Assistant Professor (F/M/D)

Central European University
February 20, 2024
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Department of Network and Data Science


[email protected]

Open for Employee Referral

Application deadline date:

February 20, 2024

Starting date :

September 1, 2024

The Department of Network and Data Science invites applications for a full- time Faculty Position at the assistant professor level in the area of social data science and social network science.

The Department of Network and Data Science is an interdisciplinary unit, integrating natural science and social science approaches. Further information about the Department of Network and Data Science is available at: https://


We expect applications from social data scientists, social network scientists, or quantitative social scientists. The candidates should have strong motivation to conduct interdisciplinary research and be interested in participating in projects with different departments at CEU. Capability of high-quality teaching is assumed. The candidates must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate students with social science backgrounds.

Candidates should have research experience in social sciences (sociology, political science, communication science, computational social science, social network science, etc.) with an excellent record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals, proof of successful teaching, and good recommendations.

Teaching load is comparable to that of research universities. The normal teaching load at CEU is 12 taught US credits per academic year, plus thesis supervision.


We offer a competitive yearly salary of 62.500 EUR, as well as additional benefits (e.g., pension plan). The initial contract is for six years. The contract can be turned into an indefinite contract depending upon review.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • A comprehensive CV,
  • Names of three referees (candidates should ask two referees to send recommendations directly to the CEU),
  • List of publications,
  • A sample publication,
  • A short statement of research and teaching.
  • Review of applications will begin February 20, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Questions of academic nature may be addressed to Janos Kertesz, Head of the Department of Network and Data Science ([email protected])

    Please send your complete application package to: [email protected] - including job code in subject line: 2023/045

    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 recognises that personal and family circumstances shape the trajectory of one's career and working patterns. We encourage applicants to detail periods of leave, part-time work or other such situations in their applications so that the Search Committee can 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. The provision of this information is optional and will be used for statistical purposes only.

    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 is an equal opportunity employer.

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