School of Sociology
Assistant Professor in Sociology (multiple positions)
Higher School of Economics
Moscow and Saint Petersburg*, Russia
The School of Sociology of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow*, Russia invites applications for full-time, tenure-track positions of Assistant Professor in Sociology and social data analysis using qualitative and quantitative methods. Knowledge of Russian is not required as teaching and research are both conducted in English, though working knowledge of Russian is an asset.
* Interested candidates may also be considered for positions in HSE campus in Saint Petersburg.
School of Sociology
The School of Sociology offers an array of educational options for students from Russia and abroad. We teach a full range of subjects, from basics of Sociological Theory to Economic Sociology and Advanced Methods of sociological research. The quality of research in Sociology at the HSE has already been widely recognized, and counts among the top-100 universities in the world according to the QS ranking in this subject field.
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 recent Ph.D. in Sociology before the starting date of the contract. The successful candidate is expected to conduct high-quality research confirmed by some papers (also in progress!)(to be) published in Q1 and Q2 peer-reviewed journals. 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 to make a prolongation for the next three years. Specialists in all sub-fields of sociology are welcomed; however, experts in quantitative methods have a priority.
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 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 February 15, 2019.
More information about the University, School of Sociology is available at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, School of Sociology, Department of Sociology (St. Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Humanities)
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