Call for Applications

Call for applications for Lecturer positions in MA Programme in Politics & Security

17 June - 17 July, 2021

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 the principles and values of the OSCE through post-graduate education, advanced research, professional trainings and intellectual exchange. Its highly demanding MA programmes in the fields of “Economic Governance and Development” and “Politics and Security (Central Asia)” enrol a total of up to 60 young professionals on a competitive basis per year, from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is looking for a Lecturer for the course “History of Political Thoughts” in its MA Programme in Politics & Security.

FALL SEMESTER: September – December, 2021

History of Political Thoughts, 4 credits

The course ‘History of Political Thought’ is a required course of the MA Politics and Security programme. It is meant to be a survey course of the discipline of political theory and, typically, presents the history of political ideas and related philosophical concepts. In this surveying exercise it is important to relate concepts and ideas of political order, of state and state & society, of the individual and the political, of government and political conflict and of political progress to the context of political developments in the wider region of Central Asia. The objective of the course is to provide students of the MA programme in Politics and Security with an understanding of major guiding concepts and theories about the ‘political’ and how they inform our attempts to study political processes and developments in the region. The goal is to help students of the programme to make use of such concepts and ideas to search for and identify problems for further inquiry and research.

Candidates for this position should meet the following requirements:

  • PhD degree in 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:

  • 1200 – 1300 EUR / credit as gross salary. Final amount depending on interview results
  • Office space and computer, as well as access to all facilities of the OSCE Academy

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, including non-financial visa and work permit support, and finding housing in the city.

Interested applicants should submit the following documents:

  • A cover letter
  • A CV with two references
  • List of Publications
  • Results of past student evaluations (if available)
  • A draft syllabus

The application package should be sent as one single file in PDF format to with the subject line “Lecturer position: Political Theory” by 17 July 2021, 6.00 pm Bishkek time.

Only successfully selected candidates will be notified of further selection procedures.

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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