The Chair of Human Rights and Politics Seeks Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (CIVILSPACE project)

The Chair of Human Rights and Politics Seeks Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (CIVILSPACE project)
The Chair of Human Rights and Politics (in particular Associate Prof. Dr. Orsolya Salát) at ELTE University Faculty of Social Sciences is advertising with a start date of 1st October 2022 one two-year or two one-year Postdoctoral Researcher position(s).

Job Description

  • Conducting research in the context of the ERC-funded project CIVILSPACE (, especially the cross-national and over-time analysis of the legal environments of civil society organizations in EU countries.
  • Joint publication of research results with the research team.
  • Contribution to administrative tasks at the chair.
  • Teaching in the international studies BA/MA programmes (maximum 1 x 90-minute lecture/seminar for one semester per academic year).

Job Requirements

  • An excellent dissertation in a social science discipline relevant to CIVILSPACE (completed or close to completion).
  • Research interests related to CIVILSPACE.
  • A good knowledge of cross-national data collection, management and analysis (quantitative or qualitative). Experience in the design and implementation of data coding protocols as well as the analysis of legal data are desirable.
  • Fluency in English. Fluency in another EU member state language (especially Hungarian, Polish, French, or other).  
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently and in teams. Experience of working in cross-national, comparative projects is desirable.

Our Offer

  • Competitive salary (cca 1500 euros after taxes paid in Hungarian forint). The workload is 40 hours a week.

Post(s) ought to be filled by October 1 2022.

Your application

Please submit the following (in English):

  • Cover letter that explains your motivation to join the CIVILSPACE project and what qualifies you for the post
  • CV
  • Diplomas
  • Contact details for two reference persons. 

The submission deadline is July 14, 2022. Please submit your application per Email (in 1 PDF, max. 5MB) to AND with reference number TáTK/2071/1(2022). 

Interviews are planned for July 19, 2022 online.

If you have any questions please get in touch with Dr. Orsolya Salát (