Postdoctoral Fellowship in Law (Budapest)

Deadline: 30 April 2017
Open to: postdoctoral researchers with a professional level of English language knowledge
Benefit: approximately EUR 1484.84 per month before taxes (plus accommodation)


The Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Social Sciences Institute for Legal Studies (hereinafter HAS CSS ILS) and the Pázmány Péter Catholic University Faculty of Law and Political Sciences (hereinafter Pázmány Law) established this joint fellowship programme in order to enhance their international competitiveness in research and education through involving postdoctoral foreign researchers in their academic work. The program will be for a period of 10 months.


Postdoctoral researchers with a professional level of English language knowledge are invited to apply for a fellowship program at the HAS CSS ILS and Pázmány Law. Knowledge of Hungarian is not required.

The applicant is expected to:

  • develop and provide at least four graduate level lectures per week that are each a minimum of 45 minutes in duration at Pázmány Law;
  • actively participate in the most important scholarly events and programs of the HAS CSS ILS and the PPCE FLPS;
  • help to strengthen the international relations of the HAS CSS ILS and Pázmány Law.


Any area of law, with a preference for comparative law, public international law or European law.

In the framework of the fellowship program, the HAS CSS ILS and Pázmány Law:

  • will offer foreign researchers a ‘joint position’ for 10 months at the two host institutions;
  • will provide teaching and research facilities;
  • will offer approximately EUR 1484.84 gross salary per month;
  • will provide accommodation;
  • will provide an opportunity for renowned researchers to further develop their scholarly activity and experience at our institutions; and
  • will ensure that foreign researchers are fully involved in the scholarly work of the institutions and are able to participate in scholarly events and programs.

How to apply?

The signed application should be sent electronically to the e-mail address [email protected]

The application shall include the applicant’s:

  • detailed curriculum vitae;
  • publication list;
  • electronic versions of three publications that the applicant feels represents his/her best work;
  • presentation of ongoing research; a motivation letter.

The motivation letter should contain:

  1. a research plan;
  2. a proper syllabus of at least two graduate courses to be offered;
  3. a description as to how the applicant will be affiliated with the host institutions.

The application must be submitted in English.

For more information please visit the official web page.

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