Assistant professor, Department of Physical Electronics

Brno, Czech Republic
Jun 25, 2020
End of advertisement period
Jul 24, 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Department of Physical Electronics – Faculty of Science
Deadline: 24 Jul 2020
Start date: 01.09.2020

Dean of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position Assistant professor

Workplace: Department of Physical Electronics, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
Type of Contract: temporary academic position
Working Hours:1 FTE (full-time employment of 40 hours per week)
Expected Start Date:01 09 2020
Number of Open Positions: 1
Pay: negotiable
Application Deadline: 24.07.2020

About the Workplace

Masaryk University is the second-largest university in the Czech Republic with nine faculties, more than 5000 staff, and more than 30 000 students. As a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing, our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education.

Faculty of Science MU, a proud holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission, is a research-oriented faculty, offering university education (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs) closely linked to both primary and applied research and high school teaching of the following sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth sciences. We are the most productive scientific unit of the Masaryk University generating around 40 % of MU research results.

Department of Physical Electronics at the Faculty of Science MU provides courses and guarantees fundamental and applied research in the fields of plasma physics, plasma applications, and nanotechnology. It has a tradition of more than 50 years. The R&D Centre for Plasma and Nanotechnology Surface Modifications CEPLANT was established in 2010 as part of the Department of Physiical Electronics and was funded by European Structural Funds and has been recognized by the European Union as a Key Enabling Technologies (KET´s) centre.

Job Description

Key Duties:

  • Teaching physical laboratories and specialized courses in general and plasma physics 
  • Leading seminaries of mandatory physics courses 
  • Supervising of student thesis
  • Research work in plasma physics with a focus on studying the deposition process of thin layer growth

Skills and Qualifications

  • PhD from physics, ideally specializing in plasma physics or thin films physics.
  • Pedagogic practice: at least 3 years; involved in teaching of physical laboratories and specialized plasma physics courses and conducting the final work is welcomed.
  • Good English language (in both word and lettering).
  • Publication activity and citation impact, at least 15 articles in journals registered in the Web of Science database.
  • Plasma physics expertise focusing on studying the deposition process for thin-layer growth
  • Acquisition of long-term foreign research stays or other similar research experience with researches from abroad

Informal inquiries about the position can be sent to prof. Petr Vašina, email  phone + 420 549 49 6479

We Offer

  • An interesting job in a dynamically-expanding university area
  • Flexible working hours and occasional home office to support personal needs in family and career compatibility
  • Employee benefits such as 8 weeks of paid vacation per year, pension insurance contribution, contribution to lunches in canteens of MU or meal vouchers, discounted language courses, discount in the university cinema, exclusive mobile tariff offer by Vodafone
  • Opportunity to work and live in a modern and dynamic city

(for more information on costs of living, you can refer to Numbeo)

Application Process

The application shall be submitted online by 24.07.2020 via an e-application (Please, use the link in the e-Application section ).

The candidate shall provide following:

  • CV
  • Summary of research outputs and publications

After submitting your application successfully, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from

Selection Process

Received applications will be considered carefully in line with principles of the EU Charter and Code for Researchers. Selection criteria: (i) meeting qualification requirements described above, (ii) all required documents provided.

If we do not contact you within 10 working days after the application deadline at the latest, it means that we have shortlisted other candidates meeting the position requirements.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a personal or videoconference interview.

The Faculty Recruitment Policy (OTM-R) can be seen here.

Faculty of Science, Masaryk University is an equal opportunity employer. We support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!