Assistant Professor in Sociology
The School of Sociology of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia invites applications for full-time, tenure-track positions of Assistant Professor in Sociology and social data analysis using qualitative and quantitative methods.
The School of Sociology offers an array of educational options for students from Russia and abroad. We teach a full range of subjects, from basics of Sociological Theory to Economic Sociology and Advanced Methods of sociological research. The quality of research in Sociology at the HSE has already been widely recognized, and counts among the top-100 universities in the world according to the QS ranking in this subject field.
About HSE University
The Higher School of Economics (HSE University) is a young, dynamic and fast-growing Russian research university. Over the past 20 years, HSE University has become a leader in Russian education, while also being recognized globally.
For instance, we were the first state-run university in Russia to begin recruiting on the international academic market. We aim at being a university with a highly attuned approach to training new professionals. Therefore, we are eager to hire people with real experience, as well as basic and applied knowledge. Committed to high-quality research, HSE University now has more than 100 research institutes and centres and over 30 international research laboratories collaborating with international specialists from all over the world.
The general requirements for the tenure track positions are the following:
- Candidates must hold a recent PhD in the field of sociology, which was awarded over the last 5 years or received before starting work at HSE in a relevant field 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 confirmed by some papers published in Q1 and Q2 peer-reviewed journals. Specialists in all sub-fields of sociology are welcomed; however, experts in quantitative methods (for instance, Structural equation modelling for Sociologists) have a priority.
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 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 relatively low. All individual terms of employment will be reflected in the offer letter.
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 email@example.com before the application deadline.
Read more about the application process here.
The deadline for the applications is January 12, 2020.
For more information:
- about Tenure Track recruitment - Frequently Asked Questions
- about HSE university – official web-site
- about the School of Sociology – official web-site of the School
- about international specialists' life in Moscow - International Faculty Support page
If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the International Faculty Recruitment Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
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