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Postdoctoral Fellow in Labour Economics and Economics of Education

Center for Institutional Studies (CInSt)

HSE University

Moscow, Russia

 

The Higher School of Economics Center for Institutional Studies in Moscow, Russia, invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of studies of labour economics and studies in higher education. We invite aspiring researchers to join a multidisciplinary team to work on such topics as returns to education, school-to-work transition, labour market outcomes of educational characteristics, labour market of university graduates and gender inequality.

 

About HSE University

The Higher School of Economics (HSE University) is a young, dynamic and fast-growing Russian research university. Over the past 25 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 centers and over 50 international research laboratories collaborating with international specialists from all over the world.

 

Requirements

The general requirements for the postdoctoral fellowship positions are the following:

  • Candidates must hold a recent PhD in the field of Education/Sociology/Economics 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;
  • Candidates should have a strong background in labour / education economics, sociology or education, ability to work in a team
  • Fluent English is an obligatory condition as research and other activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of Russian is not required;
  • Relevant experience will be an asset although not required.

 

The position involves:

  • participants are encouraged to pursue their own research along with working on CInSt’s research projects such as:
    • School-to-work transition and labour market of university graduates
    • Returns to higher education, labour market outcomes of graduates’ educational characteristics (university quality, academic achievement) and strategies (combining study and work), overeducation, job-education mismatches, non-cognitive skills
    • Gender discrimination in the labour market
    • Experimental research on signals in the labour market and gender discrimination
  • writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals;
  • participation in the events of the Centre and other contribution to the CInSt development;
  • public presentations of candidate’s own research to the academic community;
  • some teaching is encouraged, though not required.

 

Conditions

- Appointments are normally made for one year. Postdoctoral fellows have an opportunity of renewal of the contract (no more than two times).

- HSE University offers postdoctoral fellows a competitive salary, the standard medical insurance plan, a working space equipped with a computer and free Internet access at the University.

- The Center offers access to its databases and analytical software, as well as to Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS HSE), Russian Monitoring of education markets and organizations data, HSE Graduates survey and other databases.

 

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online. Please provide a CV, a statement of research interest and a recent research paper submitted via the online application form. At least two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the International Faculty Recruitment Office at fellowship@hse.ru before the application deadline. Please note that direct applications to the hiring center may not be reviewed.

Read more about the application process here.

 

The deadline for the applications is February 14, 2021.

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


 

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