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Assistant Professor in Public Administration and Governance

School of Politics and Governance

Higher School of Economics 

Moscow, Russia


The School of Politics and Governance of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia invites applications for full-time, tenure-track positions of Assistant Professor in Public Administration and Governance (theory and politics).


About School

The School of Politics and Governance brings together professors, researchers, and lecturers of the courses in Political Science and Public Administration offered to the students of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Faculty's degree programmes, where our staff members teach, are EAPAA and ZEvA accredited. Thanks to the research and publication activity of the School’s faculty members, HSE University ranks among the world’s top 100 universities in the QS Politics & International Studies subject ranking. Within this ranking, it ranks highest among Russian universities. HSE University also ranks among the top 100 universities in the QS Social Sciences & Management ranking.


About HSE University

Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top universities, HSE University is a leader in Russian education and one of the preeminent economics and social sciences universities in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Having rapidly grown into a well-renowned research university over two decades, HSE University sets itself apart with its international presence and cooperation.

Our faculty, researchers, and students represent over 50 countries, and are dedicated to maintaining the highest academic standards.  Our newly-adopted structural reforms support HSE University’s drive to internationalize and the groundbreaking research of our faculty, researchers, and students.

HSE University is a leader in combining Russian education traditions with the best international teaching and research practices.  HSE University offers outstanding educational programmes from secondary school to doctoral studies, with top departments and research centers in a number of international fields.



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

  • Candidates must hold a recent PhD in the field of public administration, governance or related areas, awarded by an internationally recognized university;
  • Evidence of relevant teaching and research experience;
  • Candidates should be fluent in English and have a strong record of international peer review publications. Knowledge of Russian is not required.



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 can 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 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.

Apply now

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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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