Job opportunities at St Petersburg University

The University is constantly seeking to attract talented academic staff and administrative staff.

Competition between those who are worth it is the most effective way to select the most talented and promising staff.


candidates took part in 255 alternative competitions to fill the positions of academic staff in 2020.

The University holds competitions in 25 fields. In the 2019-2020 academic year, competitions in 10 fields of knowledge were held on an alternative basis.

How to become a part of the University’s team? The University has a website to publish the information about the competitions to fill the positions of academic staff and vacancies for administrative and managerial staff.

The competitions for the positions of academic staff are open for anyone.

How can you benefit by working at St Petersburg University?

High salary

In 2020, the average salary for academic staff was over 115,000 roubles per month. The average salary of the administrative staff was over 88,000 roubles per month.

Additional payments for publication activity

In 2020, the average salary supplement for publication activity for academic staff amounted to almost 23,000 roubles per month. The maximum amount of the supplement amounted to almost 30,500 roubles per month.

Contests for early-career academic staff

The University offers programmes to support talented early-career professionals and holds postdoctoral contests.

Open-term employment contracts for academic staff

Since 2015, the University has been concluding open-term employment contracts with the most effective faculty members. For 2020, the University had over 20 open-term employment contracts with the academic staff.

Inner research grants

Academic staff can win the University’s grants to carry out research, organise conferences, or cover travelling expenses abroad.

Access to the equipment at the Research Park

The Research Park has 24 resource centres that provide access to the state-of-the-art equipment that has no rivals for research.

Access to the library and scientometric bases

The M Gorky Scientific Library of St Petersburg University has over 7 million of research publications. All members of the academic staff have access to the full-text bases of research publications.

Talented and motivated students

The average score of the Unified State Examination among the first-year students in 2020 was over 93.

State-of-the-art information technologies

The University has up-to-date databases and distance learning technologies. Among them are Pure, e-document management system, Blackboard, Moodle, MS Teams, and a blockchain-based solution for distance voting ‘CryptoVeche’ to name but a few.