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Job ID: 105788

Full Professor in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
Nazarbayev University

Date Posted Apr. 14, 2018
Title Full Professor in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
University Nazarbayev University
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Application Deadline Aug. 31, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Nazarbayev University is Kazakhstan’s leading University. English is both its language of instruction and day-to-day working language. Faculty enjoy a comfortable cosmopolitan lifestyle with a range of modern restaurants, bars, theatres, museums, and sporting venues.

The School of Engineering of Nazarbayev University has a unique opportunity for an outstanding individual to join the Department of Mechanical Engineering as a Full Professor in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering from August 2018. We seek a candidate to grow our presence in the international aerospace and aviation community through engagement in its activities.

The world’s first and largest active space launch facility, Baikonur Cosmodrome is in Kazakhstan. As aerospace and aviation is a priority in Kazakhstan, the Department is actively engaging the local aerospace community.

The successful applicant is expected to have had a number of appointments at a senior level in the international aerospace and aviation community. Appointments at aerospace and aviation companies such as Bombardier, COMAC or SpaceX, government agencies such European or Japanese Space Agency, laboratories such as Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be well regarded. Applicants must possess an earned PhD degree from a reputable university. The ideal candidate should also have a solid experience in teaching and publications in conferences and in top journals.
The successful candidate will receive

  • A competitive salary;
  • A start up grant for conference travels and building collaborations;
  • Paid leave of 56 days per annum;
  • Two round trip flights for the appointee and dependants home per annum;
  • International health insurance;
  • Rent-free housing for the appointee and dependants;
  • Assistance for relocation expenses including shipment allowance and air fares for the appointee and dependants; and,
  • An educational allowance for dependent children.
    To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV together with a statement of teaching and research plans through the online submission form available at available at the link: We regret we will only be able to notify shortlisted candidates. Prospective applicants are encouraged to find more about the School of Engineering at Nazarbayev University at
    Applicants can direct any enquiries to Head of Department of Materials & Manufacturing Engineering, Professor SL Teh at

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Makhabbat Uskenbayeva
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Nazarbayev University
    53 Kabanbay Batyr Street


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