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Positions at all ranks in Finance

Nur-Sultan is a young, dynamic and growing city offering excellent dining and entertainment options.
Internationally (AACSB) competitive salary with generous expat benefits
Closing date
Jan 1, 2022

Positions: Positions at all ranks in Finance

Appointment Date: August 1, 2022 or January 1, 2023

Fields of Emphasis: International Finance, Financial Accounting, Banking, Corporate Finance

Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution. (Expected completion by July 31, 2022 is acceptable.) Demonstrated ability or potential for high quality research and teaching at graduate level.

Teaching: NUGSB offers finance courses at the MBA and MSc levels and plans to launch a PhD program. Teaching responsibilities would be at the MBA, MSc and PhD levels. Efficient 4-course teaching load taught in modular format.

Research: Applicants should have a strong interest and proven competence in research and scholarship. We seek candidates who can demonstrate the potential to publish in top-tier scholarly journals. Applicants for associate or full professor must have a strong record of scholarly publications.

Compensation: Internationally (AACSB) competitive salary with generous expat benefits. Kazakhstan has a low flat income tax rate of 10% and a low cost of living. The benefits package includes free housing, international health insurance, home travel allowance, allowance for children's education, among other things. Generous research funding/grants are available on a competitive basis at the school and university levels.

Institution: NUGSB has a small, but growing research-oriented faculty and is in strategic partnership with Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. The faculty have received their PhDs from leading schools such as Columbia University, INSEAD, Stanford University, University of Michigan, LSE, etc. The atmosphere at NUGSB is very collegial, supportive, and welcoming for the new members of the team.

Located in Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan, NUGSB is a new Western-style, English-language research-oriented business school; offering its faculty generous research time, efficient teaching load, and competitive salary. Nur-Sultan is a young, dynamic and growing city offering excellent dining and entertainment options. The city has a well-connected airport offering direct flights to major cities in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

To support research activities and expand professional networks, NUGSB faculty spend time at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.

Submit: We encourage candidates to submit their job market package electronically via our secure website in order to have your application reviewed as quickly as possible: The package should include cover letter describing interest in the position, copy of latest vita and job market paper.

Representatives of NUGSB and its strategic partner The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University will interview selected candidates online in January 2022.

Application Deadline: December 21, 2021

Contact: Joep Konings, Area Coordinator, Accounting, Economics & Finance,, or Bektemir Ysmailov, Assistant Professor of Finance, at

Nazarbayev University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic other than scholarly achievement and merit.

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