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List of current vacancies:

1 | Manager, SPCE Learning Centre (Deadline: 27 May 2019)

2 | Maintenance Supervisor (Deadline: 04 Jun. 2019)

3 | Lecturer and Senior Lecturers in Computer Science (Deadline: 15 Jun. 2019)

4 | Manager of Advancement for Kyrgyzstan (Deadline: Position open until filled)

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

6 | Webmaster (Deadline: Position open until filled)

7 | Advancement Officer (3 positions) (Deadline: Position open until filled)

8 | English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Faculty (Deadline: Position open until filled)

9 | Mathematics Faculty (Deadline: Position open until filled)

10 | Assistant Registrar (Deadline: Position open until filled)


Manager, SPCE Learning Centre

Position: Manager, SPCE Learning Centre
Department: School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 27 May 2019

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The Manager of the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) Learning Centre is a key position within overall structure of SPCE. The incumbent will be responsible for the overall result of the academic activities at the SPCE Bishkek office, by fostering the fulfillment of the academic plan, maintaining standards and regulations while equipping learners with requisite skills. The incumbent will report to the Director of SPCE and work in close cooperation with all other personnel at the University.
 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the academic and methodical work of the campus in the areas of professional and continuing education, vocational education and short-cycle courses for local communities;
  • Oversee the implementation and improvement of quality assurance systems in the area of academic activities, including the delegation of appropriate functions to the Assistant Manager of Academic Affairs for quality assurance; 
  • Identify and respond to educational needs of the region. Foster a creative environment among campus faculty to encourage development of new SPCE activities.
  • Coordinate instructors’ activities, and ensure compliance with the pre-approved SPCE academic schedule;
  • Approve class schedules and exams for all SPCE programmes;
  • Coordinate all aspects of academic activities related to licensing, certification and accreditation of SPCE’s educational offerings;
  • Control optimal distribution of the academic workload among instructors;
  • Ensure compliance of SPCE’s academic activities with applicable legislation, in particular legislation related to SPCE’s contracts with students;
  • Ensure timely reporting on academic affairs and submits documents required by the Central Administration Office to issue academic credentials to SPCE students;
  • Timely delivery of weekly, monthly and annual reports;
  • Oversee the filling of the student database;
  • Within the limits of his/her scope of responsibilities address matters related to: 
    optimal use of classrooms and distribution and re-equipment of SPCE's premises.
    - signing and modifying contracts with faculty and staff
    - rewarding/penalizing faculty, staff and students;
    - internal regulations governing work of SPCE employees.
  • Coordinate with local and national governments, industry and other stakeholders in education-related areas;
  • Participate in decisions regarding pay of hourly-paid instructors;
  • Manage and control activities of SPCE’s field units (such as training centres, outreach courses);
  • Monitor work of community-relations specialist and major areas; 
  • Identify needs of local communities and develop SPCE programmes targeting these needs;
  • Control implementation of professional development plans for SPCE faculty;
  • Control operation of the library, with respect to acquisition of academic, methodological and science literature as necessary to support overall academic activities;
  • Coordinate SPCE activities with respect to identifying needs of local labour markets and developing new educational products targeting such needs;
  • Work with stakeholders to promote the UCA development;
  • Travel as needed throughout the region and internationally to fulfill the responsibilities of this position;
  • Foster warm and friendly environment within the team so that it is able to pro-actively identify and address problems in campus activities.
  • Speaking examiner of Cambridge tests
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • A graduate degree, preferably Masters’ degree or equivalent.
  • Three to five years of work experience in academic setting and/or in project/programme management 
  • Excellent knowledge and Report Writing Skills in English, Russian and Kyrgyz languages
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills 
  • Advanced user of Computer applications and Internet
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by May 27th 2019. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Manager, SPCE Learning Centre”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Maintenance Supervisor

Position: Maintenance Supervisor
Department: Operations
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 04 June 2019

Summary of the Position
The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for coordinating and supervising the work of Maintenance team 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. Manages engineering team that includes engineers and technicians that maintain buildings, installations and equipment. 

