Assistant Professor

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

Starting date: Fall 2021

The Nationalism Studies Program, an interdisciplinary program at Central European University (CEU), invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in Nationalism and Social Psychology.

The Nationalism Studies Program was established at Central European University with the aim of engaging students in an empirical and theoretical study of issues of nationalism, migration, self-determination, state-formation, ethnic conflict, minority protection and the related theme of globalization. Drawing upon the uniquely supranational milieu of Central European University, the program encourages a critical and non-sectarian study of nationalism.

Duties and responsibilities:
The candidate would be expected to teach BA, MA and PhD courses in the following areas:

  • nationalism and ethnic/racial prejudice
  • theories of nationalism
  • intergroup relations (sociological and psychological approaches)
  • social research methodologies (quantitative and qualitative approaches)
  • migration and refugee studies

In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will supervise MA theses and PhD dissertations.


  • Specializing in the study of prejudice and interethnic relations.
  • PhD in Sociology or a related field.
  • Experience in empirical research (quantitative and qualitative).
  • Proficiency in at least one Central European language.
  • Teaching experience at the university level.
  • Proven ability to secure research grants.

We offer a competitive yearly salary of EUR 60,000, commensurate with experience as well as additional benefits (e.g. 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.
  • Three reference letters (candidates should ask their referees to send recommendations directly to CEU).
  • List of publications.
  • Two sample publications.
  • A statement of research and teaching (including 2 course outlines).

Please send your complete application package to – including the job code in subject line: 2021/029.

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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