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Call for Applications: Post-Doctoral Fellow De-/Re-Democratization Workgroup

We invite applications for a Post-doctoral Fellow position within our workgroup, focusing on the challenges of modern democracies.

Apart from pursuing her/his own research, the fellow will assist with constructing and consolidating an innovative interdisciplinary international research network. The position will thus combine research and organizational tasks. We seek applicants with a record (or strong promise) of relevant and internationally recognized publications in the research area, familiarity with current political affairs, and a keen interest in networking and institution building. Parallel with the contribution to institution building, the candidate is expected to conduct high-level academic research and publish in prestigious academic fora on democracy-related topics. The position will be based in Budapest, Hungary but the fellow might occasionally be requested to teach courses at CEU Private University in Vienna, Austria.

Responsibilities and opportunities:

  • Contribute to the research activities of the workgroup with their own scholarly undertakings.
  • Take advantage of the multidisciplinary composition of the Democracy Institute’s research profile and academic community, and to seek intellectual liaison with other workgroups.
  • Organize seminars and public events of the workgroup and assisting in engaging the international research network of the core team.
  • Help with institution building efforts, the development of research project plans and funding proposals, as well as organizing brain storming sessions and planning meetings.
  • Depending on interest and capacities, the fellow can take part in educational activities such as mentoring readings/discussion groups of doctoral students, offering compact topical seminars to interested students, or engaging in other non-degree activities at CEU (summer courses, academic preparation courses, etc.).

Candidates must have a PhD in hand, an outstanding research agenda, and a record of relevant publications in the field. Experience in research planning and management is an advantage. Applicants must have excellent written and oral proficiency in English.

Starting date: Spring 2022, exact date negotiable

Application deadline: Open until filled, review of applications will start 15 January 2022

Term of engagement: Two years, with the possibility of renewal

For more details and to apply please click here.