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Visiting Faculty in Macroeconomics

Status: Position is open until filled but for full consideration please apply by 24 December 2022
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Closing Date: 24 December 2022

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities

The University of Central Asia is seeking a Visiting Faculty in Economics with a background in macroeconomics. The Visiting Faculty will teach two 6 credit courses from Introduction to Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics or International Monetary Economics for undergraduate students. Each 6-credit course has two 90-minute lectures per week. As the sole instructor for the course, the main duties will include class lectures, preparation of course materials, hold tutorials, supervise project work, grade papers and any administrative tasks associated with the normal delivery of the course. There will also be an opportunity to provide mentorship to students. The location of the position is Khorog, Tajikistan, beginning January 16, 2023. Teaching will be face-to-face.  
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 degree programme addresses both global economic concepts and processes and Central Asian emerging economies and opportunities. It will equip students to make a contribution to economic growth. The UCA 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 are fluent in their native language and Russian.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • A master’s degree from an internationally recognized university in Economics or a related discipline. Ph.D. is preferred.  
  • University teaching experience. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Teaching Experience 

  • Teaching experience and skill in macroeconomics. 
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching and students.
  • Demonstrated understanding of pedagogy.
  • Experience using innovative teaching methods and evaluation methodologies.
  • Experience in teaching in Central Asia would be a valuable asset.

Timing and Location

  • In the 2022-23 academic year, you will provide academic service on the Khorog Campus from January 16, 2023 to May 30, 2023.   

Language 

  • The language of instruction is English. Advanced Academic English is required. Knowledge of Russian or Tajik would be an asset.

Salary and Package  

  • Salary is commensurate with education and experience 
  • UCA will cover the cost of transportation to and from the candidate’s place of residence  
  • On-campus housing may be available. 

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, CV, teaching evaluations and contact information of at least two references to kh.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. Position is open until filled, but for full consideration please apply by 24 December 2022. Applications will be reviewed when received. Early applications are strongly encouraged. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Visiting Faculty in Macroeconomics”.  

Women and candidates from the three founding states of UCA (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan) are highly encouraged to apply.