Current Vacancies

List of current vacancies:

1 | Part-time Maths Instructor (Deadline: 22 Nov. 2017)

2 | Part-time Maths Instructor (2 Vacancies) (Deadline: 23 Nov. 2017)

3 | Maintenance Supervisor (Deadline: 30 Nov. 2017)

4 | Public Affairs Manager (Deadline: 03 Dec. 2017)

5 | Assistant Manager, Public Affairs (Khorog) (Deadline: 03 Dec. 2017)

6 | Assistant Manager, Public Affairs (Naryn) (Deadline: 03 Dec. 2017)

7 | Assistant/Associate Professor in Computer Science (Deadline: 10 Dec. 2017)

8 | Project Manager–University Town Development (Deadline: 11 Dec. 2017)

9 | Assistant/Associate Professor in Communications and Media (Deadline: 20 Dec. 2017)

10 | Assistant/Associate Professor in Economics (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2018)

11 | Freelance Translators/Editors (Russian, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Tajik) (Deadline: Position open until filled)


Part-time Maths Instructor

Position: Part-time Maths Instructor
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 22 November 2017

Summary of the Position
The Maths Instructor is a part time position and does not require full day engagement. The Instructor reports to the Manager of Academic Affairs and works closely with other staff members of UCA.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Teaching Maths to students in English, Russian and Tajik;
  • Participating in placement test for identifying Maths level of candidates;
  • Timely submission of reporting documents (individual plans; examination registers; grade reports);
  • Agree timetable of classes on weekly basis;
  • Ensure high attendance of students in classes, contact students, and react on their needs; and
  • Ensure safety of equipment and furniture in the classrooms and offices.

Required Qualifications and Experience 

  • University Degree in a relevant field;
  • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience, especially adults;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, Russian and Tajik languages;
  • Highly motivated with strong organisational skills;
  • Committed to teaching; and
  • Computer literacy: MS Word, MS Excel, Internet and email.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 22 November 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “PT Maths Instructor, Khorog

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Part-time Maths Instructor (2 Vacancies)

Position: Part-time Maths Instructor (2 Vacancies)
Duty station: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Deadline: 23 November 2017

Summary of Position
The Maths Instructor is a part time position and does not require full day engagement. The Instructor reports to the Learning Centre Manager and works closely with other staff members of UCA.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Teaching Maths to students in English, Russian and Tajik;
  • Participating in placement test for identifying Maths level of candidates;
  • Timely submission of reporting documents (individual plans; examination registers; grade reports);
  • Agree to  timetable of classes on weekly basis;
  • Ensure high attendance of students in classes, contact students, and respond on their needs; and
  • Ensure safety of equipment and furniture in the classrooms and offices;

Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • University Degree in the relevant field; a degree in Mathematics will be an advantage;
  • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience, especially adults;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, Russian and Tajik languages;
  • Highly motivated with strong organizational skills;
  • Committed to teaching;
  • Computer literacy: MS Word, MS Excel, Internet and email.

How to Apply

To apply please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to tj.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 23 November 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “PT Maths Instructor, Dushanbe”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Maintenance Supervisor

Position: Maintenance Supervisor
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 30 November 2017

Summary of Position
The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for coordinating and supervising the work of Maintenance team at the UCA campus to ensure maintenance of buildings, engineering installations and equipment therein, including but not limited: elevators, waste water treatment plant, transformer substation, water supply facilities and pump station, landscaping, etc. The Supervisor will also manage the engineering team that includes engineers and technicians that maintain buildings, installations and equipment. The position reports to the Facilities Manager Naryn Campus.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Coordinates and manages multi-craft activities involved in preventive, scheduled, and emergency maintenance, repair, and renovation of buildings, mechanical systems, physical plant, and/or grounds.
  • Oversees all facets of the daily maintenance of the campus, ensuring compliance with the University, state, and national laws, policies, and regulations.
  • Oversees activities of contractors, vendor personnel, and suppliers; monitors general expenditures of maintenance of campus; performs quality control inspections to ensure adherence to contract specifications and industry standards.
  • Supervises personnel includes recommendations for hiring, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  • Performs quality control inspections to ensure adherence to contract specifications and industry standards.
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.  

Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Higher technical education 
  • At least 5 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified and at least 1 year of working experience leading the maintenance team
  • Conversational English and proficiency in Russian and Kyrgyz
  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications
  • Knowledge of local codes and ordinances pertinent to facilities planning, design, construction, and maintenance
  • Ability to coordinate and/or supervise independent contractors
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions
  • Ability to supervise and train employees and foster a cooperative work environment
  • Knowledge of mechanical systems, building materials, and emergency maintenance
  • Ability to coordinate quality assurance programs in area of specialty
  • Knowledge of emergency and disaster recovery planning
Candidates from the founding countries of UCA i.e Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan are encouraged to apply for the position.

How to Apply
To apply please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 30 November 2017. Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Maintenance Supervisor, Naryn”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Public Affairs Manager

Position: Public Affairs Manager
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 03 December 2017

Summary of Position
The function is located within UCA’s Advancement and Public Affairs (APA) office, reporting to the Director of APA. The Manager will be based at UCA’s Central Administration Office (CAO) in Bishkek.

The Manager is responsible for supervising the Public Affairs team, including staff based at the University’s three campuses. Other responsibilities include developing and implementing UCA’s communications strategy, monitoring perceptions, developments, and trends in the media that are likely to impact UCA. Act as a liaison between UCA and its outreach programmes, and develop effective relationships with stakeholders, partners, and the general public, especially journalists and government officials.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Acquire an in-depth understanding of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and UCA’s programmes, initiatives, and developments in Central Asia;
  • Develop and implement UCA’s communications strategy;
  • Conduct presentations on UCA and tours of the campuses;
  • Monitor local newspapers and TV for news about UCA and AKDN, and regional trends;
  • Develop and nurture effective relationships with journalists, media representatives and appropriate government officials;
  • Arrange media events and briefings to create awareness about UCA;
  • Prepare press releases and human interest stories about UCA for media exposure;
  • Manage the design and production of high quality publications, graphic materials and branding items;
  • Design, manage and update (on an ongoing basis) UCA’s website;
  • Supervise the production of audio visual presentations and videos about UCA;
  • Represent UCA at community events and other outreach programmes;
  • Supervise logistics for VIP visits, and academic and social events at UCA;
  • Work closely with UCA’s programmes and research institutes to identify publicity and media exposure events and activities;
  • Ability to fluently translate from English to Russian, and vice versa. Knowledge of Kyrgyz, Tajik, and Kazakh an additional asset.
  • Develop partnerships with vendors, and other constituencies to meet the University’s communication objectives;
  • Participate, when requested, at various UCA meetings, conferences, fairs, etc;
  • Train Pubic Affairs staff and volunteers to effectively perform their duties;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Advancement and Public Affairs.

Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related area of study as required;
  • Excellent languages skills (written and oral) in English and Russian. Other Central Asian languages an asset;
  • At least 3-5 years of working experience in community relations, corporate communications, or media settings;
  • Ability to identify and develop long-term stakeholder relations strategies;
  • Superior networking skills; ability to establish good working relationships with local, national, and regional media;
  • Excellent inter-personal and people management skills;
  • Superior conceptual and writing skills. Other required skills: events planning, presentations, and public speaking;
  • Excellent computer skills, and proficiency in the use of a camera, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Knowledge of Photoshop and other graphic imaging software an added asset;
  • Project management and organisational skills for achieving targets and deadlines;
  • Flexibility to travel within Central Asia as needed.
Candidates from the founding countries of UCA, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan are encouraged to apply for this position.
 
How to Apply
To apply please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 3 December 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Public Affairs Manager”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Assistant Manager, Public Affairs (Khorog)

Position: Assistant Manager, Public Affairs (Khorog)
Deadline: 03 December 2017

Summary of Position
The position is responsible for keeping abreast of perceptions, developments, and initiatives in Khorog town, and act as a liaison between UCA and its outreach programmes with stakeholders, partners, and the Khorog community.  An important aspect of the job is to maintain effective relations with the media and government officials. Additional responsibilities include making audio visual presentations to visitors, conducting tours of the Campus, and the ability to fluently translate from English to Tajik and Russian, and vice versa.

