Assistant Professor, Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion, Faculty of Arts

Brno, Czech Republic
Oct 29, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 24, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant professor - Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion, Department for the Study of Religions 

Department Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion – Faculty of Arts
Deadline 24 Nov 2019
Start date 1 Jan 2020

Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position Assistant professorLaboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion, Department for the Study of Religions


  • Ph.D. in the Study of Religions or in a similar subject in humanities or social sciences (Sociology, History, Anthropology etc.)
  • specialization in evolutionary study of religion, cognitive science of religion and experimental research in the humanities/social sciences
  • at least 7 articles published in journals indexed in the WoS database (at least three as the first author)
  • at least one year long postdoctoral position at a foreign university or research institution (does not include Slovakia)
  • advanced competence in the field of statistical data analysis with a focus on inter-cultural research
  • experience with collecting experimental data in the field
  • experience with the grant writing and management of grant projects
  • ability to teach in the Czech language; proved by a certificate (at least C1 level) in the case of non-native speakers.
  • proficiency in written and spoken English

Expected responsibilities:

  • conduction and coordination of interdisciplinary research in the field of experimental humanities
  • supervision of BA and MA theses
  • grant writing

What is offered:

  • employment in a prestigious academic institution
  • environment encouraging information sharing and personal development
  • opportunities of career growth and professional development
  • high quality work environment with high standard equipment
  • unique university culture and friendly atmosphere
  • employee’s benefits (meal vouchers, pension insurance contribution)
  • regular income and stability

Attachments to the application:

The applications with a structured professional CV with an overview of current experience, a covering letter, a list of publications and copies of education certificates shall be sent by 24 November 2019 to the Department of Human Resources of the Faculty of Arts, Arne Nováka 1, 602 00 Brno, in the form of e-application (see below).                                         .