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Assistant Professor at Department of European Ethnology

Brno, Czech Republic
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

Department: Department of European Ethnology – Faculty of Arts
Deadline: 26 Jun 2024
Start date: 1 October 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

Assistant Professor

Workplace: Department of European Ethnology, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
EU Researcher Profile: R2 (Assistant Professor)
Amount of Working Hours: part-time - 22 hours per week
Number of Open Positions: 1
Expected Start: 1 October 2024
Type of Employment Contract: fixed term (employment contract for 3 years)
Application Deadline: 26 June 2024

The position is intended for a graduate of ethnology or social and cultural anthropology who is ready to actively and dedicately participate in research and educational activities and development of Ethnology study programs implemented at the Institute of European Ethnology, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University.



  • participation in leading lectures or other forms of teaching in the Bachelor's and Master's degree programme Ethnology in Czech and English (lecture 2 hours per week in Czech, lecture 2 hours per week in English)
  • leading and consulting field practices of students in the Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral study programs in Ethnology;
  • leading, consulting or opposing theses
  • creation of study and teaching materials
  • participation in the organization of pedagogical activities
  • participation in publishing activities, especially for educational purposes
  • participation in theoretical and practical teaching taking place in the workplace
  • membership in boards for final state examinations.


  • individual and team research activities in the field of ethnology according to the applicant's professional profile
  • publication of results in peer-reviewed journals (indexed in databases Scopus, Web of Science), scientific monographs or peer-reviewed proceedings
  • active participation in domestic and foreign scientific conferences and professional meetings and presentation of research results
  • participation in international networks in the field of basic and applied ethnological research
  • participation in the organization of research activities
  • active effort to obtain grant projects
  • professional growth prospects


  • administration of the library and archives of the department
  • participation in ensuring operational and administrative activities related to the agreed type of work according to the  instructions of the head of the workplace
  • common administrative tasks in the administration of own subjects, the use of e-learning and communication with students through the MU Information System
  • participation in the organization of research and pedagogical activities, including related administration
  • organization and participation in foreign internships of students and academic staff


Professional education, qualifications and experience

(a) obligatorily required:

  • completed Ph.D. education in ethnology or social and cultural anthropology
  • experience with field research of historical and contemporary forms of culture
  • experience with lecturing at a university (include a list of lectures, seminars or other courses in the appendix stating the year and name of the workplace of the higher education institution)
  • excellent knowledge of Czech or Slovak language (at least at C1 level)
  • knowledge of English at B2 level
  • work experience from abroad in the form of studies, professional or work placements (long-term experience is an advantage) – a condition for the position of assistant professor
  • potential for publishing professional texts in the form of scientific studies and monographs (include a list of previous publication activities)

b) recommended:

  • involvement in domestic and foreign professional networks and foreign experience in the field (include a list of internships, study stays and other professionally profiled stays abroad and a list of active participation in conferences and seminars abroad)
  • results at the international level (scientific results, grants, pedagogical results, etc.) or a major contribution to the implementation of major international scientific projects, or international lectures, etc

Requirements related to the duties

  • the ability to actively involve students in the course of teaching and the ability to support discussion
  • ability to use modern teaching aids and teaching materials
  • ability to clearly formulate research results
  • ability of independent professional and scientific work, including publication activities


Work environment 

  • Stable working environment in a prestigious institution.
  • Employment in a prestigious institution that has won the HR Excellence in Research Award.
  • A friendly and inspiring working environment.
  • Convenient location of the college 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 26. 06. 2024 (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:

  • structured CV 
  • cover letter
  • overview of research results and publications
  • copies of proof of education
  • title and annotation in the range of up to 500 characters of the lecture held in Czech, which the applicant could, if accepted, offer to the study offer of the Institute of European Ethnology

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: Ing. Jana Marečková, 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 European Ethnology at the Faculty of Arts of MU can be found at:

Contact person at the department for questions about the position:

First name and surname: doc. PhDr. Daniel Drápala, Ph.D.

E-mail:, telephone: +420731978790

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