Assistant Professorship in Public Economics

Brno, Czech Republic
Friday, 5 March 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 9 April 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department: Department of Public Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Deadline: 9 Apr 2021
Start date: 1.6.2021 or later

Assistant Professorship in Public Economics (specialization in behavioural research and/or non-profit economy)

The Masaryk University Experimental Economics Laboratory (MUEEL) and the Centre for Non-profit Sector Research (CVNS) – two research centres within the Department of Public Economics at the Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) – are looking for a highly motivated and productive researcher who will be expected to make a significant contribution to their interdisciplinary research agenda.

  • MUEEL is a research centre focusing on application of experimental and behavioural economics to a wide range of research topics (
  • CVNS is an interdisciplinary centre for research and study of the non-profit sector and civil society, a platform for dialogue between theory and practice (

Deadline for applications: 9.4.2021
Start-up date: 1.6.2021 or later

We are looking for:

  • a full-time (40 hours a week) Assistant Professor
  • with a research interest in one or more of the following areas:
    • non-profit organizations,
    • public economics,
    • public policy and administration,
    • experimental and behavioural economics.

What does the position entail?

  • successful academic publishing and acquisition of external research grants
  • teaching bachelor’s and master’s courses in public economics and/or economics of the non-profit sector
  • supervision of bachelor’s and master’s theses

What do we require?

  • Ph.D. in Economics (or related fields); or graduation expected by the end of July 2021
  • a demonstrated ability to write high-impact international publications
  • proficiency in the English language
  • teaching experience and knowledge of e-learning

What do we offer?

  • a 3-year initial contract, with possible extension and the tenure-track
  • €30,000 (in CZK currency) gross yearly salary (net wage approx. €24,000, depending on family status)
  • possibility of subsidized university housing and relocation support
  • friendly and international working environment
  • employment benefits
  • opportunities for professional growth (e.g., university seminar series, internships)

What to include in the application?

  • a cover letter including a vision of the candidate’s research agenda in the next three years
  • an academic CV
  • a job market paper (or a recent publication)
  • two letters of reference
  • copies of relevant academic qualifications

Application and selection procedure

The application to take part in the selection procedure must be submitted exclusively via an electronic portal by accessing the following link by 9 April 2021.

For a more detailed information, contact Jiří Špalek (director of MUEEL; or Vladimír Hyánek (director of CVNS;