Call for Applications

Vacancy Announcement: Visiting Teaching Fellows (BA in Economics)

26 June - 20 July, 2024

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, invites applications from highly qualified scholars for its Visiting Teaching Fellowship positions.

Organization: Public Foundation “OSCE Academy in Bishkek”
Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 1 A Botanichesky pereulok

The Public Foundation “OSCE Academy in Bishkek” was founded in 2002 as a result of partnership between the Kyrgyz Government and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The OSCE Academy promotes values and principles of the OSCE through research, education, professional trainings, and intellectual exchange. Professional and dynamic team, the provision of opportunities for the acquisition and development of qualifications in an educational institution with an international level of work and teaching are the advantages of working at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek.

The Visiting Teaching Fellow will contribute to teaching in the BA programme throughout the Fall 2024 semester by developing course syllabi, lecturing, grading and advising students on academic aspects of the courses. Total teaching load is up to 9 credits per semester. Available courses are:

• Microeconomics-II, 4-credits
• Econometrics-I /4-credits
• Global Economy / 4-credits
• National Economy /4-credits
• Finance / 5-credits
• Money and Banking /4-credits
• Accounting-I / 4-credits
• Taxes and Taxation /4-credits
• Management / 4-credits
• Project Management / 4-credits
• Business Communication / 2-credits
• Social Entrepreneurship / 5-credits
• Data Science /5-credits

Job Description:
The Visiting teaching fellows are expected to:
- timely prepare course materials,
- conduct the assigned course on time and in accordance with applicable rules and regulations,
- evaluate BA students’ academic performance,
- keep records of BA student attendance and academic performance,
- provide required reports to the Programme specialist;
- participate in and/or organize students’ related events;
- prepare necessary reports for the management;
- be responsible for course related paperwork;
- perform other position related duties as assigned by the management.   

Essential knowledge, skills and experience required for the positions:
• MA/PhD degree in Economics, Finance or in a relevant subject area;
• Minimum 3 years of teaching experience;
• Demonstrated experience in developing teaching material for lectures and seminars, by introducing innovative material or developing and shaping course structure(s);
• Excellent knowledge of English language;
• Familiarity with LMS Canvas, Zoom;
• Effective and professional interpersonal and communication skills.

Interested applicants should submit their application including:
1) Cover Letter (no more than 500 words explaining teaching philosophy and methodologies);
2) CV;
3) Syllabus or short course outline;
4) Contact information of two referrals;
5) Copies of educational documents in support of the declared qualification.

Interested candidates should apply by sending all required documents (in one single PDF file) via e-mail to: vacancies@osce-academy.net with the subject indicating position title and name. E.g.: “BA Visiting Teaching Fellow _Your name”.

Deadline: 20 July 2024, 18:00 Bishkek time

Applications that are incomplete and/or do not meet the requirements will not be accepted for consideration.

Only successfully shortlisted 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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