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Assistant Professor in Engineering Management with a Focus on Supply Chain and Operations Management
Nazarbayev University

Date Posted Mar. 12, 2024
Title Assistant Professor in Engineering Management with a Focus on Supply Chain and Operations Management
University Nazarbayev University
Astana, Kazakhstan
Application Deadline Aug. 1, 2024
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Production/Operations Management
    Logistics/Supply Chain Management

University Overview:

Nazarbayev University (NU) has debuted in the top 30 percent of international research universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2024.

NU is an innovative institution located in Astana, the vibrant capital of Kazakhstan. Founded with a vision to contribute to Kazakhstan and the world by providing high-caliber education and research in science, public administration, engineering, and more, Nazarbayev University stands as a beacon of academic excellence and innovation.

Operating under English as the medium for instruction and research, the University prides itself on academic freedom, institutional autonomy, and a merit-based system.


To equip the global community with forward-thinking leaders, engineers, and professionals capable of driving progress and development.


To redefine higher education in Kazakhstan through pioneering research, reform, and contribution towards making Astana a global hub for innovation and knowledge.

Position Description:

The School of Engineering and Digital Sciences at Nazarbayev University seeks a dynamic individual for the position of Assistant Professor in Engineering Management with a special focus on Supply Chain and Operations Management. This role is ideal for candidates passionate about shaping the future of engineering management education and conducting groundbreaking research in supply chain, logistics, production, and inventory management.

Job Description:

  • Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Supply Chain and Operations Management.
  • Engage in high-quality research activities and publications in top-tier journals.
  • Supervise student projects and research, guiding them in integrating supply chain management theories and practical applications.
  • Contribute to the development of the Engineering Management Program curriculum.
  • Collaborate with industry partners to bridge the gap between academic research and real-world supply chain and logistics problems.


  • PhD in Engineering Management, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated excellence in research with publications in recognized journals.
  • Experience in teaching and mentoring at the university level.
  • Professional certification in CSCP, CPIM, CLTD, CPSM, or related areas is highly desirable.
  • Strong communication skills and fluency in English.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and 2-course teaching load per semester
  • Generous research time
  • Research seed grants and other competitive research funding opportunities
  • Selected conference and travel funding
  • International health insurance
  • Expatriate benefits (rent-free housing, home travel (two per annum), child education allowance, assistance for relocation expenses including air fares for the appointee and dependents)
  • Paid home leave of 56 days per annum
  • Initial appointment is on a 3-year renewable contract and subsequent appointments can be 5-year/3-year renewable subject to annual performance reviews.

Required Documents:

Application Procedure. Candidates should submit the following documents in electronic form (MS Word or PDF file)

  •    Cover letter indicating rank of position applied for
  •    Detailed curriculum vitae with publications
  •    Names and contact details of three referees
  •    Teaching philosophy including teaching evaluations
  •    Samples of course outlines
  •    Brief statement of past and current research with outputs

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Nazarbayev University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

‍For any inquiries related to the application, please contact the Director for Engineering Management Programs, Prof. Mariza Tsakalerou, at

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