Assistant Professor/Assistant at the Department of History of the State and Law

Brno, Czech Republic
09 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department: Department of the History of the State and Law – Faculty of Law
Deadline: 8 Dec 2022
Start date: Od 1. 2. 2023 nebo dohodou
Job type: full-time
Job field: Science and research  |  Education and schooling

The Dean of the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, announces a competition for a full-time position of Assistant Professor or Assistant at the Department of History of the State and Law in the field of Roman Law and Legal History

Masaryk University is the second largest university in the Czech Republic, with 10 faculties, more than 6,000 employees and more than 30,000 students.

The Faculty of Law is one of four public law faculties in the Czech Republic. The Faculty of Law of Masaryk University can be characterised as a modern, dynamic faculty, where the focus is on teaching together with scientific research. We are an institution where the term "research activity" and "scientific research" does not remain an empty concept. We have dozens of contacts with foreign experts and pedagogical and scientific institutions both on an individual and institutional level and provide excellent facilities for students and employees.

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The Department of History of State and Law is a department of the Faculty of Law MU, which carries out educational and scientific research activities in the field of Legal History and Roman law. In the field of teaching, it mainly teaches the compulsory courses Czech and Czechoslovak Legal History of the Modern Era, General Legal History and Roman Law, as well as compulsory elective courses in these fields. In the field of scientific research, the department focuses its attention primarily on the issues of modern Czech legal history in its entirety, specifically on the period of the first Czechoslovak Republic, the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and the period of Socialism and the functioning of law in totalitarian regimes, as well as on the history of legal science. Part of the scientific research at the department is also the research of some institutes of Roman Law and their reception in modern legal development.

Your job will include:

  • participation in the teaching of subjects implemented at the department (e.g. Roman law, Czech   and Czechoslovak Legal History of the modern period, general Legal History),
  • preparation of study and teaching materials
  • involvement in research activities, including participation in publications,
  • participation in the organisational support of research and teaching activities, including related administration.

We require:

  • Master's degree in Law from a Faculty of Law,
  • Ph.D. degree (for the position of Assistant Professor),
  • qualified interest in the field (for the position of Assistant),
  • pedagogical focus primarily on Roman law, secondarily on Legal History,
  • pedagogical aptitude; practical teaching experience (for the Assistant Professor),
  • prerequisites for independent scientific research,
  • ability to teach and publish in Czech and English; knowledge of German would be an advantage,
  • publishing activity in the field of Roman law or Legal History, submission of the three most important scientific publications; information on the citation index,
  • membership in important Czech and foreign organizations is an advantage,
  • moral integrity.

We offer:

  • the background of a prestigious and successful institution,
  • a motivating and friendly environment,
  • support for professional and personal development,
  • professional growth and the opportunity for continuous training,
  • various employee benefits (8 weeks of vacation, pension insurance contribution, meal allowance, Vodafone mobile tariffs, Multisport card, etc.).

Employment commencement datefrom 1st February 2023 or by agreement

Place of work: Brno

Contract type: fixed-term with the possibility of extension

Application deadline: 8th December 2022

How to apply:

Please send your application by the above application deadline - please use the link in the Electronic Application section (see below, or the Faculty of Law website - Public Information - Vacancies)

Your application must include the following documents:

  • motivation letter
  • structured CV
  • list of scientific and publication activities (if available)
  • photocopies of evidence of qualifications

After successful submission of your application, you will receive an automatic confirmation of acceptance by email.

Selection process

Suitable candidates will be invited for an in-person or online interview. The rules for the University's selection procedures can be found on the University's website in the Regulations on Competitive Selection Procedure at Masaryk University.

Information on the MU Processing and Protection of Personal Data can be found on the MU website.

Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, received the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award for its human resources policy. We provide equal opportunities, promote diversity and strive to create a positive and satisfying working environment for employees.