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Post-Doc Specialist in Digital Humanities at Center for Early Medieval Studies

Employer
MASARYK UNIVERSITY
Location
Brno, Czech Republic
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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Department: Centre for Early Medieval Studies – Faculty of Arts
Deadline: 13 Dec 2023
Start date: 1 January 2024 (negotiable)
Job type: full-time
Job field: Science and research

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

Post-doc specialist in digital humanities 

Department: Center for Early Medieval Studies, Faculty of Arts Masaryk University

Working time:  1,0 

Start date:  January 1, 2024 (negotiable) - June 30, 2028

Number of open positions: 1

Application deadline:  December 13, 2023

The Center for Early Medieval Studies, Department of Art History, and the Department of Archaeology and Museology, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, announce a selection procedure for the position of a post-doctoral specialist in digital humanities with focus on political or historical sciences. The position is open for a four-and-a-half-year OP JAK project “Ready for Future: Understanding the Long-Term Resilience of Human Cultures (RES-HUM)”, reg. no. CZ.02.01.01/00/22_008/0004593, implemented at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University.

The position is offered on a full-time basis of 1,0 FTE (i.e. 40 hours per week). The successful applicant will take up the position from 1 January 2024 or as soon as possible after that date.
Main duties:

  • to carry out research focused on theoretical conception and application of the tools stemming from digital humanities in interdisciplinary discourse and research practice;to conceive and implement an interdisciplinary project database containing heterogenous data (visual, textual, material, biological, technical, etc.)
  • to conceive (in collaboration with a database specialist) a multi-media platform adequate for the dissemination of results of interdisciplinary research to broader audiences
  • to present and publish research results in internationally recognized scholarly journals and on other research platforms (articles, presentations at conferences, lectures for public, etc.)
  • to contribute to the research activities of the Center for Early Medieval Studies and the Department of Archaeology and Museology

Requirements for applicants:

  • PhD title obtained within 7 years prior to January 2024
  • significant international experience (at least 2 years of PhD studies or 2 years of research work experience with at least 0,5 FTE abroad in the past 5 years)
  • publication activity, including at least 2 publication outputs within the past 3 years registered in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science or Scopus databases
  • significant experience in the field of digital humanities and political or historical sciences
  • professional focus on the role of digital humanities and political or historical sciences in interdisciplinary research
  • specialisation in history and media discourse (possibly including new media and the role of digital humanities in this discourse)
  • knowledge of existing theoretical platforms and practical experience with existing research infrastructures and tools in the field of digital humanities
  • practical experience with database creation and implementation, ideally in the area of cultural heritage
  • excellent written and spoken knowledge of English
  • ability to clearly formulate research results
  • ability to prepare an international research project (e.g. ERC Starting Grant)
  • experience with research projects (an advantage)
  • ability to work in an international and interdisciplinary team

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

  • 6 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your application via the electronic application link by 13122023 (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
  • CV including a summary of work experience, publication activity, and involvement in research projects
  • Education certificates (diploma copies)
  • Two letters of reference

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: eva.urbanova@phil.muni.cz, tel.: +420 549 49 5227

SELECTION PROCESS

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

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!

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY, THE FACULTY AND THE DEPARTMENT

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 https://www.phil.muni.cz/en/ or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FacultyofArtsMasarykUniversity.

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

https://www.phil.muni.cz/en/about-us/hrs4r-hr-award/.

Department

The Centre for Early Medieval Studies 
More detailed information is available on the Institute's website: https://www.earlymedievalstudies.com/

Contact person at the workplace for any questions applicants may have about the position:
prof. Ivan Foletti, MA, Docteur ès Lettres, Docent in Church History, foletti@phil.muni.cz

Department of Archaeology and Museology
More detailed information is available on the Institute's website: https://archeo-muzeo.phil.muni.cz/en

Contact person at the workplace for any questions applicants may have about the position:
prof. Mgr. Jiří Macháček, Ph.D., machacek@phil.muni.cz

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