The function is located within UCA’s Public Affairs Office, reporting to the Manager of Public Affairs. Additional assignments may be given by the Dean’s Office at the School of Arts and Sciences at Khorog. The Assistant Manager will be physically based at UCA’s Khorog Campus.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Acquire an in-depth understanding of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and UCA’s programmes, initiatives, and developments in Central Asia, and specifically in Tajikistan;
  • Maintain effective working relationships with the media and journalists, and encourage favourable coverage;
  • Report and photograph events on campus and identify potential stories (academic, student life, and co-curricular), off-campus excursions, as well as local events at the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) and other AKDN agencies;
  • Organise, conduct, and support community visits and tours of the Khorog Campus, including audio visual presentations;
  • Develop and translate news stories and reports in English, Tajik, and Russian;
  • Regularly monitor media in Central Asia, and specifically Khorog, for coverage on UCA and identify trends of relevance;
  • Establish a close working relationship with government officials and decision makers in the region, and represent UCA at appropriate events;
  • Cultivate, develop and maintain relations with Khoro, Dushanbe, and Central Asian media;
  • Provide regular weekly reports and updates to UCA’s Public Affairs Office on developments, issues, concerns, progress updates, and media exposure opportunities;
  • Contribute/facilitate ongoing cooperation between UCA and community stakeholders;
  • At management’s request, play an active role in encouraging community participation in UCA’s outreach activities;
  • Participate, when requested, in various UCA meetings/conferences/fairs, etc;
  • Perform other duties identified by the Manager of Public Affairs and the Dean’s Office related to community and government relations, including acting as translator from English to Tajik and Russian, and vice versa.
  
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related area of study as required;
  • Excellent languages skills (written and oral) in Tajik, Russian, and English;
  • At least 3-5 years of working experience in community relations, corporate communications, or media settings;
  • Ability to identify and develop long-term community relations strategies;
  • Superior networking skills, ability to establish good working relationships with national and local media as well as government officials;
  • Excellent inter-personal and people management skills;
  • Excellent computer skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Photoshop and other graphic imaging software are an added asset;
  • Superior conceptual and writing skills. Other required skills: events planning, presentations, and public speaking;
  • Project management and organizational skills for achieving targets and deadlines;
  • Flexibility to travel within Central Asia as needed.
Candidates from the founding countries of UCA, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan are encouraged to apply for this position.

How to Apply
To apply please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 3 December 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Assistant Manager Khorog, Public Affairs

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Assistant Manager, Public Affairs (Naryn)

Position: Assistant Manager, Public Affairs (Naryn)
Duty station: UCA Naryn Campus, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 03 December 2017

Summary of Position
The position is responsible for keeping abreast of perceptions, developments, and initiatives in Naryn town, and act as a liaison between UCA and its outreach programmes with stakeholders, partners, and the Naryn community.  An important aspect of the job is to maintain effective relations with the media and government officials. Additional responsibilities include making audio visual presentations to visitors, conducting tours of the Campus, and the ability to fluently translate from English to Kyrgyz and Russian, and vice versa.

