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 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