Tuesday, November 25, 2008

JOB- Director of the Aga Khan Humanities Project at UCA, Dushanbe

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JOB- Director of the Aga Khan Humanities Project at UCA, Dushanbe

Posted by: Dilrabo Jonbekova <dilrabo.jonbekova@ucentralasia.org>

The University of Central Asia (UCA) is recruiting a Director for the
Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) at UCA to lead its evolution into a
center of excellence for the study and research of humanities in
Central Asia over the next three to five years. Established in 1997,
the AKHP was incorporated into UCA in 2007 with a mandate to develop
integrated humanities textbooks and teaching manuals in English and
Russian for regional universities and secondary schools, and to
provide training on modern pedagogical methods for faculty and
teachers to facilitate use of the textbooks.

The Director will provide strategic leadership to transform AKHP into
a vibrant intellectual and research institute that fosters a
multidisciplinary research agenda; build capacity in humanities
research in Central Asia, promote scholarly publications and forums;
and identify, secure and develop resources, including financial,
archival, research and human resources.
The position is based in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, with frequent travel
within the region, and some international travel. The Director will be
a highly motivated individual with ability to innovate and implement
new programmes, build capacity, identify and secure resources and
foster partnerships across sectors, and work with the highest
professional and ethical standards. S/he should have a relevant
doctoral degree with previous experience in academic leadership, a
record of scholarly research publications, teaching and mentoring
young researchers. Fluency in English and Russian are required and
knowledge of a regional or foundation language is desirable.
To apply
Candidates should submit in English curriculum vitae, list of three
professional references, and a cover letter to
hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. Applications will be reviewed as
soon they are received, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For additional information about this position or UCA, please visit
www.ucentralasia.org and click on the link for 'careers'.

Dilrabo Jonbekova
Central Asian Faculty Development Programme
University of Central Asia
207 Panfilova Street
720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic
Phone: 996-312-691-822, ext. 412
Fax: 996-312-696-029
Mobile: 996-555-773-726
Website: www.ucentralasia.org

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