Faculty Position (Open Rank) in Media and Journalism
(Effective on August 15, 2018, an earlier starting date on January 5, 2018 is possible)
KIMEP University College of Social Science, Department of Media and Communications, invites applications for one faculty position (open rank). The position is a twelve-month (including vacation period) full-time academic appointment to begin on 15 August 2018 with the possibility of an earlier starting date on January 5, 2018. Responsibilities include teaching, research, scholarly activities, advising, field liaison and service. The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs and teaches professional and theoretical courses in Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Media Management and Communication.
We seek a talented teacher and innovative scholar or practitioner who is actively engaged in research or production, enthusiastic about teaching baccalaureate and master’s degree students and serving the University, local community and the profession. We are looking for a productive and cooperative colleague who will bring new perspectives to theory, research and practice in media and journalism.
Expertise is required in at least two of the following areas: Media Management, Public Relations, Advertising, Journalism, Media Production, New Media, or Communication Research. Familiarity with CIS countries or similar international experience is welcome. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Media, Journalism, Communications, or another relevant field from an internationally-recognized, accredited university or a Master’s Degree or higher and appropriate professional qualifications. ABD’s will be considered who meet the position qualifications and include in their application materials a letter from the dissertation chair confirming defense date prior to the position’s start date. Candidates must have a record of scholarly or professional publications, including published research in refereed journals and/or books or professional publications on a range of platforms.
The College of Social Science
The College of Social Science has an accomplished faculty of 29 full-time and 10 part-time faculty and 4 dedicated administrative staff. The College includes the departments of Media and Communications, Public Administration, International Relations and Economics.
KIMEP University is the leading American-style, internationally-accredited, English-speaking academic institution in the Commonwealth of Independent States. It provides a world-class academic experience and a unique international environment to all its students and faculty members. KIMEP University was established in 1992 and has built a very strong regional reputation as a leading provider of higher education. All graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by at least one recognized international accreditation agency. Academic programs are regularly rated in the top rank of provision by national bodies.
The city of Almaty is situated at the base of majestic Tien Shan Mountains in Southeast Kazakhstan. About 2 million people live in or near Almaty because it is the financial, cultural, summer and winter sports and cosmopolitan capital of Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is located in the heart of Eurasia with important commercial inroads bridging Asia and Europe. Boasting the Silk Road of the 21st century, Kazakhstan offers unique positions in oil and gas, economic development, and trade. With a transitioning economy that has witnessed four-fold growth over the past decade, Kazakhstan's dynamically changing economic, social, educational and cultural environment provides incredible opportunities for significant and original research.
Rank and salary are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Compensation after-tax compares favorably with net salaries in western countries. Limited on-campus housing is available to rent. In addition to salary, a benefits package includes basic healthcare, reduced tuition rates for KIMEP courses, subsidy for children’s school tuition and relocation allowance. New faculty members are provided with a reduced teaching schedule during the first semester. Summer paid teaching is typically available.
Please send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or attach them to online-application at hr.kimep.kz
•Cover letter that indicates the position applied, how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, course(s) you can teach, salary expectations, citizenships and permanent residences held;
•Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit 2 recommendation letters.
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The position remains open until filled. All applications received on or before November 15, 2017 are guaranteed full consideration.
Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purposes only.
Only short-listed candidates will be informed and invited for interviews.