Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

School of Mining & Geosciences

About us

Welcome to the Nazarbayev University School of Mining and Geosciences career page!

Being established to pioneer Kazakhstani education, science, and innovation sectors, the Nazarbayev University today is actively changing the sector of the scientific and educational services in future. In doing so, we strive for leadership on the global scientific and educational markets; therefore having a highly qualified staff is one of the main priorities for NU.

We are seeking for talented individuals willing to contribute to the achievement of the University mission and goals. We encourage all candidates who are committed to our values to be a part of our Community.

Our core values are:

Embracing diversity – integrated into every aspect of education, research and community;

Equal access to education – regardless of race, religion, gender, physical capacity or socioeconomic status;

Merit based institution – open to all talented and bright students, faculty and researchers;

Integrity of teaching, research, administration and student life;

Professionalism and high ethical principles for students, teachers and researchers;

Transparency and openness – public accessibility to all aspects of university operations.

The process of selection and hiring of employees of Nazarbayev University is based on the principles of transparency, objectivity and independence. One of the key principles is the principle of equal opportunities – non-admission of any discrimination depending on gender, age, physical abilities, race, nationality, property, social and official position, and place of residence, religion, political beliefs, belonging to the genus or class and public associations.

Open Rank Faculty Positions in Geological Sciences

Job Description

School of Mining and Geosciences at Nazarbayev University invites applications for Open Rank positions in Geological Sciences. Applications are encouraged from candidates at senior level with expertise in core Geological Sciences fields. Workload is distributed between (1) teaching, (2) research and (3) service activities: (1) play a leading role in the design, development, delivery and review of courses for Geological Sciences Program as well as sustain a high-quality delivery of teaching within the specified area of Geological Science; (2) be able to lead and coordinate research within the specified area of Geological Sciences and act as principal investigator in research projects at international level; (3) perform administrative duties as allocated by the University and contribute significantly to the mission of the University by representing the School.

Qualifications

  • The successful candidate must have a PhD degree in Geological Sciences with a proven research track record and teaching experience commensurate with appointment rank.
  • Excellent communication skills and English fluency are required

Additional Information

The appointment is a 3-year renewable contract subject to annual performance reviews. An attractive remuneration package for international faculty members includes:
  • internationally competitive salary;
  • annual holiday leave of 56 calendar days;
  • two flights for the appointee and dependents to home country per year;
  • international health insurance;
  • rent-free apartment for the appointee and dependents; and,
  • relocation allowance including air fares for the appointee and dependents.
*Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. Click here to apply.
Open Rank Positions in Mining Engineering

Job Description

School of Mining and Geosciences at Nazarbayev University invites applications for Open Rank positions in Mining Engineering. Applications are encouraged from candidates at senior level with expertise in core Mining Engineering fields:
  • Mining engineering
  • Mineral processing
  • Mine planning
  • Mineral economics
  • Drilling and blasting
  • Mine ventilation
Workload is distributed between (1) teaching, (2) research and (3) service activities: (1) play a leading role in the design, development, delivery and review of courses for Mining Engineering Program as well as sustain a high-quality delivery of teaching within the specified area of Mining Engineering; (2) be able to lead and coordinate research within the specified area of Mining Engineering and act as principal investigator in research projects at international level; (3) perform administrative duties as allocated by the University and contribute significantly to the mission of the University by representing the School.

Qualifications

  • The successful candidate must have a PhD degree in Mining Engineering with a proven research track record and teaching experience commensurate with appointment rank.
  • Excellent communication skills and English fluency are required

Additional Information

The appointment is a 3-year renewable contract subject to annual performance reviews. An attractive remuneration package for international faculty members includes:
  • internationally competitive salary;
  • annual holiday leave of 56 calendar days;
  • two flights for the appointee and dependents to home country per year;
  • international health insurance;
  • rent-free apartment for the appointee and dependents; and,
  • relocation allowance including air fares for the appointee and dependents.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV, together with the names and contact details of two referees. *Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
Click here to apply.
Open Rank Positions in Petroleum Engineering

Job Description

School of Mining and Geosciences at Nazarbayev University invites applications for Open Rank positions in Petroleum Engineering.

