Assistant Professor at Department of English and American Studies

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Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky Filozofická fakulta
Termín přihlášek
5. 5. 2024
1 September 2024
Typ úvazku
Obor činnosti
Věda a výzkum  |  Vzdělávání a školství
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Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position

Assistant Professor


Workplace: Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
EU Researcher Profile: R2 (Assistant Professor) 

Amount of Working Hours: full-time - 40 hours per week
Number of Open Positions: 1
Expected Start: 1 September 2024 (negotiable)
Type of Employment Contract: fixed term (employment contract for 3 years)
Application Deadline: 5 May 2024, 23:59 (CET – Prague)


We are looking for a colleague to join the Department of English and American Studies with an active teaching and research profile in English linguistics.




  • Participating in lectures or other forms of teaching in Bachelor’s degree programme English Language and Literature (introductory and Bc-level courses in linguistic disciplines), and Master’s degree programme in English Language and Literature (specialized courses in the applicant’s field); ability to teach courses in English Teaching and English Translation programmes is an advantage.
  • Supervising and reviewing Bachelor’s and Master’s theses.
  • In exceptional cases, a supervisor or consultant in doctoral degree programmes.
  • Participating in the organizational provision of pedagogical activity.
  • Participating in publishing activity, especially for educational purposes.


  • Participation in research, development, and innovation activities, especially:

  • independent investigation of complex research tasks and the publication of results as articles in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in monographs,
  • active participation in domestic and foreign scientific conferences and professional meetings, and the presentation of research results,
  • participation in the organizational provision of research activity.


  • Participation in ensuring operational and administrative activities related to the academic position according to the instructions of the department head, e.g.:

  • routine administrative tasks in the administration of own courses, use of e-learning and communication with students via the MU Information System,
  • organising and participating in foreign internships for students and academic staff,
  • participation in the promotion of the field.




  • Ph.D. – Doctoral Degree Programme in English language, linguistics, or a related field.
  • We are looking for a scholar with a strong foundation in English functional linguistics, preferably with experience in discourse analytical, social or cognitive approaches, but other areas of specialization are welcome as well, e.g. phonetics, morphology, language variation, translation etc.
  • Publishing record appropriate to career stage, especially articles in recognized peer-reviewed journals (SCOPUS, WoS, or comparable).
  • Relevant teaching experience at a university level is an advantage. 
  • Previous experience with research grants is an advantage.

​​​​Length of experience required

  • Experience in the field of English linguistics of at least 2 years is an advantage.

Language skills

  • Knowledge of the English language at C2 level is a condition.
  • Knowledge of Czech in NOT required, but will be considered an advantage.

Requirements related to job content 

  • presentation, organizational, didactic, and mentoring skills
  • ability to communicate effectively with students and engage them in learning
  • ability to advise and assist students in their studies, research, and academic careers
  • ability to provide constructive feedback to students
  • ability to reach a diverse group of students and to adapt your teaching accordingly
  • ability to use modern teaching resources and materials
  • openness to new approaches to teaching
  • willingness to learn and develop continuously
  • ability to contribute to publications for educational purposes
  • standard computer skills (MS Office, MS, Teams, Zoom, etc.)
  • ability to publish independently
  • ability to present research results to an international professional community and a wide audience
  • ability to network
  • diligence, responsibility, reliability
  • openness to change
  • team spirit
  • patience, consideration, empathy, and friendliness when working and dealing with people
  • self-reflection

The advantage is

  • previous experience in working in university education



Working environment 

  • stable working environment in a prestigious institution
  • employment in a prestigious institution awarded by the HR Excellence in Research
  • friendly and inspiring working environment
  • convenient location of the faculty in the city centre
  • a friendly approach to work-life balance

Employee benefits

  • 8 weeks of paid vacation per year, flexible working hours with the possibility to work partly from home for a better work-life balance, meal allowance in the salary or for meals in canteens, pension insurance contribution, selected vaccinations free of charge, favorable mobile tariffs Vodafone, Multisport card, sports lessons organized by the Faculty of Sports Studies, the possibility to place your child in the nursery school Elánek near the faculty.

Training and Development

  • Opportunities for training and personal development, e.g., language and other courses provided by MU, use of MU libraries, use of placements and mobilities abroad, participation in conferences, etc.



Please send your application via the electronic application link by 5. 52024 (please use the link in the Electronic Application section below) and please attach all required documents.  

The following documents are required as a part of your application:

  • Cover letter specifying the area of research interest.

  • Structured CV with an overview of previous experience.

  • Overview of scientific and publishing activities.

  • Please submit all your documents in English.

Once your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation of acceptance to your e-mail address. After the e-application deadline, you will receive information about the next steps.

If you are unsure, please contact the FF MU Personnel Office: Mgr. Eva Brázdová Urbanová, e-mail:



Selection criteria:

  • submitting of all required documents in the e-application,
  • compliance of the candidate's profile with the requirements for the job as stated above.

Suitable candidates will be invited to a personal interview, which may also take the form of a videoconference. Selection procedures rules at the Faculty of Arts of MU can be found on our careers page here.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!



Masaryk University is the second largest university in the Czech Republic, with 10 faculties and a number of other specialized units, more than 6,000 employees and 32,000 students. We are a university with a wide range of research areas in the humanities and natural sciences and a strong international position. Our mission is to provide education and research of the highest quality.

The Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University is one of the four founding faculties of Masaryk University and since its foundation in 1919 it has been not only an important center of humanities and social science education, science, research and development, but also an institution that actively participates in shaping the cultural life of the city and the region.

Traditionally, it has been profiled as a research-oriented faculty generating approximately one-fifth of MU's research volume. The faculty has more than 600 employees and by the student population of over 6,000 is the largest faculty at the university.

Since 2021, the faculty has been the proud holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission.

You can find out more information about the faculty on the website or on Facebook

For information on HR work set according to European standards, visit the HR Award faculty website:



Information about the Department of English and American Studies at the Faculty of Arts of MU
can be found at:

Contact person at the department for questions about the position:

First name and surname: doc. Mgr. Tomáš Kačer, Ph.D.
Telephone: +420 549497217


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