HR Generalist (f/m/d)

Open for Employee Referral
Application deadline: 
Open until filled
Starting date: 
As soon as possible

The Human Resources Office (HRO) at Central European University invites applications for a HR generalist position.


As an HR Generalist, you will be responsible for providing a wide range of HR services to our staff and faculty members, including creating employment contracts, providing guidance and support to employees HR-related queries, and ensuring compliance with HR policies and regulations. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and holds a relevant qualification.


Your key responsibilities:

  • Create employment contracts, offer letters, and other HR-related agreements such as salary adjustments, promotion letters and employment certificates
  • Act as a trusted advisor to assigned departments by providing advice and guidance on HR-related queries while ensuring compliance with local labor laws and regulations
  • Guide and support staff and faculty on HR policies, procedures, and programs
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and provide recommendations for change
  • Initiate and participate in HR Projects (e.g. updating/developing HR policies, offboarding… )
  • Maintain accurate HR records and reporting


Your skills and experience:

  • 3-5 years of experience in HR Generalist role
  • Strong knowledge of Austrian labor laws and regulations
  • Strong knowledge of HR practices, policies, and procedures
  • Experience with HRIS systems and reporting
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in German and English
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field


What CEU offers:

  • International environment
  • Modern office space, easily accessible, opportunity to work from home (2 days/week)
  • Salary supplement for meals
  • Employer contributions to Resaver private pension plan
  • Family support scheme
  • In-house opportunities for job related trainings and workshops


We offer a competitive salary starting from gross 44,000 EUR/year. A higher salary is possible if warranted by the candidate’s working experience.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV and
  • Motivation letter


Please send your complete application package to: including the job code in the subject line: 2023/023


CEU is strongly committed to the promotion of gender equality and equal opportunities within our institution. Previous training, work experience and/or engagement with matters of equality, diversity and inclusion at the organizational level will be an asset.


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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