Assistant Professor

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

Application deadline:        March 1, 2021, application reviews will continue until the position is filled only if we don’t find a suitable candidate from those who submitted earlier

The Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the level of assistant professor.
The Department is an international center of excellence in environmental and sustainability research and teaching with a focus on interdisciplinary and critical scholarships in energy transitions and climate change; environmental and resource governance; environmental justice, politics and humanities; resource management and pollution control; and sustainable management of socio-ecological systems. We offer master’s and PhD education to future professionals and academics from around the world. We also contribute to teaching at the bachelor level. Through cooperation with networks of scholars and practitioners worldwide, we serve as a platform for the exchange of novel ideas addressing key environmental and sustainability challenges in our focus areas.

Further information about the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy is available at:


We invite applicants with a PhD degree and disciplinary grounding in natural resources management, sustainability science, environmental/ecological economics or data/decision science. Applicants should have a proven ability to pursue high quality, independent research at the science-policy-society interface, and a matching publication record focused on one or more natural resource sectors, such as water, biodiversity conservation or agriculture. We are particularly interested in candidates who critically analyze sectoral environmental issues within broader systems, sustainability, resilience, development, transition and/or transformation contexts. While having clear strengths in their chosen discipline, candidates should have a strong motivation to conduct interdisciplinary research on the environment and sustainability. Demonstrable strengths in the use of quantitatively oriented or mixed methods and proven ability to secure research grants will be an advantage. Curriculum and syllabus design and higher education teaching experience, including advising thesis research is desirable. Excellent command of written and spoken English is a must.

The selected candidate will be expected to design and teach courses building on his/her disciplinary background and the department’s existing course structure and future directions in mind. The teaching load is calibrated for a research university model. Besides teaching, the candidate will maintain and actively develop his/her research and supervise master’s and PhD thesis research, while regularly and substantively contributing to departmental administrative activities related to recruitment, thesis defenses and committee work.

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. Contracts are renewable and can be turned into indefinite contracts depending on outcome of review.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

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

Questions of an academic nature may be addressed to Prof. Laszlo Pinter, Head of Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy via email to Ms. Viktoria Penz, Departmental Coordinator at (
Please send your complete application package to: - including job code in subject line: 2021/002.

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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