Call for Applications

Call for applications for Visiting Lecturer positions

21 January - 25 February, 2019

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a public foundation, created in 2002 between the Kyrgyz Government and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The OSCE Academy promotes principles and values of the OSCE through post-graduate education, professional trainings and intellectual exchange. Its highly demanding MA Programmes in the fields of “Economic Governance and Development” and “Politics and Security (Central Asia)” annually enrol up to 60 young professionals from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Mongolia on a competitive basis.

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is looking for Visiting Lecturers for the following courses:

Spring semester: May–June, 2019

Economic Governance and Development Programme
• International Financial System, 2 credits, two 90-minutes sessions per week, 8 weeks;
• Economics and Regulation of Energy Sector, 4 credits, (3 weeks);
• Integrated Water Management, 2 credits, short-term module (1-2 weeks);
• Industrial Policy, 2 credits, short-term module (1-2 weeks);

Politics and Security (Central Asia) Programme
• Quantitative Methods in IR, 3 credits, three 90-minutes sessions per week, 8 weeks or short-term module (2 weeks);
• MA Thesis Seminar, 3 credits, three 90-minutes sessions per week, 8 weeks.
• Central Asia and Middle East, 2 credits, short-term module (1-week);
• International Cyber Security, 2 credits, short-term module (1-week);
• Migration and Human Trafficking, 2 credits, short-term module (1-week);

The aim of the courses is to provide a graduate level survey of these fields introducing students to main theories and methodological approaches as well as the most relevant topics in the academic debate. The courses are expected to be taught on advanced level involving lectures, seminars, research assignments, and individual student mentoring. The specific course topics as well as the course design should be discussed with the management of the MA programmes.

Candidates for this position should meet the following requirements:
• PhD degree in Economics / Finance / Political Science / International Relations / or a related field;
• Record of teaching excellence and service;
• Record of peer-reviewed publications;
• Excellent knowledge of English;
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills.

The OSCE Academy will provide/cover:
• Competitive international honorarium based on the qualification of the candidate;
• Office space and a computer, as well as access to all of the OSCE Academy’s facilities.
NOTE: The Academy will not cover transport, accommodation, health insurance and expenses of family members. The Academy, however, assists with all issues related to travelling to Bishkek and finding housing in the city.

Interested applicants should submit their applications to teachingvacancies@osce-academy.net by 25 February 2019, 6.00 pm Bishkek time:

- A cover letter, indicating the preferred course(s);
- A CV with two references;
- Results of past student evaluations (if available);

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is an equal-opportunity institution. It operates on the principle of non-discrimination. All recruitment decisions are taken on the basis of best qualification of the candidates, with consideration of regional and gender balance.

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