Two Open-Rank Faculty Positions in Cognitive Science

Application deadline: 
Open until filled
Starting date : 
August 2, 2021

Starting Date: August 2021 (negotiable)
Application deadline: Open until filled, review of applications will start September 1, 2020

The Department of Cognitive Science at Central European University (CEU), Vienna, invites applications for two full-time open rank faculty positions in Cognitive Science. At the level of Assistant Professors, initial contracts will be for six years, renewable as indefinite after review. The positions will be available from the 2021/22 academic year.

We will consider applications from any subfield of cognitive science. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who can build research collaboration with present faculty members of the department. The successful candidates will hold these positions at the Vienna campus of CEU, where the Department of Cognitive Science will be relocated. For more information about this move, see For more information on the department, see

Duties and responsibilities:

Successful candidates are expected to run an internationally recognized research program, to collaborate with present faculty members of the department, to apply for external research funding, to train and supervise PhD students, and to participate in departmental initiatives.
Teaching duties are primarily focused at the PhD level. The teaching and administrative loads allow new faculty members to pursue intensive research.


Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in cognitive science or related disciplines by the start of the appointment. They must have a promising research agenda and a record of publications in peer-reviewed academic journals in any subfield of cognitive science.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit

  • CV
  • a research statement
  • two English language papers or manuscripts that best represent their research

Shortlisted candidates will be requested to name three scholars who could supply recommendation letters.

Informal inquiries can be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Gergely Csibra, at

The applications will be processed starting September 1, 2020. The positions will remain open until filled.

Please send your complete application package to: - including job code in subject line: 2020/016  

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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