Psychological Counsellor 

Open for Employee Referral
Application deadline date: 
August 15, 2023
Starting date : 
September 15, 2023

The Psychological Counselling at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for the position of part-time Psychological Counsellor. 


CEU Psychological Counselling 

CEU offers confidential psychological counseling services, providing professional help and support for personal, academic and work concerns. Our professional counselors provide individual and group counseling. Issues students typically turn to us with include (but are not limited to): lack of motivation or direction, concentration difficulties, low confidence or self-esteem, homesickness or loneliness, eating or body image issues, grief or bereavement, bullying, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, perfectionism, obsessions/compulsions, depression and other types of mood disorders, self-harm, addiction or substance use, relationship issues, traumatic experiences, concerns that may result from racial, cultural, sexual or gender identity issues. 


Tasks and responsibilities

  • Provides individual and/or group consultations for students, staff and faculty regarding psychological issues 
  • Provides psycho-education for students, staff and faculty in the format of webinars, workshops and/or trainings 
  • Provides preliminary psycho-diagnostics as necessary 
  • Orients students, staff and faculty to further health care providers if needed 
  • Cooperates with the Medical Service at CEU when necessary 
  • Assists with the communication processes of Psychological Counselling at CEU (social media, web page, etc.) 
  • Cooperates with other units at CEU on a need basis 
  • Reports directly to the head of Psychological Counselling 


Qualifications and skills

  • Degree in clinical psychology 
  • 3-5 years of experience working in a clinical and/or educational environment with adults 
  • Experience in working in a multi-cultural environment 
  • Excellent proficiency in English (preferably work experience where English used to be the language of communication) 
  • Flexibility in work assignment distribution 
  • Openness to work with international clients 
  • Readiness to cooperate with a multi-national staff 


 What we offer

  • International environment 
  • Fix-term, one-year-long contract with the option of renewal 
  • Annual gross salary of 30,000 EUR 
  • Part-time position, 20 hours/ week. Work schedule: 4 x 5 hours per week 
  • Afternoon schedule between 1-6pm 

How to apply

Applicants need to submit: 

  • Cover letter 
  • CV 
  • Contact information of two references   

Questions about the role may be addressed to Laszlo Biro, Head of Psychological Counselling at   

Please send your complete application package to: - including job code in subject line: 2023/054. 

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 recognizes 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. 

About CEU

One of the world’s most international universities, a unique founding mission positions Central European University as both an acclaimed center for the study of economic, historical, social and political challenges, and a source of support for building open and democratic societies that respect human rights and human dignity. CEU is accredited in the United States and Austria, and offers English-language bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the social sciences, the humanities, law, environmental sciences, management and public policy. CEU enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries, with faculty from over 50 countries.  

In 2019, CEU relocated from Hungary to Austria as the Hungarian government revoked its ability to issue US-accredited degrees in the country. As a result, CEU offers all of its degree programs in Vienna, Austria; and retains a non-degree, research and civic engagement presence in Budapest, Hungary, through its CEU Democracy Institute, the Institute for Advanced Study, the CEU Summer University and The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA), and its Hungarian language public educational programs and public lectures.  

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CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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