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Assistant or Assistant professor for the Department of Civics

Brno, Czech Republic
Closing date
18 May 2024

Department Department of Civics – Faculty of Education Deadline 18 May 2024 Start date   Job type part-time Job field Education and schooling



In accordance with Section 77 of Act No. 111/98, Coll. announces a competition for the position of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR or ASSISTANT focusing on teacher training courses in political science and international relations.

Workplace: Department of Civic Education
University/Faculty: MasarykUniversity/Faculty of Education
Employment: fixed-term with the possibility of extension
Level of employment: part-time (0.5), i.e. 20 h/week
The work position category: R1/R2 
Start date: 1 August 2024
Number of positions opened: 1
Closing date for applications: 18. 5. 2024

The Department of Civics is preparing teacher assistants for the Civic Education courses and Foundations of Social Studies and teachers of Civic Education. Its programs have a broad disciplinary focus, including social sciences and philosophy. For more detailed information, see the department's website.


The Assistant or Assistant Professor will perform activities related to the pedagogical and scientific aspects of the academic profession:

  • Participates in the teaching of mandatory (and eventually elective) courses focused on political theory, political science theory and international relations in all possible forms: lectures, seminars or other (e.g., field trips)
  • Supervises, opposes, and consults on bachelor's and master's theses of Department of Civics students.
  • Participates in the department's mobility activities (Erasmus contracts).
  • Conducts own research and research activities or participates in research and research projects of colleagues at the department. This activity results in professional publications (articles in indexed professional journals, chapters in professional books published by recognised professional publishers, etc.) and participation in professional local and international conferences and seminars.
  • The assistant professor may also be a member of exam committees and work as a tutor or consultant, prepare to meet the requirements for appointment as an associate professor, and guarantee selected courses.


Professional education and qualifications experience:

  • Master's degree in political science and/or international relations or related disciplines (required),
  • Finished doctoral programme (PhD degree) in the above-mentioned fields, or a student of doctoral programmes with the expectation of obtaining a degree by the end of 2024 at the latest (prerequisite),
  • active knowledge of English (minimum level B2) (required),
  • ability to teach in the Czech language (minimum level C1 or native speaker) (required),
  • potential for national and international scientific/research activities, as demonstrated by a list of publications and professional activities (required),
  • experience of teaching at a university (advantage),
  • teaching experience in primary school, secondary school, or higher education (advantage).

Other knowledge and skills: (required)

  • Good IT user skills: MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), secure data, information and digital content management, ability to collaborate through digital technologies (MS Teams, ZOOM, etc.),
  • Flexibility and willingness to contribute to the student training development,
  • Good organisational and communication skills, independence, responsibility, ability to come up with own research and pedagogical projects and innovations in teaching.


Employee benefits

  • Eight weeks of vacation, flexible working hours, pension contribution,
  • meals in MU canteens, 
  • possibility to use sports facilities in Brno.

Work environment

  • Employment in a prestigious institution awarded the HR Excellence in Research Award,
  • combining science with teaching activities,
  • a well-equipped working environment in a well accessible location in Brno.

Education and development

  • Career development and growth, the possibility of being assigned a mentor on entry, 
  • education, language and other courses provided by MU, use of MUNI libraries,
  • possibility to take advantage of foreign stays and internships, participation in conferences.


Apply via the online application link until May 18, 2024 and submit the required documents:

  • Structured CV in PDF format (min. 1 A4)
  • Cover letter in PDF format
  • Copy of diploma from the highest level of education (without notarial certificate)
  • A structured list of publications and professional activities (participation in conferences, research and others)
  • if the Ph.D. is still in progress study - documents on the progress and status of the dissertation in progress (supervisor's statement).

In the days following the application deadline, you will receive information about further procedures


Submitting the required documents when sending the e-application

In case of failure to provide the copies via the e-application, the applicant will be at most once asked to provide them by a specific date. If he/she fails to submit the materials by that date, he/she will not be admitted to the next round of the selection process, which is the interview.

Selection process and selection criteria

1. submission of all required documents in the e-application, 2. knowledge of the Czech language in both written and verbal form, 3.  the candidate's profile compliance with the requirements for the position.

Non-discrimination declaration

At that Faculty of Education, Masaryk University, we promote equal access; every applicant has a chance to get a job regardless of age, gender, social or other disadvantages. Selection procedures are conducted following the University Selection Procedure Regulations.

Information about the faculty

The Faculty of Education, recipient of the prestigious international HR Excellence in Research Award, is a faculty with a relevant research focus based on interdisciplinarity linking teaching, scientific research and social engagement in academia. It develops HR strategy, supports career development, reconciliation of work and personal life of employed persons and provides a diverse range of benefits.

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