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Chair of the Department of Biology (f/m)
Department Chair - Biology
The Nazarbayev University School of Science and Technology is inviting applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Biology. The Chair will report to the Dean and is empowered to lead the education and research programs of the department.
Position responsibilities include cultivation of the departmental research agenda, recruitment of faculty members, teaching an average load of one course per semester, curricular and program development and monitoring, and other activities related to the intellectual and cultural environment of the university.
The applicant must have a Ph.D. degree from a reputable research university, a demonstrated ability for research and administration, excellent English-language communication skills and a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional research university, partnering with some of the most recognized names in international Higher Education. Admission to NU is highly competitive; the student body is selected from the top high schools throughout the country and region, with an acceptance rate of approximately one of eight applicants. SST programs emphasize student-oriented learning, hands-on lab experiences, and a low student-to-faculty ratio of about 10:1. The Department of Biology is one of the largest in the university, conducting bachelor, master and doctorate level programs.
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. The city offers a cosmopolitan living experience, interwoven with traditional cultural influences in food and entertainment. The social life offers a rich and vibrant atmosphere with trendy clubs and restaurants, theater, music, opera, dancing, museums, modern and traditional bazaar shopping, professional and amateur sports, outdoor recreation, and much more.
Nazarbayev University offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package with free housing, a relocation allowance, home leave travel (twice per year), health care coverage, and an educational allowance for dependent children.
Application Information: Applicants should send a detailed CV with three references, their teaching and research visions for the department, and list of publications to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than September 15, 2017. The appointment is expected to begin January 1, 2018.