Assistant Professor in Mathematics

The Faculty of Mathematics of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia ( invites applications for full-time, tenure-track positions of Assistant Professor in Mathematics. Knowledge of Russian is an asset but not required as teaching may be conducted in English. All areas of Pure Mathematics will be considered.

About HSE

The HSE is a young, dynamic, fast-growing Russian research university. Over the past twenty years, the HSE has become one of Russia's largest universities in the fields of economics, social sciences and humanities, and has earned the reputation of a national leader in higher education. One of its unique features has been its direct involvement in socioeconomic reforms in Russia, which has allowed HSE to develop as a “project and research university” where education, fundamental and applied research, and "think tank" activities are combined for the comprehensive development of society. Committed to high-quality research, HSE now has a considerable number of international research laboratories, led by eminent professors from all over the world.

About the Faculty of Mathematics

The Faculty of Mathematics was opened in 2008. Since then, it has become a leading place in Russia for attracting researchers in Mathematics and mathematical students. The Faculty has Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. programs in Mathematics. It collaborates with the Steklov Mathematical Institute, the Institute for Information Transmission Problems, and the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (world renowned research institutes). Jointly with the Independent University of Moscow, the Faculty publishes the Moscow Mathematical Journal and runs 'Math in Moscow', a “study abroad” program for North-American students. Among our faculty members are distinguished researchers, including 15 invited ICM speakers; we have the best concentration in Russia of highly motivated students majoring in mathematics.
There are three international research units of the HSE affiliated with the Faculty of Mathematics: the Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry and its Applications (scientific director: F. Bogomolov), the international Laboratory of Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics (scientific director: A. Okounkov), the Laboratory of Mirror Symmetry and Automorphic Forms (scientific director: L. Katzarkov).


Candidates must hold a recent Ph.D. in mathematics or related fields, or to be in receipt of the PhD before the starting date of the contract. The successful candidate is expected to conduct high-quality research publishable in reputable peer-reviewed journals with research support provided by the University. The appointments will be made for three years in the first instance, starting in September 2018, with reviews of teaching and research during the third year.


The salary is competitive, indexed to inflation annually, and subject to a 13% flat income tax. The university offers health insurance (free of charge), language assistance, and other social benefits; travel support and other research assistance are generous. Since we have heavy emphasis placed on high quality research, the teaching load of newly hired faculty is relatively low and service is minimal.

Application and Interviews

Please provide a CV, a statement of research interest, a recent research paper via online application form:
Please also arrange for at least 2 letters of reference to be sent directly to

More information about the university is available at the,

Job location: 
Usacheva 6
119048 Moscow
Contact and application information
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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Tenure Track