Academic Instructors, Open Learning Initiative University Preparatory Program (OLIve-UP)

Starting date:               from September 2018
Application deadline:  
Assessment of applications will begin on 20 July and continue until the positions are filled
                    September 2018 – June 2019
Type of contract:

OLIve-UP at Central European University seeks Academic Instructors to teach courses in Sociology and Social Anthropology, Human Rights, and Environmental Sciences and Policy for the Academic Year 2018-2019 to prepare students for entry to MA programs.

Academic Instructors will be required to teach two 100-minute sessions a week over the course of all three academic terms (i.e. September 2018 to June 2019).  Academic Instructors are expected to construct a syllabus, with the assistance and supervision of OLIve-UP faculty. The syllabus will build on an introduction to the subject in the first term and gradually to the standard required for MA study. Classes are small, ranging from 1 to 4 students.

CEU’s Open Learning Initiative-University Preparatory Program, OLIve-UP, is a university preparatory program for students with refugee status in one of the EEA countries, funded by Erasmus+ and the Higher Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundations.  The program offers intensive training in academic subjects and in academic English to prepare students to continue their studies in MA programs in Europe. 

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Duties and responsibilities:

Instructors will be remunerated for teaching and all associated tasks including course preparation, assessment and student consultation, attending program meetings and writing progress reports at the end of each term.


Academic Instructors are ideally post-comprehensive PhD candidates at Central European University or another Hungarian university. CEU PhD students applying should be post-comprehensive at the start of the Academic Year 2018/19. Teaching experience is not a requirement. Training and guidance will be provided throughout the year. The position is also open to recent PhD graduates, and OLIve will also consider MA students for the positions but the preference is PhD or post-PhD.

How to apply: 

Applicants need to submit:

  • A cover letter outlining how your academic experience (and teaching experience, if relevant) makes you a good candidate for the subject you wish to teach,
  • the names of two referees, one of whom should be your supervisor if you are a current PhD candidate, and
  • a CV.

Assessment of applications will begin on 20 July and continue until the positions are filled.

Administrative enquiries before applying may be directed to  Queries about teaching and related tasks may be directed to Pinar Donmez ( and Prem Kumar Rajaram (

Please send your complete application package to: including job code in subject line: 2018/071

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in the United States 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 in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 50 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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