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Faculty Positions in Chemical & Materials Engineering
Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan
Nazarbayev University is a new Western style, English-speaking university established in 2011. The University is well-endowed with substantial support from the government and aspire to be a top research University in the region. Faculties enjoy a comfortable cosmopolitan lifestyle with a range of modern restaurants, bars, theatres, museums, and sporting venues.
Nazarbayev University's School of Engineering invites applications for full-time faculty positions in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering to begin in August 2019. We are primarily interested in candidates for the following two positions:
- Assistant Professor, Process Systems Engineering / Design (REF: CHME PSE)
- Assistant Professor, Materials for Energy (REF:CHME MFE)
We seek candidates with a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. A PhD or equivalent degree in Chemical and/or Materials Engineering or a closely related engineering field are required. For position CHME-PSE we seek candidates with expertise in integrated process modeling, design and optimization. Candidates with interest in Big Data analytics and/or AI, as applied to PSE, are also encouraged to apply, as are candidates with experience in industrial design. For position CHME-MFE we seek candidates with expertise and interest in the Materials Engineering aspects of energy generation, conversion and storage. Areas of application include batteries, fuel cells, sensors and solar power. All applicants are expected to have publications in well-ranked journals/conferences in the areas of their expertise. A track record in pursuing and obtaining research funding will be considered an asset.
The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering has graduated its first UG class in 2015 and has recently moved into brand new 2000 m2 facilities and state of the art laboratories. The Department offers Bachelor's, MSc and PhD programs, and attracts some of the best students in Kazakhstan. Areas of research activity include Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage; Environmental Protection, Remediation and Resource Efficiency; Risk Analysis, Aerosol and Climate Sciences; Multiscale Materials Modelling and Processing and Biomedical Engineering. Starting in Fall 2018, the Department has introduced an ABET-compliant undergraduate course of study and a new research-intensive two-year MSc Program in Chemical and Materials Engineering.
Initial appointment is on a 3-year renewable contract. Subsequent appointments can be 5-year/3-year, renewable subject to satisfactory performance. An attractive internationally competitive remuneration package will include:
- Internationally competitive salary;
- A startup grant for building the appointee’s research program;
- Holiday leave of 56 days per annum;
- Two flights for the appointee and dependents home per annum;
- International health insurance;
- Rent-free housing for the appointee and dependents;
- Assistance for relocation expenses including air fares for the appointee and dependents;
- Educational allowance for dependent children.
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.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV together with a statement of teaching and research plans through the online submission form available at available at the link: http://smrtr.io/X7Mf
Review of applications will begin in March 15, 2019 will continue until positions are filled. To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by March 31, 2019. We regret we will only be able to notify shortlisted candidates. Prospective applicants are encouraged to find more about the School of Engineering at Nazarbayev University at seng.nu.edu.kz. For informal inquiries about Chemical and Materials Engineering, please e-mail: Head of Department, Dr. A.D. Papathanasiou, at firstname.lastname@example.org.