Postdoc in the field of Generative Syntax, Morphology and/or Phonology

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

POSTDOC POSITION in the field of generative syntax, morphology and/or phonology

Department   Department of Czech LanguageFaculty 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 generative syntax, morphology and/or phonology 

The Department of the Czech Language, Masaryk University Brno, invites applications for a two-year position in the field of generative syntax, morphology and/or phonology. We especially welcome applications
from researchers whose work aligns with the work done at the department with an emphasis on syntactic Cartography, realisational theories of morphology such as Nanosyntax or Distributed Morphology and phonological models related to Government Phonology. The applicant is expected to carry out joint research with members of the department and topublish the results in suitable 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 relevant 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 with research in the domain of generative syntax, morphology and/or phonology
  • as demonstrated by relevant publications 
  • have experience with research projects (an advantage) 

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 a two-page
  • project description, describing the research the applicant would like to carry out
  • at the department, indicating synergies with the research done at the department 

MU offers the opportunity to gain: 

  • tenure track with an initial appointment for two years 
  • a salary significantly above the salary level in the Czech Republic 
  • travel costs 
  • 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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Please submit your application electronically via e-Application below and informal enquiries by e-mail to