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Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor / Senior Lecturer in Journalism

KIMEP University - Department of Media and Communications

(One faculty position effective January or August 2020) 

Position Summary

KIMEP University College of Social Science, Department of Media and Communications, invites applications for one faculty position at the rank of Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor or Senior Lecturer. The position is a twelve-month (including vacation period) full-time academic appointment to begin August 2019 or January 2020. Responsibilities include teaching, research, scholarly activities, advising, field liaison and service. Faculty hired for this position will have the opportunity to teach in two programs (Bachelor of Journalism and Master of International Journalism). The department offers professional and scholarly courses in Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Media Management and Communication. For the appropriate candidate, there may be opportunity for teaching in other areas as well.

We seek a talented teacher and practitioner who is actively engaged in media production and enthusiastic about helping develop an innovative program to prepare students for the changing media environment and about serving the University, local communities and the profession.

 The College of Social Sciences web link is here:

Minimum Qualifications

Expertise is required in at least two of the following areas: Journalism, Media Management, Public Relations, Advertising, New Media, or Communication Research. Ability to teach in a media production environment is a must. We seek someone who has expertise in two or more of the following: Layout and design for print or online environments; Video production; Audio production, Digital photography; Multimedia; Mapping; Data Analysis; Graphics, or Animation. Familiarity with CIS countries or similar international experience is welcome.

For Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Full Professor ranks:

Applicants must have an earned doctorate/PhD in Media, Journalism, Communications, or another relevant field from an internationally-recognized, accredited university and significant teaching/research experience.

For Senior Lecturer and Lecturer ranks

Master degree in Media, Journalism, Communications or equivalent professional qualifications, ideally 1-2 year teaching/research experience or/and good administrative experience.

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 start date. Candidates must have a record of professional publication and/or scholarship.

The College of Social Science

The College of Social Science has an accomplished faculty of 29 full-time and 9 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

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. KIMEP 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.

Almaty, Kazakhstan

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.

Application Process

Please submit the following documents to KIMEP University HR portal: till August 18 (11: 59, Almaty time),2019 (inclusive)* Almaty time.

Filled and submitted application form
Cover letter that indicates the position applied, how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, course(s) you can teach, and salary expectations
Short-listed candidates are required to submit 2 recommendation letters
Address any questions to:

Review of applications begins on August 20, 2019*.

The interviews can start from September*.

The recommendations of the Search Committee is due September 15*.

The approval of the Management by September 20*.
The offer can be made by end of September- October 2019*
The collection of employment docs starts from October-November (Jan -June 2020)*
The new faculty should start in January or August 2020

Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only.

Only short-listed candidates will be informed and invited for interviews.

The position remains open until filled

Location: Almaty - Kazakhstan
Salary: Rank and salary are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd May 2019
Closes: 23rd September 2019
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