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Job Opening: Lead Researcher for the Inequalities and Democracy Workgroup

The CEU Democracy Institute invites applications for a lead researcher at our Inequalities and Democracy Workgroup.

The chosen candidate will be appointed as a Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow at the Democracy Institute in Budapest and visiting professor at a relevant department at CEU in Vienna. S/he will have a chance to integrate the Workgroup’s existing research to build up an innovative interdisciplinary international research program, and to look for better ways of understanding the challenges social injustice poses to democracy in the 21st century.

We seek applicants with a strong publication record in this research area. A proven track record in institution building is an advantage.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Establish and run an internationally recognized research program.
  • Collaborate with the members of the other research groups at the Democracy Institute.
  • Apply for and secure external research funding.
  • Train and supervise graduate students.
  • Participate in network-building, outreach and fundraising initiatives of the Democracy Institute.

Candidates must have a PhD, an outstanding research agenda, and a record of publications in peer-reviewed academic journals in the areas of political science and/or related disciplines.

Starting date: Fall 2022 (negotiable)

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

For more details and to apply please click here.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer and values geographical and gender diversity, thus encouraging applications from women and/or other underrepresented groups and taking into consideration geographical diversity, as well. Since CEU strives to increase the share of women in professorial positions, given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

CEU recognizes that personal and family circumstances shape the trajectory of one’s career and working patterns. As such, and in line with CEU’s promotion of Equal Opportunities, we encourage applicants to detail periods of leave, part-time work or other such situations in their applications so that the Search Committee is able to assess an applicant’s academic record fairly in the context of their circumstances. Any declaration of personal and family circumstances is voluntary and will be handled confidentially and only considered in so far as it impacts on the academic career of an applicant.

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