Assistant Professor at the Department of Administrative Studies and Administrative Law

Brno, Czech Republic
25 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
22 Feb 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department: Department of Administrative Studies and Administrative Law – Faculty of Law
Deadline: 22 Feb 2023
Start date: from March 1, 2023 or by agreement
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 Assistant Professor at the Department of Administrative Studies and Administrative Law

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 Administrative Studíes and Administrative Law is a department of the Faculty of Law MU, which carries out educational and scientific research activities in both areas, i.e. administrative law and traditionally also administrative science. In the field of teaching, it mainly provides teaching of compulsory subjects in the whole scope of administrative law, i.e. its substantive and procedural part, especially in the Master's programme Law and Legal Science, the Follow-up Master's studies. Public Administration and also in undergraduate programmes, as well as teaching a number of compulsory elective courses focused on particular areas or topics falling within the framework of administrative law in the national and European environment, and also in the field of administrative science. The members of the department focus on general issues of administrative law, in its substantive dimension, as well as selected branches of public administration, or special parts of administrative law; they simultaneously examine the issue of administrative process and judicial review of public administration, also in a current or developmental perspective. The topics examined include the protection of subjective rights in public administration, the issue of abuse of rights in public law, types of action in administrative justice, the issue of cassation complaints, general principles of liability for harm in the exercise of public authority, as well as liability for harm caused by atypical forms of exercise of public authority, issues of possible simplification of administrative proceedings, current issues of public construction law, and others.

Your job will include:

  • participation in the teaching of subjects implemented at the workplace (in particular substantive administrative law
  • general and special part, administrative procedural law, as well as selected topics in the field of administrative science),
  • preparation of study and teaching materials, including electronic ones,
  • involvement in research activities, including participation in publications,
  • participation in the organizational support of research and teaching activities, including related administration.

We require:

  • Master's degree in Law from a Faculty of Law,
  • Ph.D. degree,
  • qualified interest in administrative law and public administration,
  • pedagogical focus on administrative law,
  • pedagogical aptitude; practical teaching experience,
  • prerequisites for independent scientific research activities,
  • ability to teach and publish in Czech and English, knowledge of German would be an advantage,
  • publication activity in the field of administrative law, or its broader foundations and contexts, presentation of the three most important scientific publications; information on the citation index,
  • membership in field related important Czech and foreign organizations is an advantage,
  • moral integrity.

We offer:

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

Employment commencement date: from 1st March 2023 or by agreement

Place of work: Brno

Contract type: fixed-term

Application deadline: 22nd February 2023

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
  • 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.