Assistant Professor In International Relations (F/M/D)

Central European University
February 29, 2024
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Department of International Relations


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Open for Employee Referral

Application deadline date:

February 29, 2024

Starting date :

September 1, 2024

The Department of International Relations at Central European University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professorship position. Applicants should have a research background in the field of International Relations. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose expertise lies in the study of International Law, Global Governance, and International Organizations. Successful candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach a graduate-level course in International Law.

The Department of International Relations offers a full-time MA program (one and two years) that provides students with an overview of the field of International Relations—its “big picture”—understood as an interdisciplinary inquiry into the question of just what makes up the global political order. Because the global political order is made up by a multiplicity of historically shaped, socially diverse, and unevenly developed entities and practices, our program also provides a “close focus” of each element of the order, which deserves its own particular attention. Both dispositions are supported by a faculty with diverse educational backgrounds and a multicultural student body, representing all regions of the world. Next to its MA programs, the department also contributes to teaching and supervision in the Doctoral School of Political Science (DSPS), as well as CEU's BA programs. For more information, please visit https: //

Your duties and responsibilities:

  • Commitment to continuous research activity, reflected in regular publications in major professional outlets and participation in international research networks.
  • Developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, including courses in research design and methods in International Relations, as well as supervision of BA, MA, and PhD theses. The department serves a global student population. A firm commitment to inclusive instruction and mentoring for a diverse international student body is expected.
  • Administrative tasks at departmental and university levels
  • Your qualifications:

  • PhD in International Relations, Political Science, or related field (including Law) in hand by the start of the employment
  • A portfolio of publications in high-quality, peer-reviewed international journals or with respected book publishers
  • Teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate levels, including thesis supervision and course development
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to work as part of a team
  • What CEU Offers:

    We offer a yearly salary of 62.500 EUR as well as additional benefits (e.g., pension plan, sabbatical system). 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.

    How to apply

    Applications should include:

  • A brief (1-2 page) cover letter including a statement about the applicant's research and teaching plans
  • A comprehensive CV, including
  • a list of publications
  • experience in teaching
  • the names and contact details of three referees
  • An article-length writing sample
  • A draft syllabus for a graduate-level course in International Law
  • We do not ask for reference letters at the first stage of application; the referees of shortlisted candidates will be contacted for references later.

    Questions of an academic nature related to the position may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr Thomas Fetzer ([email protected]).

    Please send your complete application package to [email protected] - including the job code in the subject line: 2023/103.

    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 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. (Hungary: Közép-európai Egyetem, Central European University) or https: // www. privacy-notice-austria (Austria: Central European University, CEU Central European University Private University).

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