American University of Central Asia - AUCA - Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

SEBA full-time/part-time teaching position

Assistant Professor/Instructor
Work type: Full-time/part-time
Start date: Fall 2023
Deadline: March 31, 2023
School of Entrepreneurship and Business Administration (SEBA) is the leading Business School in Kyrgyzstan and the largest faculty in AUCA both in Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. SEBA is committed to delivering quality education to our students and leading in Research and Development.
SEBA is currently accepting applications to fill several full-time/part-time faculty positions in the 2023-2024 academic year for the following compulsory and elective courses:
Bachelor of Business Administration:
● Marketing/Digital Marketing
● Corporate Governance
● Risk Management
● Project Management
● Brand Management
● Organizational Behavior
● Sales and Marketing
Professors will teach up to 36 credits courses at Bachelor’s and Master’s level in one academic year. Depending on the profile, you may also teach related subjects within the discipline. Language of instruction is English. Furthermore, full-time faculty positions assume active involvement in SEBA development initiatives, service in the
university committees, supervision of Bachelor’s and Master’s theses and engaging in departmental extra-curricular activities.
We are interested in candidates with:
● Ph.D. degree in Business, Human Resources and Management or a discipline to the respective course.
Candidates without a PhD degree, but with at least 3 years of academic teaching experience, positive teaching evaluations, and extensive industry experience are encouraged to apply.
● Relevant knowledge and skills in above mentioned discipline
● Excellent communication and coordination skills
● Excellent command of English
If you wish to apply to this position, please send your application to HR at, in copy SEBA Committee at and School Chair Dr. Urmat Ryskulov at using the subject “2023-2024 Faculty Application”.
Deadline: March 31, 2023.
Application package includes:
1. Cover letter indicating your teaching goals and philosophy
2. CV
3. List of recent key publications
4. Two references
Only completed applications will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. The level of compensation will be determined based on the candidate's education and experience following AUCA guidelines.

The MA in Teaching Program

Full Time Faculty in Education (Rank Open)

Position: Full-Time

Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2023

Job Description:

The MA in Teaching Program at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) is inviting applications from qualified candidates for a full-time faculty position - rank open. Candidates should hold a PhD in Education or related areas, and have demonstrated experience in conducting empirical research in education using qualitative and/or quantitative methods. The area of research interests is open. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and /or prior engagement in teacher development.

Full-time faculty are expected to teach at least six courses (three per term), participate in academic advising, and supervise Masters theses. Responsibilities and expectations also include participation in programs of the Institute of Education and in university life. 

The MA in Teaching program at AUCA is an innovative dual-degree graduate program in teacher education - offering a Masters in Pedagogy from Kyrgyz Ministry of Education, and an MAT degree from Bard College, New York. The program offers a unique blended-learning approach with a strong focus on teaching practice, and has a diverse student body from across Central Asia. The language of instruction is English.

The program is generously funded by the US Embassy, Bishkek - enabling it to offer tuition scholarships to outstanding public school teachers and teacher leaders from across the region. Student engagement and faculty development is also supported by funding from the University and from the Open Society University Network.

The selected candidate will become a full-member of a small but dynamic international team - and a growing network of exceptional alumni - that is passionate about transforming the quality of teacher education in Central Asia and beyond.

 Roles and Responsibilities

A Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) faculty member works as an instructor, collaborator with the Institute of Education (IOE) and MAT programming, and supporter of MAT students. The tasks involved include

  • Teaching and guiding master’s-level students through original educational research;
  • Continuing research in one’s area of interest within education, providing opportunities to MAT graduates;
  • Fulfilling contractual duties as a full-time AUCA faculty. Of note: teach 36 hours annually (6 courses); participate in faculty meetings and events; maintaining office hours;
  • Collaborating with MAT faculty and adjunct faculty to implement MAT curriculum;
  • Developing assigned new courses that expand the elective options for MAT students within the faculty’s field of expertise;
  • Revising core curriculum courses as necessary when they are part of the assigned teaching load;
  • Teaching in summer, fall, and spring semesters, in both online and in person mode;
  • Participating in recruiting efforts, including AUCA open house events, online events, and potential travel opportunities;
  • Participating and enhancing MAT-specific events, such as orientation and state defense and examinations;
  • Working with the MAT and IOE teams to support departmental projects.

 Qualities of Full-Time MAT Faculty:

We seek a faculty member who is

  • a PhD in education (or advanced stage in a PhD program)
  • an excellent teacher, with experience in teaching research methods;
  • an effective communicator;
  • enthusiastic about supporting graduate students;
  • adept at academic writing and academic writing instruction;
  • eager to learn;
  • published in peer-reviewed journals or on reputable platforms

Benefits for Faculty 

  1. Professional Development. MAT faculty are encouraged to participate in professional development opportunities each year. Additionally, the opportunity to collaborate with faculty from Bard, Al Quds, and other OSUN universities provides additional growth opportunities.
  1. Compensation. Salary commensurate with experience and at par with AUCA pay-scales , 56 vacation days, and additional benefits according to AUCA hiring guidelines (which are differentiated for Kyrgyz nationals and International hires)
  1. Research. By actively teaching in MAT and being part of the IOE, research opportunities are readily available.

Start Date: June 1, 2023  

Resumes / CVs and a Cover Letter (max 500 words) along with names and contact information of two references should be sent to Dr. Tamo Chattopadhay,, Director, Institute of Education, and Elizabeth Alibaeva, , Program Director, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), AUCA. References will be only contacted for short-listed candidates. Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2023.

International and Comparative Politics Department

Assistant Professor / Associate Professor

Deadline: March 24, 2023

The Department of International and Comparative Politics (ICP) at the American University of Central Asia is inviting applications from international and local candidates for faculty positions at the Assistant/Associate Professor levels. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Political Science, Public Policy, or International Relations, and have a specialization in one of the following:

  • Comparative Politics (CP): Intro to Comparative Politics (required course) and elective courses in comparative politics (such as Latin American Politics, African Politics, Middle East, International Political Economy, etc.).
  • Political Theory (PT): Intro to Political Theory (required course) and elective courses in political theory (such as Political Ideologies, Contemporary Political Thought, etc.)
  • Political Science/Public Policy (PS/PP): Introduction to Political Science (required course) and elective courses (such as Public Policy Analysis, Governance and Development, etc.)
  • Apart from one specialization above, the full-time faculty is expected to teach one of the following: Quantitative Research Methods, Research Methods in Political Science, or Senior Thesis

Full-time faculty are expected to teach 36 credits, at least five to six undergraduate-level courses (three per term), participate in academic advising of at least ten students, and supervise at least two senior theses per academic year. Responsibilities and expectations also include active participation in departmental activities and university services.

The faculty positions are open both to citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic and international candidates. AUCA provides visa support, accommodation allowance, and a travel allowance for international faculty. The contract will be given from 31.08.2023 until 31.07.2024 with a high possibility of the extension based on the evaluation of teaching performance and departmental service.

The deadline for applications is March 24, 2023. Shortlisted candidates may expect to be contacted for an interview by early April 2023 and they might conduct one short presentation on their expertise (30 minutes) to the ICP students. Final offer is subject to budgetary approval.

Interested candidates must submit their CV, cover letter, two reference letters, statement of their teaching philosophy (max. 1000 words), course syllabi examples, and summary of teaching evaluations as one single pdf document, and indicate their specialization in the subject line (CP, PT, PS/PP). Only full applications will be considered.

Please submit your applications to Ms. Nargiza Alieva at

For any questions or queries, please contact the Chair of the ICP Department and Head of Social Sciences Division Dr. Görkem Atsungur at

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

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