István Deák Visiting Assistant Professor -- Columbia University

The visiting professor(s) will be appointed in one of the Humanities or Social Science departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The visitors will teach two courses per semester, one a lecture course of broad interest for undergraduates, the other a seminar for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. The visitors are expected to give one public lecture and participate in the academic life of the University, whose interests in East and Central European studies are well represented on campus by the East Central European Center, the European Institute, and the Harriman Institute.


Ph.D. or professional equivalent. Distinction in teaching and research within the field of East Central European studies.

Application Instructions

Please provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names of three persons who may be asked to provide a letter of reference, and a modest sample (article or book chapter) of scholarship. The letter of application should include a statement of which semester the applicant prefers, a list with titles and brief (one-paragraph long) descriptions of two courses which the applicant might teach, and a description of the applicant’s current research interests.


For inquiries about the István Deák Visiting Professorship, please contact Christopher Caes:

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2022 and continue until the position(s) are filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran