Careers

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

Full Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor


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 Kazakhstan and the Central Asia region. Candidates must 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.

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

    • International Economic and Financial Policy
    • Macroeconomic Policy
    • Public Policy Analysis
    • Health Policy and Management
    • Urban and Transport Policy
    • Water Policy and Management
    • Social Policy
    • International Security and Conflict Resolution

Qualification requirements:

  • 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 international peer reviewed journals on policy-relevant topics; success in attracting competitive funding; awards and prizes from relevant professional/academic associations

Information on Nazarbayev University

Nazarbayev University (NU) – located in Astana, Kazakhstan – is a new Western-style, English-language institution, created with the support of other leading university partners around the world. NU’s international partners include six of the top 30 universities in the world, including University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cambridge University, University College London and National University of Singapore. The University follows the rigorous admission standards laid out by its international partners and accepts only the best students from the region. NU’s Graduate School of Public Policy enrolled its first students in 2013. The School’s partner institution is the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

Conditions of Employment:

The appointment is on 3-year renewable contracts and will be subject to annual performance reviews. An attractive remuneration package will include:

  • 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.

Application Procedure:

Candidates should submit the following documents in electronic form (MS Word or PDF file) to nugspp_hiring@nu.edu.kz:

  • Cover letter
  • 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

 

The vacancies will remain open until filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Interested candidates are encouraged to find out more about the Graduate School of Public Policy at: https://gspp.nu.edu.kz/

For more information, please contact Yerlan Agaidarov (yerlan.agaidarov@nu.edu.kz)