Faculty Positions in Space Sciences and Technology Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology Moscow, Russia
The new Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) in Moscow seeks candidates in science and technology for tenured and tenure-track positions to begin early 2014 or thereafter.
Established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Skoltech integrates strong foundational graduate educational programs and cutting-edge basic and applied research with an ecology of innovation and entrepreneurship to establish a new model for advancing knowledge, developing technology, and creating economic value to improve the Russian Federation and our world.
Skoltech Space Science and Technology faculty will be encouraged to participate in the activities of the Skoltech’s Space Center for Research, Education, and Innovation (CREI). Space CREI will conduct research, education, and innovation activities in the domain of near Earth and cis-lunar space, aimed at deriving technologies and services, and developing understanding for the betterment of society. This will support the commercial development of space and the future evolution of manned and unmanned space missions. As a result significant benefits are expected for humankind through delivery of new space-based services, deeper understanding of science and development of new technologies.
Applications in Skoltech’s priority areas listed below are of particular interest, but strong candidates in all areas of space sciences and technology are encouraged to apply.
Space Science and Technology (priority areas):
- Data exploitation, Navigation and Geodesy
- Human spaceflight
- Instruments and data
- Systems architecture and engineering
- Space environment
Faculty will lead the development of a new curriculum and innovative research structure, with the opportunity to spend their first year at MIT to develop classroom materials and launch new research collaborations. Teaching and research will be carried out in the English language. Internationally competitive salary and benefits, startup packages, and opportunities for substantial research funding will be provided.
Skoltech is committed to diversity and equality, and all are invited to apply without regard for gender, race or national origin.