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Assistant Professor in Political Theory

Central European University - Department of Political Science

Location: Vienna - Austria
Salary: Competitive salary that is commensurate with experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th January 2020
Expires: 16th March 2020
Job Ref: 2020/006

Starting date: August 01, 2020

Application deadline: March 02, 2020

Full- Or Part-Time: Full-Time (40 hours/week)

The Department of Political Science of the Central European University in Vienna, announces a call for an Assistant Professor in Political Theory. The applicants should be able to carry out state of the art research and teach undergraduate and graduate courses (at the MA and PhD level) on the main problems of contemporary normative political theory, such as the theory of justice, political authority and obligations, democratic theory, as well as the history of political philosophy. Area of specialization is open, but a research focus on gender justice is an advantage.

We encourage applications from candidates who are willing to make a long-term commitment to living and working in Vienna.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Teach 12 credits per Academic Year at the BA, MA and PhD level
  • Supervise BA, MA and PhD theses
  • Carry out independent research and regularly publish in international scholarly journals
  • Contribute to departmental and university service


  • Applicants should have a PhD degree in political theory/political philosophy;
  • A record of peer-reviewed international publications in political theory is an advantage;
  • A record of successful teaching and supervision in political theory/political philosophy is a plus;


We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The initial appointment is for six years, renewable as indefinite, after review.

How to apply:
Please send your

  • application cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • publication sample
  • a sample course syllabus in political philosophy
  • contact information for three referees

Please send your complete application package to - including job code in subject line: 2020/006.

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CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

About Central European University

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing primarily in the social sciences and the humanities, as well as law, business and public policy. It is located in Budapest and Vienna, and accredited in the United States, Austria, and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement. CEU offers Bachelor, Masters, and doctoral programs, and enrolls about 1400 students from 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty members from over 40 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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