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Multiple Faculty Positions

Publication date: 08.05.2020


Nazarbayev University School of Medicine
Kerey and Zhanibek Khans St
Nur-Sultan 020000

Nazarbayev University School of Medicine (NUSOM), established in 2014, in the dynamic capital of Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana), Kazakhstan, is seeking research active faculty (clinically qualified and basic scientists) who will develop an internationally competitive research program to complement the research priorities of the school in cancer biology, infection and immunity, neuroscience, cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders, epidemiology, health services research, and artificial intelligence in health care.


Job Title

Multiple faculty positions:

  • Post-doctoral scholar
  • Instructor
  • Assistant
  • Associate
  • Full Professor
Job Description

The successful candidate will have an MD and/or PhD, or equivalent graduate/professional degree. If clinically qualified, the candidate should have specialist training (e.g., board certification or equivalent) in internal medicine, infectious disease, gastroenterology, medical oncology, obstetrics/gynecology, radiology, or clinical genetics; demonstrated exceptional research experience; and teaching experience commensurate with appointment rank. If not clinically trained, a contribution to the teaching of the MD program and below listed other programs and an outstanding research program in disciplines relevant to NUSOM’s research priorities and programs will be expected. An h-index of 5 (or above) is normally required for an appointment as assistant professor. An h-index of 15 (or above) is required for associate professor, and an h-index of 25 (or above) is required to be appointed as full professor in NUSOM. Excellent communication skills and English fluency are required.
NUSOM is being developed in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and offers a US-style curriculum taught in English. The school opened to its inaugural class of students in fall 2015 and graduated its first MD class in May 2019. NUSOM’s mission is to educate a new generation of clinically skilled and research-focused physicians prepared for leadership positions in research, education, and clinical care to improve the health of individuals in Kazakhstan, Central Asia, and around the world. NUSOM has also developed master’s degree programs in public health, molecular medicine, pharmacology and toxicology, and sports medicine as well as undergraduate bachelor’s degree programs in nursing and medical sciences. A highly competitive salary, benefits package with free housing (based on rank and family size), relocation allowance, home leave travel (twice per year), health care coverage, educational allowance for dependent children, and research start-up funds are available.

How to apply

Contact person: Maggie McDonald
Email: mmaggie@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-383-7474

Application deadline

Deadline for application is 1 September 2020.

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