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Assistant Professor Position at Central European University, Budapest

Assistant Professor Position


Starting date: 1 August 2012
Application deadline: 20 March 2012
Full Or Part Time: Full-Time


Central European University invites applications for a full-time junior position in the field of ethics. The position will be a joint appointment between the Department of Philosophy (2/3) and the newly founded School of Public Policy and International Affairs (1/3). Candidates must demonstrate excellence and strong commitment to research and teaching.


The candidates’ research should be on some area in ethics. The successful applicant will be expected to teach graduate courses on central issues in ethics and metaethics, as well as courses on some field in applied ethics (for example bioethics, or environmental ethics, or the moral status of animals, etc.). The successful candidate  should be able to develop and contribute to case studies at the School of Public Policy.
Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing primarily in the social sciences and humanities. 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.  CEU offers MA and PhD programs, and enrolls more than 1500 students from nearly 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 140 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:

Teaching graduate courses in ethics and applied ethics, and supervising MA and PhD theses in ethics, and normal administrative work at both departments and the University. The yearly teaching load is 12 credits (1 credit equals 12 classroom hours). The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and regularly publish in major professional journals.


PhD by the time of starting employment.


An internationally competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:
Applications should include a cover letter, a statement of research plans, a CV, a list of publications, a writing sample, and the names and contact details of at least three referees.
Please send your complete application to  including job code in subject line: 2012/010.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.



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