Assistant Professor Of Sociology (F/M/D)

Central European University
February 29, 2024
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Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology


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Application deadline date:

February 29, 2024

Starting date :

September 1, 2024

The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Sociology starting September 1, 2024. This is an open position for a junior sociologist with broad disciplinary training, openness towards cross-disciplinary engagements and empirically grounded research. Since the Department was established as an integrated sociology and anthropology department, familiarity with both disciplines is an advantage.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to teaching the fundamentals of the discipline and methods courses as well as courses in their area of expertise to an interdisciplinary international student body. They should be active in research that complements and extends the subject areas currently represented in the Department. Possible thematic fields may include but are not limited to political sociology, digitalization, and environmental issues. While we encourage regional and thematic specialization, the ideal candidate will also have a strong commitment to generalization and to contributing to the wider sociological and anthropological debates. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience of teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

The job provides excellent research opportunities in an intellectually vivid and stimulating environment. The Sociology and Social Anthropology department is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and is known for its highly motivated and diverse students and faculty. Its integration of the two disciplines is reflected in both teaching and research, and its graduate programs are based on empirical research and methodologies that foster a critical global perspective.

Your qualifications A PhD in sociology in hand by the start of the employment as well as a track record of internationally recognized publications commensurate with the career stage.

What CEU offers

We offer a yearly salary of 62,500 EUR as well as additional benefits (e. g. pension plan, sabbatical system, research funding). The initial contract is for 6 years renewable and can be turned into an indefinite contract depending on the outcome of a review.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Statement of research and teaching (one document)
  • A comprehensive C.V. including list of publications
  • Sample publications (2, can also be forthcoming)
  • Names of three referees (candidates should ask two referees to send recommendations directly to the CEU)
  • Please send your complete application package to [email protected] including the job code in subject line: 2023/110.

    Review of applications will begin March 1, 2024.

    Questions of an academic nature may be addressed to Vlad Naumescu, Department Chair ([email protected]).

    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.

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    CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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