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February 12, 2013

Job: Assist./Assoc. Prof. of Wealth and Social Power, EUSP

Deadline: March 15, 2013

The Department of Political Science and Sociology at the European University in Saint-Petersburg opens a position of the UBS Assistant Professor/Associate Professor of Wealth and Social Power.

The UBS Professor of Wealth and Social Power would be teaching courses, conducting research, and giving counsel on various subjects dealing with the studies of social stratification with special focus on elite groups, including economic, cultural, and political elites. Ability to develop interdisciplinary approaches to the issues of wealth distribution and different forms of power combining insights from economic sociology, political economy, organizations theory, and political science would be a crucial advantage. A particular emphasis should be put on research methods, which should include quantitative methods. Expertise in data gathering (designing and testing survey questionnaires, developing coding protocols for participant observation or archival research, etc.) and contemporary data processing techniques will be an important competitive advantage.

Familiarity with major publicly accessible statistical databases, including information pertaining to Russia (RossStat, Eurostat, RLMS) is a requirement. The Professor should be able to teach M.A. and Ph.D. level courses in social stratification and quantitative methods, among others.

The principal role of the Professor would be to produce world-class research on emerging patterns of stratification, dominance, and leadership in the Russian society, on the sociological profile of the new wealthy groups, and to contribute to public discussions on the subject. He or she should also be able to provide students with practical guidance in gathering data necessary to produce world-class research on the subjects specified above.

EUSP would especially prioritize applications from candidates combining scholarly excellence with contributions to wider public discussions, regular media appearances, etc.

Salary is negotiable, and ranges from $55,000 to $80,000, in accordance with the Russian Labor Code. The candidate should provide his/her CV, a short letter of intent, copies of recent work, and name 3 referees familiar with his/her work. The deadline for application is March 15, 2013. The search will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically to sociopol@eu.spb.ru

Posted by sarayu at February 12, 2013 01:30 PM