Assistant Professor in Public Economics

Brno, Czech Republic
28 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Department: Department of Public Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Deadline: 5 Jan 2023
Start date: between February 15th and March 1st, 2023 or later based on mutual agreement
Job type: part-time
Job field: Science and research  |  Education and schooling


The Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, invites applications for the following position:Assistant Professor in Public Economics

The Department of Public Economics at Masaryk University is looking for a highly motivated, experienced part-time (20 hours a week) Assistant professor (tenure-track) with a clear research focus, publications in highly reputed international journals, and an established network of collaborators from leading European universities. The successful candidate will cooperate in teaching mandatory and elective courses in Public economics and related domains.

The position is designed to allow the candidate to work in an established team and also to pursue their research agenda and develop new research projects. Active participation in teaching (both in Czech and English) is an integral part of the job.

In case of interest and mutual agreement, this position can be combined with the position of manager of the Masaryk University Experimental Economics Laboratory (MUEEL). This combination can then offer up to a full-time job.

What does the position entail?

  • Publishing in top-tier academic journals in the field of Public Economics or Public Administration,
  • active collaboration with other members of the department,
  • developing international cooperation with leading universities in Europe,
  • participation in ongoing research projects and seeking for external research grants at national and European level,
  • participation in teaching bachelor and master courses in programs guaranteed by the department with a workload of 4 - 6 hours per week,
  • supervision of bachelor and master theses.

What do we require?

  • Holds Ph.D. in the field of Public Economics, Economics, Public Administration or related field or expects to complete studies in the first half of 2023,
  • publications in reputed journals in the field of Economics, Public Economics and Public Administration,
  • experience with teaching in bachelor's and master's programmes and experience with supervising final theses,
  • experience with collaboration with researchers from universities with high reputations,
  • ability to lecture and communicate in the Czech and the English language,
  • interest in staying at the faculty for at least 3 years,
  • the earliest starting date of the contract is February 15th, 2023; a later starting date can be negotiated.

What do we offer?

  • A part-time (20 hours a week) Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position at one of the highest-ranked universities in the region of Central and Eastern Europe,
  • the possibility (based on mutual agreement) to combine the position with the position of manager of the Masaryk University Experimental Economics Laboratory (MUEEL). This combination can then offer up to a full-time job (40 hours a week),
  • research and teaching collaboration with the head of the MUEEL Jiří Špalek,
  • the possibility of cooperation within the European network of EDUC universities,
  • support of experienced project and grant departments,
  • possibility of internships abroad (teaching and scientific stays at partner universities, staff mobility training),
  • a 3-year initial contract (with possible extension and the tenure track),
  • an initial wage of 20,000 – 25,000 CZK/month (around €800 - €1,000) + bonuses for the equivalent of 0.5 FTE (the median wage in the Czech Republic is about 34 000 CZK/month for 1.0 FTE),
  • opportunities for professional growth (e.g., university seminar series, internships, exchanges, participation in research projects),
  • flexible working hours and occasional home office to support personal needs in family and career,
  • wide range of employee benefits (e.g., 8 weeks of paid vacation per year, contribution to pension savings, language courses, university cinema, exclusive mobile tariff, sports activities, vaccination),
  • relocation support and help from the International Staff Office (ISO),
  • friendly and international working environment,
  • opportunity to work and live in a modern and safe city close to three European capitals Vienna, Prague, and Bratislava.

About the workplace

Masaryk University (MUNI) is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a solid commitment to high-quality research and education. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 35,000 students and 5,500 employees.

MUNI is located in the university city of Brno, Czech Republic. Based on the most recent OECD Better Life Index data, the Czech Republic ranks next to the US and the UK. Proximity to nature and other historical cities (e.g., Prague, Vienna, Budapest), variety of cultural and entertainment attractions, and top personal safety make Brno one of the top 100 university cities in the world according to students. More details can be found here:

The Department of Public Economics is a part of Masaryk University, offering bachelor, master, and doctoral study programs in Public Economics and Administration. It belongs to the key departments of the faculty in terms of teaching as well as research. Professionally, the members of the department are engaged in experimental economics, public administration research, the non-profit sector and civil society, and public finance. The departmental website is at the link:

Application and selection procedure

The application shall be submitted online by January 5th, 2023, via an e-application (Please, use the link in the e-Application section below).

The candidate shall provide the following:

  • a Cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation for the position at Masaryk University and a basic proposal of the research agenda for the next 3 years. The annex to the Cover letter consists of a list of current international collaborations (names, institutions, type of collaboration) with a short description of three most important collaborations,
  • academic CV, including a summary of work experience, involvement in research projects, and description of teaching experience over the last 5 years (see What do we require section). The academic CV must contain ResearcherID and a link to an updated WoS Author profile,
  • a copy of one publication to serve as a "job market paper" for a possible public seminar held as part of the selection procedure,
  • copies of relevant academic qualifications.

After submitting your application successfully, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from

For further information about the position and the department, please contact the head of the department Robert Jahoda, email:

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact the head of the HR department Jana Levá, email:

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background. The selection process is based on an Open Transparent Merit-based Recruitment Policy. Masaryk University does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions based on race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation. The faculty holds the HR Excellence Award.

Workplace: Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Type of Contract: 3-year contract with possible prolongation and tenure-track academic position

EU Researcher Profile: R2

Working Hours: 0.5 FTE (part-time employment of 20 hours per week)

Expected Start Date: between February 15th and March 1st, 2023 or later based on mutual agreement

Number of Open Positions: 1

Application Deadline: January 5th, 2023

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Brno, November 24th, 2022

Prof. Mgr. Jiří Špalek, Ph.D.

The Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administration