Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Art History

Brno, Czech Republic
Apr 09, 2019
End of advertisement period
May 07, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of the History of ArtFaculty of Arts

Deadline 7 May 2019

Start date 1 Jun 2019

Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position, Postdoctoral Research Associate  

Job description:  

  • The Department of Art History invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate to work with the research project Continuity and Rupture in the Art and Architecture of Central Europe, 1918-1939, funded by the European Research Council (
  • Based at Masaryk University, Brno, the research associate position is a full-time appointment, initially for 3 years but renewable up to December 2023. The successful applicant will take up the position in June 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • The project consists of a comparative analysis of the art and architecture of interwar Austria, Czechoslovakia and Hungary. The project team is looking in particular for a researcher with a specialism in Gender and Sexuality in order to develop this as an additional project theme
  • For an informal discussion about the position and the project, including the specific theme, applicants are invited to contact the project leader, Matthew Rampley. Email:

Main Duties :

  • To undertake research necessary for the successful completion of the project Continuity or Rupture? Art and Architecture in Central Europe, 1918-1939
  • To be responsible for a programme of research activities and publications linked to the theme of sexuality and gender in twentieth-century central European art.
  • To collect and analyse research data through the collation of primary visual, textual and archival sources as well as secondary literature
  • To disseminate research findings through publication (e.g. articles, exhibitions, presentation of papers at research seminars, symposia etc)
  • To assist in the management and administration of the project, including management of the project website
  • To contribute to research-related activities and research-related administration in the Department of Art History

Person Specification and requirements:

  • A PhD in the art history, cultural history or political history of modern central Europe, with evidence of a published research.
  • Fluency in English, and high level knowledge of at least one of German, Hungarian and Czech / Slovak.
  • Ideally, experience of working with galleries and museums
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • A familiarity with relevant methods and current literature in the field relating to the project
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to the management and administration of the project

Applicants should submit:

  • CV
  • cover letter explaining your interest in the position 
  • degree documents
  • publication list

Application with all required documents should be sent by e-application available below.

Electronic application deadline is: May 7, 2019.