Assistant Professor in Applied Economics

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Central European University
Budapest - Hungary
S: internationally competitive

Assistant Professor in Applied Economics
School of Public Policy

Starting date: September 2018
Application deadline: Applications are accepted until December 31, 2017. We will start reviewing the applications after December 15, 2017. Late applications can also be considered.
Full Or Part Time: Full-Time

The School of Public Policy at Central European University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor in Applied Economics position.

The School of Public Policy at CEU pursues CEU's overall mission expressed in the commitment to advanced research and teaching, socially and morally responsible intellectual inquiry, and the promotion of real-world applications of established and new interdisciplinary knowledge in the area of public policy. SPP offers three master's degrees in public policy, and a public policy track as part of the PhD programs run jointly with the Departments of International Relations and Political Science.

We are seeking to fill the position of Assistant Professor in Applied Economics.

The newly appointed faculty member will help shape SPP's progressive research agenda, teaching programs and engagement with practice. We seek an academic committed to contributing to public policy through excellent research, innovative teaching, extensive engagement with policy practice, and cooperation with CEU's external partners. The initial appointment is for four years, renewable. Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is foreseen, but exceptional candidates may be considered for the Associate Professor level.

The ideal candidates will:
• Hold a PhD in Economics or applied Social Science or will defend their doctoral research by June 2018;
• Demonstrated capacity for research excellence and ability to collaborate with other faculty across disciplines;
• A research agenda that is relevant for policy-making;
• Exhibit a passion for teaching and an openness to employing innovative teaching methods;
• Be able to teach components of the core and elective curriculum to Public Policy and Public Administration Master's students including courses on Quantitative Methods, Research Design, and Impact Evaluation;
• Contribute to the development of an interdisciplinary and policy-relevant curriculum;
• Have the ambition and talent to influence salient debates in global public policy;
• Be committed to building a world-class institution.

We offer an internationally competitive package that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment.

How to apply:

The application package should be submitted in a single PDF file that includes:

(1) An application letter (not exceeding 1,200 words) which indicates the name and rank of the position to which you are applying,
(2) An academic CV,
(3) Job-market paper;
(4) A statement of teaching philosophy; and
(5) The contact information of three references who will be contacted for short-listed candidates.

We encourage you to submit up to two additional academic writing samples (one can be co-authored) and up to two sample syllabi. The writing samples and syllabi may be attached as separate PDF files. The application package should highlight why the candidate is a good fit for the position. Informal inquiries may be addressed to Acting Head Martin Kahanec at

Please send your complete application package to
including job code 2018/019 in the subject line.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

About the School of Public Policy
SPP is a multi-disciplinary and global public policy School at the Central European University in Budapest. In its degree and non-degree programs, SPP aims to create an educational experience that involves not only the acquisition of skills and knowledge but also the cultivation of a mindset that emphasizes entrepreneurship, innovation, cultural awareness and a commitment to the public good. SPP offers three master's degrees in public policy, and the public policy track of the Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science program. The programs are tailored for students from around the world seeking careers in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors at the local, national, and international levels. The School boasts a team of outstanding resident faculty, world-class visiting faculty made up of top researchers, and practitioners in the public policy field who bring a wide array of academic and practical subjects to SPP's diverse classroom.

About CEU
Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. 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, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master's and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 50 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015 named CEU among the world's top 100 universities for social sciences, one of only 31 European universities to make the list.
The language of instruction is English.
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Central European University


Budapest, Hungary






internationally competitive

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1st December 2017

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1st March 2018

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