Assistant Professor in Public Administration

Central European University - School of Public Policy

Starting date:                       September 1, 2018
Full Or Part Time:                Full-time (40 hours/week)

The School of Public Policy is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Professor in Public Administration. The newly appointed faculty member will help shape SPP’s research agenda, teaching programs and engagement with practice. We seek an academic committed to contributing excellent research, innovative teaching, extensive engagement with policy practice, and cooperation with CEU’s external partners. The initial appointment is for four years, renewable.

The ideal candidate will

  • Be able to teach components of the core and elective curriculum to Public Policy and Public Administration Master’s students including courses in the area of Public Administration and Public Management;
  • Hold a PhD in Public Administration, Public Management, Public Policy, Politics, or a related Social Science discipline (or plan to defend their doctoral research by June 2018);
  • Demonstrated capacity for research excellence and ability to collaborate with faculty across disciplines;
  • A research agenda that is relevant for policy-making;
  • Exhibit a passion for teaching and an openness to employing innovative teaching methods;
  • Experience in research and teaching in the fields of Security or Media and Communication, and/or in the global South, will be an asset;
  • Contribute to the development of an interdisciplinary and policy-relevant curriculum;
  • Have the ambition and talent to influence salient debates in public policy;
  • Be committed to building a world-class institution.

We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment.

How to apply: 
The application package should be submitted in a single PDF file that includes:

  1. Application letter (not exceeding 1,200 words) which indicates the name and rank of the position to which you are applying,
  2. Academic CV,
  3. Job-market paper;
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy; and
  5. Contact information of three references who will be contacted for short-listed candidates.

We encourage you to submit up to two additional academic writing samples (one can be co-authored) and up to two sample syllabi. The writing samples and syllabi may be attached as separate PDF files. The application package should highlight why the candidate is a good fit for the position. Informal inquiries may be addressed to Acting Head Martin Kahanec at

Please send your complete application package to: - including job code in subject line: 2018/049

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

About SPP
SPP is a multi-disciplinary and global public policy School at the Central European University in Budapest. In its degree and non-degree programs, SPP aims to create an educational experience that involves not only the acquisition of skills and knowledge but also the cultivation of a mindset that emphasizes entrepreneurship, innovation, cultural awareness and a commitment to the public good.

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About CEU
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 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 in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world

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