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KIMEP University

Faculty position in Cognitive Science

2021-12-08
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College of Humanities and Education (CHE)

Position Summary

KIMEP University College of Humanities and Education invites applications for one faculty position in Cognitive Science. The position is a twelve-month (including vacation period) full-time academic appointment to begin on 16 August 2022 with possibility of extension. Responsibilities include teaching, research, scholarly activities, advising, and service. The new faculty will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the department, particularly to our BA in Cognitive Science.

We seek talented instructors and innovative scholars who are actively engaged in research and enthusiastic about teaching baccalaureate and master’s degree students and serving the University, local community and the profession. We are looking for faculty who can teach some of the following courses: Introduction to Natural Language Processing, Logic of Language, Introduction to Computational Linguistics, Corpus linguistics, Psycholinguistics: Language and Mind, Technology for Translation, Introduction to Formal Languages and Finite Automata, Text mining, Introduction to Machine Learning, Neural networks, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Pattern Recognition, and/or Human-Computer Interaction.

Minimum Qualifications

Expertise is desired in the following areas:

1. Cognitive Science

Applicants for professorial positions should have:

  • a doctorate degree in a relevant field from an internationally-recognized, accredited university;
  • at least 3-5 years of teaching experience in reputable universities;
  • prior research publications or clear evidence of research potential;

Industry experience would also be viewed favorably.

Applicants for senior lecturer positions should have:

  • a master’s degree in a relevant field from an internationally-recognized, accredited university;
  • at least 2 years of teaching experience in reputable universities.

Preferred but not required qualifications:

  • Experience with remote or online course design and teaching is strongly desired.
  • Advanced English proficiency (IELTS 8.0 or equivalent).
  • Ability and willingness to contribute to the General Education program in the social sciences area.
  • Familiarity with CIS countries or similar international experience is welcome.

ABD’s will be considered who meet the position qualifications and include in their application materials a letter from the dissertation chair confirming defense date prior to the position’s start date.

KIMEP University

KIMEP University is the leading American-style, internationally-accredited, English-speaking academic institution in the Commonwealth of Independent States. It provides a world-class academic experience and a unique international environment to all its students and faculty members. KIMEP University was established in 1992 and has built a very strong regional reputation as a leading provider of higher education. All graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by at least one recognized international accreditation agency. Academic programs are regularly rated in the top rank of provision by national bodies.

Almaty, Kazakhstan

The city of Almaty is situated at the base of the majestic Tien Shan Mountains in Southeast Kazakhstan. About 2 million people live in or near Almaty because it is the financial, cultural, summer and winter sports and cosmopolitan capital of Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is located in the heart of Eurasia with important commercial inroads bridging Asia and Europe. Boasting the Silk Road of the 21st century, Kazakhstan offers unique positions in oil and gas, economic development, and trade. With a transitioning economy that has witnessed four-fold growth over the past decade, Kazakhstan's dynamically changing economic, social, educational and cultural environment provides incredible opportunities for significant and original research.

Compensation

Rank and salary are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Compensation after ­tax compares favorably with net salaries in western countries.

Limited on campus housing is available to rent, or alternatively, help is available in finding off campus housing. In addition to salary, a benefit package includes basic healthcare insurance, reduced tuition rates for KIMEP courses, and subsidy for relocation allowance. New faculty members are provided with a reduced teaching schedule during the first semester. Summer paid teaching is typically available.

The salary will be subject to deduction of taxes (10% Personal Income tax in general) as required by the Law of Kazakhstan.

Application Process

Please submit the following documents to KIMEP University HR portal: https://hr.kimep.kz/en-US/Home/Vacancy/380

  • Filled and submitted application form
  • Cover letter that indicates the position applied, how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, course(s) you can teach, and salary expectations in KZT gross.
  • Short­listed candidates are required to submit 2 referees’ names/contact details and if you have the recommendation letters.
  • The teaching evaluation forms for last 2 semesters.

Address any questions to: recruitment@kimep.kz

Closing dates for submission of applications:

  • November 8, 2021 (Monday, 11.59 pm Almaty time). These applications would be considered/interviewed first until December 8, 2021 by the Selection Committee members. Applications received until November 8 are guaranteed full consideration.
  • December 8, 2021 (Wednesday, 11:59 pm based on Almaty time). The applications would be considered/interviewed until January 8, 2022 by the Selection Committee members.

Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purposes only.

Only short­listed candidates will be informed and invited for interviews by the CHE Search Committee.

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