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  • No. of Vacancy: N/A
  • Job Location: Kazakhstan (KZ)
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: N/A
  • Gender: Any
  • Age Limit: N/A
  • Experience: N/A
  • Career level: Mid-Senior level
  • Posted On: Oct 5, 2017
  • Application Deadline: Nov 4, 2017

Job Description/Responsibility

  • Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education
  • Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Due to expansion, Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education (NUGSE) is recruiting Academic English Instructors. Positions are available from January 8, 2018.
  • NUGSE began providing its first Master’s level programs in September 2013, supported by its strategic partners, the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. NUGSE currently offers an MSc in Educational Leadership, an MA in Multilingual Education, and a PhD program. The MSc in Educational Leadership offers specializations in School Education, Inclusive Education and Higher Education.
  • During its first three years, NUGSE has developed an innovative, embedded approach to Academic English for our postgraduate research students in two dimensions: scheduled for-credit Academic English courses working in direct support of student program learning; and our Writing Center, providing both online and in-person support for academic writing. 
  • Qualified educators interested in working with highly motivated and accomplished students in an innovative, collaborative, research-oriented environment are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience working with postgraduate research students and working in Online/Blended Learning
  • contexts is definitely an advantage.

Experience Requirements

  • Relevant experience working with ESOL students;
  • Relevant experience in the field of Academic English/Academic Literacies;
  • Capacity for working in an online context (synchronous and asynchronous).

Education Requirements

  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree in TESOL (or related field);
  • Relevant experience working with university students (postgraduate research students preferred);

Skills Requirements

  • design and teach Academic English courses appropriate for postgraduate research students;
  • teach in Electronic Learning Environments and conventional face-to-face contexts;
  • provide consultations, tutoring and other writing support activities (Writing Center); 
  • collaborate with other NUGSE faculty to align work with students’ course and program learning needs;
  • plan and implement NUGSE professional development activities;
  • participate in committees/general meetings at School and University levels;
  • contribute to the wider Kazakhstani education community through scholarly/professional activities (e.g., publications/conferences/workshops/seminars).


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Apply Instruction

To apply, please send a cover letter and detailed CV, together with the names and contact details of two referees, to the Hiring Committee at Applications will be reviewed from December 1, 2017. Skype interviews for shortlisted applicants will begin in October 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Interested candidates are encouraged to find out more about NUGSE at Informal enquiries about this post can be addressed to Jason Sparks (Vice-Dean NUGSE) at

About the Company

Company Name: Nazarbayev University

Company Profile: Nazarbayev University, created on the initiative of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, aims to become the first research and world-class university in Kazakhstan. The activities of the University are associated with the implementation of the main priorities of the country, including the development of advanced research capacity, innovation in technology and industry, and the transition to a system of education that meets the demands of a changing and globally integrated economy. The academic process at the University is based on international educational standards, which contributes to the advancement of the education system of the Republic of Kazakhstan and takes it to the international level. This is the first university in Kazakhstan that is committed to working according to international academic standards and guided by the principles of autonomy and academic freedom. The University’s autonomous status was granted by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan of 19 January, 2011, “On the status of “Nazarbayev University”, “Nazarbayev Intellectual schools” and “Nazarbayev Fund”. .

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