Multiple Open Rank Positions in various fields of humanities, social sciences, biology and IT. School of Advanced Studies, University of Tyumen, Russia


    The School of Advanced Studies opened in 2017 as a greenfield project that will bring together 45 permanent faculty from different countries willing to work together in interrelated multidisciplinary projects in social sciences and the humanities, including in the areas merging with IT and life sciences. We currently have 18 faculty and postdocs working in 3 projects and are looking to hire 10 to 15 faculty in 2018.

    We organize SAS research agenda around challenging problems of contemporary scholarship to produce results relevant for scholarly communities globally. As a research institution, SAS does not privilege Russia as a research field, so knowledge of Russian is not required, while fluent English is. As an educational institution, SAS provides the most international English language BA program in Russia using the model of an honors’ college with comprehensive general education core, small classes, individualized tracks, and late choice of major among Biology, Cultural Studies, Film & Media, Economics, History, IT and Sociology & Anthropology. MA programs will be opening in the coming years.

    We invite applications from scholars with any area of expertise in the humanities, social sciences, biology and IT at different stages of their academic careers (PhD or ABD required) who want to use a unique chance to shape a new institution. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate strong research potential, commitment to teaching, and ability to communicate effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

    Most appointments will be on individual 3-year contracts with a possibility of renewal. SAS operates on a quarter system (September-October, November-December, February-March, April-May). The maximum required teaching load is 256 academic hours a year with an option of having one quarter a year free of teaching. SAS will pay competitive salaries commensurate with experience, provide benefits and research allowance.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until December 31, 2017. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to Tyumen in early March for a project design session where they will self-organize into multidisciplinary teams and propose research projects for the international selection committee.

    Please send a CV, three letters of reference, and a cover letter describing your academic itinerary and research plans in the framework of a possible joint multidisciplinary project via e-mail to