School of Philology
Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Philology (open rank position)
National Research University Higher School of Economics
School of Philology, The Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, invites applications for a full-time position of Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in literary studies and digital humanities.
Part of the Faculty of Humanities, the School offers one bachelors’ and two masters’ programs in Russian and comparative literature. The research focus of the faculty are literary history, poetics, typology and theory of Russian, European and American literatures, comparative studies, translation studies, history and theory of culture, and digital humanities.
We are looking for a colleague with a research interest in one or more of these fields, preferably digital humanities, an experience in joint projects is a plus. The teaching load will include teaching a course in a field of your expertise as well as an advanced course in English, German, Italian, or Spanish and a course in literary analysis in the same language (18th-21st centuries).
The HSE is a young, dynamic, fast-growing Russian research university. Over the past twenty five years, the HSE has become one of Russia's best universities in the fields of economics, social sciences and humanities, and has earned the reputation of a national leader in higher education, 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.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in philology 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
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The deadline for accepting application materials is February 15, 2019.
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