Post-doctoral Researcher in European Consumer Law

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

Post-doctoral researcher

Department   Office for Science, Research and Project Management – Faculty of Law 

Deadline     28 Jan 2018

Start date     from March to September 2018 

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



The Faculty of Law, Masaryk University is seeking a qualified candidate from abroad for a postdoctoral position in the field of European Consumer Protection or Public International Law. 

The Faculty of Law, Masaryk University ranks among the top institutions in the field of juridical science and education. It is one of the most prestigious research and educational institutions in the field of law in the Czech Republic. The Faculty has a strong interest in attracting applications from abroad. 

The focus of the scientific research activities of the Department of Civil Law is to a large extent defined by the institutional framework in which the individual sub-teams or respectively individual members of the department are engaged. Regarding the factual orientation of their research, the key issues are related to European civil law; European family law; intellectual property law; Europeanisation of legal entities in the non-profit sector; the position and development of Czech civil law within the Central European space and its confrontation with the systems of law of Central and East European countries, including Austria, Germany and the law of the EU; the paradigm of value, institutional and systemic foundation of civil law; the non-profit sector; the development of private law in the territory of the Czech Republic; domestic violence and its solutions; consumer protection law; and housing law. 

JUSTIN (Judicial Studies Institute) is a research centre dedicated to the study of domestic courts, international tribunals and selected issues of international law. JUSTIN's research efforts aim at creating ground-breaking results through a series of closely integrated interdisciplinary research projects that study legal concepts and institutions from legal, philosophical, political science and sociological perspectives. JUSTIN seeks to expand its research portfolio in international law and particularly welcomes projects in asylum law, international criminal law and humanitarian law. 

The successful candidate should: 

  • be a researcher who has received a PhD or its equivalent within the last 7 years (e.g. between 29th January 2011 and 28th January 2018) 
  • be a researcher who has worked at least two whole years in the last three (e.g. between 29th January 2015 and 28st January 2018) 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 (e.g. between 29th January 2015 and 28st January 2018) 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 research experience in the field of Consumer Protection in a European Context or Public International Law 
  • have experience with research a grant project (an advantage) 
  • have an excellent command of both written and spoken English 
  • 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, etc. 
  • a Cover Letter 
  • contact information of at least two 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 Welcome Service for the successful candidate and his/her family 

The successful candidate will receive a motivational salary significantly above the average for the Czech Republic and full insurance. Family allowances are possible. 

Anticipated start date: The position is available from March 2018. The successful candidate have to take up position at beginning of September 2018 at the latest. 

The submission date is 28 January 2018.  

Please submit your application (or informal enquiries) by e-mail to

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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