Assistant Professor (f/m/d)

Updated: 9 days ago
Deadline: Location: Vienna

Department of Philosophy
[email protected]
Application deadline date: 
June 1, 2024
Starting date : 
September 1, 2024

The Department of Philosophy at CEU plans to appoint an Assistant Professor as part of the FWF Knowledge in Crisis Excellence Cluster. The successful applicant will contribute to the department’s work in the intersection between ethics and epistemology and so will have a research background in these areas. It would also be desirable for the postholder to work in novel areas of epistemology such as know-how, social epistemology and the extended mind. This is an essential part of the Cluster of Excellence’s work and will fill a gap in the CEU Philosophy Department’s provision, as well as strengthening its essential work in ethics.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The professor will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and regularly publish in major professional venues. They will do the usual teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, including courses in one or more of the following fields: epistemology, ethics, history of analytic philosophy, continental philosophy. They will also supervise BA, MA and PhD theses as the need arises, and normal administrative work at the department and the university.

Your qualifications:
PhD in philosophy by the time of starting employment. A good publication record appropriate to career stage.

What CEU Offers:
We offer a yearly gross salary of 67,000 EUR as well as additional benefits (e.g., pension plan, sabbatical system).
The initial contract is for 6 years renewable and can be turned into an indefinite contract depending on the outcome of a review.

How to apply

Applications should contain the following documents (in pdf-format)

  • a covering letter, explaining briefly your interest in the position and a description of your current research;
  • your CV (please label this file as YOURNAMECV; do not label it simply CV);
  • one article-length writing sample;
  • and the names of two referees.

We expect to hold interviews at the end of June 2024.

Informal inquiries may be addressed to Prof Katalin Farkas, head of department or to Tim Crane, director of research, Knowledge in Crisis.

Please send your complete application package to [email protected] - including the job code in the subject line: 2024/037 by June 1, 2024 (copied to Claudia Muellauer [email protected] , and Jason Means [email protected] ).

CEU is an equal opportunity employer and values geographical and gender diversity, thus encouraging applications from women and/or other underrepresented groups. 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. To contribute to CEU’s monitoring efforts to improve gender equality in the academic body, we kindly ask you to fill in this form with your gender identity. This is a completely anonymous and non-mandatory requirement and therefore not linked in any way to the assessment of your application. Thank you for sharing this statistical data with us.

About CEU

One of the world’s most international universities, a unique founding mission positions Central European University  as both an acclaimed center for the study of economic, historical, social and political challenges, and a source of support for building open and democratic societies that respect human rights and human dignity. CEU is accredited in the United States and Austria, and offers English-language bachelor's , master's and doctoral  programs in the social sciences, the humanities, law, environmental sciences, management and public policy. CEU enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries, with faculty from over 50 countries.  

In 2019, CEU relocated from Hungary to Austria as the Hungarian government revoked its ability to issue US-accredited degrees in the country. As a result, CEU offers all of its degree programs in Vienna, Austria; and retains a non-degree, research and civic engagement presence in Budapest, Hungary, through its CEU Democracy Institute , the Institute for Advanced Study , the CEU Summer University  and The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA) , and its Hungarian language public educational programs and public lectures.  

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