Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business (GSB) invites applications for postdoctoral positions. We aim to support highly promising scholars with specialization in Business Administration, International Economics, Finance, Accounting, Operations Management, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and related areas to promote the development of young and outstanding academics. Applicants must be a recent Ph.D. degree holder. They may not be employed by another institution during the term of their GSB appointment. The scheme is open to nationals of all countries.
Candidates selected will undertake a research project in an area of Business Administration or related areas in which the GSB conducts research. Candidates will be expected to contribute the equivalent of up to two courses each year in the graduate/undergraduate programs of the School and University.
Information on Nazarbayev University
Nazarbayev University (NU) – located in Astana, Kazakhstan – is a new Western-style, English-language institution, created with the support of other leading university partners around the world. NU’s international partners include six of the top 30 universities in the world, including Duke University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cambridge University, University College London and National University of Singapore. The University follows the rigorous admission standards laid out by its international partners and accepts only the best students from the region.
NU’s Graduate School of Business enrolled its first students in 2013. Our school is structured to be an inspiring ecosystem in which ideas are exchanged and challenged by peers and faculty. Our strategic collaboration with the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in the US helps us develop the capability to deliver superior customer experience and value to our students and corporate clients both in terms of personal development and organizational. We deliver a full-fledged portfolio with a focus on General Management through MBA programs in different formats and for different target groups ( – executives, part-time, and full-time students) as well as a series of more specialized, shorter non-degree programs for executives, entrepreneurs and professionals at different levels. In addition, we provide customized programs designed to meet the specific needs of corporate clients.
Conditions of Employment: The term of appointment is one year, with the expectation of renewal for one further year with good performance. An attractive remuneration package is included. Short-list candidates will be provided upon request.
Candidates should submit the following documents in electronic form (MS Word or PDF file) to email@example.com:
- Cover letter
- Detailed curriculum vitae
- Names and contact details of three referees
- Brief statement of past and current research
All faculty positions
The Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business (NUGSB) invites applications for faculty positions (all ranks) in the areas of Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology Management. We seek candidates with high research achievement or potential, and excellent teaching skills. Candidates should have a PhD degree in the relevant field from an accredited institution. We will consider both highly-qualified entry-level candidates and experienced faculty.
NUGSB has a small, but growing research oriented faculty. We have been able to attract faculty who have received their PhDs from Cornell, Stanford, INSEAD, University of Michigan, Purdue, University of Illinois, University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, Washington University at St Louis, ESSEC, Milan, Erasmus Rotterdam, and Solvay Business School, ULB. Faculty members have published in leading journals such as Rand Journal of Economics, Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Finance, American Economic Review, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Operations Research, Production and Operations Management, Decision Sciences, among others.
The Graduate School of Business has a strategic collaboration with Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, which is ranked as one of the best business schools internationally. Duke’s Fuqua School of Business is also actively involved in recruiting and mentoring/supporting NUGSB faculty in teaching and research activities. For more information about NUGSB please visit our website: http://gsb.nu.edu.kz.
Located in Astana, Nazarbayev University is a new Western-style, English-language institution, created with the support of a number of leading universities around the world, including: Cambridge University, Duke University, National University of Singapore, University College London, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburg, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Colorado School of Mines. The University aspires to become a world-class research-based university and provide the highest quality education in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
Astana, the new capital of Kazakhstan, described as “brash and grandiose, and wildly attractive” by National Geographic, and “the futuristic frontier of architecture” by the Guardian, Astana “The City of Future” was chosen as the venue to host EXPO-2017. Rich in natural resources, Kazakhstan has experienced extraordinary economic growth since its independence from the Soviet Union two decades ago. The World Bank has also ranked Kazakhstan as one of the world’s 20 top locations for direct foreign investment.
What we offer:
- Generous research time
- Research seed grants and other competitively-based funding opportunities
- Selected conference and travel funding
- Competitive salary and 4-course teaching load taught in modular format
- Mentoring and collaborating opportunities with Duke faculty
- Possible Visiting Scholar positions at the Fuqua School of Business
- Opportunity to be a change agent
- Networking at the highest political and business levels
- Expatriate benefits (housing, home travel, etc.)
- Potential opportunities in executive education
Application Materials Required:
- Cover letter highlighting specific area of expertise (operations management, operations research, marketing, etc.), motivation and interest in the position
- Curriculum Vitae
- Copy of a research paper
- Candidate will be requested to provide letters of recomendation
Applicants should send their CV and all materials on e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the web form by clicking on the following link here (notice that you should have gmail account)
You can visit us on our website by link: gsb.nu.edu.kz
Information about Faculty: here
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for formal interviews that are conducted by Fuqua faculty members on the Duke campus. Positions will remain open until they are filled.
Nazarbayev University is an equal opportunity employer.
We will have NUGSB faculty attending the 2017 AAA Conference. Shortlisted and interested candidates can interact with NUGSB faculty, as well as faculty from our partners from Fuqua, at the AAA conference this year to know more about the opportunities at NUGSB.
More formal interviews will be later conducted by Fuqua faculty members on the Duke campus.
Positions will remain open until they are filled.
Nazarbayev University is an equal opportunity employer.