Call for Applications

Open-ended Call for the Master’s Programme’s Visiting Lectures

1 March - 31 December, 2024

MA Programme in Human Rights and Sustainability

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek welcomes applications from interested candidates for Visiting Lecturer positions (up to 2 ECTS) in the following disciplines:

• UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)/ Agenda 2030, strategies and policies
• SDGs Goals relegated to:
    - Climate Justice,
    - Gender Equality,
    - Eradication of Poverty
    - Economic Growth and Decent Work conditions
    - Responsible Consumption and Productions
    - Peace, Institution Building and Access to Justice
• SDGs related to International Human and Humanitarian Law

MA in Human Rights and Sustainability (MAHRS), launched in 2023, enrolls a maximum of 25 students from all Central Asian states, Afghanistan, and Mongolia annually. MAHRS is the first interdisciplinary Programme for Human Rights in Central Asia, implemented in cooperation with the Global Campus of Human Rights in Venice, focusing on learning, applying, monitoring, and implementing human rights, good governance, and sustainability principles and norms as stipulated by the UN Human Rights Regimes and the 2015 SDGs (Agenda 2030).  It aims to train and empower young scholars and professionals, and graduate students to work and be active in the spheres of public administration, CSOs, and IGOs. The programme is financed by the European Union and the OSCE Academy in Bishkek.

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 training, 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 and wider OSCE Region.

You will join our esteemed higher education and research institute in Central Asia, renowned for its scholarly pursuits. Our Academy is dedicated to nurturing future leaders, empowering them through transformative academic experiences and personal growth. You will immerse yourself in a vibrant intellectual environment and embrace an international atmosphere that fosters creativity. Located in the heart of Bishkek, our city boasts a diverse range of international organizations and universities, set amidst the picturesque landscapes of the mountainous Central Asian countries. With convenient accessibility and seamless travel options, this is an opportunity you don't want to miss.

Once selected, specific course duties and design should be further discussed with the Head of the Department of Education of the OSCE Academy.

• PhD degree in any of the SDGs related academic areas
• Relevant teaching experience (including using e-learning platforms)
• Excellent command of academic English
• Practical interpersonal and communication skills

The OSCE Academy will provide/cover:
• 1360-1600 EUR / per credit as gross salary.
• Office space and computer, as well as access to the related campus 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 traveling 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 indicating the preferred course(s);
• A CV with two references;
• List of publications;
• 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 ‘MAHRS Visiting Lecturer’.

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 based on the best qualifications of the candidates, with consideration of regional and gender balance.

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