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Professor at Department of Psychology

Brno, Czech Republic
Closing date
14 Mar 2024

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Academic Discipline
Psychology, Social Sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Professors / Chairs
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Department: Department of Psychology – Faculty of Arts
Deadline: 14 Mar 2024 Start date 1 April 2024
Job type: part-time
Job field: Science and research  |  Education and schooling

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


Workplace: Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
EU Researcher Profile: R4 (Professor) 

Amount of Working Hours: part-time - 10 hours per week
Number of Open Positions: 1
Expected Start: 14 March 2024
Type of Employment Contract: fixed term (employment contract for 3 years)
Application Deadline: 14 March 2024, 23:59 (CET – Prague)

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a part-time Professor with a focus on experimental social psychology.



  • Creative application of the results of scientific research activities to teaching activities, especially to the guidance of students in doctoral or master's degree programmes.
  • Conducting lectures or other forms of teaching, especially in a master's or doctoral programme. Conducting and opposing theses and dissertations.
  • Serving on committees for state doctoral examinations and doctoral dissertation defences, membership of committees for state final examinations or state rigorous examinations.
  • Reviewing doctoral or habilitation theses or participating in habilitation or appointment committees.
  • Participation in publications for educational purposes.


  • Ensuring research, development and innovation, in particular by initiating and leading research, development or innovation programmes or projects. These activities include in particular:
  • solving tasks of basic or applied research or development of fundamental importance for the given field of science and publication of its results in peer-reviewed journals; or
  • active participation in domestic and foreign scientific conferences and professional meetings and presentation of research results,
  • reviewing and opposing projects at the national level within the relevant field.


  • Contribute to the provision of operational and administrative activities related to the academic position as directed by the Head of Department, e.g.:
  • routine administrative tasks in the administration of own courses, use of e-learning and communication with students via the MU Information System,
  • organization and participation in international internships of students and academic staff,
  • contribution to the promotion of the field.


  • Appointment as professor.
  • Professional focus on experimental social psychology and intercultural psychology.
  • International results (scientific results, grants, teaching results, etc.), long-term international work experience, contribution to the implementation of major international scientific projects, international lecturing activities.

Length of experience required

  • Experience in psychology of at least 15 years.

Other knowledge and skills  a requirement or an advantage)

Language skills

  • Knowledge of Czech language at C2 level and English language at B2/C1/C2 level is a prerequisite.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Czech language in both written and verbal form is a prerequisite.
  • High level of proficiency in at least one of the following languages: German, French.

Requirements related to job content

  • Presentation, organizational, didactic and mentoring skills at an advanced level.
  • The ability to transfer the results of scientific research activities into pedagogical activities.
  • Ability to participate in publishing activities for educational purposes.
  • The ability to independently solve and lead research projects of fundamental importance to the field.
  • The ability to publish independently

The advantage is

  • Knowledge of the university environment.
  • Experience in a university environment.
  • Previous experience of working in education.


Work environment 

  • Employment in a prestigious institution that has won the international HR Excellence in Research Award.
  • Quality research facilities in the form of a well-equipped library.
  • The convenient location of the faculty in the city centre.
  • A supportive approach to work-life balance.

Employee benefits

  • 8 weeks of paid vacation per year, flexible working hours with the possibility to work partly from home for a better work-life balance, meal allowance in the salary or for meals in canteens, pension insurance contribution, selected vaccinations free of charge, favorable 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 14032024 (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
  • structured CV with an overview of previous experience,
  • copies of proof of education,
  • overview of scientific and publishing 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:


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!


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 center 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 Psychology at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University can be found at:

Contact person at the department for questions about the position:
prof. PhDr. Marek Blatný, DrSc., e-mail:

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