CEU Senior position in Medieval and Early Modern East-Central/Eastern European History

posted by Katalin Teller on 2008/09/16 11:01

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The Medieval Studies Department of the Central European University (CEU) advertises an opening for a senior appointment (Associate or Full Professor) in Medieval and Early Modern East-Central/Eastern European History. Application deadline: October 15, 2008.

CEU is an English-speaking, research-intensive graduate university located in Budapest, Hungary, chartered in the U.S. and accredited both in the U.S. and in Hungary. Its primary mission is to contribute to the development of open societies in the post-Communist and the developing countries by promoting academic excellence, critical thought and cutting-edge research. CEU enrolls each year around 1,000 students from over 80 countries,. The academic staff consists of around 100 faculty from over 30 countries. The Medieval Studies Department lays great emphasis on team-teaching, joint seminars and close thesis-supervision. We have a cooperative MA program with CEU's Modern History Department and an independent medieval Ph.D. program with a strong institutional and social history component.

Job description:

  • Teaching of Medieval European, especially Eastern European legal, social, institutional history, conflict resolution from the 11th through to 16th century as well as active participation and contribution in the further development and teaching of interdisciplinary courses in topics such as historiography, institutional and social history, and/or legal history at master and doctoral level
  • Contribute to research in the field of East-Central European Medieval History with the foci described above, including the development of grant proposals and the implementation of projects. Research time is in principle 35% of the full time positio
  • Perform organizational and management tasks in the Comparative History program.
  • The successful candidate is expected to teach in the Master and Doctoral degree programs of the Medieval Studies Department and to carry out research within the given realm. He or she will contribute to the teaching of the 2 year MA in Comparative History of East-Central and South-Central Europe, too.


  • University Graduate (PhD in History), preferably reflecting an interdisciplinary approach and methodology (a degree in Law and / or Economics is an asset)
  • Substantial international publications in the aforementioned fields
  • Experience of teaching at university level in this area
  • Active research agenda in the area of East Central/Eastern European Medieval History
  • Fluency in English.


  • Extensive research record
  • Administrative experience
  • Extensive international connection in the Medieval Field

The selected candidate will be expected to participate in the department's joint Research Methods course, adding his/her expertise in the field of East Central European institutional and social history, and to teach two seminar and a lecture-seminar series on East-Central Europe. He/she will also be expected to give advanced courses in Historiography. Additional responsibilities would include to provide discipline-specific instruction and consultation to masters'- and doctoral-level students and to participate in the MA and Ph.D. seminars regularly held at the department with the participation of the department's entire faculty. The Department of Medieval Studies would be happy to receive a mature professor with extensive publications and specialized research interest in East-Central European Medieval History, such as social, political and economic history, and / or the development of legal thought.

Please send applications including c.v., publications list, names and addresses of three referees to the Rector and President of Central European University, c/o Judit Pallos, Human Resources Office, Central European University, H-1051 Budapest, Nador u. 9., Hungary (Fax: + 36 (1) 235-6135, e-mail: ceu-hro@ceu.hu.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact information:

Judit Pallos
Central European University
Human Resources Office
Budapest, Nador u. 9.
Hungary, H-1051
Fax: 36 1 235 6135