engagement in extra-curricular and recruitment activities. 

Minimum Qualifications

Expertise is desired in one of the following areas: Public Administration, Public Policy, and Public Management. Familiarity with CIS countries or similar international experience is welcome.

 Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Public Administration or another relevant field from an internationally-recognized, accredited university. 

Applicants for the position should have ideally 3-5 years of teaching experience in reputable universities and/or extensive professional experience related to the field. ABD’s will be considered if they meet the other qualifications of the position and include in their application materials a letter from the dissertation chair confirming a defense date prior to the position’s start date.

Administrative or management experience may be an asset.

The College of Social Sciences

The College of Social Sciences has an accomplished faculty of 20 full-time and 12 part-time faculty members and three dedicated administrative staff members. The College includes the departments of Media and Communications, Public Administration, International Relations and Regional Studies, and Economics.

KIMEP University

KIMEP University is the leading American-style, internationally-accredited, English-speaking academic institution in the Commonwealth of Independent States. It provides a world-class academic experience and a unique international environment to all its students and faculty members. KIMEP University was established in 1992 and has built a very strong regional reputation as a leading provider of higher education. All established Master’s and undergraduate programs are accredited by at least one recognized international accreditation agency. Academic programs are regularly rated in the top rank by national bodies.

Almaty, Kazakhstan

The city of Almaty is situated at the base of the majestic Tien Shan Mountains in Southeast Kazakhstan. About 2 million people live in or near Almaty. It is the financial, cultural, summer and winter sports capital of Kazakhstan with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Kazakhstan is located at the heart of Eurasia with important commercial connections to Asia and Europe. Forming part of the Silk Road of the 21st  century, Kazakhstan offers unique opportunities in oil and gas, economic development, and trade. Kazakhstan has a dynamic economic, social, educational and cultural environment that provides great opportunities for research. 


Rank and salary are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. After tax compensation compares favorably with net salaries in western countries.

Limited on campus housing is available for rent. The university offers help in finding off campus housing. The benefit package includes basic healthcare insurance, reduced tuition rates for KIMEP courses, and a relocation allowance.

The salary is subject to the deduction of a 10% personal income tax payment in accordance with the law of Kazakhstan. 

Application Process:

Please submit your online application and the following documents to KIMEP University HR Portal directly :


Filled and submitted application form.

Cover letter that indicates the position applied, how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, course(s) you can teach, and salary expectations in Kazakhstani currency (KZT) gross.

Short­listed candidates are required to submit the names of  two referees  with contact details. Alternatively, they may attach recommendation letters to their application.

Please attach teaching evaluation forms for the last two semesters.

Closing date for the submission of applications:

January 31, 2021 (Sunday, 11:59 pm Almaty time).

Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only.

Only short-listed candidates will be informed and invited for interview by the Search Committee of the Department of Public Administration by the end of Feb 2021.

 Please address any questions to our HR Officer: recruitment@kimep.kz

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