Assistant or Associate Professor – Applied Statistics

Application deadline: 
Open until filled
Starting date : 
September 1, 2021

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 18, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled

The Department of Network and Data Science invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the area of Applied Statistics at the level of assistant or associate professor.

The Department of Network and Data Science at the Central European University carries out research with focus both on the foundations of network science and on data driven applications. The Department offers a PhD program in Network Science, the only program of this kind in Europe, with fully funded scholarships each year, which attracts students from all over the world. In addition, the Department is launching an undergraduate (B.A.) program on Quantitative Social Sciences and planning a master’s program on Computational Social Science. The Department provides a dynamic and international academic environment.

Further information about the Department of Network and Data Science is available at:

We expect applications from applied statisticians with an excellent publication record and a commitment to excellence in teaching as well. Experience with the analysis of social or behavioral data and/or statistical inference methods for network science will be a significant advantage. Candidates should have a strong motivation to conduct interdisciplinary research and be interested in participating in projects with other departments at CEU. Ability to conduct high-quality undergraduate and graduate teaching of mathematics and statistics is a requirement.

Candidates should have a PhD in statistics, mathematics or related disciplines.

The candidate will be expected to carry out high level research in applied statistics and be able to obtain related external funding. CEU has an internal project and travel support scheme too.
The candidate will be expected to teach mathematics, statistics and data science at undergraduate and graduate level as well as supervise thesis work. The teaching load is calibrated for a research university model.
The candidate will be expected to participate in departmental administrative services.

We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as additional benefits (e.g., sabbatical system, pension plan).
The initial contract is for 6 years for the Assistant Professor rank and up to 4 years for the Associate Professor rank. Contracts are renewable and can be turned into indefinite, depending on outcome of review.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • A comprehensive C.V.;
  • Names of three referees (candidates should ask two referees to send recommendations directly to the CEU);
  • List of publications;
  • A sample publication;
  • A statement of research and teaching.

Questions of an academic nature may be addressed to Janos Kertesz, Head of Department of Network and Data Science (

Please send your complete application package to: - including job code in subject line: 2020/093

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary. CEU's mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies. CEU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of resident faculty from over 50 countries and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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