The School of Advanced Studies at the University of Tyumen is seeking up to four higher education scholars.
Established in 2017 within the University of Tyumen (Siberia, Russian Federation), the School of Advanced Studies (SAS) is recruiting one or more professors in higher education to join a core team for its new M.A. Program in Experimental Higher Education.
The School of Advanced Studies is a greenfield research and teaching institution generously supported by the Russian Academic Excellence Initiative. Currently, SAS offers a four-year, English-taught, B.A. liberal arts program with seven majors, as well as a two-year M.A. Program in Digital Cultures and Media Production. SAS employs twenty-five faculty from eleven countries.
The distinctive feature of the School of Advanced Studies is the organization of research around interdisciplinary team projects.
Beginning in 2020, SAS will incorporate a new team dedicated to improvements in higher education, which will simultaneously comprise the core faculty of the new M.A. program in Experimental Higher Education. The program aims to create a cohort of innovators capable of envisioning and implementing new pedagogies, curricular designs, and best practices. The research team will generate the theoretical and the practical base for this M.A. program by pursuing their research initiatives.
We especially encourage applicants who feel they would thrive in a stimulating, international environment promising complex pedagogical challenges and exciting research possibilities, and believe you could enable ambitious individuals to negotiate the challenges of reinventing higher education.
- collaborative research
- course development
- creating a cohort of innovators: teaching, mentoring and advising
- a doctorate/ABD in higher education or a closely related field; exceptional candidates expecting to receive their Ph.D. before the date of employment will be considered.
- established record of research, including peer reviewed publications
- evidence of teaching excellence
- organizational skills
Please note: knowledge of Russian language is not a requirement for this post.
- a research program in experimentation and/or innovation in higher education, pedagogy, student affairs, or organizational change in higher education institutions
- experience in mentoring and advising graduate students
- membership in professional and/or scholarly associations
- evidence of the ability to collaborate with others
- evidence of successful grant-writing
Faculty recruitment for the School of Advanced Studies is supervised by an international search committee. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype by January 15, 2020. Shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to team up and discuss future interdisciplinary projects, which will be assessed at the project design session to be held at SA in March 2020.
Successful highly-qualified candidates will be offered a three-year renewable full-time contract at an internationally competitive salary, plus medical insurance and a research budget, commencing in August 2020. More information about the Siberian city of Tyumen can be found here. Any questions related to this opportunity should be directed to Daniel Kontowski (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please send an updated curriculum vitae, as well as a cover letter addressing your suitability for the Program in Experimental Higher Education and the School of Advanced Studies more generally, to: email@example.com. One letter of reference should be sent separately. The review of applications will start immediately, and the call will cease on December, 10.