Academic staff member in the field of phytopathology

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 22 May 2022

Mendel University in Brno announces a selection procedure for the position of:

Academic staff member - Assistant Professor or Associate Professor or Professor for Department of Crop Science, Breeding and Plant Medicine

Research field: Phytopathology

In the science and research area the department is focused on pathogens and pests of agricultural and garden crops, including possible usage of substances of natural origin for plant protection. Long term aim of the department is solving the problem of insect pests´ resistance to effective insecticide substances. 

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What will you do?

  • preparation of materials and classroom teaching (lectures, practice), responsibility for courses focused on phytopathology (Diagnostic methods, Diseases of Field Crops, Integrated Plant Protection etc.)
  • supervising and reviewing students´ final theses (bachelor´s, diploma); assistant professor and professor rank also dissertation theses
  • creative activity in given area of research
  • active searching of grant opportunities, preparation and solving of grant projects and projects of contractual research
  • publication of results in scientific and expert periodicals
  • presentation of results in national and international conferences

What do we require from you?

  • higher education least Ph.D. with a focus on plant pathogens
  • knowledge of the Czech and English language - ability to teach, very good level of spoken and written language (or B1)
  • professional experience in teaching or professional experience in plant protection
  • interest to effectively pass on the acquired knowledge and skills to students
  • ability to give lectures, conduct seminars and attract the interest of the audience
  • positive and proactive attitude, ability to come up with new ideas and improve/innovate current solutions
  • ability to work both in a team and individually in a constructive and responsible fashion
  • experience in research and presentation of results in scientific areas the institute is focused on
    interest to deepen practical experience by working on research projects

What else do we appreciate?

  • willingness for further education
  • orientation in university environment
  • driving licence group B
  • knowledge of another language would be an advantage

What can we offer you?

  • very diverse and interesting academic and scientific research environment
  • meal allowance (Edenred Restaurant Card/Canteen)
  • discounted for MultiSport Card
  • employer's contribution to pension or life allowance insurance after 3 years of employment
  • work in an institution that has received the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission

Expected start: June/July 2022, fixed-term employment contract for 18 months with the prospect of an extension for an indefinite period

Job status: 1,0

Place of work: Brno

Are you interested in the position and would you like to become a member of the team?

Send an electronic application to the Department of Human Resource Management of Mendel University in Brno by May of 22th 2022, supported by:

  • professional CV
  • cover letter
  • list of publications
  • overview of academic teaching

How do the selection procedure work for us?


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