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Assistant or Associate Professor in Comparative Politics Department of Political Science

Central European University - Political Science Department

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: 2020/005

Starting date: August 01, 2020

Application deadline: March 02, 2020

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

The Political Science Department at Central European University, Vienna, invites applications for a full-time open rank (Assistant or Associate) position in Comparative Politics. Having an active research interest in challenges to democracy in the 21st century or non-Western polities will be an advantage. Teaching experience, especially on the BA-level, is a welcome asset.

We encourage applications from candidates who are willing to make a long-term commitment to living and working in Vienna. In the latest QS global academic rankings CEU was ranked 41st for Politics and International Studies. For more information on the department, see  

Duties and responsibilities

The successful candidate is expected to teach core and elective courses on the BA, MA, and PhD level in comparative politics, to supervise BA, MA, and PhD students, to publish in international outlets, and to participate in departmental initiatives. A typical teaching load consists of 12 teaching credits (where one credit equals 50 minutes of classroom contact over a 12-week academic term), plus BA, MA, and PhD thesis supervision.


The candidate must have a PhD or equivalent in political science and a proven record of excellence in scholarship. Post-graduate teaching experience in the area of comparative politics 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

Applicants need to submit a cover letter, their CV, including the full contact information for three referees, and two English language article-length works presenting their own research. Please send your complete application to - including the job code in the subject line: 2020/005.

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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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