Postdoc in Educational Research

Brno (CZ)
04 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time


Department   Institute for Research in School EducationFaculty of Education   
Deadline  28 Jan 2018
Start date   March 2018   

Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic invites excellent scientists to apply for a 



The Institute for Research in School Education located at the Faculty of Education, Masaryk University conducts research on the curriculum, teaching and learning, as well as the teaching profession in a broader socio-cultural context. The Institute seeks to engage a post-doctoral researcher to strengthen the international (comparative) and interdisciplinary dimension of our research and expertise. The post-doctoral researcher should contribute to the research activities of the Institute by preparing, conducting, and evaluating empirical and/or theoretical research, and publishing its outcomes for the international research community. His/her research should focus on curriculum / instruction / the teaching profession with special attention to diversity and/or transformation to provide a basis for elaborating theories and/or outlining innovations in the field of school education. It should address issues such as curriculum (content) transformation, knowledge sharing, meaning making, intercultural learning, multilingualism, etc. The research outcomes should be relevant for educational and cultural institutions (especially schools) with the potential to enhance their social, linguistic, cultural, organisational and pedagogical development. 
The successful candidate should:  

  • be a researcher who has received a PhD or its equivalent within the last 7 years, 
  • be a researcher who has worked at least two whole years in the last three outside the territory of the Czech Republic in the field of research with a working time of at least 0.5 full-time equivalent, or who has been PhD student (or equivalent) abroad, 
  • have a publishing record – in the last three years at least two publication outputs registered in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Scopus or ERIH PLUS databases and at the same time publications such as “articles”, “books”, “book chapters”, “letters” and “reviews”. The applicant must be the principal author of at least one publication (according to the subject specificity it may be as the first author, the corresponding/reprint author, or the role of the individual authors stated in the article). 
  • have experience in the field of research on school education – e.g. on curriculum (content) transformation, instruction, language diversity and the teaching profession, 
  • have experience in quantitative as well as qualitative research methodology (an advantage), 
  • have excellent communication skills in English (German is an advantage) and the ability to collaborate with multiple teams. 

The application should include:  

  • a CV including a summary of work experience, publication activity, involvement in research grants, etc. 
  • a Cover Letter, 
  • a plan of his/her own research agenda (for two years, in line with the Institutes’ research focus), 
  • contact information for at least two referees. 
  • MU offers the opportunity to get: 
  • an interesting job in a dynamically-expanding university area 
  • diverse and challenging work in an excellent research environment 
  • tenure track with an initial appointment for two years 
  • a professional team and pleasant working environment 
  • interaction with leading scientists in an inspiring, internationalised environment 
  • a Welcome Service for the successful candidate and his/her family 

Anticipated start date: The position is available from March 2018. 

The submission date is 28 January 2018. 
Send applications with the requested documents and educational certificates (without notarial verification) to 
If you have any questions or need further information please feel free to contact

doc. PhDr. Mgr. Tomáš Janík, Ph.D., M.Ed. 
A review of applications will commence immediately after the deadline. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview within one month of the deadline 

Further information about: 

Postdoc@MUNI is available at 
Masaryk University is available at  
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