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Senior Research Fellow – ÁRH/68/2024

Corvinus University of Budapest has over a 100-year-old history and is one of the leading universities in Hungary in Business and Management, Economics, and Social Sciences.

We have around 11,500 students, of which, approximately 2,000 are international.

We are located in a stunning UNESCO Heritage building overlooking the Danube River, in the heart of Budapest.

We have been granted accreditation by EFMD and EAPAA and we are the only Hungarian business university to have two international institutional accreditations by AACSB and AMBA. Additionally, we are members of several international networks such as CEMS, BSIS, PRME, and CFA.

We are proud to have won the most sustainably developing university title in UI GreenMetric’s world ranking in 2022.

The Corvinus Institute for Advanced Studies (CIAS) announces an open call for applications for the Senior Research Fellow (0,5 FTE) position for an indefinite period.

The starting date is the autumn semester of 2024.

Job description and key duties:

Teaching duties:

  • Teaching subjects belonging to the education portfolio of the University in weekly class hours as defined by the Academic Career Model.

Research duties:

  • Writing articles in prestigious international and domestic journals in the field of Optimisation Theory and Applications.
  • Participating at important international and domestic conferences, building international scientific relationships, getting involved in research projects, and active research application activity in the field of Optimization Theory and Applications, thus securing the resources of the research projects and contributing to the internationalisation of CIAS and the university.

Service duties:

  • Active participation in the professional life of CIAS and the university, performing service tasks determined by the dean of CIAS.
  • Supporting early-career academics at the university, supervising PhD students as well as students participating in student competitions.
  • Mentoring assistant professor colleagues in CIAS.

Essential qualifications and experience:

  • Doctorate (PhD) obtained at least 15 years ago
  • Sufficient teaching experience gained in higher education: minimum 600 contact hours in sum, from which 400 in English language
  • Research activity (on international level) and publication of research results in highly ranked international scientific journals: at least 15 international papers (written in English) in the research area of the applicant from which at least 8 Q1 in the year of publishing (no predatory journal), max. 3 authors and the applicant is the first or corresponding author
  • Minimum 100 independent international, Scopus citations
  • H-index: minimum: 10 (according to MTMT or equivalent)
  • Active research, and international reputation in linear and convex optimisation, especially in interior point algorithms for linear optimisation and symmetric cone optimisation. Demonstrated and led research in kernel functions for interior point algorithms.
  • Talent management: Officially included in the supervision of at least 1 doctoral student (co-supervision is possible), or as senior researcher works with a younger researcher, or supervisor in student competition, or principal investigator of a project which involves younger colleagues or PhD students with the objective to introduce/improve them to/in research.
  • Student evaluation, min. 4.0. (or equivalent, 80%) in the last 3 years

Desirable criteria:

  • Student evaluation verifying teaching excellence
  • Experience in fulfilling course leader duties
  • Verifiable teaching development activity (curriculum development, methodological development
  • Research activity with international impact, substantial international citation (verifiable)
  • Published or forthcoming scientific book in the field of interior point algorithms.
  • Active role in the activities of doctoral programs and/or mentoring of doctoral students
  • Active role in talent management
  • Experience in the coordination of research groups with the involvement of doctoral students and young colleagues
  • International embeddedness, regular participation in international conferences, membership in international networks
  • Participation in the work of professional organisations
  • Participation in the editing and/or membership in the editorial staff of domestic and international journals

Documents and certificates to be submitted as part of the application:

  • Curriculum Vitae including a detailed presentation of teaching, research and service activities and results
  • Summary table of achievements (Please fill in the Summary table Excel for associate professor applications – it can be found at the bottom of the webpage)
  • Cover letter, including the presentation of future academic plans (educational, teaching development and research plans)
  • References written by at least two reputable leading professors or researchers of the discipline (signed, scanned)
  • Research paper
  • Scanned copies of the documents verifying the university degree, scientific rank (eg. PhD degree) and of the documents verifying other professional qualifications. (In case of scientific ranks obtained abroad, the nostrification will be arranged in the next phase of the selection procedure.)

Remuneration and benefits:

  • Favourable conditions regarding research facilities, data access
  • Time devoted to research, travel support, etc.
  • A competitive salary is accompanied by a 15% bonus in case of outstanding performance
  • One-time relocation support for applicants moving to Hungary

Application procedure:

  • The deadline for the submission of the application is 2024. 05. 13.
  • Applications have to be submitted by clicking on the APPLICATION button and by following the instructions at the bottom of the webpage.
  • The next step of the selection procedure is that the selected applicants will be interviewed by the Academic Tenure and Promotion Committee. The selected applicants will be informed in a later phase about details and timing.

For further information:

Please, feel free to e-mail us in administrative matters and in academic matters Zoltán Oszkár Szántó at

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