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Head of Department of Physics, Chemistry and Vocational Education

Brno, Czech Republic
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Department Department of Physics, Chemistry and Vocational Education – Faculty of Education
Deadline 30 May 2024
Start date 01.10.2024
Job type full-time
Job field Education and schooling

In accordance with Section 77 of Act No. 111/98 Coll., the Dean of the Faculty of Education of Masaryk University announces a selection procedure to fill the position of Head of the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Vocational Education

More information about the faculty can be found at the end of the advertisement, about the departments on the website of the  Department of Physics, Chemistry and Vocational Education


Qualification conditions:

  • Achieved academic or researcher degree (professor, associate professor, Ph.D., or equal) in the field Physics or Chemistry,
  • potential for management position and experience with foreign cooperation and international projects,
  • professional and personal potential for development of the field and research,
  • experience in education and research in the field,
  • relevant educational, publishing and creative activities (including foreign activities),
  • advanced level of academic English, knowledge of other language is a plus,
  • ability to teach in the Czech language (minimum level C1 or native speaker).

Required knowledge, skills, abilities:  

  • User knowledge of PC: MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook),
  • knowledge of secure data management, ability to collaborate through digital technologies (MS Teams, ZOOM, etc.),
  • good organizational and communication skills, independence, responsibility.


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 30, 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)
  • The department's development concept for the coming term (pedagogical, research, project, personnel and economic development strategy, including the development of internationalisation)

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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