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Open Rank Faculty Positions at the Department of Computer Science
Nazarbayev University

Date Posted Jan. 31, 2023
Title Open Rank Faculty Positions at the Department of Computer Science
University Nazarbayev University
Astana, Kazakhstan
Department Computer Science Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Computer Science

Company Description

Nazarbayev University is a modern and rapidly developing university located in the heart of Eurasia - Astana, the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Nazarbayev University (NU) was founded by the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. The University aims to develop into a research university of international renown combining education, research, and innovation. Nazarbayev University educates the next generation of leaders of the Republic of Kazakhstan in science, public administration and various professions, thus contributing to the future development of the country. Core features of Nazarbayev University include: academic freedom and institutional autonomy, both legally enshrined as Nazarbayev University operates under a special Law; predominantly internationally recruited faculty, English as the language of instruction and research; entirely merit-based admission and progression system; and integrated teaching and research starting at the undergraduate level.


To give Kazakhstan and the world the scientists, academics, managers and entrepreneurs they need to prosper and develop.


To be a model for higher education reform and modern research in Kazakhstan and to contribute to the establishment of Astana as an international innovation and knowledge hub.

The NU campus is located in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, in the heart of the new and ultra-modern Left-Bank region of the city. Incoming faculty will enjoy a cosmopolitan living experience, interwoven with traditional cultural influences in food and entertainment. The social life offers a rich and vibrant atmosphere with excellent clubs and restaurants, theatre, music, opera, dancing, museums, modern and traditional bazaar shopping, professional and amateur sports, outdoor recreation, and much more.

Job Description

Nazarbayev University is seeking highly qualified full-time faculty members to join its rapidly growing program in Computer Science and Computer Engineering in the School of Engineering and Digital Sciences. Applicants with research and/or teaching interests in all areas of computing, with special, but not exclusive interest in fields related to Databases, Data Science, Software Engineering, Programming Languages, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Graphics, Computer Architecture, Cyber Security, Internet of Things, Mobile Computing, Bioinformatics, and High-Performance Computing are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates at the rank of Assistant Professor and above must have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Computer Engineering or closely related discipline from a reputable research university, and a demonstrated ability for research. All candidates must have excellent English-language communication skills and a strong commitment to teaching and research. Position responsibilities include an average teaching load of two courses per semester (three courses per semester for Instructors), ongoing engagement in relevant professional and research activities, student advising, and other activities related to the intellectual and cultural environment of the university.

Additional Information ‍

What we offer:

· Competitive salary and 2-course teaching load per semester

· Generous research time

· Research seed grants and other competitive research funding opportunities

· Selected conference and travel funding

· International health insurance

· Expatriate benefits (rent-free housing, home travel, assistance for relocation expenses including air fares for the appointee and dependents)

· Paid home leave of 56 days per annum Initial appointment is on a 3-year renewable contract and subsequent appointments can be 5- year/3-year renewable subject to annual performance reviews.

Application Information:

Applicants should send a detailed CV with references, teaching and research statements, and list of publications. Applications will be reviewed until the position filled. Note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Successful appointments are expected to begin August 2023.

For more information please visit Additional information can be found on our website ( ‍ For any inquiries related to the application, please contact department chair, Prof. Adnan YAZICI (

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Contact Information


  • Kazakhstan
  • +77171706476


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