Assistant of Afghan Students’ / Dormitory Coordinator
American University in Central Asia is seeking an individual to fill the position of Assistant of Afghan Students’ / Dormitory Coordinator:
Working closely with Dormitory and Afghan students, the assistant of International Office provides administrative and organizational support to Afghan Students’ / Dormitory Coordinator. The assistant performs various logistical, operational and organizational work required for efficient and smooth flow of the projects related to Afghan students on Grants, projects related to the Dormitory life, programs and etc.
The primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Correspond with prospective Afghan students and their families in person, by telephone, and email.
Oversee the student arrival process and ensure that students' pre-departure needs are met.
Maintain inventory of documents related to student advising, visa support, etc.
Maintain website and provide updates as related to the Afghan students in AUCA, Afghan alumni and projects performed by and for Afghan students.
Create weekly, monthly and year-end admission reports as needed.
Maintain the database of Afghan students on grant, prospective Afghan students, Afghan alumni and Dormitory residents, ensure data is correct and consistent.
Assist international student visa and registration specialist with administration of visa related paperwork for Afghan students.
Assist International Student Office in the organization of international student Orientation, training, and other conferences organized for AUCA students’ needs.
Correspond the internship program in Afghanistan.
Coordinate anticipated new program to maintain contact with Afghan alumni
Cooperate with insurance companies and assist to maintain smooth process of medical insurance documental processes.
Assist with the creation and maintenance of immigration documents, visas, invitations, OVIR registration, visa/passport extension, etc.
Arrange doctor visits; assist with access to medical services.
Be the point person for student pick up/drop off at the airport.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a directly related field such as International Relations, Marketing, English or relevant social sciences.
International travel experience
Demonstrated leadership experience within an academic and non academic setting.
Ability to work in stressful situations.
Ability to work independently and aptitude to meet deadlines.
Excellent knowledge of English and Russian. Knowledge of Kyrgyz and Dari/Pashto is an advantage.
Excellent intercommunication skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
Job Purpose Statement: Reporting to the president, the Website Director sets and guides the strategic and tactical direction of University communications vis-à-vis the University website to consistently articulate AUCA’s goals. He or she manages the content-related operations of the website/subsites, working closely with IT, OCIO, PR and web content managers. He or she also ensures University personnel have sufficient capacity to maintain their subsites/webpages. The ideal candidate for Website Director has a strong understanding of internal and external communications and has demonstrated expertise in communications-related project management.
Job Functions: Develop, implement, and evaluate website-wide communications strategy in collaboration with communications offices. Included in this are website and subsite audits to ensure compliance with AUCA policy. Manage University web presence-related projects by setting scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders, and ensuring technical feasibility. Manage content creation on AUCA subsites/web pages by coordinating content managers, IT personnel, and PR office personnel to ensure new and accurate information is posted regularly. Develop University personnel’s capacity to maintain University website/subsites by, for example, organizing University-wide trainings for content managers, writing content manager guidebooks, and ensuring usability of University CMS.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree Native speaking and writing skills in Russian and Kyrgyz High Proficiency in spoken and written English 3 years work experience in internal and/or external communications 1 year work experience in project management Team Management Skills
Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of Website Content Management Systems Experience in higher education communications Interested candidates should send their resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The International and Comparative Politics Department of American University of Central Asia announces a vacancy for teaching position
Department of International and Comparative Politics is seeking to hire a full time faculty to start working in the 2017-2018 academic year. The ideal candidate should have a PhD (in exceptional cases MA) degree from an internationally established university. He or she is expected to teach four courses per semester in areas of comparative politics and/or international relations to undergraduate students (research active faculty may be relieved from teaching 1 course). Applicants should have commitment to teach in the department for at least 2 years. Besides teaching, responsibilities include advising to students, service in the university committees, and engagement in departmental extra-curricular activities. Applicants should meet the following minimal requirements: • PhD (exceptionally, MA) degree in related fields • Fluent English • University level teaching experience • Practical experience in relevant area is preferred
Please send your CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy (not more than 1000 words), and two letters of reference (scanned copies are acceptable) to email@example.com and copy to the firstname.lastname@example.org by February 21, 2017.
