Professor (Full/Associate/Assistant) Department of Medicine

Astana (KZ)
09 Jun 2017
01 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Astana, Kazakhstan

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as the premier national and regional research university, partnering with some of the most recognized names in international Higher Education, including Cambridge University, National University of Singapore, Duke University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University College London, with the objective to build a western-style research university with English as the medium of instruction.

Nazarbayev University School of Medicine (NUSOM) has been developed in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh Medical School and enrolled the first students in the MD program in August 2015. The School’s vision is to drive excellence in research and education to improve the health and wealth of individuals and population of Kazakhstan, Central Asia and beyond. The Department of Medicine is now seeking to appoint faculty at the levels of Full, Associate and Assistant Professor in the following areas:

  • General Pediatrics
  • General Internal Medicine 
  • General Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Medical Oncology

The successful candidate will have an MD, or MD/PhD, or equivalent graduate/professional degree, relevant clinical specialty certification, and demonstrated professional clinical, teaching and research experience commensurate with appointment rank. Excellent communication skills and English fluency are required.

Nazarbayev University offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package with free housing (based on rank and family size), relocation allowance, home leave travel (twice per year), health care coverage, and educational allowance for dependent children.

Applicants should forward by email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to Massimo Pignatelli, MD, PhD, NUSOM Dean (, to Sandro Vento, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine ( and to Human Resources ( no later than 1st August 2017 or click the apply button.

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