Nazarbayev University, Mathematics

Position ID: 893-OPENRANKPOSITIONS [#13543]
Position Title: Faculty - Science – Mathematics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Astana, Aqmola 010000, Kazakhstan [map]
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: finished (2019/01/23, finished 2020/01/26, listed until 2019/07/23)
Position Description:    

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Nazarbayev University is seeking highly-qualified faculty at all ranks to join its rapidly growing Mathematics Department in the School of Science and Technology (SST). Candidates from all areas of mathematics will be considered but preference will be given to those working in the following research areas:

•Applied Mathematics (mathematical biology, actuarial mathematics, mathematical finance, optimization);

Successful candidates should hold a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in applied mathematics, computational mathematics, mathematics, statistics or in a related field and have excellent English-language communication skills, demonstrated potentials to establish interdisciplinary research, and experience with and exposure to Western higher education. Applicants for associate and full professor positions should have considerable experience in supervising students at the graduate level, grant writing, possess strong teaching skills and experience, and a demonstrated rank-appropriate research accomplishment and service. Applicants for assistant professor level should demonstrate a potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Position responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate and graduate level of courses (2-2 teaching load), supervision of graduate students, curricular and program development, ongoing engagement in professional and research activities, general program guidance and leadership, and other activities related to the intellectual and cultural environment of the university.

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnering with some of the most internationally recognized universities in Higher Education. Admission to NU is highly competitive. The student body is selected from the top high schools throughout the country and region. Most of the students must complete and pass one-year preparatory program with intensive English course and major-related matriculation.

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. Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including:

•competitive compensation; •free housing based on family size and rank; •relocation allowance; •no-cost medical insurance, with global coverage; •educational allowance for children •air tickets to home country, twice per year Applicants should send a detailed CV, teaching and research statements, and list of publications to Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than March 15th, 2019. Successful appointments are expected to begin on August 1st, 2019. For more information please visit

Postdoc position in robust Mathematical Finance

A postdoctoral position is available to work on the project “Robust Methods in Mathematical Finance” led by Kerem Ugurlu, at the Department of Mathematics, Nazarbayev University.

Applicants should have a strong record of original scientific research and should have a PhD degree in Mathematics by the end of 2020, ideally with a solid background in stochastic analysis, numerics of Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman-Ishii equations, convex/coherent risk measures and related fields. Having worked with real financial data is a plus.

The contract is for 10 months. The starting date is January 2021 with a gross salary of 2000 USD per month. There is also the possibility of teaching in the summer period with additional funding conditioned upon availability.

Please send your CV, research statement and motivation letter to the PI at before November 30, 2020.

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