Open Competition from November 3, 2017 – Institute of Near Eastern and African Studies

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The Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University announces an open competition for the following academic position at

Institute of Near Eastern and African Studies

Job title: Assistant Professor
Field and specialization: social, cultural and political history of the modern Middle East, preferably with emphasis on Israeli-Palestine conflict
Full-time position (40 hours per week)

Job description

  • teaching within the applicant’s specialization, primarily M.A. level courses will be expected
  • teaching at least one more general course
  • supervision of students’ projects and theses
  • conducting independent research program within the applicant’s areas of expertise
  • development of projects with external funding, aiming toward strengthening international cooperation

Job requirements

  • Ph.D. degree in the area of specialization
  • adequate teaching experience
  • ability to teach in English primarily within the applicantʼs interest
  • knowledge of at least one language of the region
  • adequate publication record in the field of specialization
  • PI experience in research projects and grants will be an advantage
  • academic experience in a high-profile foreign institution
  • organizational and communication skills

We offer

  • Environment of a major humanitiesʼ school, located in the historical center of the city of Prague
  • Opportunity to form the profile of the newly conceived programme of Middle Eastern Studies
  • Opportunity to get involved in various interdisciplinary research teams
  • Very good financial conditions

Expected starting date: March 1, 2018  (or by agreement)
Application deadline: January 10, 2018

Complete applications will include the following

  • curriculum vitae
  • a concise research summary incl. future research interests
  • overview of teaching experience
  • complete list of publications
  • one recent writing sample
  • copies of documents that show academic degrees awarded
  • names and contact information for two referees

Submitting the application

  • Electronic submission:
    Fill out the form below, successful submission will be confirmed via e-mail.
  • Submission by mail or in person:
    The application with all its attachments can be sent by mail or delivered in person to the following address: Hana Vamberská, Human Resources Dept., FF UK, nám. Jana Palacha 1/2, 116 38 Praha, Czech Republic
  • Submission by e-mail:
    The application with all its attachments can be sent by e-mail to the address hana.vamberska@ff.cuni.cz

Based on the committee’s decision, either all applicants or selected applicants only will be invited to the second round of the competition, i.e. an interview in person or by a video conference, possibly followed by a public lecture.

Additional information is available at
pavel.sladek@ff.cuni.cz (job profile)
hana.vamberska@ff.cuni.cz (application proceedures)

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