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Higher Education Studies (Center for Institutional Studies)

The Higher School of Economics Center for Institutional Studies (CInSt) in Moscow Russia invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of higher education studies. We invite aspiring researchers to join a multidisciplinary team to work on educational studies.


The job involves:

  • working under the direct supervision of Prof. Maria Yudkevich 
  • pursuing own research in parallel with working on CInSt’s research projects in five broad areas:

o  Faculty salaries, contracts and career concerns;

o  Academic inbreeding and mobility;

o  Faculty productivity, teaching and research in Russian universities;

o  University rankings;

o  University governance.

  • writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals
  • public presentations of candidate’s own research to the researchers in the field and the broader academic community

Some teaching is encouraged, though not required.

The Center offers access to its databases and analytical software, as well as Russian CAP data, Russian Monitoring of education markets and organizations data, Web of Science, Scopus, InCites, SciVal.



  • a PhD from an international research university in such fields as: Education/Sociology/Economics,
  • a strong theoretical and empirical background economics, sociology or education,
  • ability to work in a team,
  • fluent English
  • relevant experience is an asset although not required


General conditions for Post-Doctoral Research positions can be found hereAppointments will be normally made for one year and the one-year-renewal of the contract could be considered.

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 center may not be reviewed.


About HSE

HSE is a young, dynamic, fast-growing Russian research university providing unique research opportunities. For more information about HSE, please visit Center for Institutional Studies or contact Ilya Prakhov (iprahov@hse.ru) directly.

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