Dean of General Education

Position Summary
KIMEP University, Academic Affairs Division, invites applications for one faculty position for Dean of General Education. The position is a 12­month (including vacation period) full­time academic appointment to begin August 16, 2017. Responsibilities involve directing the academic design, delivery of general education courses within KIMEP University’s baccalaureate curriculum. The dean maintains the sequence of general education courses attended by all undergraduate students. The dean will also teach general education courses, serve in program and university committees and conduct scholarly research.
We seek a talented teacher, administrator and innovative scholar who is actively engaged in research and enthusiastic about teaching baccalaureate degree students and serving the University, local communities and the profession. We are looking for productive and cooperative colleague who will bring new perspectives to theory, research and practice in General Education course design and delivery.
Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have an earned doctorate in curriculum/instruction from an accredited institution. Applicants should have at least 5 years of teaching experiences in reputable universities. Applicants should be able to teach in English.
ABDs will be considered who meet the position qualifications and include in their application materials a letter from the dissertation chair confirming defense date prior to the position start date. Candidates must have a record of scholarship, which includes published research in refereed journals and/or books.
Preferred Qualifications:
Applicants with a track record of demonstrated competence in general education course delivery and administration including international experience of undergraduate curriculum development and English for Academic Purposes will be given extra consideration.
KIMEP University
KIMEP University is the leading American style, internationally accredited, English­ speaking academic institution in the Commonwealth of Independent States. It provides a world­class academic experience and a unique international environment to 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 two 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 four­fold 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
  • Short­listed candidates are required to submit 2 recommendation letters
Address any questions to: recruitment@kimep.kz
Closing date for submission of applications: December 1, 2016