International Programs
MGIMO University

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Opportunities at MGIMO University 

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia is the oldest diplomatic school in Eastern Europe and Russia’s best known and most prestigious humanities institution. MGIMO University is committed to attracting, encouraging and retaining a highly qualified workforce to support our mission of excellence in education and research.

With 1,300 full-time officers of instruction and research and another 1,000 full-time administrative staff, MGIMO University is one of the top academic employers in Eastern Europe. Since its establishment in 1944, the school has educated more than 35000 graduates and awarded over 1000 PhD degrees in different international areas.

MGIMO offers the widest range of educational programs and specializations available in a university of its type. When it comes to providing students with a context for understanding the contemporary world – be it through international diplomacy, public administration, business, economics, law, and journalism, not to mention the 53 languages it teaches – MGIMO is unique. In 2011 MGIMO remarkably improved its performance rising from 601 (2009) to 389 position in QS World University Rankings®.


For those of us who are employed at MGIMO, it offers excellent faculty and staff benefits, and it is itself a center of learning and culture. Our principal campus is located in Moscow, Vernadsky avenue 76.

MGIMO University is an equal opportunity employer.


We are seeking outstanding candidates with a proven record of or potential for publication in high caliber international journals and presses in the area of International Affairs / Political Science / Public Administration. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to quality research and scholarship and documented excellence in teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

The School of Government at the MGIMO-University invites applications for a full-time position in the following fields:

  • Senior Lecturer of International Relations
  • Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Professor of Public Administration


Applicants applying for the position as associate professor must document scientific qualifications corresponding to what can be obtained by three year's employment as assistant professor. The applicant must document scientific production at an international level and relevant teaching qualifications. Please note that up to five publications may be enclosed when applying for the position as associate professor.


The application should include curriculum vitae, information about relevant teaching experience and a publication list specifying publications that are considered to be particularly relevant for the job. The assessment committee may assess any publication from the publication list. The applicant may therefore be asked to forward additional publications.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2012.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Dr. Aleksandra Khudaykulova, Vice-rector for Educational Program Development. Tel. +7 495 431 3074, e-mail:

Dr. Aleksandra Khudaykulova, MGIMO' Vice-rector for Educational Program Development