Assistant Professor: Nationalism and Politics

Central European University - Nationalism Studies Program/Department of Political Science

Starting date: August 2018

Vacancy summary:
The Nationalism Studies Program and Department of Political Science at Central European University invite applications for a full-time position in Nationalism and Politics at the rank of assistant professor to begin in August 2018. The initial contract is for four years, with the possibility of renewal and promotion. The candidate will be expected to teach courses related to Global Migration; Minority Protection; Federalism; Comparative Politics; and Methodology of Comparative Social Research. Candidates with a specific focus on the contemporary accommodation of ethnic, racial, and linguistic diversity (e.g. consociationalism, federalism) are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates engaged in comparative research, focusing on both European and non-European regions. The candidate should have a proven track record in publishing on these topics, preferably in political science journals.

Assistant Professor position
Nationalism and Politics

Nationalism Studies Program / Department of Political Science

Applicants must have a PhD in political science or related field 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.

For more information about CEU, the Nationalism Studies Program, and the Department of Political Science please visit: and and

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 1,400 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. The initial contract is for four years, with the possibility of renewal and promotion. 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 Michael L. Miller, Head of the Nationalism Studies Program (, or Zoltan Miklosi, Head of the Department of Political Science (

Please send your complete application package to - including job code in subject line: 2018/018. Only complete applications will be considered.

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

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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