Assistant Professor in International Human Rights Law

Application deadline date: 
September 30, 2020

Starting date: Winter/Spring 2021
Location: Vienna

The Department of Legal Studies at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor in international human rights law. Applicants with expertise in the United Nations, human rights, protection mechanisms, and interests in the implications of international refugee and migration law are strongly preferred. The initial contract is for 6 years; continued employment depends on outcome of review.

The Department of Legal Studies promotes advanced research and education in human rights, comparative constitutional law and international business law. Its programs are among the finest in Europe, enabling master’s and doctoral 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 will launch a bachelor’s program in Fall 2020. For more information, please visit

Duties and responsibilities:
For a more detailed description of duties and responsibilities of an Assistant Professor, please consult the CEU Academic Staff Handbook available electronically at

Candidates must at least have a law degree and a PhD with a focus on international human rights. Teaching experience is considered a plus but can be offset by excellent professional international human rights experience. The successful candidate will be teaching in the below-mentioned areas at the bachelor and master’s level.

Expertise in one or more of the following areas is a requirement:

  • International human rights law and the United Nations human rights system;
  • refugee law;
  • migration law;
  • international humanitarian law.

Expertise in (critical) perspectives of the Global South with regard to the above-mentioned areas is also considered an asset.

The appointment will be in Vienna.

We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  •  CV
  • Cover letter
  • Teaching evaluations (where available)
  • Contact information of three references

Please send your complete application package to: - including job code in subject line: 2020/050.

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.

For more information, please visit

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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