International Employee Opportunities

International employees can serve in a variety of capacities in their areas of expertise, from short term visiting or long term permanent capacities. All positions include a competitive benefits package, and vary by position and level of experience of the professional. Most positions are not posted on our website, so interested professionals are encouraged to contact our department or the department at Narxoz that you are interested in working with to discuss opportunities.

Faculty teaching and research capacities
International faculty and scholars come to Narxoz University to serve in both short and long term capacities in their areas of expertise in academia. All faculty and researchers staying for at least a semester are required to carry a teaching load, per Kazakhstan visa laws. In addition to teaching, international professionals can also conduct research, contribute to grant funding initiatives, develop curriculum, and contribute to other academic initiatives. In addition, Narxoz also welcomes visiting professionals, both paid or volunteer (usually includes a stipend), to contribute to any of these capacities from one week to a few months.

Erasmus+ Faculty and Staff Exchange Programme
(limited to professionals from participating European universities)
Erasmus+ is the European Union's (EU) programme to support education, training, youth and sport opportunities for cooperation between EU and Central Asian countries. Every semester Narxoz University's Erasmus+ partners receive grants to offer, on a competitive basis, an opportunity for its faculty and administrative staff to go to Narxoz for teaching or training mobility. Learn more about Erasmus+ opportunities at Narxoz.

Development volunteer officers
International professionals - from recent college graduates to experienced professionals and retirees - help build Narxoz University and Central Asia in volunteer capacities every year. From online collaborations to week-long visiting teaching to summer or semester-long internships and professional development, we welcome volunteers as a part of our employee core. We welcome volunteers of all backgrounds, so if you believe you have something to offer in curriculum, research, student life, international development, or any of our specific initiatives or departments, contact us with your ideas

Go Nomads Teaching Program
Go Nomads is a professional experience program of Kazakhstan's Ministry of Education and Science - Bolashaq Fund. Participants serve as teaching assistants in which they teach English or another area of expertise at Narxoz University for one to six months. They also organize speaking clubs, discussion sessions and other extracurricular activities with local students. In addition to experiencing Kazakhstan's society and culture, participants make a difference in young people's future prospects and knowledge. Participants receive accommodation, three meals per day, medical insurance, and roundtrip airfare. Learn more about Go Nomads opportunities.

Administrator and staff capacities
While opportunities for international professionals to serve in administrator and staff capacities are available, they are rare due to strict laws that mandate most foreign employees take a teaching load. Some international administrators and staff have served as both faculty and administrators or staff. Contact us to discuss options.
  • Somaya Wasit
    We are pleased to introduce you a volunteer at our International Development and Partnership Office - Somaya Wasit. Somaya comes from Afghanistan, studies in Almaty MBA in Finance and runs a startup

    Somaya helped Narxoz Global in finding study grants for international students in Kazakhstan, and also spoke at our webinar for foreign applicants with the topic Global education opportunities.
  • Aditee Prabhakar
    Architect and Urban Planner.
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Architecture, Town and Regional Planning, IIEST Shibpur.
    I joined Narxoz University as a visiting research fellow. When I was looking for universities in Almaty with matching my interest, Narxoz was the place that I found with multiple research centers and two out of them complimented my research idea - Qazaq Research Institute for Future Studies and Silk Road Case. Both the research centers helped me to grow with my research. The university hosted me with a lot of love and supported me in all possible ways though out my stay in Almaty. It was a pleasure working with Narxoz folks.
  • Lennora Crilov
    Manager of International Programs and Admissions
    Senior Lecturer of the Department of Law
    Narxoz is very people oriented and creates possibilities for people worldwide. As an international administrator and faculty member, I enjoy the opportunities for overseas travel and diversity of the projects I'm involved in that have regional, national and global impacts. At Narxoz, cross team work is fostered and different perspectives are encouraged. This is a workplace where collaboration and shared knowledge take place to produce best practice.
  • Miriam Hinthorn
    International Development Volunteer
    Princeton in Asia
    Narxoz is in an exciting period of unprecedented growth and internationalization. During my time in the International Development and Partnerships Office, I was provided with the unparalleled professional growth opportunities that one would expect of a startup, as well as the resources, processes, and sense of community that one would expect of an institution with a rich history. From collaborating on research proposals, to engaging with Kazakhstani public officials, to contributing to youth outreach programs that took me all over Kazakhstan, my experience at Narxoz has provided me with a dynamic global experience.
If you are interested in professional opportunities with Narxoz University, please complete this form and include your CV/resume. We will follow up with you to discuss opportunities to become part of the Narxoz community.
International Development, Career and Partnerships Department
+7 727 377 1297
Office: A238
55, Zhandossov street, Almaty, 050035, Kazakhstan
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