Faculty positions


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OR (if you do not have access to gmail account) send your CV and all materials on e-mail: faculty_hiring_gsb@nu.edu.kz


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 


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.

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.

More formal interviews will be later conducted by Fuqua faculty members on the Duke campus.
Positions will remain open until they are filled. 


Contact Us

Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business Kabanbay Batyr Ave, 53 Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan, 010000

Last News

online Academic Talk session with our Professor of Entrepreneurship Shumaila Yousafzai
You are welcome to join us for our virtual session of Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business on Tuesday 24th November, 2020 at 7 pm
Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business is delighted to invite you to join the Virtual informational session on 17th November, 2020.
The graduates of Executive MBA program Kamalzhan Nadyrov and Maxat Ibagarov gave an interview to QS TOP MBA magazine