Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Kazakhstan Law School Seeks Dean

Posted by Jeff Lipshaw

The School of Law of the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research in Almaty, the major commercial center of Kazakhstan, is looking for a dean.  Here's the job description (from AcademicKeys.com):

The Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP) is a rapidly growing, dynamic higher education institution, offering American style, credit-based programs in business administration, social sciences and international law. KIMEP is located in Almaty, an attractive and cosmopolitan city, with 1.2 million residents, located in the foothills of the Tian Shan mountain range. The Institute currently enrolls about 4,300 students in degree programs. All degree programs are taught in English.

250px-Almaty-mountains KIMEP is accepting applications for the position of Dean of the School of Law (SL).

Currently, the Law Program is housed in the Bang College of Business, offering an LLM, a minor in Law and undergraduate courses. The creation of an independent Law School is being planned, with both undergraduate and expanded graduate programs.

The Dean of SL is the School's administrative and academic head. Reporting to the Vice-President of Academic Affairs (VPAA), the Dean will exercise vision, ethical leadership and advocacy in curriculum matters of the School, placing emphasis on quality assurance and continuing development of the finest educational program possible. As key responsibilities and duties, the Dean of SL shall:

•Manage fiscal and personnel resources of the School and recruitment, evaluation and retention of well qualified faculty and staff;

•Curriculum planning and development;

•Promotion, publicity and student recruitment;

•Manage the School’s faculty, including hiring, promotion, arrangement of leaves, salary determination, assignment of academic and administrative duties and resolution of grievances and disciplinary problems;

•Prepare and submit the School's annual budget and other relevant reports;

•Serve as Chair of the School Academic Committee and facilitate the work of other School committees; •Serve as a member of the Deans’ Committee and KIMEP Executive Committee;

•Represent the School in KIMEP-wide events and to external constituencies;

•Teach one course (3 credits) in each of the Fall and Spring semesters; and,

•Other duties, as assigned by VPAA.

Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Jurisprudence/Law; a clear educational vision for an effective, rigorous, comprehensive Law program, following American models; administrative experience, preferably at Chair or Dean level, at an institution of higher education; experience in curriculum development and review; excellent negotiation, communication, organization and leadership skills; and, fluency in English.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary is negotiable.

To apply, please send, via e-mail, a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information, including e-mail addresses of three references, to: [email protected]

We like to be a full service blog, so if you are interested, here's a link to the Cores real estate agency in Almaty, if you might be looking to rent.  If you'd be looking to buy, we suggest Almaty Real Estate.  And here's Air Astana, the national airline of Kazakhstan.


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I have been to Almaty personally two years ago. For what is worth - do not go there even if the position or job looks very attractive. This place is dangerous, more so for US Law professor - anti-american sentiment is very strong there.

Posted by: Horse Betting | Apr 9, 2010 10:32:32 AM

I have worked and lived in KZ. Nice place and nice people as long as you don't criticism the government and culture. Rule of law is a joke, and justice prevails to those that pay the most.

Posted by: Jacko | Apr 19, 2010 7:24:07 PM

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