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Assistant or Early Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship Department of Economics and Business

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Starting date:                     January 2023 (preferred, but negotiable)

Application deadline:        Open until filled

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

Location:                            Vienna

The Department of Economics and Business at Central European University invites applications for an experienced Assistant or early Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship (ideally 5-7 years post-PhD) at its Vienna Campus. The preferred start date is January 2023, but the position is considered open until filled, and the start date is negotiable. Compensation and benefits are highly competitive within Europe.

We are seeking candidates with a Ph.D. degree in Entrepreneurship, Management, or a related field and a track record of publications in high quality journals within the field of Entrepreneurship. The ideal applicant should also demonstrate teaching excellence in graduate and undergraduate education (especially at the MBA level) and have experience supervising Ph.D. students.

The successful candidate will enjoy interdisciplinary research and teaching. Although the area of research focus is open, we particularly value candidates whose research aligns with the mission of the university and is of interest to faculty both in and outside of the Economics and Business department (e.g., social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship in underserved populations, entrepreneurial finance, sustainable entrepreneurship, the life cycle of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs as leaders, family businesses). Applications from candidates with expertise in social entrepreneurship are particularly welcome.

Teaching obligations will include Entrepreneurship courses and related courses in CEU’s undergraduate, Executive MBA, and PhD programs. The successful candidate will also be ready, in the mid-term, to take on administrative positions such as leadership of a degree program.


We offer a competitive yearly gross salary of 60-80,000 EUR, commensurate with experience as well as additional benefits (e.g. pension plan). The initial contract is for 4 or 6 years depending on the rank. The contracts are then renewable and can be made indefinite, depending on performance. 

How to apply:

Applicants need to submit:

  • A brief cover letter describing your interest in the position and relevant qualifications
  • An academic curriculum vitae containing the details of all academic publications and teaching activities
  • A research statement outlining your productivity until now and your plans for the next 3-5 years
  • Recent teaching evaluations

Please send your complete application package to: [email protected] including the job code in the subject line: 2022/052.

Candidates that successfully make the short list will also be asked for references from three colleagues. Full applications are due August 31, 2022.

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Please note that we will have representation at the Academy of Management conference in Seattle. If you are planning to attend and would like to be considered for a brief meeting, please send your CV and cover letter immediately to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Austin Lee Nichols ([email protected]). We will notify those who we wish to speak with by August 1.

CEU is strongly committed to the promotion of gender equality and equal opportunities within our institution. Previous training, work experience and/or engagement with matters of equality, diversity and inclusion at the organizational level will be an asset.

The privacy of your personal information is very important to us. We collect, use, and store your personal information in accordance with the requirements of the applicable data privacy rules, including specifically the General Data Protection Regulation. To learn more about how we manage your personal data during the recruitment process, please see our Privacy Notice at: (Hungary: Közép-európai Egyetem, Central European University) or (Austria: Central European University, CEU Central European University Private University).

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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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