Legal Counsel

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

The Central European University Private University in Vienna (CEU PU) invites applications for a Legal Counsel position.
Central European University is an undergraduate- and graduate-level university where faculty and students from more than 100 countries come to engage in interdisciplinary education, pursue advanced scholarship, and address some of society’s most vexing problems.

Main tasks
Working in close cooperation with/under the instruction of CEU’s General Counsel in the following matters:

  • Preparing legal advice to support the daily operation of the University and its related corporate entities in Austria.
  • Liaising with the Austrian courts and administrative bodies, external advisors and business partners.
  • Drafting/reviewing legal documents related to various areas of law.
  • Drafting/reviewing internal institutional policies.
  • Legal research and monitoring of changes in applicable Austrian legal regulations.


  • Austrian university degree in law, bar exam is an advantage
  • 3+ years post-graduation work experience gained at a recognized international law firm and/or as in-house lawyer at a multinational company/international environment,
  • Expertise in Austrian employment and immigration law,
  • Knowledge of Austrian laws regarding non-profit institutions and legislation pertaining to higher education is an advantage,
  • Experience in data privacy is an advantage,
  • Full proficiency in written and spoken legal English and German,
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Superior aptitude for developing working relationships with a broad range of professionals and stakeholders at multiple levels,
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a larger legal team,
  • Hard working with creative problem-solving skills, and ability to meet the challenges within a complex academic environment.
  • Proven ability to meet strict deadlines with competing demands and coping with a high workload.


The annual gross salary starts at 60.000 EUR. The actual final salary might be higher depending on the seniority and level of expertise of the selected candidate.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV
  • Cover letter describing their experience in the required fields
  • Contact information for two referees.

Please send your complete application package to - including job code in subject line: 2021/096.

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.

The privacy of your personal information is very important to us. We collect, use, and store your personal information in accordance with the requirements of the applicable data privacy rules, including specifically the General Data Protection Regulation. To learn more about how we manage your personal data during the recruitment process, please see our Privacy Notice at: (Hungary: Közép-európai Egyetem, Central European University) or (Austria: Central European University, CEU Central European University Private University).