American University of Central Asia - AUCA - Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Business Administration Department

The Business Administartion Department, American University of Central Asia, is seeking full- and part-time Instructors responsible for teaching core business subjects: accounting, finance, marketing, management, economics, entrepreneurship.

AUCA Business Administration, widely recognized as one of the top business programs in the region, is expanding its course offering and invites qualified faculty for both part- and full-time positions.



Essential responsibilities:

Full-time faculty

  • Conduct courses according to department needs;
  • Supervise senior theses;
  • Serve as academic adviser for students;
  • Conduct research in the field of specialization;
  • Provide service to the university and department, including attending regular meetings.

Part-time faculty

  • Conduct courses according to department needs;
  • Supervise senior theses.



A Master’s degree or equivalent in business administration or economics or related field is required. A PhD in business or economics is preferred.



Minimum 1-2 years of industry experience is preferred.

Teaching experience is preferred.


Related Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Fluent written and spoken English;
  • Good computer skills (Microsof Office, Google Docs);
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Interested candidates should send their resumes to Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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Department of Journalism and Mass Communications

Vacancy: 1 Full-time teaching position

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at AUCA invites applicants for a full-time faculty position beginning Fall 2019. Teaching responsibilities may include Introduction to Mass Communication, News Writing, Communication Theory and Practice, Journalism Investigation.

Applicants should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • PhD or (MA/MSs from internationally established university) in the field of Journalism, Media or related fields
  • Fluent English  (all courses at the department are taught in English)
  • A strong commitment to excellence in teaching
  • University level teaching experience is preferred, experience in the industry is also desirable.

To apply:

Please send your cover letter, CV, two Letters of Reference (scanned copies are acceptable) and unofficial transcripts from graduate school (official transcripts are required upon hiring) to the Office of Human Resources at, and to Prof.  Lauren B. McConnell at AUCA will continue accepting applications until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by July 30, 2019. The expected starting date of employment is August 26, 2019.


About AUCA

American University of Central Asia is an international, multi-disciplinary learning community in the American liberal arts tradition that develops enlightened and impassioned leaders for the democratic transformation of Central Asia. It is located in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, and hosts about 1200 students from about 20 countries. Starting June 2011, in partnership with Bard College, AUCA  awards US-accredited degrees. For more on AUCA, please visit our website at

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Academic Advising Assistant

Academic Advising Office

Job Title:

Academic Advising Assistant

Job Purpose:

Assist in academic advising for AUCA students.

Responsibilities of the academic advising assistant include, but are not limited to:

Administrative responsibilities:

  • managing filing systems
  • organizing the office layout and maintaining supplies of stationery and equipment
  • Control correspondences
  • Establish office standards and procedures
  • Maintain office equipment
  • Assisting in administrative management of advising office  
  • Ensure security and confidentially of data
  • Advising web page/manual content administration
  • Assisting in organizing advising events
  • Maintains student files and records

Advising responsibilities:

  • Assesses the student's stage of development (academic, career, and personal) and promotes student growth by determining suitable developmental tasks;
  • Assists student in establishing realistic and attainable academic and career goals.
  • Identifies options for student to satisfy degree requirements
  • Monitors academic progress of students
  • Interprets and explains college and university policies and procedures;
  • Participates in preparation of orientations and presents academic information to new students and parents during orientation.
  • Identifies options for student to satisfy specific degree requirements
  • Evaluates transfer transcripts from other academic institutions for equivalencies and application to degree program.
  • Gathers and/or calculates necessary information such as GPA's or enrollment statistics
  • Prepares various reports as requested (midterm grade reports).
  • Assists students with registration/provides guidance in course selection in keeping with the student's interests, values and abilities.
  • Interacting effectively with the advisee to help him/her develop the ability to take responsibility for decision-making and for his/her learning progress.
  • Assisting students in choosing programs, selecting and scheduling courses, and accessing resources to support decision-making.
  • Increasing one’s knowledge of the advising process and developing and enhancing the conceptual, interpersonal, and other skills important to academic advising.
  • Be present during Orientation week to guide their assigned students in organizing schedules and registering for courses
  • Be present and available for consultation with assigned advisees during the Add/Drop period to review each student’s course load, etc
  • Meet with students who have been identified as academically struggling by the faculty according to their mid term progress
  • Be aware of AUCA’s general financial aid requirements, rules and regulations



  • Completion of a post-secondary program
  • Proficient spoken and written English
  • Punctual, meticulous and reliable
  • Strong commitment to confidentiality


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by January 27, 2020 to:



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Business Administration Department

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Operations and Information Management

Work type: Full-time
Location: American University of Central Asia
Categories: Finance, marketing, management, economics, and entrepreneurship.


The Business Administration Department, American University of Central Asia, is seeking full- and part-time Instructors responsible for teaching core business subjects: finance, marketing, management, economics, and entrepreneurship.

AUCA Business Administration, widely recognized as one of the top business programs in the region, is expanding its course offering and invites qualified faculty for both part- and full-time positions.

The successful candidate will be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.


The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):

  • DBA, Ph.D. or Master’s degree in business, business management, business administration, accountancy, finance, marketing, or business education


  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND master’s degree in economics, personnel management, public administration


  • Bachelor’s degree in economics with a business emphasis AND master’s degree in personnel management, public administration


  • The equivalent. If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications via equivalency, please fill out the equivalency petition form in the document section of the online application. Additionally, if you are unsure that you meet the minimum qualifications, please fill out the equivalency form. 


  • Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college;
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation;
  • Commitment to professional growth and development, and to innovation and improvement of teaching;
  • Ability to assume faculty responsibilities beyond the classroom in a shared governance environment, including committee membership, student club advising, connecting with the local business community, and administrative department duties and reporting;
  • Demonstrated excellence in preparation and knowledge in the business law subject area, including demonstrated work experience in business-related areas associated with the use of law or work experience in the legal profession;
  • Ability to teach general business classes.



This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2020. The primary academic appointment for the successful candidates will be at the AUCA campus with the possibility of assignment 

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The master’s program in Central Asian Studies

The master’s program in Central Asian Studies at AUCA is looking for an office manager. The office manager works in close collaboration with AUCA staff, faculty, and students. 



  • Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Time Management skills
  • Ability to work independently and in stressful situations 
  • Punctuality, relationship-building skills, attentiveness / perceptiveness  
  • Strong PC skills (Word, Excel, MS Outlook and Power Point) ;  



  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, Kyrgyz and Russian; 



  • Assisting the program head in implementation of the academic process
  • Providing administrative support to students and applicants
  • Keeping online communication with students and applicants
  • Keeping track of budget expenses
  • Dealing with administrative issues and inquiries as appropriate
  • Preparing internal memos and requests for administration
  • Updating information on the program web-site
  • Helping with carrying out all the tasks required by the Registrar’s office
  • Assisting the program head with advertising and promoting the MA program
  • Assisting students with obtaining visas and registrations
  • Serving as a contact person and liaison with other offices, individuals, and external institutions on a range of specified issues
  • Other duties as assigned;



- Relevant university degree.


Interested candidates should submit their CV, motivation letter and two references in English by December 16, 2019 to


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for the interview.

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American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

Tel.: +996 (312) 915000 + Еxt.
Fax: +996 (312) 915 028