Lecturer in Politics and Security (Central Asia and Russia) – OSCE Academy in Bishkek

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Call for Applications for Lecturer positions in MA programme in Politics and Security

Application Deadline: November 21, 2021

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 trainings, research and intellectual exchange. Its demanding MA Programmes in the fields of “Economic Governance and Development” and “Politics and Security (Central Asia)” on a highly competitive basis enrol a total of up to 60 young professionals per year, from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.  The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is looking for Lecturers for the following courses in its MA in Politics and Security programme:


  • Central Asia and Russia, 2 credits, 1-week module

The aim of the module is to provide students of the OSCE Academy with an introduction to the nature of the engagement between the Russian Federation (RF) and the states comprising Central Asia (CA states). The module will look at the foreign policy motivations behind the cooperation between RF and CA states, institutional frameworks of cooperation (bilateral and multilateral links), risk perceptions and venues for further cooperation.

The general aim of the courses is to provide a graduate level survey of these subjects introducing students to main theories and methodological approaches as well as the most relevant topics in the academic debate. The courses are expected to be taught on advanced level involving lectures, seminars, research assignments, and individual student mentoring. The specific course topics as well as the course design should be discussed with the Head of the Department of Graduate Education of the OSCE Academy.

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:

  • 1100 – 1300 EUR / 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 [email protected] with the subject line “PS lecturer position_Spring semester_Course title”by 21 November 2021, 6.00 pm Bishkek time.

For further information, please visit: http://osce-academy.net/en/

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 considerationof regional and gender balance.

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