Assistant Professor

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Apr 2024

Corvinus is the leading university in the field of business and economics in Hungary and is centrally located at the heart of Europe. The university building (also a UNESCO World Heritage Site) sits on the bank of the Danube in the centre of a beautiful historic city.

We seek an Assistant Professor to join our Department of Public Policy at the Institute of Social and Political Science.

This post is an opportunity for a candidate with a developing track record of research and teaching in any aspect of the discipline of sociology. Our department oversees an EAPAA-accredited, internationally renowned Public Policy and Management MSc Program, and has a strong profile in public policy and public governance.  We also train doctoral students at the university’s Political Science PhD Program .

The successful candidate will strengthen the international profile of the department and play an important role in graduate (mostly MSc) education. In addition, they will develop the department's research profile through the production of high-quality peer-reviewed publications, the recruitment and supervision of graduate students, the acquisition of external research funding, and the enrichment, expansion, and strengthening of the institute's academic networks. We particularly welcome applications from candidates willing to work collaboratively in teaching and research, both within and across departmental boundaries.

While we welcome applications from those with expertise in any area of public policy and management, we may give special consideration to those:

  • whose research interest includes any of the following: NGOs, civil society and collaborative governance; e-government/ digital governance
  • who have a track record of, or interest in, research in the Central and Eastern European region or other semi-peripheral / fragile democracy contexts
  • who initiate, manage and complete innovative research projects, eventually with international cooperation, that can increase the international visibility of the department
  • who teach graduate students of the Public Policy and Management MSc program
  • who engage in service activities within the institute and university’s community, with a special focus on extending the international professional network of the department and the institute

While those at an early stage of their career are welcome to apply, they must have a completed PhD at the point of appointment.

The start date of the post is 1st September 2024. The post is fixed term for 3 years with the possibility of extension.

Essential qualifications and experience:

  • PhD in a relevant social science discipline
  • strong research and publication profile or potential
  • experience in providing high-quality teaching in the English language

Desirable criteria:

  • PhD obtained at a university from the top 200 universities listed in the QS World University Rankings
  • Publications in Scimago Q1/Q2 journals
  • Experience in managing research projects
  • Teaching excellence evidenced by student evaluations
  • Evidence of successful course planning, design, and delivery across a range of courses

Remuneration and benefits:

  • Competitive salary accompanied by a 15% bonus in case of outstanding performance
  • One-time relocation support for candidates moving to Hungary
  • Fringe benefits

Application procedure:

For the documents required for an application and to apply please follow the instructions on the Corvinus career via the 'Apply' button above.

The deadline for the submission of the application is 30th April 2024.

For further information:

For informal inquiries please contact Prof Dr György Hajnal, Head of Department, at [email protected] . For administrative matters please contact us at [email protected] .

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