Call for Applications - American University of Central Asia

The CEU Global Teaching Fellowship Program at American University of Central Asia (AUCA) located in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, is inviting applications for the AY 2018/2019 for teaching positions in the following programs/departments:

1. First Year Seminar (FYS) / General Education

First Year Seminar is a multidisciplinary program of two 12-credit courses taken in the fall and spring semester, which brings students and faculty together in exploration of some of the most important questions raised by a variety of texts, ranging from novels and poetry to significant works in philosophical and scientific reasoning. FYSem gives students a rare and valuable opportunity to experience the benefits of college-level learning through seminar-style investigation, and to ponder the mission, philosophy and fundamental values of a liberal arts education. For 2018/19 FSY is looking for candidates with the following backgrounds: visual arts and film, literature, history, and philosophy;

2. Social Sciences, concentrations Sociology. Preference will be given to PhD candidates /graduates in Sociology & Social Anthropology.

3. Politics and International/Area Studies – courses in areas of Comparative Politics and/or International Relations (for PhD candidates/graduates in Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy)

4. Business Administration/Economics - a broad range of specialization: Economics, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Mathematics, and Network Science.

The fellowships are for the whole academic year 2018/19 (10 months - August to May). Fellows who will have not received the PhD by the beginning of AY 2018/19 can teach maximum two courses/semester. Those who already have the PhD are expected to teach 3 courses/semester. CEU Global Teaching Fellows are also expected to contribute to the academic life of the community, offering workshops and lectures to students and faculty.

Eligibility: CEU doctoral candidates beyond their 3rd year of studies and doctoral graduates who have earned their PhD no earlier than 2016.

The application should include:

 - Motivation letter (please indicate what courses you could teach);

 - CV;

 - Teaching philosophy (1,000 words);

 - Two Letters of Reference;

-  Endorsement from the department if the applicant has not received the PhD (email of support from the head of doctoral studies).

Applications should be sent to gtfp@ceu.edu by March 12, 2018. Please indicate in the subject of the email for what position you are applying.

For inquiries, please email Monica Jitareanu at jitareanum@ceu.edu.