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, established in 2015, in the dynamic capital of Astana, Kazakhstan, is seeking faculty at all levels from clinical chairs to instructors. Physician-educators with expertise in Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal medicine, Medical Oncology, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry (Russian speaking required for Psychiatry only), Pulmonology, Rheumatology, and Surgical Oncology internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, family medicine, medical and surgical oncology, cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, and psychiatry (Russian speaking required for psychiatry only) are encouraged to apply.  We are also recruiting clinical or non-clinical faculty in Anatomy, Physiology, and Public Health.

The successful candidate will have an MD, MBBS, or equivalent graduate/professional degree (for a clinical faculty appointment) or PhD (for a non-clinical faculty appointment in Anatomy, Physiology or Public Health), demonstrated professional teaching and research experience commensurate with appointment rank, and research interests that complement the School Research priorities.   Excellent communication skills and English fluency are required.

Nazarbayev University School of Medicine (NUSOM) is being developed in partnership with the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine and offers a US-style curriculum taught in English. 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. The school will graduate its inaugural class of MDs in spring 2019. 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.

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 Olga Levkovich, NUSOM Senior manager (, no later than February 8th, 2019.