Assistant Professor

Masaryk University
December 01, 2023
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Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position

Assistant professor

Department: Department of Archaeology and Museology, Faculty of Arts Masaryk University

Working time : 1,0

Start date: January 1, 2024

Number of open positions : 1

Application deadline: December 1, 2023

At the Department of Archaeology and Museology, we are looking for a colleague for the position of assistant professor with a focus on digital humanities, image processing in archaeology, 3D modelling in archaeology and visualization of artefacts.


Expected scope of employment:


  • Participation in conducting lectures or other forms of teaching in Bachelor's and Master's study programmes and lifelong learning programmes.
  • Participation in the organization of educational activities.
  • Supervising, consulting or opposing Bachelor's theses, in exceptional cases Master's theses.
  • Participation in publishing activities, especially for educational purposes.
  • Research

  • Participation in research and development activities, and the related innovations.
  • Co-working on grant projects.
  • Participation in the organization of research activities.
  • Other

  • Participation in the operational and administrative activities related to the agreed type of work, following the instructions of the department head.
  • Common administrative tasks within the management of own courses, the use of e‑learning and communication with students through the MU Information System.
  • Participation in the organization of research and education activities, including the related administration.
  • Organization and participation of students and academic staff in foreign internships.
  • Participation in the promotion of the field.
  • Candidate requirements:

  • Ph.D. degree in Archaeology – prerequisite
  • professional focus on digital humanities, image processing in archaeology, 3D modelling, artefact visualization and data management – prerequisite
  • publication activity in prestigious international journals (Q1 WOS or Scopus) and participation in foreign conferences
  • work experience in the field of archaeology for at least 5 years
  • very good command of English at the B2 level
  • excellent command of Czech, both spoken and written
  • Requirements related to job content:

  • standard level of computer skills (MS Office, MS Teams, etc.)
  • knowledge of working with Agisoft Metashape or Agisoft Photoscan software
  • ability to actively involve students in the teaching process and to stimulate discussion
  • ability of using modern teaching aids and materials
  • ability to clearly formulate research results
  • ability of independent professional and scientific work, including publication activity
  • ability of independent research and publication activity
  • ability of system coordination of processes, independent and conceptual work
  • high level of organization and negotiation skills
  • diligence, responsibility, reliability, patience and friendliness when working with people
  • Preferred skills:

  • knowledge of the university environment
  • experience from the university environment
  • previous experience in working in the field of education
  • Working environment

  • employment in a prestigious institution that received the international HR Excellence in Research Award
  • stable work environment in a respected institution
  • participation in research in prestigious projects (GA ČR, OP JAK,…)
  • The opportunity to work in an international, interdisciplinary team of experts from the Department of Archaeology and Museology.
  • openness to suggestions in the field of teaching, science and popularization of the program
  • Quality research facilities in the form of a well-equipped seminar library.
  • convenient location of the faculty in the city centre
  • friendly approach to balancing work and personal life
  • Employee benefits

  • 8 weeks of paid vacation per year, flexible working hours with the possibility to work partly from home for better work life balance, meal allowance in the salary or for meals in canteens, pension insurance contribution, selected vaccinations free of charge, favourable 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 1. 12. 2023 (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
  • a structured CV with an overview of previous experience
  • copies of documents on education (scans of diplomas)
  • summary of scientific and publication activity
  • 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: [email protected], tel.: +420 549 49 6436


    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
  • Provision of the required documents when submitting the e-application:

    In case of non-delivery of documents when submitting the e-application, the candidate may be asked to provide them at most once by a certain date. If they fail to submit the materials by this deadline, they will not be included in the next round of the selection procedure.

    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 centre 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:

    https: // www. .


    For more information about the Department of Archaeology and Museolog, see: https: //

    Contact person at the workplace for any questions applicants may have about the position : prof. Mgr. Jiří Macháček, Ph.D, [email protected].

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