The function is located within UCA’s Public Affairs Office, reporting to the Manager of Public Affairs. Additional assignments may be given by the Dean’s Office at the School of Arts and Sciences at Naryn. The Assistant Manager will be physically based at UCA’s Naryn Campus.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Acquire an in-depth understanding of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and UCA’s programmes, initiatives, and developments in Central Asia, and specifically in the Kyrgyz Republic;
  • Maintain effective working relationships with the media and journalists, and encourage favourable coverage;
  • Report and photograph events on campus and identify potential stories (academic, student life, and co-curricular), off-campus excursions, as well as local events at the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) and other AKDN agencies;
  • Organise, conduct, and support community visits and tours of the Naryn Campus, including audio visual presentations;
  • Develop and translate news stories and reports in English, Kyrgyz, and Russian;
  • Regularly monitor media in Central Asia, and specifically Naryn, for coverage on UCA and identify trends of relevance;
  • Establish a close working relationship with government officials and decision makers in the region, and represent UCA at appropriate events;
  • Cultivate, develop and maintain relations with Naryn, Bishkek, and Central Asian media;
  • Provide regular weekly reports and updates to UCA’s Public Affairs Office on developments, issues, concerns, progress updates, and media exposure opportunities;
  • Contribute/facilitate ongoing cooperation between UCA and community stakeholders;
  • At management’s request, play an active role in encouraging community participation in UCA’s outreach activities;
  • Participate, when requested, in various UCA meetings/conferences/fairs, etc;
  • Perform other duties identified by the Manager of Public Affairs and the Dean’s Office related to community and government relations, including acting as translator from English to Kyrgyz and Russian, and vice versa. 

Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related area of study as required;
  • Excellent languages skills (written and oral) in Kyrgyz, Russian, and English;
  • At least 3-5 years of working experience in community relations, corporate communications, or media settings;
  • Ability to identify and develop long-term community relations strategies;
  • Superior networking skills, ability to establish good working relationships with national and local media as well as government officials;
  • Excellent inter-personal and people management skills;
  • Excellent computer skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Photoshop and other graphic imaging software are an added asset;
  • Superior conceptual and writing skills. Other required skills: events planning, presentations, and public speaking;
  • Project management and organizational skills for achieving targets and deadlines;
  • Flexibility to travel within Central Asia as needed. 
Candidates from the founding countries of UCA, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan are encouraged to apply for this position.
 
How to Apply
To apply please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 3 December  2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Assistant Manager Naryn, Public Affairs”.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Assistant/Associate Professor in Computer Science

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor in Computer Science
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 10 December 2017

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
The University of Central Asia is seeking a senior Faculty Member in Computer Science to teach at UCA’s campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic. In your role as Faculty Member, you will be dedicated to shaping the Computer Science major and minor curricula in collaboration with our International University Partner.  Once the curriculum is shaped, you will also assist with the hiring of computer science faculty to join your team. The major and minor programmes will combine rigorous computational-heavy courses such as Compiler Design and Discrete Mathematics with options to study how to design human-centred systems and explore the expansion of artificial intelligence. 

Academic programmes combine the student-centered environment of a liberal arts college with the intellectual excitement of being at the frontiers of knowledge offered by a research university. The language of instruction for undergraduate studies is English, with a requirement that all undergraduate students be fluent in their native language and Russian. As a Faculty Member, you will be dedicated to teaching in small classes and providing each student with personal academic attention to ensure they master and apply the material. You will help students appreciate and develop an interdisciplinary approach to the fields of computer science, information technology, and entrepreneurship. 

Lastly, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to continue their research and develop new research for UCA in Central Asia, actively creating pathways to engage students in the research programme. Applicants should thus demonstrate research excellence and a commitment to establishing foundational knowledge for students new to the field. 

Required Qualifications and Experience

Minimum Qualifications 
  • PhD or equivalent from an internationally recognised university in Computer Science or  closely related discipline or equivalent industry experience
  • Fluency in English is required, knowledge of Russian is an asset
Teaching Experience  
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching and students; preferably at least 3 years of experience at the undergraduate level
  • Demonstrated understanding of teaching, i.e. developing new and interesting courses grounded in a discipline area and interdisciplinary in nature
  • Experience using innovative teaching methods and evaluation methodologies 
  • Experience in developing and delivering training modules to teachers, tutors and mentors
  • Experience in some form of leadership involving students, faculty and staff, i.e. managing faculty (department lead or chair), student research projects and/or theses
  • Experience in teaching in Central Asia would be a valuable asset
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a teaching team; flexibility and the ability to work in a constantly-evolving academic endeavour is essential
Research Experience 
  • A proven ability to publish research in peer reviewed journals related to your areas of expertise
  • Regular attendance and experience with presenting at international conferences
  • Experience in conducting research in Central Asia would be a valuable asset
  • Aware of current and future industry trends; strong network of industry contacts to support internship programs, project collaborations and industrial mentoring.
Salary and Package
Salary and package to attract the best candidate. 

