Assistant Professor in International Business Law with a focus on Intellectual Property

Application deadline date: 
April 30, 2021
Starting date: 
As soon as possible

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


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



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.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information of three references

Please send your complete application package to: - including job code in subject line: 2021/023.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer and values geographical and gender diversity, thus encouraging applications from women, the Global South and/or other minorities. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

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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