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Institution: Innopolis University

Location: Innopolis (satellite city of Kazan), Tatarstan, Russia

Category: Faculty – Computer Science

Application Deadline: applications will be reviewed until the position is filled

Type: Full Time or special arrangement

IT University Innopolis, the first Russian university focusing on Information Technology and Robotics, is seeking highly qualified faculty members. Recruited faculty will deliver undergraduate and graduate programs to high quality Russian students, who have strong math and science preparation. Future faculty will also be responsible for building and leading a research group.

The initial appointment is a 5-year contract, which is renewed every 2 years on a rolling basis with expectation for tenure. Senior faculty are invited to spend a sabbatical leave at Innopolis University on negotiable conditions.

Innopolis University collaborates with the world’s leading universities in the field of Computer Science, among them: Carnegie Mellon University, USA; Chair of Software Engineering at ETH Zurich, Switzerland; Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy; Department of Computer Science at KAIST, Republic of Korea and others. The recruited Innopolis University faculty members will work with Partner University faculty members to develop the courses and will spend several months at a Partner University in an intensive training before starting at Innopolis University.

Candidate requirements:

Applicants of all ranks specializing in computer science, information security systems and game and entrainment science are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates must have academic qualifications at doctoral level from an internationally recognized educational and/or research institution, excellent English communication skills (the language of instruction at IU is English), and a proven research track record. Incoming faculty members are expected to develop strong and internationally competitive research programs and to teach at the undergraduate level.

About position:

Currently, faculty of Innopolis University consists of faculty members from diverse research areas that include Theoretical and Applied Computer Science, Big Data Analysis, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, OS Architecture and Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Robotics and Statistical Analysis.

Position responsibilities include teaching up to three semester-long courses per academic year, participation in curriculum and program development, leading relevant research activities, providing general program guidance, advising and mentoring students, contributing to committee service and other activities related to the intellectual and cultural environment of the university.

Successful candidates will spend one semester of 2016 at a Partner University participating in the development of courses in close collaboration with Partner University faculty members and establishing research ties.

Tentative BS courses to be delivered in 2016/2017:

  • Software Architecture
  • Operating Systems and Networks
  • Discrete Math/Logic
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Object-oriented Programming
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Data Modeling and Databases

In addition there will be electives for following tracks:

  • Software Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Robotics (minor)
  • Information Security Systems (minor)

Compensation and benefits:

Innopolis University offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package including paid vacation, housing allowance (based on the rank and family size), relocation allowance, home leave travel (twice per year), paid health care coverage, educational allowance for dependent children, and Russian language classes allowance.

The start-up package will include funding for two PhD students and additional discretionary funds for research. The University will provide assistance in search and recruitment of PhD students within Russia and abroad, and with applications for national and international research grants. Assistant Professors will benefit from a mentor program involving senior academics from Partner Universities and Innopolis.


Application Information: Please submit the full application package, consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement to

Additionally, all applicants need to obtain three confidential reference letters by asking their referees to send these letters directly to the same email address. Additional information about our university can be found on our website.

For more information about the position, please contact:

About location:

Innopolis University is located in Innopolis, a new Russian city meant to be a major IT hub of the country, just in 35 kilometers from Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Tatarstan is rapidly moving toward a post-industrial economy through high-tech development and advancements in education.

In Kazan, the incoming faculty members will experience a unique mixture of western and traditional lifestyles similar to any mid-sized North American or European cosmopolitan city, including a rich and vibrant atmosphere with easy access to excellent restaurants, theaters, concert halls, museums, professional and amateur sports, recreation and much more.

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