Senior Researcher - Faculty of Arts

Olomouc (CZ)
30 May 2019
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29 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Announcement of academic position at Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic 

The Dean of the Faculty of Arts of Palacký University Olomouc, in the Czech Republic, hereby announces a call for applications for university teaching position 

About University and Faculty  
General information about Palacký University Olomouc
Palacký University Olomouc is the second-oldest university in the Czech Republic, educating scholars since the 16th century. Olomouc is also the site of the second-largest historical monuments preserve in the country (after Prague). The conservation part of the city is home to over 23,000 students from all over the world. The leading traveller guide Lonely Planet has ranked Olomouc for two years in a row among the top ten European destinations, claiming that “Olomouc is one of the Czech Republic´s most underrated destinations, with a great nightlife scene and a mini-Prague feel.” Dozens of parks, cafés, and mysterious nooks, theatres, diverse music clubs, and varied sports centres – all this will be at your fingertips.

Faculty of Arts 
The Faculty of Arts is the largest UP faculty and offers more than 600 combinations of humanities, social, linguistic, and arts studies programmes. The Faculty of Arts offers a liberal approach in arranging one’s own curriculum, a personal approach to students, and development of individual skills. An open space for discussion is promoted and creative thinking is welcome.

Useful links: 

Job within Dialog Unit “Chinese Peasants in Russia’s Far East” in the project Sinophone Borderlands – Interactions at the Edges ( CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000791)

Entrance Requirements

  • PhD in Anthropology or Sociology 
  • Proven and extensive experience of undertaking research relating to the cross-border economic practices 
  • Publications in journals indexed by WOS/ Scopus on topics relevant to discourse of land grabbing, Chinese farmers abroad, land rights and property rights for farmers abroad  
  • Proficient in qualitative field research (ethnographies, semi-structured interviews, etc.) 
  • Aptitude for and experience of international research collaboration
  • Demonstrable experience of successful research funding pursuit
  • Demonstrable experience of presenting and leading sessions at international research conferences 
  • Good command in English (min. B2)
  • Proven knowledge of Chinese or Russian language is essential

What do we offer
Research Fellow will work within a multidisciplinary team exploring how the Sinophone world interacts with the Turco-Persophone, Slavophone, Tibetophone, Hispanophone and Austroasiatophone worlds. One of direction (Dialog Unit “Chinese Peasants in Russia’s Far East”) within our diversified project is analysis of the current trends in cross-border agricultural activities between China and Russia. Publishing articles in impact journals, realizing the fieldworks, organizing workshops, attendance at the conferences. 

Documents Required for Application 
Applications along with a CV, educational documentation and an overview of professional history, scholarly and publication activities should be sent to the Personnel Department of the Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc, Křížkovského 10, Olomouc, 771 80, or by e-mail to:, The deadline is 28 June 2019. 

The most promising candidates will be invited to take part in the selection procedure in the weeks to come. We highly appreciate if the candidates attend the interview in person. If this is not feasible, the interview via Skype is an option.
For specific questions about the department and project Sinophone Borderlands contact:

Palacký University Olomouc, with its registered office at Křížkovského 8, 779 00 Olomouc, Czech Republic (hereinafter “Employer“) processes the personal data of job applicants (hereinafter “job applicants”) under Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation - hereinafter “GDPR”) as the controller. 

In accordance with Articles 5 and 6 of the GDPR, all personal data provided by you in any form are only processed for the purpose of preparing and holding an open competition for the position that you apply for; such data are processed only by such employees of the Employer who are responsible for the preparation of, implementation of and decision-making in the open competition. The forms of processing your personal data include, without limitation, collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, consultation, use, alignment or a combination, restriction, erasure or destruction, for the sole purpose of the preparation and implementation of the respective open competition. For more information, see

Deadline: 28 June 2019      

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