Research Policy

The research program aims to position the SAS as an institution with its own academic identity and internationally recognized expertise in a number of key research areas of global significance.

Research teams

SAS relies on multidisciplinary research teams integrated into global academic networks; structurally, these teams replace traditional disciplinary departments and ensure intensive communication among faculty members within and across disciplines.

SAS currently employs 25 full-time faculty and fellows working on 5 research projects.

Faculty Search: Multidisciplinary Research Project Design Session. Faculty candidates from 14 countries. 7–11 March, 2019. Online broadcast.

SAS research program relies on multidisciplinary research teams integrated into global academic networks; these teams replace traditional disciplinary departments and ensure intensive communication among faculty members within and across disciplines.

Research teams are formed through an innovative faculty search procedure thereby finalists get together in Tyumen for a project design session where they self-organize into multidisciplinary teams and propose research projects. Core members of the best project teams receive full-time faculty positions at SAS.

Online broadcast with synchronous Russian translation here.

Faculty Candidates

film studies
environmental humanities
sociology, economics
anthropology, history
sociology, media studies
media and cultural studies
philosophy, ethics
philosophy, psychoanalysis, neuroscience
political science
social neuroscience
insect chemical ecology
anthropology
neuroscience
computer science
biomedicine
computer science

Faculty Search: Multidisciplinary Research Project Design Session. Faculty candidates from 10 countries. 8–11 March, 2018. Video, Selected Episodes.

SAS research program relies on multidisciplinary research teams integrated into global academic networks; these teams replace traditional disciplinary departments and ensure intensive communication among faculty members within and across disciplines.

Research teams are formed through an innovative faculty search procedure thereby finalists get together in Tyumen for a project design session where they self-organize into multidisciplinary teams and propose research projects. Core members of the best project teams receive full-time faculty positions at SAS.

Faculty Candidates

sociology
sociology
political science
international affairs
political science
art history
anthropology, GIS
political science
philosophy, environmental humanities
philosophy, art
anthropology
comparative literature
comparative literature
political science & political economy
comparative literature

Faculty Search. Multidisciplinary Research Project Design Session. 28 faculty candidates, 21 universities, 9 countries. 3,4,5 March. Video, Selected Episodes.

In September 2017, teaching and research at SAS will commence with our first faculty starting their tenure. After reviewing over 300 applications and conducting many dozens of preliminary interviews, we invited shortlisted candidates to Tyumen to take part in an intensive 3-day project design session.

During the session, which took place on March 3-5, our candidates self-organized into multidisciplinary teams and proposed collective research projects to be realized at SAS. All the candidates, along with invited external experts, SAS staff and other stakeholders discussed the proposed projects thoroughly in order to find and help outline those most promising for the formation of SAS research agenda.