Central European University

Student Assistant (F/M/D)


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CEU Library


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Application deadline:

Open until filled

Starting date:

As soon as possible

CEU Library at Central European University invites applications for a part- time (20 hours/week) student assistant position.

The CEU Library contains the largest English-language holdings in the social sciences and humanities in Central and Eastern Europe. While its main responsibility is to serve the CEU community, its high-quality services are also offered to the academic public in Vienna and beyond. The CEU Library and Media Hub spaces in the Vienna campus holds approximately 40.000 books and offers individual and group study spaces, as well as media creation, copy, and scanning facilities. A second library in Budapest contains approximately 120.000 books that are sometimes requested for use in Vienna. The rich electronic and print collections support the humanities, social sciences, business, law, and public policy.

Your key responsibilities:

- Reading Hall

  • Desk duty (with one librarian always in the office to answer more complex questions)
  • Shelf maintenance: Reshelving documents and shelf reading
  • Filling internal usage statistics
  • Keeping the Reading Room tidy
  • Feeding the copy machines and refill the staplers.
  • Emptying the book return and checking the printer for hold slip
  • Collecting books for the shuttle box and emptying
  • Searching for missing books (Once a week)
  • Scanning book chapters when requested by patrons via email
  • Assisting with physical order of journals and loose-leafs
  • - Cataloguing

  • Receiving new books, scanning invoices
  • Putting stamp and barcode into new books
  • Searching records in remote catalogs for copy-cataloging for new books
  • RFID-tagging new books
  • Printing spine labels, labeling new books, replacing damaged labels on old books
  • Notifying patrons about urgent books
  • Re-shelving new books in the Reading Room
  • Assisting in re-arranging in the Reading Room and adjusting the shelf- signs if necessary
  • Weeding damaged books
  • - ILL process

  • Packing and posting materials (books to be returned)
  • Assisting in IFLA voucher administration
  • Scanning invoices
  • Scanning book chapters requested via ILL
  • - E-resources

  • Checking excel lists for active online access
  • - Other duties as assigned

    Your skills and experience:

  • Language skills (English): Advanced level
  • Microsoft Office skills (MS Excel, Word, PPT): Medium level
  • Presentation skills (public speaking, creating slides): Medium level
  • People support / quality focus: Medium level
  • Requirements:

  • University entrance qualification
  • Desirable is experience in an academic environment
  • What CEU offers:

    We offer a competitive salary starting from gross 27,972 EUR/year (prorated). A higher salary is possible if warranted by the candidate's working experience.

    The initial contract is for one year with the possibility of renewal.

    How to apply

    Applicants need to submit:

  • CV and
  • Motivation letter
  • Please send your complete application package to: advert0[email protected] including the job code in the subject line: 2023/031

    CEU is strongly committed to the promotion of gender equality and equal opportunities within our institution. Previous training, work experience and/or engagement with matters of equality, diversity and inclusion at the organizational level will be an asset.

    Central European University does not discriminate on the basis of—including, but not limited to—race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender and sexual orientation in administering its educational policies, admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

    About CEU

    Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States, Austria 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. CEU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of resident faculty from over 50 countries and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

    For more information, please visit https: // www. ceu.edu/.

    CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

    The privacy of your personal information is very important to us. We collect, use, and store your personal information in accordance with the requirements of the applicable data privacy rules, including specifically the General Data Protection Regulation. To learn more about how we manage your personal data during the recruitment process, please see our Privacy Notice at: https: // www. ceu.edu/recruitment-privacy-notice (Hungary: Közép-európai Egyetem, Central European University) or https: // www. ceu.edu/recruitment- privacy-notice-austria (Austria: Central European University, CEU Central European University Private University).

    Job details


    Student Assistant (F/M/D)


    Central European University




    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Linguistics,Literature,Political Science

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