Post-doctoral researcher ‘Power-sharing and Democratization’

The Department of Political Science at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for a post-doctoral research position, located at CEU’s Budapest campus.
Position for: 
Start date: 
Mar 1, 2019

Post-doctoral researcher ‘Power-sharing and Democratization’

Department of Political Science

Starting date:                       as soon as possible, ideally before or on March 1, 2018

Application deadline:          rolling, application review starts on December 21, 2018

Full Or Part Time:                Full-time (40 hours/week), over 18 months

The Department of Political Science at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for a post-doctoral research position, located at CEU’s Budapest campus. The successful candidate will collaborate in a research project on power-sharing and democratization in ethnically heterogeneous societies, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the research and publication agenda of the project, in close collaboration with the principal investigator at CEU Budapest, and with a team at UCL and the University of Zurich.
  • Collaboration in data collection, and supervision of coding assistants at CEU Budapest.


  • PhD in Political Science, International Relations/Conflict Studies or another relevant discipline (defended or close to completion).
  • Strong skills in quantitative methods.
  • Ideally, the candidate is experienced in the collection of country-level or regional data, and a range of methods of analysis. He or she brings qualitative/quantitative research experience related to non-democratic countries and/or heterogeneous societies. He or she is fluent in English, and has strong working skills in further languages related to the research field.


We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The contract is for 18 months.

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 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.

For more information, please visit

How to apply: 

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV and
  • Cover letter
  • Two representative writing samples
  • Contact information for two referees.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Daniel Bochsler (

Please send your complete application package to: - including job code in subject line: 2018/102

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 General Data Protection Regulation. To learn more about how we manage your personal data during the recruitment process, please see our Privacy Notice at