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 operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with the University, state, and national laws, policies, and regulations.
  • Oversees activities of contractors, vendor personnel, and suppliers; monitors general expenditures of unit; performs quality control inspections to ensure adherence to contract specifications and industry standards.
  • Supervises personnel includes recommendations for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  • Performs quality control inspections to ensure adherence to contract specifications and industry standards.
  • Develops and implements systems and processes to establish and maintain records for the operating unit.
  • 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 local used language. 

Knowledge, Skills and Ability Required 

  • Ability to develop and maintain record-keeping systems and procedures.
  • Knowledge of contract documents and specifications.
  • 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.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures 
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • 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 read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees; ability to 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. 

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by June 4th 2019. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Maintenance Supervisor”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Lecturer and Senior Lecturers in Computer Science

Position: Lecturer and Senior Lecturers in Computer Science (Visiting and Full-time positions)
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 15 June 2019

Deadline: 15 June 2019 (applications reviewed on rolling basis)
Commencement Date: August 1st 2019

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities 
The University of Central Asia's School of Arts and Sciences is seeking faculty members for the Computer Science programme to teach 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 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 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 a foundation of knowledge for students new to the field.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Minimum Qualifications  
  • Masters in Computer Science or closely related discipline or equivalent industry experience. 
  • Fluency in English is required, knowledge of Russian is an asset
Desirable Attributes
Teaching Experience 
  • 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. 

Research 

  • 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.

The job description is subject to change.

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 hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. Please use: “Computer Science Faculty Member” as the subject header, indicate how you heard about us and whether you are interested in a visiting or full-time position. 

For more information about UCA’s academic programmes please visit 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Manager of Advancement for Kyrgyzstan

Position: Manager of Advancement for Kyrgyzstan
Department: Advancement and Public Affairs
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
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 Kyrgyzstan 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 Kyrgyzstan.
  • Prepare fundraising proposals and gift opportunities for solicitating donations from existing as well as new prospects.
  • Identify and analyze 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 `Kyrgyzstan 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, Kyrgyz, and Russian. Ability to speak in Kazakh, 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 at the University’s Central Administrative Office in Bishkek.

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: “KG Manager of Advancement”.

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.


Webmaster

Position: Webmaster
Department: Information Technology, Operations
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is open until filled

Summary of the Position
As part of the development team, UCA is looking for a new team member to lead our web development/expansion and manage the university website www.ucentralasia.org. His/her main mission will be to maintain and evolve the website into a fully managed University website. Our new Webmaster will work in an innovative and dynamic environment from our central office in Bishkek within a lean and reactive team of experts in IT operations, Software development and working closely with Advancement and Public Affairs department.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
The main duties and responsibilities of the Webmaster is to:  
  • Drive the overall design and daily operations of the website and other online activities;
  • Manage www.ucentralasia.org, UCA's website, lead the innovation and evolution of our main website;
  • Work closely with senior management to increase the efficiency of website;
  • Plan, define and implement website changes and functional improvements;
  • Maintain and update the online marketing plan for the website;
  • Monitor key performance indicators on the website and develop plans to improve them;
  • Keep an eye on web trends, propose evolutions, develop and migrate websites (incl. DB migration);
  • Develop events or operations based mini websites to promote University mission;
  • Manage the web updates, consistency, security and maintenance;
  • Update website content and review Search Engine Optimization (SEO); 
  • Actively support the website;
  • Work closely with Advancement and Public Affairs staff to obtain and upload website content regularly;
  • Monitor and analyze site performance (e.g. traffic, conversions);
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verification of the integrity/ availability of all technology-based tools, monitoring of critical system logs such as cloud-based applications or backup and business continuity systems;
  • Research, evaluate and recommend system technologies to support business requirements.
Required Qualifications and Experience 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Sciences / Information Technology or related discipline;
  • 3-5 years related work experience in a web management.
Knowledge, Skills and Ability Required 
  • Excellent customer service skills, with an aptitude to learn and improve services;
  • Knowledge in ASP.NET, C#, Data Repository, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery, OOP, PHP, MYSQL, Responsive Design, Version Control Systems, Google Analytics/Google Webmaster tools, Marketing experience, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Azure Hosting.
  • Good understanding of technology and demonstrated IT management;
  • Good team player with the ability to build effective working relationships with colleagues;
  • Adaptability and willingness to learn quickly and to train others and share knowledge on projects;
  • Good communication and presentation skills with an ability to communicate all aspects of the job requirements, including creation of formal documentation;
  • Willing to work with and learn new technologies and services as they are released and implemented.
Language 
  • Good command of written and spoken English is a requirement. Knowledge of Kazakh/Kyrgyz/Tajik and Russian is added value.
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: “Webmaster”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Advancement Officer (3 positions)