Applications are encouraged from candidates at senior level with expertise in core Petroleum Engineering fields:

  • Petroleum engineering

Workload is distributed between

(1) teaching,

(2) research and

(3) service activities:

(1) play a leading role in the design, development, delivery and review of courses for Petroleum Engineering Program as well as sustain a high-quality delivery of teaching within the specified area of Petroleum Engineering;

(2) be able to lead and coordinate research within the specified area of Petroleum Engineering and act as principal investigator in research projects at international level;

(3) perform administrative duties as allocated by the University and contribute significantly to the mission of the University by representing the School.

Qualifications

  • The successful candidate must have a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering with a proven research track record and teaching experience commensurate with appointment rank.
  • Excellent communication skills and English fluency are required

Additional Information

The appointment is a 3-year renewable contract subject to annual performance reviews.

An attractive remuneration package for international faculty members includes:

  • internationally competitive salary;
  • annual holiday leave of 56 calendar days;
  • two flights for the appointee and dependents to home country per year;
  • international health insurance;
  • rent-free apartment for the appointee and dependents; and,
  • relocation allowance including air fares for the appointee and dependents.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV, together with the names and contact details of two referees.

*Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

Click here to apply.

Laboratory Assistant

Job Description

1)  provide assistance in conducting laboratory sessions in support of the teaching and research mission of the School;

2)  maintain laboratory equipment in good working condition;

3)  prepare plans for laboratory classes in accordance with the instructions of the faculty members and the heads, and the available equipment and reagents;

4)  work closely with teaching assistants and faculty members of the school in preparation of laboratory sessions;

5)  control over the acceptance, inspection, testing and inventory of purchased equipment and supplies;

6)  planning and control of activities related to the installation, maintenance, configuration and ongoing testing of laboratory equipment;

7)  participate in formation of budget request of the school for the corresponding financial year and for a short term;

8)  ensuring the proper maintenance of laboratory facilities in accordance with the needs of laboratory users, international operating regulations, and safety

9)  to conduct pilot tests for laboratory experiments and exercises;

10) to train TAs and students on the safe and proper use of equipment;

11) to analyze the need for laboratory equipment, consumables and reagents, and to process applications for purchasing the above.

12) to maintain adequate inventory;

13) to implement the safety plan of the school and the university, including maintenance of records;

to assist in course related activities and other duties related to the academic and research missions of the school as assigned by Department Head or Dean.

Qualifications

Bachelor degree or its equivalent from a higher education institution with English language of instruction; Master’s degree is preferred

Priority specializations: STEM majors

At least 1-year experience of working with laboratory equipment. Excellent knowledge of safety basics during the work on laboratory equipment

English is a must.

Additional Information

Fluency in Kazakh, Russian and English languages both spoken and written.

Position start date: August 1, 2019

One year renewable employment contract.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

Click here to apply.

Computer Programmer

This position is open to the computer programmers and mathematicians who are expert in computer programming and statistics. The job initiates with Research Assistant position and it is possible to switch to PhD in Mining Engineering through the same project. 

Duties

  • Write programs in a variety of computer languages, especially in MATLAB, Python and FORTRAN.
  • Able to convert the mathematical algorithm to computer programs and codes
  • Update and expand existing programs
  • Debug programs by testing for and fixing errors
  • Build and use computer-assisted software engineering (CASE) tools to automate the writing of some code
  • Use code libraries, which are collections of independent lines of code, to simplify the writing

Skills and Qualities

  • Analytical Thinking: Understand, manipulate, and repair complex computer code.
  • Strong Attention to Detail: Pay attention to every line of code written. One wrong command and the entire program could malfunction. 
  • Collaboration: It is important they have a collaborative mindset to fix a software issue.
  • Complex Problem Solving -- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Troubleshooting -- Determining causes of operating errors in the codes and deciding what to do about it.
  • Equipment Selection -- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Mathematics -- Using mathematics (applied statistics and/or global statistics) to solve problems.
  • Train: Train subordinates in programming and program coding.

Knowledge and experience:

  • English Language -- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language for communication and academic writing.
  • Mathematics -- Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics and probability, and their applications.

Work Schedules

  • Full time (#1). (according to the Nazarbayev University Regulations)

Education

  • He/she must have a Master or Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related subject.  

Salary

  • $ 1000 per month. (Duration: subject to performance)

Send your CV to nasser.madani@nu.edu.kz

Phone: +7 (7172) 69 45 40
Cell: +7 747 175 53 27