Assistant or Associate Professor position – Machine Learning and Data Science

Application deadline date: 
March 31, 2021
Starting date : 
September 1, 2021

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin March 31, 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 Machine Learning and Data Science 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 will host a bachelor's program on Quantitative Social Sciences from the Fall Term in 2021 and is planning to launch a master's program in Computational Social Science in 2022. The department provides a dynamic international academic environment. Further information about the Department of Network and Data Science is available at:

We expect applications from computer scientists, or researchers in related fields, with an excellent publication record. The applicant should be an expert in applied machine learning methods, and preferably have experience with social or behavioral data and/or research at the interface between machine learning and network science. The candidates should have a strong motivation to conduct interdisciplinary research and be interested in participating in projects with other departments at CEU. Capability of high-quality undergraduate and graduate teaching is assumed.

Candidates should have a doctorate in computer science or a related discipline.

Job description:
The candidate will be expected to carry out high level research and acquire external funding. CEU has an internal project and travel support scheme too. The candidate will be expected to teach computer science, machine learning and data science at undergraduate and graduate level as well as supervise thesis work. Teaching load is comparable to that of research universities.
The candidate will be expected to participate in departmental administrative services.

We offer an internationally competitive compensation package. The salary band for this position begins at but exceeds 68,170 EUR/year. In the case of the Associate Professor rank the initial contract is up to 4 years, which can be renewed or turned into indefinite term. For the Assistant Professor rank promotion within 6 years is possible depending upon 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: 2020/053 .

Central European University does not discriminate on the basis of—including, but not limited to—race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender and sexual orientation in administering its educational policies, admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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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CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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