Call for Applications

Teaching Vacancies for Summer School Programme

13 June - 3 July, 2022

Application Deadline: July 03, 2022

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a public foundation, established in 2002 by 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, professional trainings, advanced research and intellectual exchange. Its demanding MA programmes in the fields of “Economic Governance and Development” and “Politics and Security (Central Asia)” on a competitive basis enroll a total of up to 60 young professionals per year, from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is looking for several short-term Lecturers for its four-week long Summer School programme. The Summer School is designed for the newly accepted MA students of the OSCE Academy as a preparatory programme. 

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is looking for Lecturers for the following 2-credit courses:

Academic Writing and Honesty (3 vacancies)
The Academic Writing course raises awareness of the style, form, and organizational structure of academic writing in English. Specifically, the course is aimed to help improve the quality of student essays by analyzing various stages of the writing process through analyzing model texts and identifying their elements.

Teaching will be conducted between 1 August 2022 and 26 August 2022, pending the availability of funding. The position is planned to be based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

These courses are expected to be taught as introductory graduate level courses. Specific course duties as well as course design should be further discussed with the Head of Department of Graduate Education of the OSCE Academy once selected.

• MA degree, preferably PhD degree in Linguistics or a related field
• Relevant teaching experience (including using e-learning platforms)
• Excellent command of academic 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
• Results of past student evaluations (if available)

The application package should be sent as one single file in one merged PDF format file to with the subject line “Summer School Lecturer_Academic Writing and Honesty” by 03 July 2022, 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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