Academic Vacancies

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Multiple Fields
School of Advanced Studies, University of Tyumen

Siberia, Russia

The School of Advanced Studies invites applications for postdoctoral positions for the 2021-2022 academic year. Candidates from the fields of Economics, IT, Film & Media Studies, Sociology, Higher Education, Academic Writing, Mathematics, Psychology, and Global Affairs will be given priority of consideration. Scholars from other fields are also welcome to apply.

About SAS

SAS is a growing interdisciplinary research center and liberal arts college at the University of Tyumen (Siberia). SAS operates in English and currently employs 29 full-time faculty from 17 countries.

We are interested in scholars committed to both research and teaching, who believe in the power of complex conversations across disciplinary boundaries. Positions at SAS provide a rare chance to develop one’s research and teaching in an experimental environment.


  • Teach a variety of classes in the area of competence. The annual teaching load is four 90-minute classes a week across 32 teaching weeks with a typical class size of fewer than 20 students. Teaching terms are September-December and February-June.
  • Complete research that will lead to at least one publication in an international peer-reviewed journal (or comparable disciplinary standard). Applicants may propose to pursue their research in collaboration with the existing research teams at SAS.
  • Supervise 3 to 5 undergraduate research projects.


  • Candidates must have a recent PhD which was awarded over the last 5 years (or by August 31 this year) by an internationally recognized university;
  • Fluent English; knowledge of Russian is not required;
  • Candidates should be able to work in teams and with students;
  • Candidates must be ready to relocate to Tyumen to take up the position.


Appointments are for one year, with the opportunity for renewal on longer-term contracts, competitive salary, plus health insurance.

Application Process

To apply, send a CV and cover letter and three letters of recommendation sent separately. Direct all materials to

Review of applications will begin on April 20. Online interviews will be offered to qualified candidates within one month of submission of a complete application. The positions will be open until filled.

For more information, please contact Daniel Kontowski (