The job description is subject to change. 

How to Apply
To apply please send us (1) a cover letter (2) an up-to-date resume; (2) a teaching and research statement (3) contact information for three professional references  to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 10 December 2017. Please use: “Assistant/Associate Professor in Computer Science” as the subject header and indicate how you heard about us. The position will carry the rank of assistant or associate professor. Rank will be based on the candidate’s prior experience and record.

For more information about UCA’s academic programmes please visit 


Project Manager–University Town Development

Position: Project Manager–University Town Development
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 11 December 2017

Summary of the Position and Key Responsibilities
The three residential UCA campuses located in secondary mountain towns serve as important drivers for economic and social development in these remote communities and the neighbouring areas. Accordingly, UCA, which serves as an important anchor for other Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) investments for social sector development, is actively contributing to government-led efforts to promote the growth of these towns in a systematic and sustainable manner. AKDN’s current and planned investments cover a broad spectrum, including education, health, tourism, civil society strengthening, and urban planning. 

The Project Officer will be responsible for developing a framework for UCA’s University Town Development and Improvement Plan in coordination with relevant government institutions, AKDN Agencies, and other stakeholders. This framework includes AKDN initiatives for social sector development in education and health, hospitality and tourism, enterprise development and rural improvement; the economic and social benefits derived from UCA’s campus operations, and the opportunities offered by its various educational programmes. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Study and report on current University Town Development plans to see the potential for enhanced impact and possible new directions.
  • In coordination with relevant AKDN Agencies, report on and support initiatives and activities of AKDN agencies in university town development.
  • Support the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) with implementation of developing the master plan of the campus towns as agreed between AKTC and the relevant local/central authorities in the Founding States.
  • Establish a solid working relationship with local, regional and other government agencies to foster a collaborative and supportive approach to town development.
  • Review Oblast and Municipal development plans, and provide suggestions to UCA and AKDN, which could, in turn, be shared with the authorities.
  • Prepare for UCA management a work plan on university town development initiatives, including timelines, objectives and deliverables. Once approved, communicate the finalized plan to relevant stakeholders.
  • Work with UCA’s School of Arts and Science, the Graduate School of Development and the School of Professional and Continuing Education to leverage the knowledge and human capital of their programmes with the aim of fostering, with other partners, and relevant AKDN agencies involved in skills and enterprise development, to identify local and regional economic opportunities for innovative start-ups in the campus towns.  

Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Master’s degree in planning and engineering, architecture, management, economics, development studies or their equivalent.
  • Relevant and significant previous experience in fields such as managing development projects, strategic planning, business development, local and regional economic development.
  • Experience and familiarity with the context of the Founding States of UCA, the role of a university in a small-town setting, and the work of AKDN will be an advantage.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Fluency in English and Russian, knowledge of one of the national languages of the countries where UCA is located is a desirable asset.
  • Excellent report writing, communications, and time management skills.

Relationships 
The Project Manager – University Town Development will report to the Chief Operating Officer.
 
Candidates from the founding countries of UCA i.e Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan are encouraged to apply for the position.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 11 December 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Project Manager–University Town Development”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Assistant/Associate Professor in Communications and Media

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor in Communications and Media
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 20 December 2017

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The University of Central Asia is seeking a senior Faculty Member in Communications and Media to teach at UCA’s two campuses in Naryn Campus in Kyrgyz Republic and Khorog Campus in Tajikistan.  In your role as Faculty Member, you will be dedicated to shaping the Communications and Media curriculum, helping students appreciate and develop an interdisciplinary approach to the field of media and communications, primarily grounded in the social sciences and also open to humanities perspectives.  Applicants should demonstrate research excellence and a commitment to developing critical ways to conceptualise and research empirically the relationships between media and communications technologies and the social world with particular reference to strategic communication challenges faced by individuals and organizations. 
 
