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[ecrea] Visiting Professorships at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University,CESS

Thu Jun 28 06:06:12 GMT 2018

Vacancy: Visiting Professorships at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Dear colleagues,

The Faculty of Journalism at al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, is accepting applications for three one year Visiting Professorships from 1 September 2018 to 1 June 2019. Visiting Professors will work with a host professor at KazNU to conduct joint research and write joint publications. Visiting Professors will also be involved in teaching activity.

The working language of the appointee is English.


- Conduct research at KazNU;

- Participate in joint research projects with the host professor;

- Prepare and submit at least one joint application with the host professor and / or faculty at KazNU to participate in an international research project(s);

- Prepare and submit for publication with the host professor at least one journal article per semester in a ranked journal. The journal should have an SJR of no lower than 0.5 in the Scopus database. These articles must indicate affiliation to KazNU;

- Prepare and submit for publication at least two journal articles in English per semester in a local journal such as KazNU’s “Vestnik”. These articles must indicate affiliation to a non-Kazakh university that the Visiting Professor previously worked at;

- Teach a special course for undergraduates and PhD students in English (one special course per semester);

- Conduct a scientific workshop on research methods and advise doctoral students on contemporary research methods;

- Other tasks related to research as may arise.

What we can offer you

KazNU undertakes to provide the following:

- A salary in accordance with the established standards (US$1,500-$2,000 per month);

- Accommodation in accordance with the established standards

- Visa support (if necessary);

- Funds for airfare economy class round-trip;

- Access to KazNU’s facilities, research equipment, library resources, and other resources necessary for research;

- Monetary rewards to the Visiting Professor and their co-authors for each additional publication indicating affiliation KazNU in ranked journals included in the Scopus and / or Web of Science Core Collection database.

Eligibility criteria

- A specialist in one of the following areas: Mass Communication, Journalism, International Journalism, PR, Media Design;

- Already working as an international scientific adviser to a PhD student in the Faculty or prepared to take on this role (which would last for the duration of the PhD student’s program);

- At least one article published in the Scopus database over the last 5 years;
- An h-index of at least 5 in the Scopus database.

How to apply

Please submit a motivation letter and CV by email to Professor Karlyga Myssayeva by 15th July 2018 (( /at/
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