Position: Advancement Officer (3 positions)
Department: Advancement and Public Affairs
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is open until filled. Prompt applications are encouraged.

Position Summary
The incumbent will be responsible for researching and following up with high net worth individuals as well as corporate potential donors who could support the programmes of UCA. One of the key roles of the Officer 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 Officer will also help in establishing an 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 Advancement Manager 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.
  • Prepare fundraising proposals and gift opportunities for solicitating donations from existing as well as new prospects.
  • Identify and analyze 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.
  • Maintain an effective programme of communication and stewardship for all donors and prospects.
  • Organize events on campus and elsewhere to showcase key programmes and achievements of UCA, with the objective of creating awareness and seeking donor support.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Advancement Manager and the Director of Advancement and Public Affairs.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, marketing, public relations, fundraising, government, or other germane fields. 
  • Previous fundraising experience is desirable.
  • The ability to motivate and engage with potential donors and ensure effective follow up.
  • Maturity and ability to work with senior persons including UCA’s management team. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and public speaking 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.
  • Fluency in English, Russian and the national language.
How to apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Advancement Officer”. Applications will be reviewed when received, and the position is open until filled. Prompt applications are encouraged.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Faculty

Position: English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Faculty
Department: School of Arts and Sciences (SAS)
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyzstan and/or Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: March 31st 2019 (Position open until filled)
Commencement Date: August 1st 2019

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities 
The School of Arts and Sciences is seeking an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Faculty Member to teach at the undergraduate campuses in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan and/or Khorog, Tajikistan. The faculty member should have an active involvement in the development, planning, preparation and undertaking of all academic upgrading initiatives related to EAP instruction. This individual is expected to teach small groups of students from Central Asia in a preparatory programme. The English curriculum of the Preparatory Programme and the teaching approach are based on integrated skills with the topics connected to core literacies and embedded in the Central Asian context as well as aligned with the Mathematics, Science and Liberal Arts curriculum. Consequently, the hope is for these students to become proficient in academic writing and research skills. In the liberal arts and pre-requisite years, the EAP faculty will be involved in supporting students during academic writing labs.

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 a 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. We are seeking someone committed to teaching and intellectually inquisitive.

Overall Programme Outcomes for English  
  • The EAP Faculty Member will teach a series of English Courses will be responsible for engendering the following learning outcomes among students: 
  • Comprehend oral information and be able to reflect that understanding in discussion and writing
  • Produce short essays with clear purpose and linguistic accuracy 
  • Present written and oral information in a well-reasoned, organized and engaging manner
  • Conduct research to inform the development of and response to a research question 
  • Apply literary techniques to the analysis of a wide range of texts
  • Critique nonfiction texts to determine the validity of arguments
  • Synthesise relevant information from a variety of sources in support of an argument
  • Write fiction and nonfiction for academic purposes
  • Conceptualise and write project proposals
  • Design full scale projects that involves the presentation of written, oral, and graphical information
  • Integrate writing from different group members into a coherent story with one voice

Minimum Qualifications 

  • A Master’s Degree from an internationally recognised university in English as a Foreign Language, or Applied Linguistics 
  • TESOL, TEFL, or other teaching English as a Second Language certification (minimum 300 hours including a practicum) 
  • Experience (5+ years) in teaching EAP to high school and/or university students 
  • Native-like English 

Desirable Attributes 

  • A Ph.D. from an internationally recognized university would be an asset
  • Experience with EAP curriculum development 
  • Experience in developing and delivering training modules to other teachers, tutors, mentors, etc. 
  • Professional familiarity with Central Asian secondary and post-secondary education landscape would be an asset 
  • Experience teaching intercultural communication, academic writing labs would be an advantage
  • Advanced Russian and some knowledge of Kyrgyz, Tajik or Kazakh would be an asset 

Rank will be based on the candidate’s prior experience and record.

