Assistant/Assistant Professor for the Department of Civics

Brno, Czech Republic
Oct 20, 2021
End of advertisement period
Nov 20, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Department: Department of Civics – Faculty of Education
Deadline: 20 Nov 2021
Start date: 01.02.2022
Job type: part-time
Job field: Education and schooling

DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF PEDAGOGY of Masaryk University in Brno announces, following Section 77 of Act No. 111/98 Coll., an open competition for the post of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR or ASSISTANT with a focus on teaching political science and law for teachers

Workplace: Department of Civics Education
University/Faculty: Masaryk University/Faculty of Education
Employment: fixed-term
Level of employment: part-time (0.5), i.e. 20 h/week
Financial remuneration: 27 000 CZK – 30 100 CZK (for full time)
Position category: R1/R2
Start date: 1st February 2022
Number of open positions: 1
Closing date for applications: November 20, 2021

The Department of Civics is preparing Teaching Assistants for Civics (in Bc degree) and Teachers of Social Science and a Civics (in Mgr degree). Its programs have a broad disciplinary focus, including social sciences and philosophy.


The Assistant Professor or Instructor will perform activities related to the pedagogical and professional aspects of the academic profession:

  • participates in the teaching of compulsory and (where appropriate) elective courses focusing on the relationship between civic competencies and law, local, national and international politics and international relations, through lectures, seminars or other (e.g., field trips),
  • leads, opposes and consults bachelor and master theses of the department students,
  • participates in the mobility activities of the department (Erasmus contracts),
  • conducts own research or participates in research and professional projects of colleagues at the department; this activity results in professional publications (articles in indexed professional journals, chapters in professional books published by recognised professional publishers, and others) and participation in professional local and international forums (conferences and seminars).
  • The assistant professor may also be a member of committees, guarantees selected courses and prepares to meet the requirements for habilitation.


Professional education, qualifications and experience:

  • Ability to teach in the Czech language (minimum level C1 or native speaker) (required),
  • master degree (Mgr., M. A.) in political science and/or international relations and/or law or related disciplines (required),
  • PhD degree in the fields mentioned above, or a student of doctoral programmes to obtain the degree by the end of 2022 at the latest (required),
  • active knowledge of English (minimum level B2) (required),
  • potential for national and international professional/research activities, as demonstrated by a list of publications and professional activities (required),
  • experience of teaching at a university (advantage),
  • experience of teaching in primary school, secondary school or higher education (advantage).

Other knowledge and skills: (required)

  • PC proficiency: MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook), secure data, information and digital content management, ability to collaborate through digital technologies (MS Teams, ZOOM, and others),
  • flexibility and willingness to contribute to the development of quality undergraduate student training,
  • good organisational and communication skills, independence, responsibility, ability to come up with own research and pedagogical projects and innovations in teaching.


Employee benefits

  • eight weeks of vacation, flexible working hours, pension contribution,
  • subsidised meals in MU canteens, employee prizes at the Scala cinema,
  • possibility to use sports facilities in Brno,
  • faculty children's centre PiDi Muňátka, events for employees and their families.

Work environment

  • Employment in a prestigious institution awarded the HR Excellence in Research Award,
  • combining science with teaching activities,
  • reconciling work and family life
  • a well-equipped working environment (IT equipment in classrooms and offices, kitchens available to employees, cafeteria) in a well accessible location in Brno.

Education and development

  • Career development and growth, the possibility of being assigned a mentor on entry, 
  • education, language and other courses provided by MU, use of MUNI libraries,
  • possibility to take advantage of foreign stays and internships, participation in conferences.


Apply via the online application link to November 20, 2021 and submit the required documents:

  • Structured CV in PDF format (min. 1 A4)
  • Motivation letter in PDF format (max. 1 A4)
  • Copy of diploma from the highest level of education (without notarial certificate)
  • A structured list of publications and professional activities (participation in conferences, research and others)
  • In the case of ongoing PhD studies, evidence of the study progress (e.g. courses taken) and the state of the dissertation progress (supervisor's statement).

After the e-application deadline, you will receive information about the next steps. 


Submitting the required documents when sending the e-application

In case of failure to provide the copies via the e-application, the applicant will be at most once asked to provide them by a specific date. If he/she fails to submit the materials by that date, he/she will not be admitted to the next round of the selection process, which is the interview.

Selection process and selection criteria

  1. submission of all required documents in the e-application,
  2. knowledge of the Czech language in both written and verbal form,
  3. the candidate's profile compliance with the requirements for the position.

Non-discrimination declaration

At that Faculty of Education, Masaryk University, we promote equal access; every applicant has a chance to get a job regardless of age, gender, social or other disadvantages. Selection procedures are conducted following the University Selection Procedure Regulations.

Information about the faculty

The Faculty of Education, recipient of the prestigious international HR Excellence in Research Award, is a faculty with a relevant research focus based on interdisciplinarity linking teaching, scientific research and social engagement in academia. It develops HR strategy, supports career development, reconciliation of work and personal life of employed persons and provides a diverse range of benefits.