Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology

Vienna (AT)
May 21, 2021
Jun 15, 2021
Position Type
Non-Tenure Track
Full Time
Organization Type
Level of Experience

Starting date:                    January, 2022

Application deadline:        June 11, 2021

Full or Part Time:               Full-time (40 hours/week)

Location:                            Vienna

The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor position starting in January 2022. Of particular interest would be a candidate who is engaged in a critical analysis of capitalism understood in a broad and heterodox manner primarily through the grounded study of the transformation of labor, digitization, technology, infrastructure, the environment, or science. The department was established as an integrated department of sociology and social anthropology, therefore having familiarity with both disciplines is an advantage. Having considered the implications of a digital world for research methods is a plus, as is thinking beyond European and North American cases. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated experience of teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Candidates should have a PhD in sociology or anthropology by September 2021, as well as a record of internationally recognized publications. 

Further information about the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology is available at: .


We offer a competitive yearly salary of 59.000 EUR, commensurate with experience as well as additional benefits (e.g. pension plan). The initial contract is for 6 years. Contracts are renewable and can be turned into indefinite contracts depending on outcome of review.

How to apply:

Applicants need to submit:

  • A comprehensive CV including list of publications. 
  • Three letters of recommendation sent separately.
  • Cover letter including statement about research, teaching, and relation to the department. 
  • Two writing samples.

Please send your complete application package to – including the job code in the subject line: 2021/036.

Short-listed candidates should expect to draft a course syllabus. Interviews will take place online.

For further inquiries, contact the head of the department at

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About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States, Austria 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. CEU offers bachelor's, master’s and doctoral programs and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of resident faculty from over 50 countries and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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