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Instructor in Engineering Management with a Focus on Systems Engineering
Nazarbayev University

Date Posted Mar. 12, 2024
Title Instructor in Engineering Management with a Focus on Systems Engineering
University Nazarbayev University
Astana, Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan
Application Deadline Aug. 1, 2024
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering

University Overview:

Nazarbayev University (NU) has debuted in the top 30 percent of international research universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2024.

NU is an innovative institution located in Astana, the vibrant capital of Kazakhstan. Founded with a vision to contribute to Kazakhstan and the world by providing high-caliber education and research in science, public administration, engineering, and more, Nazarbayev University stands as a beacon of academic excellence and innovation.

Operating under English as the medium for instruction and research, the University prides itself on academic freedom, institutional autonomy, and a merit-based system.


To equip the global community with forward-thinking leaders, engineers, and professionals capable of driving progress and development.


To redefine higher education in Kazakhstan through pioneering research, reform, and contribution towards making Astana a global hub for innovation and knowledge.

Position Description:

The School of Engineering and Digital Sciences at Nazarbayev University seeks a dedicated Instructor for the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) with a focus on Industrial and Systems Engineering. The successful candidate will primarily  teach graduate  in Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering at the MEM.

The standard teaching load for instructors is four course sections per semester. A reduction in teaching load may be possible.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver high-quality instruction in Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering courses at the graduate level.
  • Contribute to the development and continuous improvement of course content and materials in collaboration with faculty colleagues.
  • Engage in mentoring and advising graduate students, fostering a supportive academic environment that encourages innovation and critical thinking.
  • Contribute to the MEM Program and University through service on committees and participation in academic community events.


  • Applicants should preferably hold a Ph.D., minimally an MSc degree in Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Engineering Management or a related field by the start date.
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence at the graduate level.
  • Strong commitment to contributing to team-taught courses in Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering.
  • Ability to engage and inspire students in a highly interactive and collaborative educational setting.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, the language of instruction.

What We Offer:

Expatriate benefits (rent-free housing, home travel (two per annum), child education allowance, assistance for relocation expenses including air fares for the appointee and dependents), International health insurance.

Required Documents:

Application Procedure. Candidates should submit the following documents in electronic form (MS Word or PDF file)

  •    Cover letter indicating rank of position applied for
  •    Detailed curriculum vitae
  •    Names and contact details of three referees
  •    Teaching philosophy including teaching evaluations
  •    Samples of course outlines

Nazarbayev University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all faculty members.

For any inquiries related to the application, please contact the Director for Engineering Management Programs, Prof. Mariza Tsakalerou, at

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