Centre for Advanced Studies
Since its beginnings in 2006, the Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) has developed and expanded its remit to recruit professional academics from international research universities in order to raise the standards of research at the HSE.
The beginnings of international recruitmentThe HSE’s recruitment of new academic faculty members from the international job market has been an evolutionary process that has recently expanded and accelerated. From its modest beginnings in 2005 as an initiative of the HSE’s International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF) with our partners from the London School of Economics as the driver, HSE now employs some 53 international tenure-track and post-doctoral fellows in 10 different faculties, six research labs and centres in Moscow and at the HSE campuses in St. Petersburg and Perm.
International recruitment at the HSE aims to attract world-class scholars from recognized international research universities who can produce original research in their respective disciplines and, by doing so, contribute to raising the HSE to the highest standards of academic excellence.
'Today we have to make major changes to our structure and our work. We've been successful on a national level, but the global market sets the bar much higher.'The original impulse to hire academics internationally came from the HSE’s rector, Yaroslav Kuzminov, and its founder, Evgeny Yasin, after receiving the results of an OECD study they had commissioned in 2004. The rector emphasized that a transformation needed to be made in order to reach the standards of a world-class university:
The OECD recommended internationalizing our university to bring it to the level of top academic institutions around the world. The HSE’s goal is ambitious: to attract successful researchers with international academic backgrounds and publication track records in top peer-reviewed journals as full-time tenure-track faculty members.
Over the past ten years, the HSE has systematically recruited full-time, tenure-track academic staff from a number of countries worldwide. The procedures have changed considerably over the years, with the administrative side of the process adapting and undergoing continuous improvement. The CAS provides internationally recruited faculty and staff with generous research support, including travel grants and other services.
Spreading the word
Through the efforts of CAS staff and with the help of our international faculty and staff recruits, HSE vacancies are now live on most professional websites in various disciplines. They are also circulated through mailing lists specific to each individual academic field. We welcome anyone who is interested in the international recruitment process to participate either by applying or by spreading the word about available opportunities. Sharing information about new HSE academic job postings through personal and professional networks, as well as through informal web-based and social media channels is particularly welcome. All current HSE vacancies can be found on the CAS Vacancies section of the site (post-doc, tenure track, teaching track positions).
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