Department Coordinator

Open for Employee Referral
Application deadline date: 
February 1, 2022
Starting date : 
May 1, 2022

Full- Or Part-Time: Part-time (30 hours/week)

The Department of Philosophy at Central European University (CEU) in Vienna invites applications for a part-time Department Coordinator position. The first contract is for three years with the possibility of renewal.


The CEU Department of Philosophy offers BA, MA and PhD-level education up to the standards of the best international institutions, and its programs are accredited in the United States as well as in Europe. The department uniquely combines analytic and historical approaches to philosophy, a feature which allows for a fruitful dialogue between contemporary philosophy and its history.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Organizing academic and social events on an occasional basis
  • Managing the department’s websites and social media platforms
  • Providing administrative support for the seasonal activities of recruitment and admission, and liaising with the respective university offices at CEU
  • Administering faculty and student projects
  • Administering faculty and student conference grants
  • Maintaining and updating databases
  • Compiling report and evaluations
  • Participation in the department’s daily operations

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English
  • Preference is given to candidates who have a good working knowledge (C1) of German
  • A strong interest in and ability to work with students in an international environment
  • High-level computer literacy and advanced knowledge of the MS Office suite and proficiency in databases
  • Experience with managing social media platforms and web-editing
  • Excellent organizational and reporting skills
  • Structured and flexible way of thinking
  • Ability to work alone and in a team
  • A precise, pro-active, and efficient attitude and work ethics
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and to take initiative
  • Ability to follow instructions and meet deadlines
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to understand and learn new tasks quickly
  • Preference is given to candidates who have experience with online learning systems (e.g., Moodle, MS Teams, Zoom) and/or have previous administrative experience in higher education

We offer a gross annual salary of 32,000 EUR as well as a dynamic and international academic environment.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV
  • Cover letter, explaining their interest in working at CEU, and their relevant skills and experiences
  • Contact information of two references

Please send your complete application package to: including job code in subject line: 2021/089.

We do not ask for reference letters at the first stage of application; the referees may be contacted for references later by CEU.

If one of our employees has drawn your attention to this job opportunity, please apply via this email address, and mention our colleague in the cover letter: - including job code in the subject line: 2021/089.

Central European University does not discriminate on the basis of—including, but not limited to—race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender and sexual orientation in administering its educational policies, admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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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