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Assistant Professor for the Department of Mongolian, Korean and Vietnamese Studies

Brno, Czech Republic
Closing date
28 May 2023

Job Details

Department: Department of Mongolian, Korean and Vietnamese Studies – Faculty of Arts
Deadline: 28 May 2023
Start date: July 1, 2023
Job type: full-time
Job field: Science and research  |  Education and schooling

Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position

 Assistant Professor 

Department: Department of Mongolian, Korean and Vietnamese Studiess, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University

Working time: 1,0 – first three months, after first three months 0,2 

Start date: July 1,  2023

Number of open positions: 1

Application deadline: 28. 5. 2023

The Department of Mongolian, Korean and Vietnamese Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, is looking for a colleague for the position of assistant professor with a focus on Asian studies and particularly on Mongolia. 



  • participation in conducting lectures or other forms of teaching in a bachelor's or master's study programs, also in lifelong learning programs
  • participation in leading, consulting or opposing bachelor's and diploma theses
  • participation in publishing activities also for educational purposes
  • participation in theoretical and practical teaching taking place at the workplace
  • guarantee of selected subjects


  • in general: participation in research and development activities,
  • in particular:
  • individual and team collaboration to solve complex research tasks and publication of results in peer-reviewed journals, scientific monographs or peer-reviewed proceedings
  • active participation in domestic and foreign scientific conferences and professional meetings and presentation of research results
  • participation in the organization of research activities


  • research and publication activity in the project "Changing Adaptive Strategies of Mobile Pastoralists in Mongolia: Dynamics in Community: Histories and Movement Patterns Documented Through Oral Sources" (Junior Star, GAČR)
  • individual and team research in the field of Mongolian oral history, oral tradition and folklore traditions
  • in cooperation with other collaborators: active efforts to obtain grant projects


  • cooperation on the editing of academic texts in English
  • cooperation on the publication of translations from Mongolian

Candidate requirements:

  • completed university education with a Ph.D. degree in the field of philology with a focus on Asian languages, together with proven published results of research activities – required
  • professional focus on Mongolia – required
  • professional competence in one of the relevant theoretical fields: especially literary science, possibly folkloristics, ethnology, anthropology – required
  • expert focus on translation work involving English and Mongolian – required
  • experience with publishing activities – required
  • multi-year focus on Mongolia demonstrated by publication activity
  • experience with the European academic environment
  • proven links with academic institutions in Mongolia
  • personal knowledge of the Mongolian environment – at least repeated visits
  • field research experience (ideally in Western Mongolia)
  • at least 5 years of translation activity – required
  • at least 3 translated and published books – required
  • active knowledge of colloquial Mongolian (corresponding to at least B2 CEFR level) – required
  • native English speaker – advantage

Requirements related to job content:

  • multi-year focus on Mongolia demonstrated by publication activity – required

The advantage is:

  • excellent translation results
  • at least a basic orientation in the field of Mongolian religions and Tibetan
  • previous cooperation

Working environment

  • employment in a prestigious institution that received the international HR Excellence in Research Award
  • friendly and inspiring work environment: space for realizing your own professional growth (without predetermined thematic restrictions)
  • openness to suggestions in the field of teaching, science and popularization of the program
  • convenient location of the faculty in the city centre
  • friendly approach to balancing work and personal life
  • stable work environment in a respected institution
  • participation in research in prestigious projects

Employee benefits

  • 8 weeks of paid vacation per year, flexible working hours with the possibility to work partly from home for better work life balance, meal allowance in the salary or for meals in canteens, pension insurance contribution, selected vaccinations free of charge, favourable mobile tariffs Vodafone, Multisport card, sports lessons organized by the Faculty of Sports Studies, the possibility to place your child in the nursery school Elánek near the faculty.

Training and Development

  • Opportunities for training and personal development, e.g., language and other courses provided by MU, use of MU libraries, use of placements and mobilities abroad, participation in conferences, etc.


Please send your application via the electronic application link by 2852023 (please use the link in the Electronic Application section below) and please attach all required documents.  

The following documents are required as a part of your application:

  • cover letter
  • a structured CV with an overview of previous experience
  • copies of documents on education (scans of diplomas)
  • an overview of scientific and publication activities

Once your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation of acceptance to your e-mail address. After the e-application deadline, you will receive information about the next steps.

If you are unsure, please contact the FF MU Personnel Office: Mgr. Eva Brázdová Urbanová, e-mail:, tel.: +420 549 49 5227


Selection criteria:

  • submitting of all required documents in the e-application
  • compliance of the candidate's profile with the requirements for the job as stated above

Provision of the required documents when submitting the e-application:

In case of non-delivery of documents when submitting the e-application, the candidate may be asked to provide them at most once by a certain date. If they fail to submit the materials by this deadline, they will not be included in the next round of the selection procedure.

Suitable candidates will be invited to a personal interview, which may also take the form of a videoconference.

Selection procedures rules at the Faculty of Arts of MU can be found on our careers page here.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!


Masaryk University is the second largest university in the Czech Republic, with 10 faculties and a number of other specialized units, more than 6,000 employees and 32,000 students. We are a university with a wide range of research areas in the humanities and natural sciences and a strong international position. Our mission is to provide education and research of the highest quality.

The Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University is one of the four founding faculties of Masaryk University and since its foundation in 1919 it has been not only an important centre of humanities and social science education, science, research and development, but also an institution that actively participates in shaping the cultural life of the city and the region.

Traditionally, it has been profiled as a research-oriented faculty generating approximately one fifth of MU's research volume. The faculty has more than 600 employees and by the student population of over 6,000 is the largest faculty at the university.

Since 2021, the faculty has been the proud holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission.

You can find out more information about the faculty on the website or on Facebook

For information on HR work set according to European standards, visit the HR Award faculty website:


Information about the Department of Mongolian, Korean and Vietnamese Studies at the MU Faculty of Arts can be found at: and

Contact person at the workplace for any questions applicants may have about the position
Mgr. Ondřej Srba, Ph.D.,, +420 549497599


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