Relationships 
The EAP Faculty Member will:   
  • Report to the Dean of School of Arts & Sciences
  • You should be prepared to relocate by late July/early August 2019 for acculturation and to prepare for teaching.
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 for the position, please visit the AKDN Career Centre or 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 March 31st 2019

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information about UCA’s academic programmes please visit 


Mathematics Faculty

Position: Mathematics Faculty
Department: School of Arts and Sciences (SAS)
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyzstan and/or Khorog, Tajikistan
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: March 31st 2019 (Position open until filled)
Commencement Date: August 1st 2019 (or earlier)

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The School of Arts & Sciences is seeking a Mathematics Faculty to have to have an active involvement in the development, planning, preparation and undertaking of all academic upgrading initiatives related to Math instruction within the duration of their contract. This individual is expected to teach two/three cohorts of 15-20 international students from Central Asia by engaging students in problem solving along concrete examples and applications to abstract ideas. The purpose of the Mathematics Faculty Member is to ensure students are prepared for the rigors of mathematics at a university level.

Overall Programme Outcomes for Math
The Mathematics Faculty will teach a series of Math courses over 2.5 semesters and will be responsible for engendering the following learning outcomes among students:

After Semester 1, UCA students will be able to:  
  • Apply mathematical reasoning skills to identify the scope of complex mathematical problems.
  • Select mathematical techniques and methods required to solve discrete mathematics problems.
  • Use computational strategies related to Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Probability, Statistics, and Number Theory to model and explore concepts, ideas, topical issues and local context.
  • Justify solutions through mathematical arguments that integrate multiple concepts.
  • Use a variety of ways to represent and communicate the processes used and solutions to discrete mathematics problems.
After Semesters 2 and 3 (half-semester), UCA students will be able to:  
  • Apply foundational mathematical reasoning and computation skills to complex mathematical problems.
  • Select mathematical techniques and methods required to solve calculus and vectors problems.
  • Use computational strategies related to Limits, Continuity, Derivatives, Integrals, and Vectors to explore concepts, ideas, topical issues, and local context.
  • Justify solutions through mathematical arguments that integrate multiple concepts.
  • Use a variety of ways to represent and communicate the processes used and solutions to calculus and vectors problems.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Master’s Degree from a globally recognised university in Math or a related discipline where the individual had the opportunity to use advanced statistical methodologies would be ideal
  • Teaching Certification from a globally recognised university
  • Experience (5+ years) in teaching Math to high school, community college and/or university students 
  • Native-like English 

Desirable Attributes

  • A Ph.D. from an internationally recognised university would be an asset 
  • Experience teaching Calculus 1, Discrete Math and Statistics
  • Experience with Math curriculum development 
  • Experience in developing and delivering training modules to other teachers, tutors, mentors, etc.
  • Experience managing student projects 
  • Professional familiarity with Central Asian secondary and post-secondary education landscape would be an asset 
  • Advanced Russian and some knowledge of Kyrgyz, Tajik or Kazakh would be an asset 
Rank will be based on the candidate’s prior experience and record.

Relationships 
The Math Faculty Member will:  
  • Report to the Dean of School of Arts & Sciences 
  • You should be prepared to relocate by late July/early August 2019 for acculturation and to prepare for teaching.
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 for the position, please visit the AKDN Career Centre or 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 March 31st 2019. Please use: “Mathematics Faculty Member” as the subject header and indicate how you heard about us.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information about UCA’s academic programmes please visit 


Assistant Registrar

Position: Assistant Registrar
Department: Office of the Registrar
Duty station: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: Position open until filled

Deadline: May 8th 2019, applications will be reviewed as received.

