Call for Applications for an Assistant Professor Position in Gender Humanities

Start date: August 2015

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2015 

The Department of Gender Studies at Central European University seeks to hire a fulltime assistant professor with expertise in Gender in the Humanities. We are looking for a colleague with a strong theoretical grounding in gender studies, and a research agenda that crosscuts one or more of the following areas: biopolitics, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, posthumanism, the animal question, science studies, or critical climate change studies. The successful applicant will also demonstrate the ability to teach our MA course in feminist theory. We seek a colleague with an active, interdisciplinary research agenda and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in an English language academic environment at the graduate level. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. by August 31, 2015.

Fulltime teaching is typically two or three courses per term, depending on credit distribution, plus thesis supervision. The appointment is for an initial four years, after which the faculty member is reviewed for reappointment with permanent contract. Promotion is expected within a maximum of six to seven years from date of hire.

Located in the vibrant city of Budapest, CEU is accredited in both the US and Hungary. It is a private, English language graduate university offering MA and PhD degrees in the social sciences, humanities, policy studies, business, and law. See for more on the university and for more about the Gender Studies Department. Inquiries may be made to Elissa Helms, Head of Department,

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a sample of scholarly writing (in English); and names and email addresses of three referees who can be asked to send letters in case the applicant is short-listed including the following job code in the subject line: 2014/064.

We will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.