Job Vacancy: Director of the Institute of Ethnology and Central European and Balkan Studies

The position is opened for academics in ethnology or cultural anthropology with any specialization or linguistics or literary studies, historiography (or political science or social science) who focus on Central or Southeastern Europe. Expected start is on 1 January 2024, the deadline for applications is by 23 October 2023.

Job description:

  • management and organization of educational and creative activities of the institute
  • responsibility for educational and creative activities of the institute
  • responsibility for cost-effective use of the faculty’s financial resources at the institute’s disposal
  • responsibility for administrative operations of the institute
  • teaching (according to experience of the staff member and study programs of the institute)
  • thesis supervision
  • individual research program and creative activity development
  • participation in other activities of the institute


  • completed doctoral studies in historical, social or philological sciences
  • previous teaching experience, research experience and other creative activity in the required field
  • comparative or interdisciplinary expertise is an advantage
  • good command of Czech in both written and spoken form, ability to teach in English, knowledge of the areal language or languages is an advantage
  • organizational and communication skills
  • managerial skills, experience with leading research teams or a specialized department is an advantage
  • experience with managing scientific projects and grants is an advantage
  • a concept of development of the institute (includes plans for at least three years, maximum length is 10 pages). The concept respects and develops the basic organizational and educational structure of the newly established Institute of Ethnology and Central European and Balkan Studies (i.e. two autonomous pillars and fields of expertise that don’t merge, but enrich one another in a productive way in common key aspects: 1) general ethnology and cultural anthropology thematically focused on Europe, 2) philologically oriented Central and South-East European studies)

In particular, the concept includes:

  • Development of educational activities
  • Development of scientific research activities
  • Establishment of the new institute and its functioning
  • Prospects for further development of the institute (including human resources development and academic advancement of the institute’s staff)

You may find more information about the vacancy and the application here (English version is below the Czech one).

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