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Researcher II, Art History, Faculty of Arts

Masaryk University

Job Description


Department: Department of Art History – Faculty of Arts
Deadline: 4 Apr 2024
Start date: 1 May 2024 (negotiable)
Job type: part-time
Job field: Culture, art and creative work  |  Science and research

Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position


Workplace:  Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
EU Researcher Profile: R2 
Amount of Working Hours: part-time - 4 hours per week
Number of Open Positions: 2
Expected Start: 1 May 2024 (negotiable)
Type of Employment Contract: fixed term (employment contract for 3 years)
Application Deadline: 04 April 2024, 23:59 (CET – Prague)

We are looking for a colleague for the position of Research at the Seminar of Art History with a focus on the history of art, design and photography in the 20th century.


Anticipated job responsibilities:

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

  • independent investigation of complex scientific, research, development or artistic tasks in the field and publishing the results in peer-reviewed journals
  • work in a research team, including cooperation with foreign researchers
  • peer-review and review activity in the assessment of projects within the fiel
  • participating in activities to secure research funding (searching for grants, writing and submitting grant applications or searching out the possibility of contractual cooperation, etc.)
  • participation in the transfer of research, development, and innovation results into teaching in Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes or in exceptional cases, as a supervisor in doctoral degree programmes.
  • supervising Bachelor’s and Master’s theses
  • 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


Requirements for candidates:

  • Ph.D. – Doctoral Degree Programme in Art History (a condition)
  • professional focus on the design, art and photography of 20th century
  • experience in the field at least 5 years (an advantage)
  • knowledge of English language at C1/C2 level
  • excellent knowledge of the Czech language in both written and spoken form
  • a high level of knowledge in at least one of the following languages: German, French, Italian
  • ability to independently solve complex research tasks and contribute to the research projects of the department
  • ability to apply project management principle
  • ability to clearly articulate research results
  • ability to present the results of own research
  • ability to publish independently
  • standard computer skills (MS Office, MS, Teams, Zoom, etc.)
  • knowledge of the university environment (an advantage)


Working environment 

  • stable working environment in a prestigious institution
  • employment in a prestigious institution awarded by the HR Excellence in Research
  • access to interesting projects
  • the opportunity to work in an international, interdisciplinary team of experts
  • 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 04042024 (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 
  • structured CV with an overview of previous experience
  • copies of proof of education
  • overview of scientific and publishing activities        

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: Ing. Jana Marečková,
e-mail: mareckova@phil.muni.cz


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 https://www.phil.muni.cz/en/ or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FacultyofArtsMasarykUniversity.

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



Information about Department of Art History at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University can be found at:https://arthistory.phil.muni.cz

Contact person at the department for questions about the position:

doc. Mgr. Radka Nokkala Miltová, Ph.D.; e-mail: miltova@phil.muni.cz

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