Job ID: 168758

Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Nazarbayev University

  • Oct. 4, 2021
  • Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Nazarbayev University
  • Open until filled
  • August 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Ecological and Environmental
    Civil Engineering

Company Description
Nazarbayev University is a modern and rapidly developing university located in the heart of Eurasia – Nur-Sultan, the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Nazarbayev University (NU) was founded by the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. The University aims to develop into a research university of international renown combining education, research, and innovation. Nazarbayev University educates the next generation of leaders of the Republic of Kazakhstan in science, public administration and various professions, thus contributing to the future development of the country. Core features of Nazarbayev University include: academic freedom and institutional autonomy, both legally enshrined as Nazarbayev University operates under a special Law; predominantly internationally recruited faculty, English as the language of instruction and research; entirely merit-based admission and progression system; and integrated teaching and research starting at the undergraduate level.


To give Kazakhstan and the world the scientists, academics, managers and entrepreneurs they need to prosper and develop.


To be a model for higher education reform and modern research in Kazakhstan and to contribute to the establishment of Nur-Sultan as an international innovation and knowledge hub.

The NU campus is located in Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan, in the heart of the new and ultra-modern Left-Bank region of the city. Incoming faculty will enjoy a cosmopolitan living experience, interwoven with traditional cultural influences in food and entertainment. The social life offers a rich and vibrant atmosphere with excellent clubs and restaurants, theatre, music, opera, dancing, museums, modern and traditional bazaar shopping, professional and amateur sports, outdoor recreation, and much more.

Job Description
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the School of Engineering and Digital Sciences invites outstanding individuals to join the department in early August 2022 as Assistant Professors in the following areas:

1. Structural Engineering (Structural Mechanics, Steel Structures, etc.)

2. Construction Management (Building Information Modeling, VR/AR/MR applications in construction, Construction automation and robotic usage, Construction digitalization, etc.)

3. Transportation Engineering (Traffic Engineering, Urban Transportation Planning, Transportation Safety and Design, Flexible Pavement Engineering, etc.)

Applicants should possess an earned PhD degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field from a reputable university and have at least one earned degree at any level in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited program or provide evidence of teaching coursework at an ABET accredited program. A sustained and successful track record of attaining research or commercial funding and publications in internationally recognized quality journals and conferences associated with high scopus h-index are essential. Applicants with commitment to professional activities, professional engineering registration, knowledge of the practice of civil engineering and potential to establish an externally funded research program are highly desirable.

Additional information
What we offer:

· Competitive salary and 2-course teaching load per semester
· Generous research time
· Research seed grants and other competitive research funding opportunities
· Selected conference and travel funding
· International health insurance
· Expatriate benefits (rent-free housing, home travel (one per annum), child education allowance, assistance for relocation expenses including airfares for the appointee and dependents)
· Paid home leave of 56 days per annum

Initial appointment is on a 3-year renewable contract and subsequent appointments can be 5-year/3-year renewable subject to annual performance reviews.

Application Information: Applicants should complete online application form here and attach a detailed CV, cover letter and three references letters, teaching and research statements, and list of publications via Smart recruiters system.

Review of applications is expected to begin soon and continue until the position is filled. Applicants on the shortlist will be called for interviews.

Successful appointments are expected to begin August 1st, 2022. Additional information can be found on our website (

Please contact Professor Jong Kim, Head of Civil and Environmental Department, for an informal discussion about the role. Email:

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