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Job: Assistant Professor in Comparative History, CEU Budapest


Assistant Professor in Comparative History Department of History Full-time Starting date: As soon as possible (August 2015 or January 2016) Application deadline: February 22, 2015 Full Or Part Time: Full-Time 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 graduate research-intensive university specializing primarily in the social sciences and the humanities, as well as law, business and public policy. 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 both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1500 students from nearly 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 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. The normal teaching load at CEU is 12 taught credits (where one credit equals 50 minutes of classroom contact over a 12-week academic term) per academic year, plus MA and PhD thesis supervision. 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 Compensation: 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 positions@ceu.hu including job code in subject line: 2014/075. CEU is an equal opportunity employer. positions@ceu.hu