Starting date: As early as possible – January 2022 (at the latest)
The Department of Legal Studies at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor position with expertise in intellectual property law. Applicants interested in the implications of intellectual property protection for global justice (e.g. protection of local/indigenous knowledge and practices, big pharma) are strongly preferred.
The Department of Legal Studies provides advanced legal education and education in human rights, comparative constitutional law and international business law. Its programs are among the finest in Europe, enabling students to obtain a solid grounding in fundamental legal concepts in civil law and common law systems and to develop unique skills in comparative analysis. CEU offers Graduate and PhD programs, but also undergraduate programs since the launch of its bachelor programs in Fall 2020. For more information, please visit http://legal.ceu.edu/.
Duties and responsibilities:
For a more detailed description of duties and responsibilities of an Assistant Professor at CEU, please consult the CEU Academic Staff Handbook available electronically at https://documents.ceu.edu/documents/p-1105-1v1806.
Candidates must have obtained a PhD in law by the time of starting the position. Teaching experience is considered a plus but can be offset by excellent professional experience. The successful candidate will be teaching in the below-mentioned areas at the master’s and possibly also at the bachelor level.
Expertise in the following area is a requirement:
- Intellectual property law and its theoretical, practical, policy and social justice implications
Expertise in one or more of the following additional areas is considered an asset:
- data protection law, including barriers to open access.
- consumer protection law.
- competition law.
- business and human rights.
Courses on all these subjects are expected to offer comparative perspectives, covering relevant global dimensions.
The appointment will be in Vienna.
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.