We are looking for candidates who share our mission and vision and want to make a difference and contribute to improving the quality of life. If you are looking for multicultural environment, wide range of training and career opportunities and want to be a part of an academic world, consider applying for a job at GSPP.

Benefits for academic staff:

  • Internationally competitive salary;
  • Holiday leave of 56 days per annum;
  • Two flights for the appointee and dependents home per annum;
  • International health insurance;
  • Housing for the appointee and dependents;
  • Assistance for relocation expenses including air fares for the appointee and dependents;
  • Mentorship in teaching and research from senior colleagues from strategic partner- LKYSPP;
  • Faculty exchange program;
  • Funding to conduct preliminary research work.

Benefits for administrative staff:

  • Competitive salary;
  • Holiday leave of 30 days per annum;
  • Premium health insurance;
  • Housing opportunity*;
  • Mentorship and shadowing from senior colleagues from strategic partner- LKYSPP;
  • Training and development.

* Housing allocation for administrative staff is subject to University selection criterias

Job advertisement

Open rank faculty positions at the Graduate School of Public Policy

Nazarbayev University Profile

Nazarbayev University (NU) – located in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – is an English-language research university, established in partnership with leading universities around the world. NU’s international partners include Cambridge University, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, National University of Singapore, University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Pittsburgh. The University has rigorous admission standards and accepts only the best students from the region. NU’s Graduate School of Public Policy enrolled its first students in 2013 and offers degree programs in Master in Public Policy, Master in Public Administration and PhD in Public Policy. The School’s partner institution is the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Our Master programs have achieved full accreditation from the European Association for Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA).

Graduate School of Public Policy Profile

The Graduate School of Public Policy (GSPP) at Nazarbayev University, invites applications to join our international faculty and to share in our vision of becoming the leading public policy school in the Central Asia region. Candidates should have the requisite teaching, research and public policy experience to contribute to curriculum development, innovative pedagogy and international scholarship. Experience with public sector organizations, consultancies with international organizations, leadership in the development of relevant educational institutions and teaching experience in Asia will be regarded as strong additional qualifications.


  • PhD in Public Policy, Public Administration, Economics, Political Science or a related discipline with a public policy focus
  • Relevant academic teaching and research experience: Full Professor – at least 2 years at full professor or 5 years at associate professor level, Associate Professor – at least 2 years at associate professor or 5 years at assistant professor level
  • International research profile – Publications in reputable international peer reviewed journals on policy-relevant topics; success in attracting competitive funding; awards and prizes from relevant professional/academic associations

Applications are particularly invited from candidates with an established record of research and teaching in the following areas:

  • Public Management Innovation and Leadership
  • New Technology and Public Policy
  • Urban and Transport Policy
  • Health and Social Policy
  • Strategic Communication and Public Policy
  • Crisis and Emergency Management

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 dossier including teaching evaluations
  • Samples of course outlines
  • Brief statement of past and current research


  • A three- and five–year renewable contract
  • Internationally competitive salary
  • Furnished accommodation
  • Two annual home round trip air tickets for faculty member and dependents
  • Education allowance for faculty member’s children
  • International health insurance


Application Procedure:

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