Postions at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Deadline: 15 May 2012
Open to: Holders of outstanding academic credentials, who pursue an ambitious research agenda, with a passion for teaching and an openness to employ innovative teaching methods
Remuneration: An internationally competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience


The School of Public Policy and International Affairs (SPPIA) at Central European University in Budapest is launching the first of several major waves of faculty hirings. CEU was established by George Soros in 1991 as an international graduate-level university. A new interdisciplinary school at the University, SPPIA seeks Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors who will join its founding faculty. Faculty will shape SPPIA’s research agenda and teaching programs as well as spearhead the establishment of new policy research centers in Budapest and globally. They are looking for academic entrepreneurs ready to contribute to a vibrant intellectual community committed to improving public policy worldwide through innovative teaching, excellent research and extensive engagement with policy practice, including by cooperating with CEU’s sister organization, the Open Society Foundations, and its many civil society partners across the globe.

They are offering the following senior-level position:

George Soros Chair in Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2012/013)

and open rank positions in the following areas:

  • International Relations and Global Governance (2012/014)
  • Public Administration and Management with a focus on the study of organizations including civil society (2012/015)
  • Comparative Politics (2012/016)
  • Law and Public Policy (2012/017)
  • Political Sociology with a focus on the development of state-society relations across cultures and histories (2012/018)
  • Applied Research Methods with a focus on quantitative and qualitative evaluation (2012/019)
  • Economics and Public Policy (2012/020)
  • Political Economy and Development (2012/021)


The ideal candidates will:

  • Have outstanding academic credentials (Ph.D. and an internationally recognized publications record) and pursue an ambitious research agenda;
  • Exhibit a passion for teaching and an openness to employ innovative teaching methods;
  • Have the ambition and talent to influence public policy debates;
  • Be committed to building a world-class institution


An internationally competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience.


Submit applications electronically to [email protected] including the above relevant job code (e.g. 2012/013) in the subject line. Please include:

  1. cover letter with qualifications and brief statement of purpose,
  2. curriculum vitae,
  3. a record of notable publications and scholarship, and
  4. names and contact information for at least three references

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 1 2012 and continue until positions are filled. Earliest possible starting date is September 1, 2012. For informal inquiries, contact SPPIA Dean Wolfgang Reinicke at [email protected]


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