Name of the position: researcher (Russian and East European Studies, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, Oxfordská univerzita)
Expected pay group: VP2
Field and specialization: post-doc researcher specialized in the study of the history of the Cold War and international relations, especially the activities of the countries of the Eastern Bloc in the Third World. This is a position planned within the project CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_027/0008495 International Mobility of Researchers at Charles University
Workload: 0.5 (20 hours a week) for a period of 12 months

Work description:

6-month research stay at Oxford School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford

    • involvement in the research team of the host foreign institution, regular consultations with the mentor
    • realization of own specific research topic from the field of the Cold War History, concretely the activities of the countries of the Eastern Bloc in the Third World
    • establishment/enhancement of foreign cooperation with the selected institution
    • preparation of publication to be published outside Czech Republic
    • active participation in the conference / seminar / workshop etc. on a topic related to the research conducted (if this event is organized by the host institution, it must be an international one)
    • during the stay the junior will be in constant contact with the director of his home department and the council of the Institute for the study of Strategic Regions

6 months of a so-called return phase involving the following activity at FA CU:

    • the researcher will continue the research and publication of its results
    • upon returning will present at the seminary of the ISSR the results of his/her research and experiences
    • will remain in contact with colleagues from the host foreign institution and realize joint research and conference


  • PhD. in the field of General History
  • excellent competence in the English, both oral and written, making possible the realization of the research and the presentation of its results on the international forums
  • professional and publication activity in the field
  • previous experience with research grants is an advantage, but not a requirement

Expected start: March 1, 2019
Application deadline: November 30, 2018

Application formalities:

  • Application form
  • overview of publication activity
  • overview of research activity
  • research proposal (up to 3 pages long including documents and literature, in Czech), including a justification of relevance of stay at Oxford School of Global and Area Studies to the implementation of the research proposed
  • preliminary consent of the foreign institution’s team leader / supervisor to the acceptance into the research team and mentoring the research in question. The foreign mentor is required to have participated in at least one international or national grant over the last five years as an investigator or co-investigator; at the same time, the grant must not be an internal one, or the mentor must demonstrate publication activity – over the last five years, at least three internationally recognizable publication outputs registered in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Scopus or ERIH PLUS database. At the same time, these publications must be „article“, „book“, „book chapter“, „letter“ and „review.“
  • copies of documents on education
  • certificates of completed education (copies)

 Forms of applying.:

  • Personally by post/in person:
    Send the application with all attachments by post or deliver it in person to the address: Mgr. Hana Holubová, osobní oddělení FF UK, nám. Jana Palacha 1/2, 116 38 Praha
  • By e-mail:
    Send the application with all attachments by email to hana.holubova@ff.cuni.cz.

The contact person for the Institute for the Study of Strategic Regions (hrc.ff.cuni.cz): Prof. Olga Lomová; olga.lomova@ff.cuni.cz.

The selection committee can choose to invite all or selected applicants to the subsequent round of the selection procedure, i.e. an interview or a public lecture.

Source: https://www.ff.cuni.cz/2018/10/vyberove-rizeni-ze-dne-25-10-2018-filozoficka-fakulta-job-offer-25-october-2018-faculty-arts/#EN