Computer Science: Computer Design and Engineering, Computer Science: Computer Systems, Computer Science: Computer Theory
Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Computer Science
Department: School of Arts and Sciences Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic Deadline: January 15th 2019 (open until filled) Commencement Date: January 15th 2019, or August 1st 2019
Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities The University of Central Asia seeks to fill several full-time positions in the Computer Science programme at UCA’s campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic. In your role as faculty member, you will be contributing to the development and implementation of a new Computer Science curriculum at the Bachelor Level, that has been designed in partnership with the University of Toronto in Canada.
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 that 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
Lecturer Position: Master’s in Computer Science
Assistant Professor and Above: PhD in Computer Science
Fluency in English is required, knowledge of Russian is an asset
Desirable Attributes Teaching
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;
Experience in teaching in Central Asia would be a valuable asset;
A demonstrated commitment to teaching and students;
Experience using innovative teaching methods and evaluation methodologies.
A proven ability to publish research in high quality journals;
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 Commensurate with qualification and experience to attract the best candidate.
How to Apply Please send us an up-to-date resume including list of published work and teaching evaluations (if applicable). List of at least three references who may to attest to your teaching/research experience is also required. Kindly email resume with a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use: “Computer Science Faculty Member” as the subject header and indicate how you heard about us.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with qualification and experience to attract the best candidate.
About University of Central Asia
The University of Central Asia (UCA) includes the Undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Professional and Continuing Education, the Institute of Public Policy and Administration, the Mountain Societies Research Institute, the Cultural Heritage and Humanities Unit, the Central Asian Faculty Development Programme, and the Aga Khan Humanities Project. UCA brings with it the commitment and partnership of the Aga Khan Development Network.
UCA’s undergraduate programmes are located at its residential campuses in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic, and Khorog, Tajikistan. The Tekeli campus in Kazakhstan is expected to start classes in 2021. UCA will have 3,600 undergraduate students when fully operational.
For more information on UCA, please visit www.ucentralasia.org