Postdoc Position in the Field of Archaeology / Classical Archaeology

Brno, Czech Republic
22 Apr 2022
End of advertisement period
10 May 2022
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Archaeology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department: Department of Archaeology and Museology – Faculty of Arts
Deadline: 10 May 2022
Start date: June 1, 2022
Job type: full-time
Job field: Science and research

Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, invites excellent scientists to apply for a POSTDOC POSITION in the field of Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

Workplace: Department of  Archaeology and Museology, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
Job type: 1,0 FTE (full-time employment)
Expected start date:  June 1, 2022
Number of open positions: 1
Deadline for applications: May 10, 2022


The post-doc fellow will participate in research activities of the Department of Archaeology and Museology, Masaryk University, which are focused on the Neolithic through modern periods in Europe (especially  Central Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, and Western Europe). Emphasis is put on 1) archaeogenetics; 2) archeogeophysics; 3) archaeometry and use-wear analysis 4) paleoecology; 5) social archaeology; 6) funeral and settlement archaeology; 7) artefactual archaeology; 8) theoretical archaeology; 9) experimental archaeology. The candidate is expected to apply an innovative approach to archaeology, to pursue a holistic and interdisciplinary concept of research on human society, or be experienced in analytical methods of archaeological data processing.

The Department of Archaeology and Museology, Masaryk University, creates a highly competitive environment for research activities that are targeted at the European Research Area. The department’s technical infrastructure currently comprises complex equipment for geophysical survey, geodetic documentation, 3D digitisation, material analyses of artefacts and environmental samples.

The successful candidate should:

  • be a researcher within 7 years after receiving the Ph.D. degree or its equivalent (on the date
    of employment commencing)
  • be a researcher who has worked at least two whole years in the last three years outside the territory
    of the Czech Republic in the field of research with a working time of at least 0.5 full-time equivalent, or who has been a PhD student (or equivalent) abroad
  • have a publishing record – in the last three years at least two publication outputs registered in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Scopus or ERIH PLUS databases and at the same time publications such as “articles”, “books”, “book chapters”, “letters” and “reviews. The applicant must be the principal author of at least one publication (according to the subject specificity it may be the first author, the corresponding/reprint author, or the role of individual authors stated in the article).
  • be experienced in the field of Archaeology/Classical Archaeology
  • have experience with research projects (an advantage)
  • have excellent communication skills and be able to collaborate with multiple teams
  • demonstrate a capacity for innovative research, new methods & methodologies, and cross-disciplinary thinking
  • be able to prepare an international research project (ERC Starting grants or similar)

The application should include:

  • CV including a summary of work experience, publication activity, involvement in research grants and further information documenting the above-mentioned facts (information on previous contracts, publication activity, etc.)
  • a scanned copy of the PhD diploma or an official letter certifying submission of a doctoral thesis for thesis defence and the planned defence date
  • Cover Letter
  • two letters of reference
  • project proposal on the development of research activities in the Department of Archaeology and Museology, Masaryk University (with an emphasis on preparation of an international project) and a 2022–2023 qualification growth plan (in the extent of max. 2 standard pages)

MU offers the opportunity to get:

  • interesting job in a dynamically expanding university area
  • diverse and challenging work in excellent research
  • tenure track with an initial appointment for 1 year
  • professional team and pleasant working environment
  • interaction with leading scientists in an inspiring, internationalised environment
  • welcome service for the successful candidate and his/her family

Further information about:

Informal enquiries can be sent by e-mail to:

Anticipated start date: The position is available from June 2022.

Application deadline: 10 May 2022 

Review of applications will commence immediately after the deadline. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview within one month of the deadline.

Please submit your application electronically via e-application available below.