Postdoc Fellow, SERU survey of student experiences at research universities

HSE University Moscow seeks a postdoctoral researcher to join an international project, Student Experience in the Research University (SERU). SERU project is an academic and policy research collaboration that is based at Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California – Berkeley (CSHE) and involves the University of Minnesota, the International Graduate Insight Group Ltd (i-graduate), and HSE University Moscow.

Research topics include (but not limited to) student engagement, student research engagement, factors of degree completion, student well-being and campus climate, international students, doctoral education.

This post-doctoral position is a two-year contract. During this term, the researcher will be based 18 months at the Centre for Sociology of Higher Education at the HSE University Moscow, Russia but will spend 6 months at the Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley, CA, USA as a visiting scholar and SERU Research Associate working closely with Igor Chirikov, SERU Consortium Director on research activities. The researcher will also participate in SERU events and other professional research conferences featuring SERU results.


  • Completed PhD in Sociology, Economics, Education, Psychology or relevant fields.
  • Advanced quantitative skills (R, Stata, SPSS).
  • Excellent writing skills and proven record of research publications on higher education/student experience.

The position will offer a competitive salary with respect to the costs and quality of life in Moscow/Berkeley, as well as basic health insurance and visa assistance.

Key Dates

  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2020
  • Decision made by: February 01, 2020

Application procedure

The application package should include CV, Cover Letter, Research Statement, Selected Publications. Please send the application package to the manager of the Centre for Sociology of Higher Education, Ivan Kislenko (

If you have any questions about the application procedures, please do not hesitate to contact Ivan by e-mail.

About the Employer

HSE University (

Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top universities, HSE University is a leader in Russian education and one of the preeminent economics and social sciences universities in eastern Europe and Eurasia. Having rapidly grown into a well-renowned research university over two decades, HSE University sets itself apart with its international presence and cooperation. Our faculty, researchers, and students represent over 50 countries, and are dedicated to maintaining the highest academic standards. Our newly-adopted structural reforms support HSE University’s drive to internationalize and the groundbreaking research of our faculty, researchers, and students.

Institute of Education

One of HSE University’s principal academic divisions since 2012, the Institute of Education (IOE) is a leading Russian think tank and center for research, training and professional networking in education. IOE aims to facilitate positive socioeconomic change by spearheading high-impact scholarship and evidence-based action plans for sustainable reforms in education. IOE includes more than 15 research centers and labs. Partners and international professors of IOE: Simon Marginson, Martin Carnoy, Prashant Loyalka, Tommaso Agasisti and others (learn more:

Date de candidature
2 years
Sciences sociales : Economie, Sciences de l'éducation, Psychologie et sciences cognitives, Sociologie
Humanités : Anthropologie & Ethnologie