Visiting Lecturer in Human Rights (2 one-year positions)

Position: Faculty
Location: Vienna
Status: Full-time
Unit: Department of Legal Studies
Application deadline: Open until filled
Starting date : September 1, 2022

The Department of Legal Studies at the Central European University (CEU) invites applications for two one-year positions as visiting lecturer in human rights. We seek colleagues with an active research and teaching interest in human rights. The Department values interdisciplinary research and practical experience.

The Department of Legal Studies provides advanced legal education in human rights, comparative constitutional law and global business law and regulation. Its programs are among the finest in Europe. Our students are encouraged to see complex legal and social problems in their broader context and seek solutions across continents and disciplines. They benefit from an interdisciplinary environment, while receiving an advanced degree in human rights protection. For more information, please visit

Candidates are expected to have expertise in at least two of the following core areas:

  • the regional human rights perspectives in Africa, the Americas, Asia and/or the Middle East,
  • Global South perspectives on human rights,
  • international criminal law,
  • international humanitarian law.

Additional expertise in one or more of the following areas is an asset:

  • anti-corruption law and policy,
  • constitutional law and fundamental rights in the Global South,
  • counter-terrorism law and policy,
  • disability law and policy,
  • (empirical) research methods in human rights environmental and climate justice,
  • human rights theory,
  • international migration and refugee law.

Duties and responsibilities:
The successful candidates are expected to teach and advise in the above-mentioned areas at the bachelor and masters level. Courses on all these subjects are expected to take place in interactive class settings. The language of instruction is English.

For a more detailed description of duties and responsibilities of faculty at CEU, please consult the CEU Academic Staff Handbook available electronically at

Candidates must have a law degree and a PhD focused on human rights. Teaching and bachelor/master’s supervision experience are an asset. Candidates with professional experience in their field of expertise are particularly encouraged to apply.

The appointment will be in Vienna.

We offer a gross annual salary of 50.000 Euro that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The contract is for one year.


Applicants need to submit:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Teaching evaluations (where available)
  • A list of courses candidates are prepared to teach
  • A sample of scholarly writing (in English)
  • Contact information for two references

We do not ask for reference letters at the first stage of application; the referees of short-listed candidates may be contacted for references at a later stage.

Please send your complete application package to: – including job code in subject line: 2022/014
Positions will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with review starting on 15 March 2022.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer and values geographical and gender diversity, thus encouraging applications from women, the Global South and/or other underrepresented groups. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.


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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CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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