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Postdoctoral Fellow in Education

HSE University

Laboratory for University Development

Moscow, Russia


Laboratory for University Development, Institute of Education,HSE University, Russia, invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of Economy and Management in Education.

About the Institute of Education

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.


About the Laboratory for University Development

The Laboratory for University Development is a dynamically developing research center that undertakes scientific and applied projects in the field of Higher Education.

The Lab's R&D focus spans the following key areas:

·        contribution of higher education to economy and society

·        performance and efficiency of higher education institutions

·        regional studies in higher education

·        transformations of higher education systems under global, national and regional pressures

·        diversity within university systems and institutions

·        strategic management of universities

·        equality of access to higher education

For the Lab's past and current projects, please visit our website.

We welcome scholars interested in research agenda of the Lab and mainly promote three long-term research projects under the supervision of leading international scholars:

·        Contribution of Higher Education to Individuals and Society: Comprehensive Accounting (under supervision on Simon Marginson, Oxford University, UCL)

·        Efficiency, Performance, and Impact of Higher Education Institutions (under supervision of Tommaso Agasisti, Politecnico di Milano)

·        Inequality in Higher Education: High Participation, Diversity, and the State (in cooperation with Laura Perna, University of Pennsylvania; Gaele Goastellec, University of Lausanne; Jussi Valimaa, University of Jyväskylä)



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

  • Candidates must hold a recent PhD degree in Education, Economics, Statistics, Sociology or Political science, or related areas, which was awarded over the last 5 years or received before starting work at HSE University 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;
  • The candidate must have a strong track record of successfully doing research within the areas the Laboratory is focusing on.
  • Knowledge of Russian is not required as research and other activities are conducted in English. Therefore, fluent English is obligatory.


The position involves:

  • working under the direct supervision of Dr. Oleg Leshukov (director of the Laboratory);
  • participants are encouraged to work on research projects of the Laboratory along with pursuing their own research;
  • writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals in co-authorship with the members of the Laboratory;
  • participation in the events of the Laboratory and other contribution to the Laboratory’s development;
  • public presentations of candidate’s own research to the academic community;
  • some teaching is encouraged, though not required;
  • place of work: Moscow, Russia.



Appointments are made for one year. Postdoctoral fellows have high opportunity of renewal of the contract in case of outstanding performance.

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.


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 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 January 31, 2022.


Apply now


For more information:


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



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