Postdoc in Medieval Art History

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

POSTDOC POSITION in the field of Medieval Art History

Department   Department of the History of Art – Faculty 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 Medieval Art History 

The post-doc fellow will participate in the new project carried out at the Centre for Early Medieval Studies, Department of Art History in Brno. This project, led by Ivan Foletti, focuses on the city of Rome in the Carolingian Period. The post-doc fellow will join an international team, made up of two doctoral students and one senior researcher. They will be dealing with the artistic production of the period with a focus on monumental decoration. The main result of this project will be a collective monograph, followed by a series of articles published in peer-reviewed international periodicals. 
The post-doc fellow will be in charge of a significant part of the final monograph and will be the author of at least two articles. Finally, he/she will co-organise, with all the team, an international symposium dedicated to the question of the interaction between monumental decoration and liturgy during the Carolingian period in Rome. 
The post-doc fellow will also participate in other activities of the Centre for Early Medieval Studies, Department of Art History, namely seminars promoted by the centre, public lectures and other scientific activities. 
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 Medieval Art History 
  • have experience with research projects (an advantage) 
  • have excellent communication skills and an ability to collaborate with multiple teams 

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 an excellent research environment 
  • tenure track with an initial appointment for two years 
  • 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.  
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