Central to the vision of UCA is to create an outstanding teaching and research institution that excels in the generation and application of knowledge. Academic programmes combine the student-centred environment of a liberal arts college with the intellectual excitement of being at the frontiers of knowledge offered by a research university. The language of instruction for undergraduate studies is English, with a requirement that all undergraduate students be fluent in their native language and Russian. As a Faculty Member, you will be dedicated to teaching in small classes and providing each student with personal academic attention to ensure they master and apply the material.
 
Programme Description
UCA's Communications and Media programme offers a unique integrated approach that includes communications theory, media studies, journalism and applied media. The programme mirrors current trends in the study and practice of media communications. Students will be equipped with a strong foundation in both theory and practical skills desired by media industries, including journalism, public relations, advertising, marketing communications, multi-media design, media production, media law and management. They will acquire skills in writing and critical thinking, as well as knowledge in media law, ethics and the political, economic, cultural and social character of Central Asian societies.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Minimum Qualifications 
  • PhD or equivalent from an internationally recognised university in Communications &/or equivalent experience in the field
  • Fluency in English is required
 
Teaching Experience 
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching and students; preferably at least 3 years of experience at the undergraduate level
  • Demonstrated understanding of teaching, i.e. developing new and interesting courses grounded in a discipline area and interdisciplinary in nature
  • Experience using innovative teaching methods and evaluation methodologies
  • Experience in developing and delivering training modules to teachers, tutors and mentors
  • Experience in some form of leadership involving students, faculty and staff, i.e. managing faculty (department lead or chair), student research projects and/or theses
  • Experience in teaching in Central Asia would be a valuable asset
  • Some technical skills related to media production would be an asset. 

Research Experience 
  • A proven ability to publish research in peer reviewed journals related to your areas of expertise
  • Regular attendance and experience with presenting at international conferences
  • Experience in conducting research in Central Asia would be a valuable asset
 
Timing and Location 
  • You should be prepared to move to Central Asia by May/June 2018 or earlier for acculturation and to prepare for teaching.
  • Your position will be based in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic, but you may also teach classes at the Khorog campus in Tajikistan.
Regional travel is to be expected.

Language 
Knowledge of Russian would be an advantage
 
How to Apply
To apply please send us (1) a cover letter (2) an up-to-date resume; (2) a teaching and research statement (3) contact information for three professional references  to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 20 December 2017. Please use: “Communications and Media Faculty Member” as the subject header and indicate how you heard about us. The position will carry the rank of assistant or associate professor. Rank will be based on the candidate’s prior experience and record.
 
For more information about UCA’s academic programmes please visit www.ucentralasia.org/programmes
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Assistant/Associate Professor in Economics

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor in Economics
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan and Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 15 January 2018

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The University of Central Asia is seeking Economics Faculty Members to teach at the undergraduate campuses in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan and/or Khorog, Tajikistan. In your role as Faculty Member, you will be dedicated to helping students develop an informed acquaintance with a variety of topics in modern economics with a focus on business economics that reflects the needs of the region for enterprise growth and job creation.You will also work with UCA to manage the development of its undergraduate programme which will have introductory courses in micro and macroeconomics and advanced courses in econometrics, trade economics and labour economics.

Central to the vision of UCA is to create an outstanding teaching and research institution that excels in the generation and application of knowledge. Academic programmes combine the student-centred environment of a liberal arts college with the intellectual excitement of being at the frontiers of knowledge offered by a research university. The language of instruction for undergraduate studies is English, with a requirement that all undergraduate students be fluent in their native language and Russian. As a Faculty Member, you will be dedicated to teaching in small classes and providing each student with personal academic attention to ensure they master and apply the material. We are seeking someone committed to teaching, intellectually inquisitive and prepared to do research on issues relating to the economic development of Central Asia, especially it’s mountainous regions.  

Programme Description
UCA aims to train economists who are strategic thinkers and can eventually serve as effective policy makers who understand the complexities of Central Asian and global economies. The programme will address both global economic concepts and processes and Central Asian emerging economies and opportunities. It will equip students to make a contribution to economic growth.

You will have access to and be expected to contribute to research implemented by the University's Institute of Public Policy and Administration, which fosters rigorous inquiry into public policy related to socio-economic development in Central Asia and has strong partnerships with government agencies across the region. 

