Full-time Faculty Position in Law

Company:KIMEP University

Location:Kazakhstan / Almaty


Employment Type:Twelve-month (including vacation period) full-time


KIMEP University

School of Law

Full-time Faculty Position in Law is effective on August, 2021.

Position Summary

KIMEP University School of Law invites applications for one faculty position of Assistant Professor rank. The position is a twelve-month (including vacation period) full-time academic appointment to begin on August 16, 2021 with the possibility of renewal. Responsibilities include teaching, research, scholarly activities, and service. The department offers undergraduate and graduate (LLM) programs and teaches applied and theoretical courses in International and Domestic Law. The teaching load per semester is 12 credits, which is generally 4 courses, though generally the first semester’s teaching load is limited to 9 credits or 3 courses.

We seek talented teachers and innovative scholars who are actively engaged in research, enthusiastic about teaching baccalaureate and master’s degree students and serving the University, local community and the profession. We are looking for productive and cooperative colleagues who will bring new perspectives to theory, research and practice in the field of law.

Minimum Qualifications:

Expertise is desired in­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ private international law and, ideally, some knowledge of and experience with the law of Kazakhstan. Those specializing in the civil and/or criminal law of Kazakhstan are especially welcome to apply. Applicants must have earned Candidate of Science/Doctor of Science/PhD in Law, SJD, Dr.Iur., JD or other relevant degree from an internationally-recognized, accredited university.  Applicants for the position should have at least 3-5 years of teaching experience in reputable universities and professional experiences in the field of major areas. Applicants should be able to teach in English.

A valid certificate of the English language proficiency should be provided by final candidates, non –native speakers of English (The International English Language Testing System or IELTS academic with overall score 8.0 or equivalent).

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with remote or online course design and teaching is strongly desired

The School of Law

The School of Law has an accomplished faculty of 9 full-time and 5 part-time faculty and 2 dedicated administrative staff.

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 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.

Almaty, Kazakhstan

The city of Almaty is situated at the base of the 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 after­tax compares favorably with net salaries in western countries.

Limited on campus housing is available to rent or help in finding off campus housing In addition to salary, a benefit package includes basic healthcare insurance, reduced tuition rates for KIMEP courses, and subsidy for relocation allowance. New faculty members are provided with a reduced teaching schedule during the first semester. Summer paid teaching is typically available.

The salary will be subject to deduction of taxes (10% Personal Income tax in general) as required by the Law of Kazakhstan.

Application Process:

Please submit your application and the following documents to KIMEP University HR Portal directly: hr.kimep.kz/

  • 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 in Kazakhstani currency (KZT) gross.
  • Short­listed candidates are required to submit 2 referees’ names/contact details and if you have the recommendation letters you may also attach them to your application.
  • Please attach your teaching evaluation forms for the last 2 semesters.
  • Final candidates, non-native speakers of English language are required to submit IELTS academic certificate of the score 8.0 (9.0) or equivalent.

Closing dates for submission of applications:

  • December 15, 2020 (Tuesday, 11:59 pm based on Almaty time). The applications would be considered/interviewed first until January 22, 2021 by the Selection Committee members. Applications received until Dec 15 are guaranteed full consideration.
  • January 31, 2021 (Sunday, 11:59 pm based on Almaty time). The applications would be considered/interviewed until February 12, 2021 by the Selection Committee members.

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

Only short­listed candidates will be informed and invited for interviews by the School of Law Search Committee by the end of December 2020, January and middle of February 2021.

Address any related questions related to our HR Officer: recruitment@kimep.kz

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