Assistant Professor Position - Global Governance

Central European University - Department of International Relations

Starting date: August 2018

The Department of International Relations at Central European University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position. Successful candidates will have expertise in the study global governance. Preference will be given to candidates with a specific focus on sociologically informed approaches seeking to illuminate everyday experiences of (in) security and/or (under)development, transnational or international integration processes, and formal and informal international institutions. The department welcomes applications from those who also have a proven interest in qualitative methods and innovative teaching. Further advantages include regional expertise in the European, post-Soviet or Middle East areas, a track record of fieldwork research and/or policy or civic engagement.

Applicants should have, or be close to completing, a PhD in international relations, political science, or sociology and provide evidence for high level achievements to date or outstanding potential in research and teaching. Specific responsibilities include teaching three graduate courses per academic year, master’s and doctoral supervision, engaging in high quality academic research, and attracting external research grants.

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Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is located in Budapest and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s promotes high level research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls about 1400 students from nearly 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty from over 40 countries, and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

Compensation is commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive salary, as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. Teaching load is comparable to that of research universities.

How to apply:
Applicants need to submit:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • A sample syllabus
  • Two writing samples
  • Three letters of reference

Review of applications will begin 1 February, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Questions of an academic nature may be addressed to Alexander Astrov, Head of Department (

Please send your complete application package to: - including job code in subject line: 2018/016. Only complete applications will be considered.

Shortlisted applicants will participate in an on-line / telephone interview. Finalists will be invited for a talk and an interview in person.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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