Central European University: Junior Faculty Position

Junior Faculty Position

(2 positions)

Central European University -Legal Studies Department

Starting date: August 01, 2014
Application deadline: February 28, 2014

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing primarily in the social sciences. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1500 students from nearly 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 40 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

The Legal Studies Department (http://legal.ceu.hu/) offers both Master’s and doctoral programs in law. It is divided into three streams: Human Rights, Comparative Constitutional Law and International Business Law.

The Department of Legal Studies Department of Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary announces two (2) full-time junior academic positions in Comparative Constitutional Law and Human Rights. The positions are open from August 1, 2014 (negotiable).

The short list will be prepared from applications which reach CEU by February 28, 2014.

We expect applications from candidates who are willing to make a long-term commitment to working and living in Budapest full time.

Candidates must hold a PhD (SJD) in law or comparable academic qualifications. Candidates should have a proven record of excellence in scholarship, publishing and teaching in one or more of the following areas:

  • comparative constitutional law in Europe, Africa and / or South America
  • transitional justice / transition to democracy in Europe, Africa and / or South America;
  • theories and practices of constitution-making; constitutional review: institutions and procedures;
  • federalism and vertical separation of powers in Europe, Africa and / or South America;
  • protection of human rights in Europe and / or the Inter-American system;
  • equality and non-discrimination on grounds other than gender (sex) discrimination.

Substantial teaching experience at graduate level in a multi-cultural environment in English is much preferred.

Comparative public law experience (counseling, governmental or NGO service) and familiarity with relevant current developments is an advantage.

Commensurate with experience. However, we offer a competitive salary, as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The compensation package is subject to Hungarian taxation regulations. The university assists its employees who are not citizens or permanent residents of Hungary in order to obtain a work permit.

How to apply?
Applicants need to submit:

  • C.V.,
  • list of publications,
  • a sample publication,
  • short statement about teaching interests and research plans,
  • and the names and addresses of at least three referees.

Please send your complete application to applications@ceu.hu via the Apply button below including job code in subject line: 2014/004

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.


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