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The Office of the Registrar is seeking a dynamic and proactive professional to assist the successful running of the office by completing duties and responsibilities in a professional and timely manner. This position consolidates initiatives such as student recruitment, admissions, enrolment, managing academic records and data reporting, timetabling and scheduling, student information systems, graduation activities, course registration, grading, and quality assurance.

The Assistant Registrar will also assist the Registrar in providing secretariat services for the University Academic Council and in formulating, developing, implementing, and monitoring the compliance of academic policies and processes. The Assistant Registrar will also support university-wide alumni affairs activities. The incumbent is also responsible for student experience on the UCA campus providing high quality, student-centred professional support services. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Recruitment and Admissions 
  • Responsible for the student application and admissions processes for the University’s academic programmes in Central Asia.
  • Act as Secretary to UCA’s admissions and progression committee and send acceptance or rejection letters to candidates, as directed by the Admissions Committee.
  • Maintain and record admissions data using the University’s Student Information and Administration System.
  • Implement a transparent, effective and efficient methodology for student applications, testing, and admission for the University’s undergraduate and eventually graduate programmes.
  • Work with the Head of Student Recruitment to manage admissions testing across Central Asia.
Registrar Functions 
  • Maintain student records including; enrolment, grades and transcripts, using People Soft software.
  • Compile, maintain and track academic information and records for students in UCA’s programmes.
  • Work with the Student Affairs Office to plan and coordinate orientation activities for first year students.
  • Ensure that students are informed of the University’s academic policies.
  • Publish the university academic calendar, course loads into the student academic system, and manage course inventory.
  • Manage systems that support scheduling of classrooms, meeting rooms and discussion spaces as well as the scheduling of courses, mid-terms, and final exams.
  • Present student performance reports to the Registrar and respective Deans as well as develop reports on student progression, withdrawals, Dean’s List, and transcript requests.
  • Prepare verification of attendance/graduation and confirmation of enrolment letters for students as requested. 
  • Maintain a database to track potential applicants to UCA including data on student applications, testing, and admission for the University’s undergraduate and eventually graduate programmes.
  • Work with Finance to administer scholarship evaluation, delivery of scholarships, bursaries, and other financial aid.
  • Support in coordinating convocation ceremonies
  • Maintain a database that will enable the University to track its alumni. 
Quality Assurance and Accreditation Related Duties 
  • Retain individual student portfolios of assessed work for quality assurance purposes.
  • Support the respective Deans and the Academic Heads to implement University policies and regulations. 
  • Undertake any other duties related to the University’s accreditation in Central Asia and abroad.
External Relations 
  • Support in preparing and submitting required documents and reports to the Ministries of Education of the Founding States. This includes but is not limited to: annual rules for admission, annual plans for admission, and annual Orders of Admission. 
  • Support with liaising with the Ministries of Education of the Founding States to process equivalencies of foreign high school credentials for international students.
Minimum Requirements  
  • Master’s degree from an internationally recognised university.
  • At least 2 years of working experience in a university environment, preferably in one of the Founding States (Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan).
  • Fluency in both written and oral English and Russian is required.
  • Working knowledge of Kyrgyz, Tajik, and Kazakh would be an asset.
  • Proven record of strong administrative and organisational skills.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience 
  • 4+ years extensive of working experience in a university environment, preferably in one of the Founding States.
  • Ability and experience in analyzing statistical data on student admissions, registration, examinations and graduation for administrative use in formulating policies, statistical reporting and data mining.
  • Experience in quality assurance and accreditation processes. 
  • Experience with student recruitment and university admissions processes within Central Asia.
  • Strong IT skills. Experience working with campus software would be an asset.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Detail oriented, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and competing deadlines in a timely fashion and with accuracy.
  • Able to work both independently, and as part of a team.
Relationships
The Assistant Registrar will report to the Registrar and will work in cooperation with other members of the Registrar’s Office and other UCA academic units.

The position will be based in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic and would require regional travel.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by May 8th 2019. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “Assistant Registrar”. 

Candidates from UCA’s Founding States (Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan) are highly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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