Assistant Professor in Political Theory

Application deadline date: 
March 2, 2020
Starting date : 
August 1, 2020

The Department of Political Science of the Central European University in Vienna, announces a call for an Assistant Professor in Political Theory. The applicants should be able to carry out state of the art research and teach undergraduate and graduate courses (at the MA and PhD level) on the main problems of contemporary normative political theory, such as the theory of justice, political authority and obligations, democratic theory, as well as the history of political philosophy. Area of specialization is open, but a research focus on gender justice is an advantage.

We encourage applications from candidates who are willing to make a long-term commitment to living and working in Vienna.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Teach 12 credits per Academic Year at the BA, MA and PhD level
  • Supervise BA, MA and PhD theses
  • Carry out independent research and regularly publish in international scholarly journals
  • Contribute to departmental and university service


  • Applicants should have a PhD degree in political theory/political philosophy;
  • A record of peer-reviewed international publications in political theory is an advantage;
  • A record of successful teaching and supervision in political theory/political philosophy is a plus;

We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The initial appointment is for six years, renewable as indefinite, after review.

How to apply

Please send your

  • application cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • publication sample
  • a sample course syllabus in political philosophy
  • contact information for three referees

Please send your complete application package to - including job code in subject line: 2020/006.

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States 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 in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 50 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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