Postdoc in Experimental Research into the Translation Process and Language Perception

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

POSTDOC POSITION in the field of Experimental Research into the Translation process and Language Perception 

Department    Department of English and American Studies – 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 Experimental Research
into the Translation process and Language Perception 

The Department of English and American Studies of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University in Brno is seeking qualified candidates for a two-year postdoctoral position in Experimental Research into the Translation process and Language Perception. This department is a centre of English studies at the second largest and second oldest university in the Czech Republic. The research focus of the department is on the traditional fields
of the English language and the literature and culture of the English-speaking countries. However, in the last decade there has been a rising interest in cognitive research into language and the application of experimental research methods including eye-tracking. 
The successful candidate is expected to carry out eye-tracking research into translation methods and language perception, to coordinate experimental language research at the department, and to promote the application
of modern technologies in research into English language and literature. Within the two years of the project the post-doc is expected to submit for publication a minimum of two articles in impact-factor journals and four articles in other prestigious international journals. 
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 eye-tracking research, preferably research into language perception 
  • have experience with research projects (an advantage) 
  • have excellent communication skills and an ability to collaborate with multiple teams 
  • have an excellent command of English (C2, equivalent of CPE level) 

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 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 
  • work 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. 
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