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Job Opening: Research Assistant - CLOSED

The CEU Democracy Institute invites applications for a research assistant position in the De- and Re-Democratization Workgroup.

Duties and responsibilities: 

The person is expected to aid and carry out administrative as well as research-oriented tasks, some recurrent, others occasional, for the Workgroup on De- and Re-Democratization (DRD) and its Lead Researcher. These tasks include, for example, assisting the organization of academic events, providing orientation to fellows and visitors, liaising between DRD/DI staff and other CEU units, compiling and updating lists of publications and conference presentations by DRD members, supporting their dissemination, and assessing the environmental impact of the Workgroup. The RA will work closely with both DRD academic and DI administrative staff.  

Starting date:                   asap, exact date negotiable 

Application deadline:     Open until filled, review of applications will begin on 27 October 2022 

Full- Or Part-Time:          full-time or part-time, negotiable 

Location:                            Budapest (occasional international travel may be required) 

Skills and qualifications: 
  • BA degree 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Excellent written and spoken language skills in English 
  • High level computer literacy 
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in an international team. 
 What we offer: 
  • Full-time or part-time engagement (negotiable) until July 31, 2023, with a strong possibility of extension 
  • We offer a salary commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. 
  • Integration in the De- and Re-Democratization research group of the Democracy Institute in Budapest, including professional mentoring by senior researchers. 




The CEU Democracy Institute, based in Budapest, strives to enable the renewal and strengthening of democratic and open societies through world-class research, collaboration across academic and professional disciplines, teaching and the free exchange of ideas, and public engagement on a local, regional, and global scale.



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. For more information, please visit CEU’s website

CEU is an equal opportunity employer. 

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