Assistant Professor for the Department of Geography

Brno, Czech Republic
24 May 2022
End of advertisement period
23 Jun 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Department: Department of Geography – Faculty of Education
Deadline: 23 Jun 2022
Start date: 01.09.2022
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 with a view to teaching Teacher Training for Kindergartens, Primary School for the teaching of geography topics at the Early Childhood and Primary Teacher Education Programmes

Workplace: Department of Geography
University/Faculty: Masaryk University/Faculty of Education
Employment: fixed-term
Level of employment: part-time (0.5), i.e. 20 h/week
Position category: R2
Start date: 1st September 2022
Number of open positions: 1
Closing date for applications: 23.06.2022

The Department of Geography has been focusing on the initial geography teacher education for lower secondary schools. We also have been involved in the preparation for the kindergartens and for the primary schools where we cover the curricular area the Humans and the world. The educational programs concentrate on geographical and environmental education in the theoretical and the practical level.

More information about the faculty is at the end of the advertisement, and about the department at


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

  • coordinates courses, lectures and seminars for kindergartens and primary school at the Department of Geography. The Assistant Professor designs geography topics such as the cartography and the geoinformation technology for mentioned programs above, or participates in the teaching of other subjects in the basic departmental programs (Geography focuses on education for bachelor's degree, or Geography Teaching for following master's degree),
  • 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.


Professional education, qualifications and experience:

  • Ability to teach in the Czech language (minimum level C1 or native speaker) (required),
  • Master's degree in Geography or Geography teaching,
  • PhD degree in Geography, or Didactics of Geography or in Education,
  • 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, GIT), 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,
  • meals in MU canteens, 
  • possibility to use sports facilities in Brno,

Work environment

  • Employment in a prestigious institution awarded the HR Excellence in Research Award,
  • combining science with teaching activities,
  • a well-equipped working environment 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 June 23, 2022 and submit the required documents:

  • Structured CV in PDF format (min. 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)

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.