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Assistant Professor in Intellectual Property Law

Central European University - Department of Legal Studies

Location: Budapest - Hungary, Vienna - Austria
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th July 2019
Closes: 15th September 2019
Job Ref: 2019/036

Starting date: August 2020 (at the latest)

Application deadline: September 15, 2019

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

The Department of Legal Studies at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor with expertise in intellectual property law. Applicants interested in the implications of intellectual property protection for global justice (e.g. protection of local/indigenous knowledge and practices, big pharma) are strongly preferred. The initial contract is for four years.

The Department of Legal Studies provides advanced legal education and education in human rights, comparative constitutional law and international business law. Its programs are among the finest in Europe, enabling students to obtain a solid grounding in fundamental legal concepts in civil law and common law systems and to develop unique skills in comparative analysis. For more information, please visit

Duties and responsibilities:

For a more detailed description of duties and responsibilities of an Assistant Professor, please consult the CEU Academic Staff Handbook available electronically at


The successful candidate is expected to have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • intellectual property law and its theoretical, practical and policy implications;
  • big data and its legal as well as policy implications;
  • data protection law, including barriers to open access;
  • law and technology, in particular the interaction of law and regulation with newer technologies (blockchain, artificial intelligence);
  • consumer protection law.

Courses on all these subjects are expected to offer comparative perspectives, covering relevant international, North American and European dimensions. Additional expertise in the laws of the Global South is an asset.


The initial appointment will be in Budapest, teaching will be both in Budapest and Vienna at the beginning. From 2020/2021 CEU is expected to relocate its teaching fully to Vienna.


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

How to apply:

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information of three references

Please send your complete application package to: - including job code in subject line: 2019/036

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CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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 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. CEU offers both master’s and doctoral programs and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty from over 50 countries and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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