Fall 2022 (negotiable)
until filled, review of applications will start February 15,
Full-time (40 hours/week)
The newly formed Democracy Institute (DI) at the Central
European University (CEU) invites applications for a lead
researcher at the DI’s Inequalities and Democracy Workgroup. The
chosen candidate will be appointed as a Research Fellow or Senior
Research Fellow at the Democracy Institute in Budapest and visiting
professor at a relevant department at CEU in Vienna. S/he will have
a chance to integrate the Workgroup’s existing research to build up
an innovative interdisciplinary international research program, and
to look for better ways of understanding the challenges social
injustice poses to democracy in the 21st century. We seek
applicants with a strong publication record in this research area.
A proven track record in institution building is an
Duties and responsibilities:
- Establish and run an internationally recognized research
- Collaborate with the members of the other research groups at
the Democracy Institute.
- Apply for and secure external research funding.
- Train and supervise graduate students.
- Participate in network-building, outreach and fundraising
initiatives of the Democracy Institute.
Candidates must have a PhD, an outstanding research agenda, and
a record of publications in peer-reviewed academic journals in the
areas of political science and/or related disciplines.
We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with
experience as well as a dynamic and international academic
environment. The initial contract for the Research Fellow rank is
for 2-4 years; continued employment depends on outcome of
re-appointment review. The contract for the Senior Research Fellow
appointment, is for an indefinite term. One of the two types of
positions will be offered to the chosen candidate based on their
expertise and experience.
How to apply
Applications should include (in one single pdf
- A CV
- a program statement describing the way the candidate envisages
to build up the research program of this working group
- two recent English language papers or manuscripts that best
represent their research
- names and contact information of three scholars who could
supply recommendation letters in case the candidate is shortlisted
for the job. The referees will be contacted by CEU.
Informal inquiries can be addressed to the Chair of the Search
Committee, Eva Fodor, email@example.com.
The process of reviewing the applications will begin on Feb 15,
2022. The positions will remain open until filled.
Please send your complete application package (as one
single pdf file) to: firstname.lastname@example.org - including job
code in subject line: 2021/084.
CEU is an equal opportunity employer and values geographical and
gender diversity, thus encouraging applications from women and/or
other underrepresented groups.
CEU recognises that personal and family circumstances shape the
trajectory of one’s career and working patterns. As such, and in
line with CEU’s promotion of Equal Opportunities, we encourage
applicants to detail periods of leave, part-time work or other such
situations in their applications so that the Search Committee is
able to assess an applicant’s academic record fairly in the context
of their circumstances. Any declaration of personal and family
circumstances is voluntary and will be handled
confidentially and only considered in so far as it impacts on the
academic career of an applicant.
The privacy of your personal information is very important to
us. We collect, use, and store your personal information in
accordance with the requirements of the applicable data
privacy rules, including specifically the General Data
Protection Regulation. To learn more about how we manage your
personal data during the recruitment process, please see our
Privacy Notice at: https://www.ceu.edu/recruitment-privacy-notice (Hungary: Közép-európai
Egyetem, Central European University) or https://www.ceu.edu/recruitment-privacy-notice-austria (Austria:
Central European University, CEU Central European University
CEU is an equal opportunity employer.
Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive
university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law,
public policy and management. It is accredited in the United
States, Austria and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic
excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and
learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the
development of open societies. CEU offers bachelor's, master’s and
doctoral programs and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over
100 countries. The teaching staff consists of resident faculty from
over 50 countries and prominent visiting scholars from around the
world. The language of instruction is English. For more information
please visit https://www.ceu.edu/.
About the Democracy Institute
The Democracy Institute, based in Budapest, strives to
enable the renewal and strengthening of democratic and open
societies through world-class research, collaboration across
academic and professional disciplines, teaching and the free
exchange of ideas, and public engagement on a local, regional, and
global scale. For more information please visit https://democracyinstitute.ceu.edu.