Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics

Position Summary
KIMEP University Language Center invites applicants for position of Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics. Area of specialization within the field of Applied Linguistics is open, though applicants should be able to teach a variety of courses. This is a full-time appointment, renewable subject to strong performance evaluations. Duties include (but are not limited to) teaching 12 hours per week (one-two graduate courses per semester and two-three undergraduate courses), advising graduate students, developing curricular materials for English language instruction and TEFL courses, conducting research in your specialized area, and university service.
Minimum qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Education, Bilingual Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or related field (the Ph.D. degree should be in hand by the application deadline);
  • Native or near-native spoken and written proficiency in English;
  • Two years of teaching experience at the college or university level;
  • Strong record of effective teaching;
  • Record of on-going research engagement or strong publication potential;
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in curricular innovation and pedagogical methods (e.g., online, hybrid, or distance learning);
  • Administrative and grant-writing experience is not required but desirable.
Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with testing and assessment, child language acquisition and early bilingual education.
The Language Center
The Language Center at KIMEP University delivers high quality language courses for undergraduate and graduate students that assist them in fully and effectively participating in their degree programs. The Center also offers three academic programs aimed at enriching opportunities for KIMEP students to encounter courses in the Humanities. It has 26 full-time faculty and six 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. KIMEP 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 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 21stcentury, 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 after-tax compares favorably with net salaries in western countries. Limited on-campus housing is available to rent. In addition to salary, a benefits package includes basic healthcare, reduced tuition rates for KIMEP courses, subsidy for children’s school tuition and relocation allowance. New faculty members are provided with a reduced teaching schedule during the first semester. Summer paid teaching is typically available.
Application Process
Please submit the following documents to KIMEP University HR portal: 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
  • Short-listed candidates are required to submit 2 recommendation letters
Address any questions to: recruitment@kimep.kz
Closing date for submission of applicationsDecember 1, 2016