Required Qualifications and Experience

Minimum Qualifications 
  • PhD or equivalent from an internationally recognised university in Economics for Assistant/Associate appointments; a Master’s degree is required for Senior Lecturer appointments;
  • Fluency in English is required.

Teaching Experience  
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching and students; preferably at least 3 years of experience at the undergraduate level teaching introductory micro and macroeconomics, econometrics, statistics and other economics disciplines/subjects;
  • Demonstrated understanding of teaching i.e. developing new and interesting courses grounded in a discipline area and interdisciplinary in nature;
  • Experience using innovative teaching methods and evaluation methodologies;
  • Experience in developing and delivering training modules to teachers, tutors and mentors;
  • Experience in some form of leadership involving students, faculty and staff, i.e. managing faculty (department lead or chair), student research projects and/or theses; and
  • Experience teaching in Central Asia or similar international experience would be a valuable asset.

Research Experience 
  • A proven ability to publish research in peer reviewed journals related to your areas of expertise and/or books or professional publications on a range of platforms;
  • Regular attendance and experience with presenting at international conferences;
  • Experience as a peer reviewer for well-established journals in your area of study; and
  • Experience in conducting research in Central Asia would be a valuable asset.

Timing and Location 
You should be prepared to move to Central Asia by May/June 2018 or earlier for acculturation and to prepare for teaching. UCA is currently recruiting for faculty members for both campuses.

Language 
Knowledge of Russian would be an advantage

How to Apply
To apply please send us (1) a cover letter (2) an up-to-date resume; (2) a teaching and research statement (3) contact information for three professional references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 15 January 2018. Please use: “Economics Faculty Member” as the subject header and indicate how you heard about us. The position will carry the rank of assistant or associate professor. Senior Lecturer appointments will also be considered. Rank will be based on the candidate’s prior experience and record. Rank and salary are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Click here for more information about UCA’s academic programmes.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Freelance Translators/Editors (Russian, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Tajik)

Position: Freelance Translators/Editors (Russian, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Tajik)
Deadline: Position open until filled

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
UCA is seeking freelance translators or editors of the Russian, Kyrgyz, Tajik and Kazakh language. The main function of this position includes oral interpretation, written translation and/or editing for various departments within UCA including communications and marketing materials. 

The freelancer should ideally have a strong command of English and would be responsible for editing content for various communications and marketing channels. They would be commissioned in these possible language variations:
  • English-Russian-English;
  • English-Kyrgyz-English;
  • Kyrgyz-Russian;
  • English-Kazakh-English;
  • Kazakh-Russian;
  • English-Tajik-English; or
  • Tajik-Russian. 
Main Duties and Responsibilities 
Documents to be translated or edited could come in the form of print, online, multimedia, power point, posters, banners, as well as UCA research, materials, institutional reports, strategic plans and proposals, to ensure high quality and brand-appropriate products.

Expectations
Editing to ensure compliance with established requirements for scientific and technical terms and definitions, and consistency with the lexical and semantic content of the source document.
  • Ability to produce high quality translated texts 
  • Proofread, fact check, edit and revise translated materials
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • At least 3 years of work experience as an editor or translator.
  • Excellent command of writing, editing and speaking in Russian/Kyrgyz/Kazakh/Tajik.
  • A strong command of writing and speaking in English is required.
  • Experience working in an international organisation is highly desired.
  • Ability to edit/review large volumes of information in dynamic and high pressure environments.
  • Some knowledge of industry-specific terminology for example in education, construction, public policy, economics, public administration, mountain research, sustainable development, climate change, finance, economics, statistics, tax or law.
  • Superior editing skills (substantive and copy) in a variety of styles and voices for a range of platforms.
  • Sound judgement to manage confidential information.
  • Experience in and knowledge of international development, capacity building, higher education and Central Asia a plus. 
Location
This is a freelance role. Applicants from across Central Asia are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Please send a CV, cover note indicating translation language capacity and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Freelance Translator/Editor” and indicate how you heard about us.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.