Assistant Professor - International Relations

$72,666 yearly
  • Central European University
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Apr 29, 2021
Full time Political Science & International Relations

Job Description


Starting date:                    August 1, 2021

Application deadline:        May 31, 2021

Full- Or Part-Time:             Full-Time (40 hours/week)

Location:                            Vienna

The Department of International Relations at Central European University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in the field of International Relations who specializes in International Political Economy (IPE) and is able to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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We offer a competitive yearly salary of EUR 60,000, commensurate with experience as well as additional benefits (e.g. pension plan). The initial contract is for 6 years. Contracts are renewable and can be turned into indefinite contracts depending on outcome of review.

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies. CEU offers bachelor's, master’s and doctoral programs and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of resident faculty from over 50 countries and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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Preferred and Required Qualifications

Candidates should demonstrate evidence of:

  • A completed doctorate in international relations, political science or a closely related field (or be close to finishing).
  • A portfolio of publications in high-quality, peer-reviewed international journals or with respected book publishers.
  • An exciting future research program in sociological approaches to IPE with a specialization in qualitative methods.
  • Teaching experience in IPE at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including theses supervision, and course development.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to work as part of a team with colleagues across CEU.
  • A solid network of researchers from world-leading universities with proven potential to develop joint research and teaching programs that involve multiple universities.

Application Details

How to apply:

Applicants need to submit:

  • A comprehensive CV.
  • Cover letter.
  • A sample syllabus.
  • Two writing samples.
  • Three letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Only complete applications will be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Alexander Astrov, Head of Department (

Please send your complete application package to   - including job code in subject line: 2021/027.  

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

Central European University does not discriminate on the basis of—including, but not limited to—race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender and sexual orientation in administering its educational policies, admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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CEU is an equal opportunity employer.


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Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.