Postdoc in New Media Art

Brno (CZ)
04 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

POSTDOC POSITION in the field of new media art 

Department  Department of MusicologyFaculty of Arts 

Deadline  28 Jan 2018

Start date  March 2018 

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

POSTDOC POSITION in the field of new media art 

The Department of Musicology of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University is seeking qualified candidates for a postdoctoral position in new media art for the Theory of Interactive Media study programme. The department is a prestigious centre of research and teaching at the second largest university in the Czech Republic.
The successful candidate will be expected to help expand the Theory of Interactive Media study field of research with a focus on local history and the current new media art scene. Their research activities will be closely linked to the development of JOINME. Journal of Interactive Media. We expect that the range of authors will be extended internationally, that steps will be taken to increase its quality and international visibility, and the effort will lead to the indexing of the journal in prestigious international databases. 
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 academic publishing in the position of editor of book(s) or journal(s) 
  • have experience with research projects (an advantage) 
  • have excellent communication skills 
  • have excellent written English with a focus on academic writing  

The application should include: 

  • a CV including a summary of work experience, publication activity, involvement in research grants and further information proving the above mentioned 
  • a copy of diploma or similar proof of academic education 
  • a Cover Letter 
  • contact information for at least three referees 
  • MU offers the opportunity to gain: 
  • an interesting job in a dynamically-expanding university area 
  • diverse and challenging work in excellent research environment 
  • tenure track with an initial appointment for two years 
  • experience in a professional team and pleasant working conditions 
  • interaction with leading scientists in an inspiring, internationalised environment 
  • a welcoming 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.  
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  
Brno is available at 
Please submit your application electronically via e-Application below and informal enquiries by e-mail to