Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs

Company:KIMEP University

Location:Kazakhstan / Almaty

Discipline:Management

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time

Posted:2021-07-21

The Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs of KIMEP University is looking for applicants to the academic/executive position:

Job tittle: Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs

Division: Academic Affairs

Position: Vice President of Academic Affairs

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.

Compensation

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, or alternatively, help is available 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.

Job Summary:

Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs is responsible for promoting and nurturing the myriad and wide-ranging goals of the Office of Academic Affairs and the broader educational goals of KIMEP University. The position requires skills in interpersonal relations, communication, organization of tasks, as well as a broad understanding and appreciation of ethnic and cultural groups.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Undertakes the direct supervision of a certain direction of operations of higher professional education on the basis of the current laws, normative legal acts and Charter
  • Supervises academic and academic-methodological work of the university
  • Ensures delivery of academic programs, and stable functioning of all directions of academic process, as well as makes proposals for its enhancement
  • Monitor the University’s teaching effectiveness and assessment efforts, with an emphasis on the evaluation of student learning
  • Coordinate student academic grievance procedures in cooperation with the appropriate committee(s)
  • Assist the Vice President of Academic Affairs with faculty grievances that move through the Office of Academic Affairs
  • Research and resolve confidential problems and complaints from students, faculty and other constituencies when resolution is not achieved at lower levels
  • Compose and revise documents such as the academic catalog, faculty code of practice and other policies, procedures, guidelines that have as their initiating authority the Office of Academic Affairs
  • Coordinate course scheduling across the colleges
  • Design and deliver faculty development workshops and seminars in collaboration with any existing committee dedicated to this
  • Assist faculty with new academic program development that requires approval and maintain a matrix that tracks program development at all stages
  • Manage the timely and accurate completion of special research projects in areas of enrolment, institutional research, faculty teaching, student learning, peer analysis and governance matters
  • Liaise as necessary with Student Affairs, Library, Registrar, Marketing, and Office of Quality Assurance and Institutional Research
  • Support the University research grant and bidding processes
  • Liaise as necessary with University legal counsel as it affects Academic Affairs
  • Assist the Vice President of Academic Affairs as necessary for efficient functioning of the operations of the Office of Academic Affairs
  • Serve as a voting member of the Deans’ Committee and as a nonvoting (ex officio) member of the Academic Council and University Promotion and Retention Committee
  • Serve as a representative of the Vice President of Academic Affairs at various functions on campus and in the community.

In the Vice President of Academic Affairs absence, serve as:

  • Chair of Deans’ Committee
  • Representative on President’s Cabinet
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Vice President of Academic Affairs

Essential Skills Needed

  • Efficiently operate a personal computer and software (Google Mail, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Maintain files accurately, in paper and digitally
  • Communicate effectivelyand appropriately with diverse constituencies
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of records and information
  • Manage time and assess priorities of tasks well
  • Effectively work under pressure
  • Support the needs and problem-solving efforts of special academic programs within the
    University
  • Communicate appropriately in potentially volatile situations
  • Understand legal issues as they relate to higher education
  • Meet deadlines with minimal or no direction
  • Identify and analyze a variety of issues and problems, making recommendations and/or
    taking action to resolve them

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral or terminal degree
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • A minimum of two (2) years of academic administrative experience or related experience
  • A background and criminal history check will be required of the successful applicant.
  • Strong English language proficiency
  • Research/scholarly publication and university teaching experience.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Basic fluency in Kazakh and/or Russian

Teaching Remission

Teaching one course per year required

Application Process:

Please submit your application and the following documents to directly via this HR Portal link:

https://hr.kimep.kz/en-US/Home/Vacancy/336

Please attach the following documents to your application via HR Portal:

  • a full CV.
  • A Cover letter that indicates the position applied for, how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, course(s) and salary expectations gross in KZT.
  • Please indicate your 2-3 referees' contact details at the HR Portal application form.Only shortlisted candidates's referees would be contacted directly; if you have the recommendation letters you may also attach them to your application.
  • Final candidate would be required to submit the passport of  vaccination  from Covid-19/certificate on vaccine made (2 shots).

Closing date for submission of applications is September 19, 2021 (Sunday, 11:59 pm based on Almaty time).

The applications would be considered/interviewed until September 30, 2021 by the Selection Committee members.

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

Only short­listed candidates will be informed and invited for interviews by the Search Committee by the end of September 2021.

The starting date of new AVPAA is Jan 5, 2022 (preliminary)

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

Contact Person:Aigerim Makenova

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