The Sociology Department of American University of Central Asia announces a vacancy for teaching position
Department of Sociology is seeking to hire full- and part-time Instructors responsible for teaching in the 2017-2018 academic years. The ideal candidates should have a PhD (in exceptional cases MA) degree from an internationally established university. He or she is expected to teach four courses per semester in areas of sociology to undergraduate and MA students. Applicants should have commitment to teach in the department for at least 2 years. Besides teaching, responsibilities include advising to students, service in the university committees, and engagement in departmental extra-curricular activities.
Applicants should meet the following minimal requirements:
PhD (exceptionally, MA) degree in related fields
University level teaching experience
Practical experience in relevant area is preferred
Please send your CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy (not more than 1000 words), and two letters of reference (scanned copies are acceptable) to email@example.com and copy to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2017.
faculty to teach the First Year Seminar Program. FYS is based on texts in philosophy, literature, religious studies, social sciences and humanities. It is mandatory for all freshmen at AUCA and provides the foundational skills for independent research. Students practice close reading, critical thinking, collaborative dialogue, research, and argumentative and comparative writing. AUCA seeks faculty with backgrounds in the humanities and social sciences and with engaged, interactive classroom techniques to teach in an ESL environment. AUCA is Central Asia’s premier university on a purpose-built campus in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Successful applicants may also be expected to teach in other programs. These include the General Education program, which hosts the newly developed Second Year Seminar. SYS courses are 6 credit sections individually designed by faculty, who can take the opportunity to create courses in line with their area of expertise and specialization yet also meet standard requirements for all SYS sections. Regular Gen Ed courses can also be offered for 6 credits, and potentially 6 credits for Research on a case by case basis.
Applicants should meet the following minimal requirements:
* PhD (exceptionally, MA) degree in the humanities or social sciences
* Fluent English
* University level teaching experience
Please send your CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy (not more than 1000 words), and two letters of reference (scanned copies are acceptable) to Dr. William McDonald at email@example.com, and Dr. Duane Lacey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Software Engineering Program at American University of Central Asia (AUCA) is seeking highly motivated and innovative candidate to fill full-time faculty position.
Primary responsibilities will include teaching a full range of computer science courses (from object-oriented programming to machine learning and parallel programming) and participation in departmental, divisional, and college-wide initiatives. The successful candidate will also provide academic advisement, student guidance and contribute to curricula and program development. Appropriate professional development, research and scholarly activities are also expected.
AUCA, located in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, educates more than 1400 students annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs.
Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.
Ph.D. in computer science preferable. Expertise in Artificial Intelligence. Prior teaching experience at the college level; experience with curriculum development. Ability to teach successfully, experience in student mentorship and guidance, demonstrated scholarly achievement, and ability to collaborate with others.
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates should provide a CV or resume and statement of scholarly interests, as well as contact information for three references as one document to email@example.com by May 1, 2017.
The Department of Economics of AUCA invites applicants for a full-time faculty position beginning Fall 2017. Teaching responsibilities include Statistics, Econometrics, Master’s level Microeconomic Theory as well as Introductory Economics courses as needed.
Applicants should meet the following minimum requirements:
PhD or (MA/MSs from internationally established university in exceptional cases) in Economics
Fluent English (all courses at the department are taught in English)
A strong commitment to excellence in teaching
University level teaching experience is preferred
Please send your cover letter, CV, and two Letters of Reference (scanned copies are acceptable) to the Department Chair: Nurgul Ukueva, at (firstname.lastname@example.org) and a copy to the Office of Human Resources at email@example.com. AUCA will continue accepting applications until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by May 16, 2017.