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Multiple Open Rank Positions in various fields of humanities and social sciences, School of Advanced Studies (SAS), University of Tyumen, Russia.

Multiple Open Rank Positions in various fields of humanities and social sciences,
School of Advanced Studies (SAS), University of Tyumen, Russia.

SAS is a greenfield project to be launched in the Fall of 2017. It will bring together 40 permanent faculty members from Russia and abroad willing to work together in a number of interrelated multidisciplinary projects in social sciences and the humanities, including in the areas merging with IT and life sciences. We aim to tailor SAS research agenda around challenging problems of contemporary scholarship in order to produce results relevant for scholarly communities globally.

SAS BA program will use an honor’s college model, with high selectivity, comprehensive general education core, small classes, individualized tracks, and late choice of major among Cultural Studies, Sociology & Anthropology, Film & Media, History, Economics, IT, and Life Sciences. MA programs will be designed to correspond to SAS faculty research interests.

We invite applications from scholars with any area of expertise in the humanities and social sciences at different stages of their academic careers (PhD or ABD required) who want to use a unique chance to shape a new institution. It is also a rare opportunity of multiple simultaneous appointments that can be granted to those wishing to work together on a research project. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate strong commitment to teaching and ability to communicate effectively across disciplinary boundaries. Knowledge of Russian is not required.

Most appointments will be on individual 3-year contracts with a possibility of renewal. The teaching load in most cases will be equivalent to 2+2 on the semester system with most SAS faculty having one quartile a year free of teaching in addition to summer vacation. SAS will pay competitive salaries well above national average and provide benefits. More information about SAS is at https://www.utmn.ru/en/study-with-us/school-of-advanced-studies/. Information about the city of Tyumen is at https://www.utmn.ru/tmn/en/

Please send a CV, three letters of reference, and a cover letter describing your academic itinerary and research plans in the framework of a joint multidisciplinary project via e-mail to: sas@utmn.ru. Review of applications will begin immediately, preference given to those received by 1 November, 2016. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the ASEEES Convention in Washington, DC, in November 2016.

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