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Assistant Professor in Finance

Brno, Czech Republic
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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Department Department of Finance – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Deadline 10 Jun 2024
Start date September 1st, 2024
Job type full-time
Job field Economics and finance  |  Science and research  |  Education and schooling


The Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, invites applications for the following position:

Assistant Professor in Finance

Masaryk University, Faculty of Economics and Administration, is looking for a highly motivated and productive Assistant Professor in the field of financial management and financial markets. The position is initially funded for 3 years, after this time the contract might be extended. Applicants should have completed or nearing the completion of their PhD studies in Finance.

We are looking for:

a full-time assistant professor (1 FTE)background in relevant research methods, experience in teaching university-level courses (thesis supervision is an advantage), publication potential in leading scientific journals, good command of the Czech and English language. What does the position entail?

teaching Financial Management and Financial Markets courses in Czech and English, participation in the state final examination committees in Czech and English, supervising final theses in Czech and English, active collaboration with other members of the department, design research projects and prepare submission of grant proposals, conduct your own research, publish research in leading finance journals. What do we offer?

40 hours a week Assistant Professor position at one of the highest-ranked universities in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. A 3-year initial contract (with possible extension). The monthly salary starts from 45 000 CZK (about €1800) before taxes. In the case of meeting the annual goals, the employee is entitled to bonuses. Professional support with project management and grant applications. Opportunities for professional growth. Flexible working hours and home office to support personal needs. Employee benefits. Friendly and international working environment Opportunity to work and live in a modern and dynamic university city.

About the workplace

Masaryk University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 35,000 students and 5,500 employees.

MUNI is located in the university city of Brno, Czech Republic. Based on the most recent OECD Better Life Index data, the Czech Republic ranks next to the US and the UK. Proximity to nature and other historical cities (e.g., Prague, Vienna, Budapest), variety of cultural and entertainment attractions, and top personal safety make Brno one of the top 100 university cities in the world according to students. More details can be found here.

The Department of Finance offers undergraduate and graduate courses in all areas of finance and accounting. The department aims to carry out research published in internationally distinguished journals and through presentations at top conferences. Faculty members conduct research in financial risk analysis and management, portfolio optimization and financial network analysis. The adjacent area of research focus is financial technologies and artificial intelligence in finance. The department provides a supportive research environment and any required facilities.

Application and selection procedure

The application shall be submitted online by June 10th, 2024 (11:59 p.m., CET) via an e-application (please, use the link in the e-application section below). Interviews for the position will be held online or in person at Masaryk University.

Your application must include:

a full professional academic CV, overview of teaching practice, a motivation letter together with a vision of your own work in the department, copies of evidence of qualifications, a job market paper or recent publication, names and contact details of at least three referees that will provide recommendation letters upon request or a list of current international collaborations (names, institutions, type of collaboration) with a focus on collaborations with highly ranked universities. Your application will be considered by a hiring committee. Candidates of interest will be invited to an interview, and, if relevant, to deliver a trial teaching session/seminar/lecture.

After submitting your application successfully, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from

For further information about the position and the department, please contact the head of the Department of Finance Oleg Deev, e-mail:

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact the head of HR department Jana Levá, e-mail:  

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background. The selection process is based on an Open Transparent Merit-based Recruitment Policy. Masaryk University does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, and sexual orientation. The faculty holds the HR Excellence Award.


Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Type of Contract: 3-year contract

EU Researcher Profile: R2

Working Hours:1 FTE (full-time - 40 hours per week)

 Expected Start Date: September 1st, 2024 or later based on a mutual agreement

Number of Open Positions:1

Application Deadline: June 10th, 2024

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Brno, May 9th, 2024

Prof. Mgr. Jiří Špalek, Ph.D.

The Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administration


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