The Department of History at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for an assistant professor position in Comparative History. Candidates must have the capacity to develop a convincing and innovative methodological program for research and teaching in Comparative History. While the topical focus is open, candidates must be able to connect to focus areas of the department. In keeping with the Department’s strong emphasis on interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies, we seek applicants whose research and teaching accommodate contemporary approaches in social, political, gender, intellectual or cultural history. Applicants must hold a PhD degree or provide documentation that they will receive a PhD by August 2015.
About CEU and the History Department:
Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing primarily in the social sciences and humanities and offering Master's and Doctoral programs. It is located in Budapest and is accredited in both the United States and Hungary. CEU's mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement. The university is committed to promoting the values of open society and self-reflective critical thinking. The language of instruction is English.
CEU’s Department of History focuses on early modern and modern history, with a number of regional concentrations, including Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the Ottoman and Russian Empires and their successor states. With faculty specialized in a number of historical sub-disciplines, it offers as well comparative perspectives on Western Europe and the Middle East. As a complement to the master’s degrees, specializations are available in Jewish Studies, Political Thought, Religious Studies, and Science Studies. The Department enrolls about 40 new Master's students and 6-7 doctoral students annually, with about 50 students in each program overall. Further information about the department is available at www.history.ceu.hu
The initial appointment as assistant professor is for four years and renewable; salary is negotiable and competitive.
How to apply:
Applications should include
- a C.V., including language skills
- a list of publications,
- an essay-length sample publication,
- a letter of application including a statement about the applicant’s research and teaching plans,
- a draft syllabus for a graduate course,
- the names and addresses of three referees.
Please submit your complete application package to firstname.lastname@example.org including job code in subject line: 2014/075.
CEU is an equal opportunity employer.