Job Call: Assistant Professor – Comparative Political Economy

February 2, 2016

Starting date: August 2016

Application deadline: 30 March 2016

The Political Science Department at Central European University, Budapest, invites applications for a full time junior faculty position in Comparative Political Economy broadly defined. A strong background in Comparative Politics is a welcomed additional qualification. The department is looking for a candidate with a clear substantive research agenda and solid social science methods skills. The Department of Political Science aims at further intensifying its research on the challenges of democracy in the 21st century. The candidate is expected to contribute to this endeavor.

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

In the latest QS global academic rankings CEU was ranked 29th for Politics and International Studies. For more information on the department, see

Duties and responsibilities

The successful candidate is expected to teach core and elective courses on the MA and PhD level in political economy, to supervise MA and PhD students, to publish in international outlets, and to participate in departmental initiatives. A typical teaching load consists of 12 teaching credits (where one credit equals 50 minutes of classroom contact over a 12-week academic term), plus MA and PhD thesis supervision.

About Central European University

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing primarily in the social sciences and the humanities, as well as law, business and public policy. 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. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls about 1400 students from 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty members from over 40 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.


The candidate must have a PhD or equivalent in political science or closely related fields and a proven record of excellence in scholarship and post-graduate teaching experience in the area of comparative political economy.

How to apply: 
Applicants need to submit a cover letter, their CV, including the full contact information for three referees, and two English language article-length works presenting their own research. Please send your complete application to including the job code in the subject line: 2016/006. CEU is an equal opportunity employer.