The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University in Budapest was launched in 2011 and is dedicated to making public policy not just innovative but revolutionary.
Central European University is a graduate-level “crossroads” university where faculty and students from more than 100 countries come to engage in interdisciplinary education, pursue advanced scholarship, and address some of society’s most vexing problems.
SPP has an exciting opportunity for a media specialist to join the School, to actively contribute to the shaping of SPP’s teaching and research agenda and to the School’s mission of combining academic knowledge with applied learning and practice. This position is full time and open to all ranks. We particularly encourage applications from candidates working on Global South / Non Western media, with a focus on the intersection of media, politics and diplomacy, and who have the professional skills to empower students to communicate their ideas through interaction with real-world media.
This faculty member will make an important contribution to developing the media studies portfolio within the School, teach graduate courses, develop innovative educational programs that emphasize bridging theory and practice, engage with scholars and practitioners. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and regularly publish in both academic and other venues.
The ideal candidate will:
- Have a Ph.D. and / or post graduate qualification in communication, media studies, political science, sociology, policy studies, law, or a related field;
- Have a strong record of academic publication and / or equivalent professional portfolio;
- Provide evidence of work that bridges theory and practice;
- Contribute with distinction to one or more of the following curricular areas: Technology and Society; Transnational Communication and Global Media; Social and Digital Media; Fundamental Communication Rights; Information and Knowledge Economies; Internet Governance; Civic Media; Media, Information and Communication Policy; Comparative Media Institutions; or Media Development, among others;
- Contribute to strengthening the intellectual and professional development of media and communication studies at SPP;
- Exhibit excellence and passion for teaching at the graduate level and capacity to teach components of the core curriculum;
- Demonstrate a commitment to research and scholarship contributing to the development and sustainability of open societies.
We encourage applications from candidates who are willing to make a long-term commitment to living and working in Budapest.
An internationally competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience. Central European University offers an attractive benefits package.
About Central European University
Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in graduate education in the social sciences, humanities, public policy, law, and business. It is located in Budapest, Hungary, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. The language of instruction is English. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement in order to contribute to the development of open societies around the world. CEU offers both masters and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,500 students from over 100 nations. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty members from over 40 countries, in addition to a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world.
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 student supervision.
About the School of Public Policy
In the words of its founder, George Soros, SPP aspires to become a “new kind of global institution dealing with global problems.” 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’s programs attract exceptional students from across the globe who seek a transformational experience to prepare for a career as change-makers in the public, civil society, and private sectors. Building on Central European University’s rich tradition of promoting diversity and open societies, SPP cultivates a rigorous interdisciplinary environment and strives to become a dynamic laboratory of ideas.
How to apply:
Letters of application should systematically address the above selection criteria. The application package should consist of a single PDF file with
(1) an application letter (not exceeding 1,200 words) which indicates the name and rank of the position to which you are applying,
(3) the contact information of three references,
(4) a statement of teaching philosophy,
(5) up to two academic writing samples (one can be co-authored) and two sample syllabi may be attached as separate PDF files.
Finalists will participate in both on-line and in-person job interviews, and will be subject to pre-employment checks prior to any appointment. Informal inquiries may be addressed to Dean Wolfgang Reinicke at email@example.com. Please send your complete application package to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the job code 2015/051 in the subject line. CEU is an equal opportunity employer.