Assistant Professor - Political Science

Application deadline date: 
February 19, 2023
Starting date : 
September 1, 2023

The Department of Political Science of the Central European University in Vienna announces a call for two Assistant Professor positions in Political Science. The applicants should be able to carry out state of the art research in substantive areas of political science (particularly in comparative politics or political economy) with excellent quantitative or qualitative (or both) skills.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Carry out independent research and regularly publish in highly rated international outlets;
  • Target new and original areas of inquiry in comparative politics or political economy that expand the research outreach of the department;
  • Teach 12 credits of mandatory and elective courses per Academic Year (7,200 teaching minutes);
  • Contribute to the department’s course offering, in particular in political economy and/or comparative politics.
  • Contribute to teaching research methods courses at BA, MA, and PhD levels (courses on big data and computational social science and/or courses on qualitative methods for data collection and analysis are especially welcome);
  • Supervise BA, MA, and PhD theses;
  • Participate in departmental administration and initiatives.


  • Applicants should have a PhD degree or equivalent in political science and a proven record of excellence in scholarship;
  • A record of international publications in political science consummate with the rank;
  • A record of successful teaching and supervision in political science.;

What we offer
We offer a competitive gross salary of 62,500 EUR/year as well as additional benefits (e.g. pension plan). The initial contract is for six years. Contracts are renewable and can be turned into indefinite contracts depending on the outcome of the review.

How to apply

Please submit

  • application cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • publication sample
  • a sample course syllabus
  • contact information for three referees
  • completed online application form

Please send your complete application package to: - including the job code in the subject line: 2022/092.

For informal inquiries please contact Prof. Anil Duman:

CEU is an equal opportunity employer and values geographical and gender diversity, thus encouraging applications from women and/or other underrepresented groups. Since CEU strives to increase the share of women in professorial positions, given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.
Previous training, work experience and/or engagement with matters of equality, diversity and inclusion at the organizational level will be an asset.

CEU recognises that personal and family circumstances shape the trajectory of one’s career and working patterns. We encourage applicants to detail periods of leave, part-time work or other such situations in their applications so that the Search Committee can assess an applicant’s academic record fairly in the context of their circumstances. Any declaration of personal and family circumstances is voluntary and will be handled confidentially and only considered in so far as it impacts on the academic career of an applicant.

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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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