Open Rank Faculty position in Political Economy Department of Political Science

Open Rank Faculty position in Political Economy Department of Political Science

December 12, 2014

Starting date: August 2015

Application deadline: February 23, 2015

Position for: Faculty

The Political Science Department at Central European University, Budapest, invites applications for a full time faculty position in political economy open to all ranks. Ideally, the candidate complements existing research and teaching at the department by specializing in one or several of the following areas: political economy of development, political economy of FINANCE, inequality and distribution, regulation and government, international governance. The department is looking for a candidate with a strong substantive research agenda and solid social science methods skills. Expertise in non-Western world regions is a welcome additional qualification. 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.

The normal teaching load at CEU is 12 taught credits (where one credit equals 50 minutes of classroom contact over a 12-week academic term), plus MA and PhD thesis supervision.

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, 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 members from over 40 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

Duties and responsibilities:

The successful candidate is expected to teach core and elective courses on the MA and PhD level in political economy, to publish in international outlets, and to participate in departmental initiatives. For details, see


The candidate must have a PhD or equivalent in political science, economics, or political or economic sociology 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 info 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: 2014/071

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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