Selection procedure – Postdoctoral Fellow

The Director of the Institute of History of the CAS announces a selection procedure for the post of:

postdoctoral fellow for 12–24 months starting on 1 July 2024 (1,0 FTE; possibly reduced in the case of caring commitments).

Description of the role: Research focus in accordance with the main research profile of the Institute of History of CAS: European/World History from Early Middle Ages up to the Modern Times (20th Century), involvement in collective projects, organization of conferences and preparation of conference outputs.

The place is not announced for a specific scientific department of the Institute of History.

Required qualifications: a Ph.D. degree, Dr. or their equivalent; at the time of application (30 April 2024), a maximum of 2 years since the defence of the dissertation (the period is extended by maternity leave); advanced knowledge of at least one world language.

Condition of acceptance: The advertised position is part of the Programme to support prospective human resources – post Ph.D. candidates. The selection of the applicants will take place in two rounds, first at the Institute of History of the CAS, subsequently at the CAS. The final decision on acceptance/non-acceptance in the project is made by the Academy Council of the CAS. The written background materials submitted by the applicant are evaluated by a field commission in both rounds.

We offer:

  • a 1,0 FTE position (possibly reduced in the case of caring commitments)
  • contract term for 12–24 months;
  • gross starting salary of 36–40.000 CZK/month;
  • work in a prestigious research institution;
  • support for diversity in the work team and an inclusive environment;
  • employee benefits (5 weeks annual holiday; 5 sick days; meal allowance; language and other training opportunities; home office possible);
  • commencement: 1. 7. 2024.

The position is suitable for all persons regardless of their gender.

The place of employment is Czech Republic.

Application: 1) letter of motivation; 2) structured CV (it is necessary to list the date of the defence of the Ph.D. degree or its equivalent; it is possible to attach letters of recommendation); 3) bibliography of published works; 4) a simple copy of the diploma of the highest level of education attained; 5) title and characteristics of the postdoctoral project with the planned outputs (max. 2 pages); 6) signed statement on the preferred duration of the provision of support (12–24 months).

CV Outline

The motivational letter, structured curriculum vitae and postdoctoral project must be submitted in English.

Please send the application electronically to the address: klickova@hiu.cas.cz no later than 4 April 2024.

The Institute of History of the CAS reserves the right to not fill the announced job posting.

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8. 2. 2024