Assistant Professor At Department Of Theatre Studies

Masaryk University
April 05, 2024
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Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position

Assistant Professor

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

Amount of Working Hours: part-time - 20 hours per week Number of Open Positions : 1 Expected Start : 1 August 2024 (negotiable) Type of Employment Contract: fixed term (employment contract for 2 years) Application Deadline: 5 April 2024, 23:59 (CET – Prague)

We are looking for a colleague at the Department of Theatre Studies at the Faculty of Arts MU for the position of assistant professor with a focus on the history of world (or European) theatre.



  • Participation in conducting lectures and seminars in the Bachelor and Master degree programme of Theatre Studies, especially in the course Theatre in the History of European Culture I + II.
  • Supervising, consulting or reviewing bachelor's and master's theses.
  • Research

  • Participation in grant projects, own research activities.
  • Professional publishing and presenting research results at conferences.
  • Other

  • Standard administrative tasks in managing own courses, using e-learning and communicating with students via the MUNI IS System.

  • Completion of a doctoral degree and a Ph.D. in theatre studies or a related field a prerequisite.
  • Candidate has completed an international internship and has experience in presenting at international conferences.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Czech language in both written and verbal form a prerequisite.
  • Standard computer skills (MS Office, MS, Teams, Zoom, etc.).
  • Ability to work independently in a professional and scientific capacity, including publishing.
  • High level of knowledge of at least one of the following languages: English, German - a prerequisite.
  • The advantage is

  • Experience in a university environment.
  • Previous experience of working in education.

    Work environment

  • Stable working environment in a prestigious institution.
  • Employment in a prestigious institution that has won the HR Excellence in Research Award.
  • A friendly and inspiring working environment.
  • Convenient location of the college in the city centre.
  • A supportive 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. 4. 2024 (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 area of research interest
  • Structured CV with an overview of previous experience
  • Copies of proof of education
  • Concept for teaching the course Theatre in the History of European Culture I. + II. and proposals for three topics for independent semester- long lectures.
  • 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: [email protected]


    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. or on Facebook https: // www. .

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

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    Information about the Department of Theatre Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University can be found at: https: //

    Contact person at the department for questions about the position : doc. MgA. David Drozd, PhD., e-mail: [email protected]

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