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Academic positions now open in Moscow Centre for Cultural Sociology

Academic positions now open in Moscow Centre for Cultural Sociology

Centre for Cultural Sociology in Instituion of Education, NRU HSE, Moscow opens a call for international academic positions.

Now open:

Postdoctoral Fellow in in the sociology of culture, inequality and education. The deadline for the applications is January 31, 2022.

For more information about HSE Postdoctoral Fellowship see Frequently Asked Questions;

 

Assistant Professor in Education. The deadline for the applications is January 9, 2022

For more information about HSE Tenure Track recruitment - Frequently Asked Questions;

 

About us

The Centre for Cultural Sociology headed by Dmitry Kurakin carries out theoretical and empirical investigations of culture and its paramount role within contemporary societies. Our primary interest concerns social inequalities and the various ways in which culture informs individuals’ identities, perceptions, rationales, actions, preferences, aspirations and decision-making patterns.

Social inequality is stubbornly rigid, persists in societies across the globe, and is often resistant to even the best-intended interventions. Education, as one of the constitutive social institutions of modernity, provides perhaps the most potent vector to mitigate and reverse social inequalities. This informs our empirical interest in the life-course and education/career choice – the processes through which social inequalities emerge and reemerge in individual lives. By combining theoretical and empirical studies, and qualitative and quantitative methods, we seek to advance intra- and inter-disciplinary dialogue, while providing an ecosystem for the development of state-of-the-art cultural sociology and inequality studies. Conceptually, we adhere to Durkheimian perspective in cultural sociology, having regard to emotional dimension of culture and taking into consideration recent debates on the “cognitive turn.” In light of this, we seek to develop new advanced ways of formal analysis of culture related to these issues, in addition to more traditional means of qualitative analysis.

We run Russia’s most comprehensive longitudinal panel cohort study on education and career – “Trajectories in Education and Careers” (TrEC), which includes nationally representative panel of ~5k respondents, and a qualitative subpanel. We also lead the Moscow Culture Workshop, an international workshop in cultural sociology that includes leading scholars from a variety of countries.

Apply here for Postdoctoral Position

Apply here for Assistant Professor Position