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Professor (open rank) at a Multidisciplinary Research Team
University of Tyumen
The School of Advanced Studies (SAS) (https://sas.utmn.ru/en/), a new and rapidly growing institution at the University of Tyumen (Siberia), central to the University of Tyumen strategy supported by the Russian Academic Excellence project https://5top100.ru/en/, is recruiting professors (open rank) in various fields of social sciences and the humanities. SAS operates in English, so no knowledge of Russian is required, and currently employs 20 professors from 7 countries.
SAS distinctive feature is the organization of research around multidisciplinary projects involving social sciences, life sciences, humanities and IT. The incoming professors can either join the existing team projects https://sas.utmn.ru/en/research-en/ or form their own new projects with incoming faculty from other disciplines at the project design session in March 2019 (see info on the previous such session here: https://sas.utmn.ru/en/project-design-session-2018-en/).
SAS faculty teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels. SAS undergraduate program is similar to a US university’s honors college and is characterized by small classes, extensive core curriculum, and a large number of elective courses designed by faculty based on their research interests. SAS offers majors in Film & Media, Sociology & Anthropology, Economics, History, IT, Life Sciences and Cultural Studies. On the graduate level, SAS has just launched its first MA program in Digital Cultures and Media Production https://sas.utmn.ru/en/ma-en/ with another MA program in social sciences scheduled to open in 2019. There will be other MA programs opening in the coming years whose fields and design will largely depend on faculty’s interests.
Getting a job at SAS is a chance to launch or reinvent one’s academic career for scholars interested in contributing to shaping a new institution, committed to teaching and believing in intellectual communication across disciplinary boundaries. Successful candidates will receive European-level salaries, health insurance and research travel funds. Some information on Tyumen is available here: https://sas.utmn.ru/en/siberia-light/.
Please send a CV, three letters of reference, and a cover letter describing your academic itinerary and research plans in the framework of an existing or a new multidisciplinary team project via e-mail to email@example.com. PhD is required at the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until December 15, 2018.
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