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Multiple Faculty Positions in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Nazarbayev University in Astana

Nazarbayev University's School of Engineering invites applications for full-time faculty positions in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering to begin in January 2018. We are primarily interested in candidates at Assistant/Associate/Full Professor rank with expertise in the following broad application areas:  

Electrical Engineering Stream:

  • RF Communications and Electromagnetics (REF: ECE RF)
  • Semiconductor Devices (REF: ECE SD)

Computer Engineering Stream:

  • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (REF: ECE PR)
  • Information Forensics, Biometrics and Security (REF: ECE IF)
  • Emerging Computational Devices and Systems  (REF: ECE IC)

We seek candidates with a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. Applicants should have been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and are expected to have publications in top ranked journals/conferences in the areas of their expertise. Educational background in Electrical/Electronics/Computer Engineering is expected for all the positions. Experience in industry and the alignment with thematic areas of the department would be favorably considered. Experienced and senior faculty applicants are encouraged to apply.

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering is a unit of the School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University, with innovation and research as its core values in the broad thematic areas of Electronics and Communications, Power and Control, Hardware and Architecture, and Signal Processing and Artificial Intelligence. The department offers Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. programs, and attracts some of the best students in the country. The programs emphasize research and inquiry-based learning and is aimed to follow a low student-to-faculty ratio of about 10:1. E-mail: Head of Department, Dr. Alex James at alex.james@nu.edu.kz for additional informal inquiries.

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. Incoming faculty will enjoy a cosmopolitan living experience, interwoven with traditional cultural influences in food and entertainment. The social life offers a rich and vibrant atmosphere with excellent clubs and restaurants, theater, music, opera, dancing, museums, modern and traditional bazaar shopping, professional and amateur sports, outdoor recreation, and much more.

The initial appointment is for a 3-year renewable contract and subsequent appointments can be 5-year/3-year renewable subject to annual performance reviews. An attractive internationally competitive remuneration package will include:

  • Internationally competitive salary;
  • A startup grant for conference travels and building collaborations;
  • Paid Holiday leave of 56 days per annum;
  • Two round trip flights for the appointee and dependants home per annum;
  • International health insurance;
  • Rent-free housing for the appointee and dependants;
  • Assistance for relocation expenses including shipment allowance and air fares for the appointee and dependants;
  • and an educational allowance for dependent children.

Review of applications begins in September 2017 and continues until positions are filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Interested candidates are encouraged to find out more about NUSENG at seng.nu.edu.kz and departmental information at www.nuece.info. Skype interviews for shortlisted applicants will be scheduled for October 2017.

Applications require a cover letter indicating the position applied and latest C.V. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review. Email the applications to the Dean of the School, Dr. Erkan Topal through online submission form available at https://seng.nu.edu.kz/home/working-here/academic-openings/. For priority consideration, application materials must be received by August 20, 2017.

Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Engineering

Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan

Nazarbayev University's School of Engineering invites applications for full-time Postdoctoral Researcher position to begin in October, 2017. We are primarily interested in candidates with expertise in the following broad application areas: 

  1. Electrical and Computer Engineering
  2. Civil Enginering
  3. Chemical Engineering
  4. Mechanical Engineering

We seek candidates with a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. Applicants should have been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and are expected to have publications in top ranked journals/conferences in the areas of their expertise. Educational background in Engineering is expected.

The postdoc will largely work independent for their postdoc under the supervision of a faculty member. It is encouraged for the applicants to align their interest with the priority areas of the departments. The applicants are encouraged to contact the heads of respective department to identify the current and future priority areas.

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. Incoming faculty will enjoy a cosmopolitan living experience, interwoven with traditional cultural influences in food and entertainment. The social life offers a rich and vibrant atmosphere with excellent clubs and restaurants, theater, music, opera, dancing, museums, modern and traditional bazaar shopping, professional and amateur sports, outdoor recreation, and much more.

Initial appointment is on a 1-year renewable contract with a possibility of annual renewal for up to 4 years maximum, subject to annual performance reviews. An attractive internationally competitive remuneration package will include:

  • Internationally competitive salary;
  • A startup grant for conference travels and building collaborations;
  • Paid Holiday leave of 30 days per annum;
  • One round trip flight for the appointee and dependants home per annum;
  • International health insurance;
  • Rent-free housing for the appointee and dependants;
  • Assistance for relocation expenses including shipment allowance and air fares for the appointee and dependants;
  • and an educational allowance for dependent children.

Review of applications begins in August, 2017 and continues until positions are filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Interested candidates are encouraged to find out more about NUSENG at seng.nu.edu.kz. Skype interviews for shortlisted applicants will be scheduled during September, 2017.

Applications require a cover letter indicating the position applied and latest C.V. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review. Email the applications to the Dean of the School, Dr. Erkan Topal through online submission form avaliable at https://seng.nu.edu.kz/home/working-here/academic-openings/. For priority consideration, application materials must be received by August 20, 2017.

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Nazarbayev University