The School of Advanced Studies (SAS) is recruiting 15 professors (open rank) in humanities, social sciences, life sciences, and computer science for appointments to begin in August 2020.
SAS is a new and rapidly growing institution at the University of Tyumen (Siberia), supported by the Russian academic excellence project. SAS is an interdisciplinary research center and educational institution (BA/MA), it operates in English and currently employs 24 faculty from 11 countries, most of whom received their PhDs from universities top-ranked globally.
The distinctive feature of SAS is the organization of research around multidisciplinary team projects. We are interested in scholars committed to both research and teaching, who believe in the power of complex conversations across disciplinary boundaries.
Jobs at SAS provide a rare chance to develop one’s own research in the framework of a multidisciplinary team project, and also to contribute to shaping an innovative new institution. While scholars wishing to pursue all kinds of topics are encouraged to apply, we are particularly interested in the following research directions, within which more concrete team projects can be designed:
As SAS has the ambition to be part of an international network of multi- and interdisciplinary teaching and research centers, an international search committee will supervise the hiring process. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Skype. Short-listed candidates will have the opportunity to team up through virtual contact in order to formulate draft multidisciplinary team projects. They will continue working on the project proposals during the project design session to be held at SAS in March 2020 where these projects will be assessed by the committee.
Successful candidates are typically offered 3-year renewable contracts to pursue these projects and teach in BA and MA programs (most contracts are 45% research, 45% teaching and 10% administrative work). SAS faculty receive competitive salaries commensurate with experience, health insurance and research travel funds. Some information on Tyumen is available here.
Please send a CV, three letters of reference, and a cover letter describing your academic background and research project(s) that you wish to pursue to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 20, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately.