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Assistant Professor in Education

Assistant Professor in Education

Institute of Education

Higher School of Economics 

Moscow, Russia

The Institute of Education of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia invites applications for full-time, tenure-track positions of Assistant Professor in education, sociology of education, education policy studies, economics of education, psychometrics, organization studies, and leadership studies. Knowledge of Russian is not required as teaching and research are both conducted in English.

Institute of Education is a leading Russian think tank and center for research, training and professional networking in education with extended international partnership. Institute of Education is also a holder of unique high-quality databases on different levels of education in Russia that are gathered by its research centers and laboratories.

The successful candidates may be engaged in the activity of one of our research centers with focus on different areas of research in education. 

Centre for Cultural Sociology

Centre of Sociology of Higher Education

Laboratory for Educational Innovation Research

Laboratory for University Development

Pinsky Center of General and Extracurricular Education

Center for Modern Childhood Research

Center for psychometrics and measurements in education

Laboratory for Digital transformation of education

International Laboratory for Evaluation of Practices and Innovations in Education

Centre for Vocational education and Skills development


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

  • Candidates must hold a PhD degree in Education or related areas, which was awarded 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 with research support provided by the University.

The position involves:

  • conducting high-quality research publishable in reputable peer-reviewed journals with research support provided by the University;
  • participants are encouraged to pursue their own research along with working on research projects of the Center/Laboratory;
  • organizing and leading a group of young Institute’s researchers;
  • participating in the projects of the Center/Laboratory and the Institute as well as help developing new projects;
  • teaching at the MSc and PhD programs of the Institute;


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 2022), 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 written in English and submitted online. Please provide a CV, a statement of research interest, a publication list, and a recent research paper, 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 9, 2022


Apply now


For more information:

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


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