Assistant Professor with expertise in Gender in the Social Sciences, Central European University

Central European University
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Dec 6, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities, Women's & Gender Studies
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Starting date:                    August 2022

Application deadline:        Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled

Full- or Part-Time:             Full-time (40 hours/week)

Location:                            Vienna


The Department of Gender Studies at Central European University (CEU) seeks to hire a full-time Assistant Professor with expertise in Gender in the Social Sciences. We are looking for a colleague with a strong theoretical grounding in gender studies, and a research agenda with a global perspective and/or a focus on the Global South, which crosscuts one or more of the following areas: women’s and gender history, transnational feminisms, postcolonial theory, (post)socialism studies, migration, critical race theory, critical environmental studies.


Duties and responsibilities:

The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to teach MA and PhD level courses in their area(s) of expertise, including our mandatory course ‘Foundations in Gender Studies I.’ The successful candidate will also show an ability to supervise a range of MA and PhD thesis projects with differing connection to the applicant’s own research agenda. Overall, we seek a congenial colleague with an active, interdisciplinary research agenda and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in an English-language academic environment, preferably at the graduate level.

Full-time teaching is typically two or three courses per term, depending on credit distribution, plus thesis supervision.



Applicants must have been awarded a Ph.D. by August 31, 2021.



We offer a competitive yearly gross salary of 60.000 EUR, commensurate with experience as well as additional benefits (e.g. pension plan). The initial contract is for six years. Contracts are renewable and can be turned into indefinite contracts depending on outcome of review.


How to apply:

Applicants need to submit:

  • Cover letter
  • CV with list of publications
  • A sample of scholarly writing (in English)
  • Teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Contact information for three referees


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Francisca de Haan, Head of Department (  


Please send your complete application package to: - including job code in subject line: 2021/083


We do not ask for reference letters at the first stage of application; the referees of long-listed candidates may be contacted for references later by CEU.

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: (Hungary: Közép-európai Egyetem, Central European University) or (Austria: Central European University, CEU Central European University Private University).


About CEU

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.


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