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Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow

Central European University - Democracy Institute

Location: Budapest - Hungary
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th November 2021
Expires: 29th January 2022
Job Ref: 2021/084

Lead researcher for the Inequalities and Democracy Workgroup of the Democracy Institute, CEU Budapest 

Starting date:                       Fall 2022 (negotiable)

Application deadline:         Open until filled, review of applications will start February 15, 2022

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

Location:                               Budapest 

The newly formed Democracy Institute (DI) at the Central European University (CEU) invites applications for a lead researcher at the DI’s Inequalities and Democracy Workgroup. The chosen candidate will be appointed as a Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow at the Democracy Institute in Budapest and visiting professor at a relevant department at CEU in Vienna. S/he will have a chance to integrate the Workgroup’s existing research to build up an innovative interdisciplinary international research program, and to look for better ways of understanding the challenges social injustice poses to democracy in the 21st century. We seek applicants with a strong publication record in this research area. A proven track  record in institution building is an advantage.  

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Establish and run an internationally recognized research program.
  • Collaborate with the members of the other research groups at the Democracy Institute.
  • Apply for and secure external research funding.
  • Train and supervise graduate students.
  • Participate in network-building, outreach and fundraising initiatives of the Democracy Institute.  

Qualifications:

Candidates must have a PhD, an outstanding research agenda, and a record of publications in peer-reviewed academic journals in the areas of political science and/or related disciplines. 

Compensation

We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The initial contract for the Research Fellow rank is for 2-4 years; continued employment depends on outcome of re-appointment review. The contract for the Senior Research Fellow appointment, is for an indefinite term. One of the two types of positions will be offered to the chosen candidate based on their expertise and experience. 

How to apply

Applications should include (in one single pdf file):

  • A CV
  • a program statement describing the way the candidate envisages to build up the research program of this working group
  • two recent English language papers or manuscripts that best represent their research
  • names and contact information of three scholars who could supply recommendation letters in case the candidate is shortlisted for the job. The referees will be contacted by CEU.

Informal inquiries can be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Eva Fodor, fodore@ceu.edu

Please send your complete application package (as one single pdf file) to: advert084@ceu.edu - including job code in subject line: 2021/084. 

The privacy of your personal information is very important to us. We collect, use, and store your personal information in accordance with the requirements of the applicable data privacy rules, including specifically the General Data Protection Regulation. To learn more about how we manage your personal data during the recruitment process, please see our Privacy Notice at: https://www.ceu.edu/recruitment-privacy-notice (Hungary: Közép-európai Egyetem, Central European University) or https://www.ceu.edu/recruitment-privacy-notice-austria (Austria: Central European University, CEU Central European University Private University). 

CEU is an equal opportunity employer and values geographical and gender diversity, thus encouraging applications from women and/or other underrepresented groups.

For more information about CEU, please visit https://www.ceu.edu/.

For more information about the Democracy Institute, please visit https://democracyinstitute.ceu.edu

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