Nazarbayev University, Mathematics

Position ID: 893-OPENRANKPOSITIONS1 [#15189]
Position Title: Open Rank positions at the Department of Mathematics, School of Science and Humanities
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Astana, Astana 010000, Kazakhstan [map]
Application Deadline: 2019/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/11/13, finished 2020/06/07, listed until 2019/12/31)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics in the School of Sciences and Humanities at Nazarbayev University invites applications for several positions in pure and applied mathematics at the rank of Instructor, Postdoctoral Scholar, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor. The area of specialization is open. Appointments are for three years with the possibility of renewal.

Main duties:

Teaching both lower- and upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate courses in mathematics; Supervising undergraduate and graduate student research projects; Student advising; Curriculum development; Administrative and service work at the departmental, school, and university level. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications

For Instructor positions: Masters' degree in Pure or Applied Mathematics, or Statistics. For Postdoctoral scholars: a Ph.D. in Pure or Applied Mathematics, or Statistics, or a related area. For Assistant Professor and higher: Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or a related area; Teaching experience at the university level; An active research agenda with recent publications in peer-reviewed journals; Rank-appropriate publication, teaching, and service record; Excellent communication and collaboration skills; An appreciation for flexibility in a developing context; An interest in continuing professional development. In addition, candidate for Associate Professor and Professor role must have experience in grant-writing and in supervision of student projects at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Additional Information Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including:

A highly competitive salary, benefits package with free housing (based on rank and family size), relocation allowance, home leave travel (twice per year), health care coverage, educational allowance for dependent children, and research start-up funds are available.

competitive compensation; free housing (based on rank and family size); relocation allowance; international health insurance for the faculty and dependents living in Nur-Sultan; educational allowance for dependent children relocated to Nur-Sultan; home leave allowance (air tickets to the home country, twice per year); Please follow this link to apply: Applicants should attach a detailed CV, Cover letter, contact information of three professional referees, teaching and research statements, and a list of publications. The academic rank will be determined according to the successful candidate's teaching and work experience and the relevant research productivity. A review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than November 30, 2019. Successful appointments are expected to begin in August 2020. For more information please visit

Questions related to the position, the university, or living and working in Nur-Sultan should be directed to Daniel Oliveira da Silva at

Relevant websites:

Nazarbayev University - School of Science and Humanities -

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. Useful links PI website: Department of Mathematics: Nazarbayev University:

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