Assistant or Assistant Professor at Department of German, Scandiavian and Netherland Studies

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 01 Jul 2023

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

Assistant or Assistant Professor 

Department:  Department of German, Scandiavian and Netherland Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University

Working time:  0,6

Start date:  September 1,  2023

Number of open positions: 1 

Application deadline:  1. 7. 2023

We are looking for a colleague for the position of assistant or teaching assistant with a focus on German literature, translatology and practical language.

Expected job description:


  • participation in the delivery of lectures or other forms of teaching in an undergraduate or graduate program with a focus on literary histor
  • teaching courses in translation theory and literary translation in the MA in Translation Studies
  • workshop and project activities focused on literary practice
  • teaching and testing of practical language in courses where B2 and C1 proficiency is achieved
  • supervising, consulting or opposing bachelor's and master's theses
  • preparation of study and teaching materials
  • membership of state final examination boards
  • conducting qualification theses


  • participation in research, development and innovation activities, in particular: - independent solution of complex research and development tasks and publication of results in peer-reviewed journals, scientific monographs or peer-reviewed proceedings
  • active participation in domestic and foreign scientific conferences and professional meetings and presentation of research results
  • research and publication activities in the field of literary science
  • efforts to obtain grant project

Requirements for applicants:

  • Ph.D. in German (or Germanic with a focus on German language) literature (or Ph.D. just about to be completed)
  • specialisation in contemporary German-language production (drama and prose)
  • publishing and teaching experience in the field of translatology (literary translation)
  • experience in German-Czech literary production
  • pedagogical experience in teaching and testing certified language skills (C-ERR)
  • publication activity in national and international periodicals and proceedings
  • teaching experience at a foreign or domestic university (an advantage)
  • involvement in international project activities (an advantage)
  • German language (C2) is a prerequisite, English (C1) is an advantage

Requirements related to job content:

  • standard computer skills (MS Office, MS, Teams, etc.)
  • ability to actively involve students in the learning process and to facilitate discussion
  • ability to use modern teaching aids and learning materials
  • ability to undertake independent research and publishing activities
  • diligence, responsibility, reliability, patience and friendliness when working with people

The advantage is:

  • Experience in a university environment

Work environment 

  • employment in a prestigious institution that has won the international HR Excellence in Research Award
  • openness to suggestions in the field of teaching, science and popularisation of the programme
  • convenient location of the faculty in the city centre
  • a friendly approach to reconciling 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. 7. 2023 (please use the link in the Electronic Application section below) and please attach all required documents.  

The following documents are required as part of your application:

  • cover letter 
  • structured CV 
  • overview of research results and publications
  • copies of proof of education

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: Mgr. Eva Brázdová Urbanová, e-mail: , tel.: +420 549 49 5227


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 or on Facebook .

For information on HR work set according to European standards, visit the HR Award faculty website: .


Information about the  Department of German, Scandiavian and Netherland Studiescan be found at:

Contact person at the workplace for any questions applicants may have about the position: Ph.Dr. Dana Spěváková, email:

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