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Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Faculty of Computer Science

Higher School of Economics 

Moscow, Russia


The Faculty of Computer Science of the HSE University in Moscow, Russia invites applications for full-time, tenure-track positions of Assistant Professor in all areas of computer science including but not limited to programming language theory, software engineering, human-computer interaction, system programming, algorithms, computation complexity, distributed and parallel computation, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.


About Faculty of Computer Science

The Faculty of Computer Science is a young and fast-growing division of the National Research University Higher School of Economics. It trains software engineers, data analysis experts, and computer science researchers. Its educational programs have been developed in cooperation with the Yandex School of Data Analysis, one of the strongest computer science graduate schools in Russia. The wide range of elective courses and minors allows each student to construct their own study track, and project work drives the educational process. Leading Russian research groups in information technology and computer science, including those from the Federal Research Center of Computer Science and Control, Institute for System Programming, and Institute for Information Transmission Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, are involved in the development and implementation of courses and projects, as well as in the supervision of student graduation papers and MSc and PhD theses.

The Faculty is active in many research areas: theoretical computer science, algorithms for big data, machine learning, information retrieval, computer vision, software engineering, and bioinformatics. The Faculty maintains an extensive and diverse program of research seminars, workshops, and summer and winter schools. More information on the Faculty is available at  http://cs.hse.ru/en/.


About HSE University

The Higher School of Economics (HSE University) is a young, dynamic and fast-growing Russian research university. Over the past 20 years, HSE University has become a leader in Russian education, while also being recognized globally.

For instance, we were the first state-run university in Russia to begin recruiting on the international academic market. We aim at being a university with a highly attuned approach to training new professionals. Therefore, we are eager to hire people with real experience, as well as basic and applied knowledge. Committed to high-quality research, HSE University now has more than 100 research institutes and centres and over 30 international research laboratories collaborating with international specialists from all over the world.


The general requirements for the tenure track positions are the following:

  • Candidates must hold a recent PhD in the field of computer science, mathematics, or related areas, which was awarded over the last 5 years or received before starting work at HSE in a relevant field by an internationally recognized university and has been assessed by external reviewers as having the potential to pursue research that is publishable in leading peer-reviewed journals;
  • Teaching experience at leading foreign universities is desirable;
  • Knowledge of Russian is not required as research and teaching are both conducted in English. Therefore, fluent English is obligatory.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct high-quality research publishable in reputable peer-reviewed journals and conferences with research support provided by the University.



Tenure track positions are only available on a full-time, residential basis.

Overall, appointments are usually made for an initial three-year period (starting September 2020) and, upon successful completion of an interim review, contracts are normally extended for a further three years until the tenure review.

HSE University provides excellent opportunities for international faculty. For instance, we offer a competitive salary (indexed to inflation annually and subject to a 13% flat income tax), health insurance, travel support, research support and other benefits. Since there is a key focus on generating high quality research, the teaching load of newly hired faculty is relatively low. All individual terms of employment will be reflected in the offer letter.


Application Process

Applications must be submitted online. Please provide a CV, a statement of research interest and a recent research paper submitted via an online application form. At least two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Review Committee at International Faculty Recruitment at iri@hse.ru before the application deadline.

Read more about the application process here.


The deadline for the applications is January 12, 2020.

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If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the International Faculty Recruitment Office at iri@hse.ru


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