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Researcher at the Department of Archaeology and Museology

Brno, Czech Republic
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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Department: Department of Archaeology and Museology – Faculty of Arts
Deadline: 10 Jul 2024
Start date: 1 August 2024 (negotiable)
Job type: part-time
Job field: Science and research

Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position

RESEARCHER I (PhD students for the project “Ready for the future: understanding long-term resilience of the human culture (RES-HUM)”)

Department: Department of Archaeology and Museology, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
Position Type: non-academic position in research
EU Researcher Profile: R1
Work time: 0,5 (part-time, 20 hours per week)
Type of employment contract: fixed term (for 1 year with the possibility of extension)
Number of open positions: 6
Expected start: 1 August 2024 (negotiable)
Deadline for applications: 10 July 2024 


We are looking for a colleagues to join the Department of Archaeology and Museology with focus on analysis of archaeological sources, environmental research, geophysical prospection, analysis of historical sources, soil analysis, archive data processing. The successful candidate will participate in research activities of the project “Ready for the future: understanding long-term resilience of the human culture (RES-HUM)” which is focused on understanding basic principles of the resilience of human society in a historical perspective using long time series and on the transfer of the acquired knowledge into everyday social life.



  • Performance of auxiliary/partial research and development work according to the instructions of the senior employee.
  • Work in a research team/group.
  • Involvement in publication activities, possibly also presentation of research results.
  • The content of the research activity (the applicant will be free to decide on which research he/she wants to participate on):
    • analysis of archaeological sources,
    • environmental research,
    • geophysical prospection,
    • analysis of historical sources,
    • soil analysis,
    • archive data processing.
  • The PhD student will be integrated in the research team of doc. Dr. Peter Milo in collaboration with his research group at Masaryk university. The candidate is expected to apply an innovative approach to archaeology and other disciplines, to pursue a holistic and interdisciplinary concept of research on human society and its resilience in the past.


Participation in ensuring operational and administrative activities related to the position according to the instructions of the department head.

Professional education, qualifications and experience:

  • be a PhD student of Archaeology / Biology / Geology / History / Geophysics or who apply for the PhD study in parallel admissions procedure for Archaeology
  • have a publication activity is an advantage – in the past 3 years, at least 1 publication such as “articles”, “books”, “book chapters”, “letters” and “reviews”
  • have excellent communication skills and be able to collaborate with multiple teams
  • demonstrate a capacity for innovative research, new methods & methodologies, and cross-disciplinary thinking
  • be able to cooperate on an international research project

Length of experience required

  • experience in the field is not required

Language skills

  • knowledge of English language at B2 level
  • knowledge of the Czech language in both written and spoken form is an advantage

Requirements related to job content

  • ability to carry out independent scientific research
  • ability to collaborate on complex scientific, research, development or artistic tasks in a research team
  • ability to present research results
  • ability to publish
  • IT skills in research work
  • diligence, responsibility, reliability
  • openness to change
  • team spirit

The advantage is

  • knowledge of the university environment


Working environment

  • stable working environment in a prestigious institution
  • employment in a prestigious institution awarded by the HR Excellence in Research
  • access to interesting and interdisciplinary project “Ready for the future: understanding long-term resilience of the human culture (RES-HUM)”
  • the opportunity to work in an international, interdisciplinary team of experts from the Masaryk University, Institute of Archaeology of the CAS, Prague, Nuclear Physics Institute of the CAS and The National Museum as the project partners
  • friendly and inspiring working environment
  • convenient location of the faculty in the city centre
  • a friendly approach to work-life balance

Employee benefits

6 weeks of paid vacation per year, flexible working hours with the possibility to work partly from home for better work life balance, meal allowance in the salary or for meals in canteens, pension insurance contribution or nursery school/ playgroup allowance, selected vaccinations free of charge, favourable mobile tariffs Vodafone, Multisport card, sports lessons organized by the Faculty of Sports Studies, the nursery school Elánek for children of employees 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 10. 07. 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:

  • cover letter specifying the 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: Ing. Jana Marečková, e-mail:


Selection criteria:

  • submitting 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, located in in the vibrant city of Brno, Czech Republic, is the second-largest public university in the country and one of the most prestigious universities in Central Europe. It is recognized for its strong research output, as well as its comprehensive and diverse range of study programs, which span the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 35,000 students and 6,000 employees. Beautiful surroundings of Brno and proximity to 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.

The Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University is an important centre of humanities and social science. Due to modern facilities, high technologies and innovative methods in science and education, the faculty offers attractive environment to its 6,000 students and 600 employees. Striving for transparent working environment that is open to domestic and international top researchers and that supports mobility and professional growth, the faculty was granted by the HR Excellence in Research Award - a European certification for managing HR processes in a research organization in 2021.


Information about the Department of Archaeology and Museology 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. Dr. phil. Peter Milo


Telephone: +420 549 49 6124

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