Applications for full-time, tenure-track positions of Assistant Professor in political science
The School of Political Science of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia invites applications for full-time, tenure-track positions of Assistant Professor in political science, political theory, comparative politics, international politics, global political economy, qualitative methods, data analysis and quantitative methods. Knowledge of Russian is not required as teaching and research are both conducted in English.
Successful candidates may also be offered joint affiliation with the International Center for Study of Institutions and Development to further their scientific research. Affiliates will have access to an international network of scholars working on economic development, political accountability, social policy, sub-national politics, Russian studies, and other issues. They will also be able to apply for additional funds for projects related to the mission of the center.
The HSE is a young, dynamic, fast-growing Russian research university. Over the past twenty years, the HSE has become one of Russia's largest universities in the fields of economics, social sciences and humanities, and has earned the reputation of a national leader in higher education. One of its unique features has been its direct involvement in socioeconomic reforms in Russia, which has allowed HSE to develop as a “project and research university” where education, fundamental and applied research, and "think tank" activities are combined for the comprehensive development of society. Committed to high-quality research, HSE now has a considerable number of international research laboratories, led by eminent professors from all over the world; more such laboratories were opened in 2016 and 2017.
Candidates must hold a recent Ph.D. in political science or related fields, or to be in receipt of the PhD before the starting date of the contract. The successful candidate is expected to conduct high-quality research publishable in reputable peer-reviewed journals with research support provided by the University. The appointments will be made for three years in the first instance, starting in September 2019, with reviews of teaching and research during the third year.
The salary is competitive, indexed to inflation annually, and subject to a 13% flat income tax. The university offers health insurance (free of charge), language assistance, and other social benefits; travel support and other research assistance are generous. Since we have heavy emphasis placed on high quality research, the teaching load of newly hired faculty is relatively low and service is minimal.
Application and Interviews
Please provide a CV, a statement of research interest, a recent research paper via online application form.
Please also arrange for at least 2 letters of reference to be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for accepting application materials is September 1, 2018. Late applications can be also considered if the position is not filled.
More information about the university is available at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, International Faculty Recruitment