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Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS) (Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs)

The Higher School of Economics Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS) of the School of World Economy and International Affairs in Moscow, Russia, invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the following academic fields:

o  US Foreign Policy, Transatlantic, US-China and US-Russia Relations

o  Contemporary Europe and development of European integration

o  Russia in the Asia-Pacific

o  Great Power Relationships in XXI century

o  Eurasian integration and the EAEU in the "Greater Eurasia" context

o  Development of the Russian Siberia and the Far East, and the role of Asian states in it


Founded in 2006, the CCEIS is the major research division of the School of World Economy and International Affairs of the Higher School of Economics. It conducts both fundamental and applied research on a wide range of International Relations, World Economy and Global Governance, as well as provides regular consultancy services for the Russia government and business community on various topics of Russian foreign and foreign economic policy.


The job involves:

  • working under the direct supervision of Prof. Sergei Karaganov, Academic Supervisor of CCEIS and Dean of the School of World Economy and International Affairs.
  • participants are encouraged to pursue their own research in parallel with working on the CCEIS research projects
  • writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals in co-authorship with the CCEIS employees
  • disseminating research findings through writing academic papers for top international peer-reviewed journals in (including those in co-authorship with HSE fellows) or through oral public presentations
  • participation in organization of the events and other contribution to the CCEIS’s development
  • public presentations of candidate’s own research to the researchers in the field and the broader academic community
  •  participation in the academic events, conferences and discussions;
  • teaching is not required; though teaching opportunities will be available.



  • a PhD in political science, awarded before September 2019, and specialization in International Relations, International Security, European Studies, American Studies
  • excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines;
  • a strong track record of publications appropriate for the candidate's academic standing;
  • English language proficiency.
  • advanced quantitative or qualitative research methods skills that meet the standards of academic peer-review publications  will be a strong advantage;
  • peer-reviewed publications, working papers or a job market paper in the field will be a strong advantage;
  • knowledge of the Russian language is not a requirement but will be a plus.


General conditions for Post-Doctoral Research positions can be found here. Appointments are  normally made for one year.

A CV and research statement should be submitted via online application form and two letters of recommendation should be submitted by the referees directly to fellowship@hse.ru by February 15, 2019. Please note that direct applications to the hiring division may not be reviewed.

About HSE

HSE is a young, dynamic, fast-growing Russian research university providing unique research opportunities. 

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