Call for Applications

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

27 February - 19 March, 2023

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 “Political Islam” in its MA Programme in Politics & Security.

SPRING SEMESTER: May-June/July, 2023

Political Islam, 2 credits
The course “Islam and Politics in Central Asia” discusses formations of political Islamism in Soviet and post-Soviet Central Asia.

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:
• 1360 – 1600 EUR / one 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 Islam” by 19 March 2023, 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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