Assistant Professor

Byzantine Studies, Department of Medieval Studies

Starting date:                       August 1, 2019

Application deadline:          February 15, 2019

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

The Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Byzantine Studies. The successful candidate will be an outstanding researcher and teacher in the field of Byzantine Studies, with the ability to teach subjects and supervise theses at the MA and PhD levels in a broad chronological range from ca. 500 to 1500, or even beyond.

The Department of Medieval Studies has a distinguished record in both teaching and research. It provides comparative and multi-disciplinary postgraduate education on all aspects of the history and culture of the period from c.300 to c.1600.

The Department currently offers four degree programs:

  • MA in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies (one year)
  • MA in Comparative History: Interdisciplinary Late Antique, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (two years)
  • PhD in Late Antique, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (three to six years).
  • MA in Cultural Heritage Studies: Academic Research, Policy, Management (two years) – interdepartmental and interdisciplinary program of CEU

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Duties and responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and further developing the profile of Byzantine Studies at the Department of Medieval Studies and is expected to be an active member of the Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies (CEMS). S/he will work in close collaboration with other members of the Department teaching subjects in the Western Middle Ages, early and eastern Christianity, the history of philosophy and theology and art history. Possible research foci of the applicants may include (but not be restricted to) Byzantine history; literature and literacy; material culture and daily life in Byzantium; philosophy and theology; manuscript studies and philology; contacts of the Byzantine Empire to its peripheries and neighboring territories; archaeology, art and architecture of the Byzantine Empire.


The successful candidate must have a PhD in a field relevant for Byzantine Studies, and must have demonstrated outstanding research in the field. Teaching experience, particularly at graduate level, is considered an asset.


We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The initial contract is for four years with the possibility of renewal.

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.

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