1 Assistant Professor And 1 Associate/Full Professor Of Human Rights And Comparative Constitutional Law (F/M/D)

Central European University
February 29, 2024
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Department of Legal Studies


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Open for Employee Referral

Application deadline date:

February 29, 2024

Starting date :

August 1, 2024

The Department of Legal Studies at Central European University invites applications for 2 faculty positions (one Assistant Professor and another Associate/Full Professor) in human rights and comparative constitutional law. We seek colleagues with an active research and teaching agenda in these fields. The Department values interdisciplinary research and practical experience.

The Department of Legal Studies provides advanced legal education in human rights, comparative constitutional law and global business law. Our students are encouraged to see complex legal and social problems in their broader context and seek solutions across continents and disciplines. They benefit from an interdisciplinary environment, while gaining in-depth understanding of the law. For more information, please visit https: // legal.ceu.edu/.

Candidates are expected to have expertise in one or more of the following core areas:

  • Human rights systems of the Council of Europe
  • Refugee and migration law and policy
  • Civil and political rights from comparative constitutional law and human rights perspectives
  • Additional expertise in one or more of the following areas is an asset:

  • Environmental and climate law and justice
  • African human rights systems
  • Institutional (comparative) constitutional law
  • Your duties and responsibilities:

  • Teaching and advising students at bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels in the areas mentioned above
  • Teaching in interactive class settings and in English
  • A clear and active research agenda and a commitment to regularly publish in major professional venues.
  • Administrative tasks at departmental and university levels
  • Your qualifications:

  • Law degree and PhD focused on human rights law and policy
  • Candidates with professional experience in their field of expertise are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • What CEU Offers:

    For Assistant Professorship, we offer a yearly salary of 62,500 EUR, and the initial contract is for 6 years. The contract is renewable and can be turned into an indefinite contract depending on the outcome of a review.

    For Associate Professorship, we offer a yearly salary of 79,000 EUR, and the initial contract is for 4 years. The contract is renewable and can be turned into an indefinite contract depending on the outcome of a review.

    For Full Professorship, we offer a yearly salary of 96,000 EUR. The contract is for an indefinite term.

    We further offer additional benefits for all three types of posts (e.g., pension plan, sabbatical system) and a dynamic and international academic environment.

    How to apply

    Applicants need to submit:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Teaching evaluations (where available)
  • A list of courses which the candidate is prepared to teach
  • A sample of scholarly writing (in English)
  • Contact information for three references
  • We do not ask for reference letters at the first stage of application; the referees of short-listed candidates may be contacted for references at a later stage.

    Please send your complete application package to [email protected] by indicating which kind of professorship you are applying for and including the job code in the subject line: 2023/104.

    CEU is an equal opportunity employer and values geographical and gender diversity, thus encouraging applications from women and/or other underrepresented groups. Since CEU strives to increase the share of women in professorial positions, given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants. CEU recognizes that personal and family circumstances shape the trajectory of one's career and working patterns. As such, and in line with CEU's promotion of Equal Opportunities, we encourage applicants to detail periods of leave, part-time work or other such situations in their applications so that the Search Committee is able to assess an applicant's academic record fairly in the context of their circumstances. Any declaration of personal and family circumstances is voluntary and will be handled confidentially and only considered in so far as it impacts on the academic career of an applicant. To contribute to CEU's monitoring efforts to improve gender equality in the academic body, we kindly ask you to fill in this form with your gender identity. This is a completely anonymous and non-mandatory requirement and therefore not linked in any way to the assessment of your application. Thank you for sharing this statistical data with us.

    About CEU

    One of the world's most international universities, a unique founding mission positions Central European University as both an acclaimed center for the study of economic, historical, social and political challenges, and a source of support for building open and democratic societies that respect human rights and human dignity. CEU is accredited in the United States and Austria, and offers English-language bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the social sciences, the humanities, law, environmental sciences, management and public policy. CEU enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries, with faculty from over 50 countries.

    In 2019, CEU relocated from Hungary to Austria as the Hungarian government revoked its ability to issue US-accredited degrees in the country. As a result, CEU offers all of its degree programs in Vienna, Austria; and retains a non-degree, research and civic engagement presence in Budapest, Hungary, through its CEU Democracy Institute, the Institute for Advanced Study, the CEU Summer University and The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA), and its Hungarian language public educational programs and public lectures.

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

    CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

    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).

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