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Associate professor at Department of Educational Sciences

Brno, Czech Republic
Closing date
22 Mar 2024

Department: Department of Educational Sciences – Faculty of Arts
Deadline: 22 Mar 2024
Start date: 1 September 2024
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

Associate Professor

Workplace:  Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
EU Researcher Profile: R3 (Associate Professor) 

Amount of Working Hours: full-time - 40 hours per week
Number of Open Positions: 1
Expected Start: 1 September 2024
Type of Employment Contract: fixed term (employment contract for 3 years)
Application Deadline: 22 March 2024, 23:59 (CET – Prague)


Anticipated job responsibilities:

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses with a focus on social education and counselling.
  • Indicative examples of subjects the candidate will teach: Social policy, Social education, Social work, Educational psychology.
  • Supervision of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral theses.
  • Organization and leadership of professional practices.
  • Research leading to significant academic publications.
  • Preparation and solution of research grants and development of international cooperation.


Requirements for candidates:

  • Habilitation in the field of social pedagogy, social work, andragogy, education, sociology, psychology, or completion of a Ph.D. – graduate of doctoral studies in the field of Social education, Social work, Andragogy, Education, Sociology, Psychology.
  • Professional focus on education with the potential to significantly contribute to the development of the social pedagogy and counselling study program.
  • Appropriate pedagogical experience at the university level.
  • Experience with research projects.
  • Experience with handling international research projects.
  • Active participation in international scientific conferences, presentation of research results at these conferences, and other professional meetings abroad.
  • Potential for scientific activity.
  • Potential for international research activities.
  • Relevant publication activity in the field in Czech and international journals.
  • Knowledge of English, both written and spoken.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Czech language.


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 22032024 (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 specifying area of research interest
  • 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 Educational Sciences at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University can be found at:

Contact person at the department for questions about the position:
Mgr. Roman Švaříček, Ph.D., e-mail:

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