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List of current vacancies:

1 | Administrative Intern (Deadline: 25 Sept. 2019)

2 | English Language Instructor (Deadline: 27 Sept. 2019)

3 | Visiting Faculty in Finance (Deadline: 10 Nov. 2019)

4 | Visiting Faculty in Ecology (Biology) (Deadline: 10 Nov. 2019)

5 | Visiting Faculty in Law (Deadline: 10 Nov. 2019)

6 | Manager of Advancement for Kazakhstan (Deadline: Position open until filled)

7 | Part-time English Language Instructors (Deadline: Position open until filled)


Administrative Intern

Position: Administrative Intern
Department: Administration
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 25 September 2019

Deadline: September 25th 2019. Applications will be reviewed when received.

Summary of the Position
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Administrative Manager, the Administrative Intern provides travel services ensuring high quality and accuracy of work. The Administrative Intern works in close collaboration with staff and visitors to the UCA and ensures consistent service delivery.

Main Duties and Responsibilities   
  • Provides assistance and support to the Administration department
  • Receiving, distributing and sending of supplies 
  • Translation of correspondence and documents
  • Booking of meeting room and other offices per staff request
  • Printing, scanning and circulating documents
  • Assist with stationary supplies 
  • Assist Travel coordinator with arranging Visas, OVIR registration and MFA Accreditation for international staff and Faculty
  • Assist admin Officer in organizing different events;
  • Assist with receiving calls/mails and distribute within office  
  • Serve as backup to the Admin Officer and Travel Coordinator in their absence
  • Accommodation booking for Staff\Faculty and visitors
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • At least a Bachelor’s or an equivalent degree in tourism or travelling related subject is imperative.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, set priorities, and work independently and in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of English, Russian and Kyrgyz/Tajik languages is required;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office programmes, Internet and E-mail.
  • Punctuality, Responsibility, Flexibility.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by September 25th 2019. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Admin Intern, Bishkek”. Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is open until filled.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


English Language Instructor

Position: English Language Instructor
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Tekeli, Kazakhstan
Deadline: 27 September 2019

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) in Tekeli is looking for 
English language Instructor.  The English language Instructor vacancy is a full-time position and requires full day engagement. The Instructor reports to the Manager of Learning Centre Tekeli and works closely with other staff members of UCA.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Teaching English courses and programmes;
  • Organising and delivering classroom lectures to students;
  • Coordinating specific English programmes;
  • Participating in developing proposals for corporate English courses and programmes;
  • Participating in marketing and promotion of SPCE courses and programmes;
  • Submitting reporting documents (individual plans, examination registers, grade reports) on time;
  • Ensuring high attendance of students in classes, contacting students, and reacting on their needs;
  • Ensuring high success rate of students;
  • Ensuring safety of equipment and furniture in the classrooms and offices;
  • Performing other duties (extra-curricular activities, English clubs);
  • Creating a vibrant teaching atmosphere;
  • Advising student on career issues;
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • University Degree in teaching English;
  • A minimum of 5 years of teaching experience, especially teaching children;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Russian languages (TKT, Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL certificates required);
  • Communication Skills: Instructor must be a good communicator as he/she will be on many occasions communicating with parents and also other teaching staff;
  • Instruction Skills: The Instructor will have to explain unfamiliar concepts with authority and concisely so that students can understand; 
  • Writing Skills: Writing skills are critical.
  • Creativity: Teachers must find ways to involve students into their lessons. Additionally, teachers must work with different learning styles to get the most out of each student.
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 two references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 27 September 2019. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “English Language Instructor, SPCE Tekeli”.
  
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Visiting Faculty in Finance

Position: Visiting Faculty in Finance
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 10 November 2019

Deadline: November 10 2019 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)
Duration: January 15 2020 - May 15 2020

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities 
The University of Central Asia is seeking a Visiting Faculty Member with a background in Finance to teach sophomore and junior students an Introduction to Finance/Financial Theory course at the Khorog Campus in Tajikistan. In your role as a Faculty Member, you will be dedicated to helping students to explore the capital budgeting principles and explains how financial securities and intermediaries provide risk-pooling and risk-sharing opportunities for both households and business firms. The functioning of the financial system as a whole, the pricing of various financial securities, risk-return trade-off, portfolio theory, and corporate finance are discussed. The course focuses on exploring ways in which financial modelling tools can be applied to Central Asian economies.

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 are fluent in their native language and Russian. As a Faculty Member, you will be dedicated to teaching small classes and providing each student with personal academic attention to ensure they master and apply the material.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Minimum Qualifications  
  • A Master’s Degree from an internationally recognized university in Finance.
  • Ph.D. from an internationally recognised university would be an asset 
  • University teaching experience preferred. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Desirable Attributes

Teaching Experience  
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching and students; preferably at least 3 years of experience at the undergraduate level
  • Demonstrated understanding of pedagogy, 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 teaching in Central Asia would be a valuable asset

Language

  • English is required, and some knowledge of Russian, or Tajik (Persian) would be an asset

Timing and Location

  • In the 2019-2020 academic year, you teach classes at the: Khorog Campus from January 15 till May 15 2020 
Salary and Package
Commensurate with qualification and experience to attract the best candidate.

