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College of Social Science—Department of Media
Faculty (Open Rank) in Media and Journalism
(Effective 16 August 2017)
KIMEP University College of Social Science, Department of Media, invites applications for faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is twelve-month (including vacation period) full-time academic appointment to begin 16 August 2017.
Responsibilities involve teaching (face to face and on-line), research, scholarly activities, advising, field liaison and service. Faculty hired for this position will have the opportunity to teach in two programs (BIJ and MIJ). The department offers professional and theoretical courses in Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Media Management and Communication.
We seek a talented teacher and innovative scholar who is actively engaged in research and enthusiastic about teaching baccalaureate and master's degree students and serving the University, local communities and the profession. We are looking for a productive and cooperative colleague who will bring new perspectives to theory, research and practice in media and journalism.
Expertise is required in at least two of the following fields: Media Management, Public Relations, Advertising, Journalism, New Media, or Communication Research. Familiarity with CIS countries or similar international experience is welcome. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Media, Journalism, or Communications from an internationallyrecognized, accredited university or equivalent professional qualifications. ABDs 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 start date. Candidates must have a record of scholarship, which includes published research in refereed journals and/or books.
Applicants with track record of demonstrated competence in teaching face to face and online will be given extra consideration.
The College of Social Science
The College of Social Science has an accomplished faculty of 29 full-time and 9 part-time faculty and 4 dedicated administrative staff. The College includes the departments of: Media and Communication, Public Administration, International Relations and Economics.
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. KIMEP 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.
The city of Almaty is situated at the base of 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.
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. In addition to salary, a benefits package includes basic healthcare, reduced tuition rates for KIMEP courses, subsidy for children‘s school tuition and relocation allowance. New faculty members are provided with a reduced teaching schedule during the first semester. Summer paid teaching is typically available.
Please submit the following documents to KIMEP University HR portal: hr.kimep.kz
- 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
- Short-listed candidates are required to submit 2 recommendation letters
Closing date for submission of applications: December 1, 2016
Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only.
Only short-listed candidates will be informed and invited for interviews.
The position remains open until filled.