VSP is Looking for a Part-Time Coordinator

October 30, 2018

The Visual Studies Platform (VSP) at Central European University invites applications for a part-time Coordinator position.

The successful candidate will work closely with the VSP core team of academics and practitioners to help support and grow the VSP and its activities. The VSP is a cross-disciplinary initiative designed to explore and propose innovative approaches to research and teaching visual imagery in the digital century. It encompasses research on visual theory, method and history across different media forms, including visual arts, film, photography and performance. Drawing on the growing expertise across CEU and beyond, it aims to foster the visual component in our research and practice, from the humanities towards social and policy studies. For this it invites CEU students and faculty to engage with theories and practices of analogue and digital image-making as well as interpretation through a web of interrelated activities, including thematic colloquia, workshops, summer schools and a variety of cross-departmental courses. VSP mission is to promote academic excellence, encourage state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research, and contribute to the development of new innovative courses combining theory and practice of working with visual images. CEU official language of instruction is English. VSP offers enrolled students at CEU a possibility to pursue The Advanced Certificate program in Visual Theory and Practice (VTP). VTP offers students the core knowledge and the skills to pursue visual research related to their own fields of study. Additional VSP activities include public lectures, conferences, workshops and public programs organized by faculty, invited guests and artists in residence.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • coordinate VSP public events, including the logistics of guest visits and travel, public screenings, workshops, including DocLab filmmaking workshop, and other activities
  • administer the Advanced Certificate in Visual Theory and Practice (VTP), including course listings, room bookings, and faculty logistics
  • prepare and administer calls and contracts for the visiting faculty
  • facilitate communication with students pursuing VTP Advanced Certificate 
  • help design, promote and maintain the VSP CEU website and other social media
  • facilitate collaboration with similar programs and partners in Hungary and abroad
  • prepare annual reports on the VTP progress and VSP activities



  • familiarity and interest in visual culture, film, new media
  • experience with organizing academic and public events
  • good writing and communication skills in English and Hungarian
  • good team player
  • ability to cope with tight deadlines


We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The initial contract is for a fixed term position from December 1, 2018 until June 30, 2019 with a possibility of renewal till June 30, 2020.

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 www.ceu.edu

How to apply: 

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV and
  • Motivation letter

Informal enquiries may be addressed to vsp@ceu.edu.

Please send your complete application package before November 11, 2018 to:

advert093@ceu.edu - including job code in subject line: 2018/093

Early applications are welcome, the call is open until the position is filled.

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