The job description is subject to change.

How to Apply
Please send us (1) an up-to-date resume; (2) a sample of any published work; (3) two references (one to attest to your teaching experience, and another to your research experience) and (4) teaching evaluations from the last three years of employment (if available) to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by November 10 2019. Please use: “Finance Faculty Member” as the subject header and how you heard about us.

For more information about UCA’s academic programmes please visit 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Visiting Faculty in Ecology (Biology)

Position: Visiting Faculty in Ecology (Biology)
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 10 November 2019

Deadline: November 10th 2019 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)
Duration: January 15 2020 - May 15 2020

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities 
The University of Central Asia is seeking a Visiting Faculty Member with a background in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science or other interdisciplinary area to teach students Ecology and Advanced Ecology at the Khorog Campus in Tajikistan. In your role as a Visiting Faculty Member, you will be dedicated to helping students to learn about core concepts and theories in ecology and utilize ecological principles to address environmental issues. In the courses, students examine the interrelationships between organisms and their biotic and abiotic environments, and describe the genetic, evolutionary, and ecological processes governing the patterns we observe in nature. The role of nature in human societies through ecosystem services is identified and human footprint on environment is assessed. By the end of the courses, students will be expected to apply ecological knowledge to new situations, and to integrate concepts from multiple sub-disciplines to solve enduring and current environmental problems.

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 are fluent in their native language and Russian. As a Visiting Faculty Member, you will be dedicated to teaching small classes and providing each student with personal academic attention to ensure they master and apply the material.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Master’s Degree from an internationally recognized university in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science or other interdisciplinary field.
  • Ph.D. from an internationally recognised university would be an asset 
  • University teaching experience preferred. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
Desirable Attributes
Teaching Experience
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching and students; preferably at least 3 years of experience at the undergraduate level
  • Demonstrated understanding of pedagogy, 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 teaching in Central Asia would be a valuable asset

Language

  • English is required, and some knowledge of Russian, or Tajik would be an asset
Timing and Location
  • In the 2019-2020 academic year, you teach classes at the:
  • Khorog Campus from  January 15 till  May 15 2020 
Salary and Package
Commensurate with qualification and experience to attract the best candidate.

The job description is subject to change.

How to Apply
To apply please send us a cover letter along with (1) an up-to-date resume; (2) a sample of any published work; (3) two references (one to attest to your teaching experience, and another to your research experience) and (4) teaching evaluations from the last three years of employment (if available) to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by November 10th 2019. Please use: “Ecology Faculty Member” as the subject header and indicate how you heard about us.

For more information about UCA’s academic programmes please visit 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Visiting Faculty in Law

Position: Visiting Faculty in Law
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: 10 November 2019

Deadline: November 10th 2019 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)
Duration: January 15 2020 - May 15 2020

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities 
The University of Central Asia is seeking a Visiting Faculty Member with a background in Law or other interdisciplinary area to teach sophomore students an Introduction to Law course at the Khorog Campus in Tajikistan. In your role as a Faculty Member, you will be dedicated to helping students to explore a 3 -module material on necessary fundamentals of Law. The first module covers major legal systems that exist in CA and worldwide; co-existence of the Law in symbiotic relationship with the State; law categories and types of law; law-making and law-enforcement institutions; legal processes, appeals and international tribunals. The second module will focus on trade and the concepts necessary to engage in trade, especially cross-border trade. Students will learn about contracts and treaties as a basis of all business, covering key aspects such as rights and liabilities, terms and payments, resolution of any contractual disputes. The third module gives a room for Faculty to supply and deliver any additional topics/activities that are relevant for Central Asian countries to enrich students’ knowledge.

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 are fluent in their native language and Russian. As a Faculty Member, you will be dedicated to teaching small classes and providing each student with personal academic attention to ensure they master and apply the material.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Minimum Qualifications  
  • A Master’s Degree from an internationally recognized university in Law/Legal Studies.
  • Ph.D. from an internationally recognised university would be an asset 
  • University teaching experience preferred. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
Desirable Attributes
Teaching Experience  
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching and students; preferably at least 3 years of experience at the undergraduate level
  • Demonstrated understanding of pedagogy, 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 teaching in Central Asia would be a valuable asset
Timing and Location
  • In the 2019-2020 academic year, you teach classes at the: Khorog Campus from  January 15 till May 15 2020 
Salary and Package
Commensurate with qualification and experience to attract the best candidate.

The job description is subject to change.

How to Apply
Please send us (1) an up-to-date resume; (2) a sample of any published work; (3) three references (at least one to attest to your teaching experience, and another to your research experience) and (4) teaching evaluations from the last three years of employment (if available) to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by November 10th 2019. Please use: “Law Faculty Member” as the subject header and indicate how you heard about us.

For more information about UCA’s academic programmes please visit 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Manager of Advancement for Kazakhstan

Position: Manager of Advancement for Kazakhstan
Department: Advancement and Public Affairs
Duty station: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: Position open until filled

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for the planning and implementation of UCA’s development strategies related to fund raising in Central Asia, and Kazakhstan in particular. He/she will identify and work with high net worth individuals, corporations, and international partners, to address the growing operational and capital needs of the University. One of the key roles of the Manager is to encourage senior staff and faculty in developing attractive gift opportunities and fundraising proposals to garner support for capital investments, on-going academic programmes, new initiatives, annual giving, and alumni contributions.

The Manager will assist the Director of Advancement and Public Affairs (APA) in overseeing the University’s fundraising campaigns and annual giving drives; develop and administer donor recognition policies; establish on-going dialogue and communication with existing and potential donors; and effectively track fundraising pledges, collections, and acknowledgement of gifts.

In addition to responsibilities related to resource mobilization, this position requires the incumbent to have an in-depth understanding of communication and marketing techniques to effectively create awareness and cultivate a broad range of potential donors.

Main Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Assist the Director of APA in developing and achieving fundraising goals, strategies, plans and objectives for potential donors in Central Asia.
  • Identify prospects and develop strategies to cultivate and solicit major gifts from corporations, and high net worth individuals in Kazakhstan.
  • Prepare fundraising proposals and gift opportunities for solicitating donations from existing as well as new prospects.
  • Identify and analyse information pertinent to the development of relationships with potential individual donors and corporations.
  • Prepare and present fund raising status reports to University officials.
  • Develop and administer recognition policies, and establish on-going dialogue and communication with existing and potential donors.
  • Visit donors, donor organisations, and foundations throughout Kazakhstan to raise awareness of the University’s programmes, new initiatives, and achievements, with the objective of soliciting gifts. 
  • Supervise and implement an effective programme of communication and stewardship for all donors and prospects.
  • Organise events on campus and elsewhere to showcase key programmes and achievements of UCA, with the objective of creating awareness and seeking donor support.
  • Plan and manage various campaigns and annual giving drives to achieve established fund raising targets and goals.
  • Recruit, train, and oversee volunteers in various donor geographies, to ensure they become effective in donor research, cultivation, solicitation (where appropriate), and follow up.
  • Establish systems for the effective tracking of fundraising drives, pledges, collections, acknowledgement of gifts, and timely collection of pledges.
  • Cultivate relationships with Central Asian and international media to give UCA greater regional and global exposure.
  • Provide strategic guidance to all entities and officers of the University on communications and marketing, media engagement, and donor event planning and management.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of APA.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Master’s degree, preferably in business, marketing, public relations, fundraising, government, or other germane fields. Relevant experience in lieu of a Master’s degree may be considered in exceptional cases.
  • At least ten years of experience in the corporate, business, or marketing profession. Previous fundraising experience is desirable.
  • The ability to motivate volunteers to engage with potential donors, and ensure effective follow up.
  • Maturity and ability to work with senior persons including UCA’s management team. 
  • Ability and stamina to travel regionally and internationally.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fundraising and communications for an innovative institution like UCA requires the ability to think creatively, and a strong commitment to the mission and objectives of the University.
  • Demonstrated record of establishing relationships and rapport with the media.
  • Fluency in English, Kazakh, and Russian. Ability to speak in Kyrgyz and Tajik, an asset.
Reporting Relationship and Location
The position reports to the Director of Advancement and Public Affairs of UCA and will be based in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is open until filled. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “KZ Manager of Advancement”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Part-time English Language Instructors

Position: Part-time English Language Instructors
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: August 10th, or positions are open until filled.

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

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teaching English courses and programmes
  • Coordinating specific English programmes
  • Participating in developing proposals for corporate English courses and programmes
  • Participating in marketing and promotion of SPCE courses and programmes
  • Submitting reporting documents (individual plans, examination registers, grade reports) on time
  • Ensuring high attendance of students in classes, contacting students, and reacting on their needs
  • Ensuring safety of equipment and furniture in the classrooms and offices
  • Performing other duties (extra-curricular activities, English clubs)

Required Qualification and Experience

  • University Degree in teaching English;
  • A minimum of 5 years of teaching experience, especially teaching adults;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Russian languages (TKT, IELTS, TOEFL certificates required);
  • Communication Skills: The Instructor must be able to speak clearly to students, other teachers, parents and administration officials.
  • Instruction Skills: The Instructor will have to explain unfamiliar concepts with authority and concisely so that students can understand. 
  • Writing Skills: Writing skills are critical.
  • Creativity: Teachers must find ways to involve students into their lessons. Additionally, teachers must work with different learning styles to get the most out of each student.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by August 10th 2019. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Part-time English Language Instructors.”

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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