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November 08, 2012

Job: Tenure-track positions in political science, HSE Moscow

Deadline: January 15, 2013

The National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow invites applications for tenure-track positions in political science. We welcome candidates with excellent backgrounds in all sub-fields, although it is expected that candidates would be qualified to teach the mandatory theoretical courses if needed. Priority will be given to those candidates with a proven ability to conduct high-level research as well as experience of teaching advanced courses for graduate students.

The NRU HSE is a major Russian university aspiring to enhance its profile as an internationally recognized research university. The HSE is the only Russian university in the social sciences to receive the status of a “National Research University” by the Russian federal government in 2009. The candidate would be expected to publish in reputable peer-reviewed journals with research support provided by the university’s Centre for Advanced Studies – a collaborative endeavor with Moscow’s New Economic School --and work with research groups in the Faculty of Politics.

A working knowledge of Russian would be an asset although teaching will be in English. The tenure-track appointments will start in September 2013, for 3 years in the first instance. Successful candidates are required to hold a PhD degree in political science, international relations, or political economy by the time of the commencement of the appointment. The degree should be from a program with a strong research orientation. University teaching experience is important. A serious commitment to research and university teaching in Russia is essential. The teaching load is negotiable but will not exceed two classes (80 minutes each) per week. The salary range in the 2013-2014 academic year for an assistant professor would be 1.5– 2.0 million Russian rubles annually (approximately $48-64 K per year at the current exchange rate) depending on experience and qualifications. Russian income tax is a flat 13%. An exceptionally promising candidate could be considered for a higher salary. The HSE salaries are indexed to inflation. In addition to travel support and other benefits, research
grants are also available.

Please refer to http://www.hse.ru/en/ for HSE and to http://fpp.hse.ru/en/ for the Faculty of Politics and to http://hse.cas.ru for the Centre for Advanced Studies.

Interested applicants should submit a CV, a recent research paper, a statement of research interest and at least 2 letters of reference forwarded directly. The submission of applications by email to Dr. Martin Gilman, Director, Centre for Advanced Studies (cas@hse.ru) should be received no later than January 15, 2013.

Posted by sarayu at November 8, 2012 03:11 PM