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Assistant/Associate Professor in Philosophy (in particular logic), Astana (Kazakhstan)

Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Deadline: Sunday 27 November 2016

The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan invites applications for a faculty position (Assistant or Associate Professor) in Philosophy.

We are looking for someone who specializes in one of the following areas: Philosophy of Science (incl. philosophy of a special science), Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind. Applicants should have competence in General Philosophy of Science. An ability to teach introductory and intermediate logic, philosophy of physics, philosophy of economics, or philosophy of biomedical science would be an advantage. Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service. Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to teaching classes (teaching load is 2-2 with TA support for large classes), curriculum and program development, and research. The position is available from August 2017. Contracts are for a period of three year and are renewable upon positive review.

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnering with some of the most internationally recognized names in Higher Education. The strategic partner of the SHSS is the University of Wisconsin?Madison. Admission to NU is highly competitive, and the students are the most academically gifted in Kazakhstan. SHSS programs emphasize student-oriented learning, with small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio. All classes are taught in English.

*Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including:*

  • competitive compensation
  • housing based on family size and rank
  • relocation allowance
  • air tickets to home country, twice per year
  • no-cost medical insurance, with wide geographical coverage
  • educational allowance for children

To apply, please send a letter of interest, current c.v., contact information of three referees, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample to by November 27, 2016. More information about the school is available at

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