Academic & Research Positions

South Ural State University is committed to providing the most positive experience of working in Russia. The University currently employs 106 international staff from more than 30 countries and is a culturally diverse place.

Visiting faculty are foreign individuals holding a doctoral degree and an academic or research appointment at another institution and who would like to work at South Ural State University for an agreed period of time.

The University offers international scholars the following positions:

  • Professor (= Full Professor);

  • Associate Professor;

  • Research Fellow.

Depending on the nature of their position, those employed as visiting faculty are expected make a positive contribution to research or teaching activities of the University by:

- developing current or future research projects;

- delivering engaging and productive lectures, seminars and workshops;

- developing innovative research proposals;

- training and supervising research degree students.

- co-publishing original research in Scopus or WoS journals.

Note that the above list is by no means exhaustive.


In accordance with our main research initiatives, the University is actively looking for candidates to work in the following priority projects:

            1. Intelligent production

            2. New advanced materials

            3. Eco-environment of post-industrial agglomeration

            4. Human health in the era of digital transformation of society

            5. Digital literacy in the transition to Industry 4.0


South Ural State University offers three types of employment:

  1. Full-time employment
    The contract presupposes the minimum working period of 1 year with the possibility of extension*.
  2. Remote employment
    The contract presupposes the minimum working period of 1 year with the possibility of extension.*

Flexible types of employment are possible by arrangement. For more information, please contact irc[at]susu[dot]ru

* Extension of Employment Contract

Your employment contract with South Ural State University can be extended in case you meet either of the following criteria:

  • high quality of teaching;
  • specialist expertise/experience to conduct a specific project (current or future);
  • co-publications (current or future);
  • mutual interest (yours and of the inviting department);
  • participation in research in accordance with priority projects;
  • participation in joint grant applications.


The following table outlines a number of qualifications required by the position holder:



Ph.D. or D.Sc. level of qualification (in science)


Current advising of Ph.D. students or graduating Ph.D. students for the past 3 years


H-index no lower than 5 (Scopus)


Publications in Scopus or WoS journals


Citations to your articles in Scopus or WoS journals


Former working experience in an international institution



The University provides on-campus accommodation for full-time faculty.


If you consider working at South Ural State University and wish to apply for a position, please send your motivation letter, application form, and your CV to irc[at]susu[dot]ru.


International Research Collaboration
South Ural State University
Office 461, Main University Building
Tel.: + 7 351 265 38 04; + 7 351 267 97 98
E-mail: irc[at]susu[dot]ru

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