Assistant Professor for the Department of Education

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Jul 2022

Department: Department of Education  – Faculty of Education
Deadline: 3 Jul 2022
Start date: 01.09.2022
Job type: full-time
Job field: Education and schooling

DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF PEDAGOGY of Masaryk University in Brno announces, following Section 77 of Act No. 111/98 Coll., an open competition for the post of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR with specialization in teaching the educational courses of teacher propedeutics.

Workplace: Department of Education
University/Faculty: Masaryk University/Faculty of Education
Employment: fixed-term (with the possibility of extension)
Level of employment: full time (1,0), i.e. 40 h/week
Position category: R2
Start date: 1st September 2022
Closing date for applications: 03.07.2022

The Department of Education provides teacher propedeutics for future lower secondary school teachers. The activities of its members are based on teamwork, openness, responsibility, good interpersonal relations and a student-oriented approach. The members of the Department of Education head towards sustainable excellence that favours quality over quantity. (https://www.ped.muni.cz/pedagogika/research-areas/?lang=en )

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Assistant Professor performs activities related to the pedagogical and professional aspects of the academic profession:

  • teaches theoretical educational courses within the pedagogical-psychological professional training and participates in shadowing activities within the practical training of students and other activities related to the teaching,
  • leads, opposes, and consults bachelor's and master's theses supervised at the Department of Education
  • participates in the mobility activities of the department (Erasmus contracts),
  • conducts own research or participates in research and professional projects of other colleagues at the department; this activity results in professional publications (articles in indexed professional journals, chapters in professional books published by recognised professional publishers, and others) and participation in professional local and international forums (conferences and seminars).
  • The assistant professor may also be a member of committees at the Final State Exams

REQUIREMENTS

Professional education, qualifications and experience:

  • Ability to teach in the Czech language (minimum level C1 or native speaker) (required),
  • master's degree program in Pedagogy or Teaching for secondary schools,
  • Academic degree Ph.D. achieved in the Pedagogy programme or similar programme
  • active knowledge of English (minimum level B2) (required),
  • potential for national and international professional/research activities, as demonstrated by a list of publications and professional activities (required),
  • experience of teaching at a university (advantage),
  • experience of teaching in primary school, secondary school or higher education (advantage).

Other knowledge and skills: (required) 

  • PC proficiency: MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook), secure data, information and digital content management, ability to collaborate through digital technologies (MS Teams, ZOOM, and others),
  • flexibility and willingness to contribute to the development of quality undergraduate student training,
  • good organisational and communication skills, independence, responsibility, ability to come up with own research and pedagogical projects and innovations in teaching.

WE OFFER

Employee benefits

  • Eight weeks of vacation, flexible working hours, pension contribution,
  • meals in MU canteens, 
  • possibility to use sports facilities in Brno.

Work environment

  • Employment in a prestigious institution awarded the HR Excellence in Research Award,
  • combining science with teaching activities,
  • a well-equipped working environment in a well accessible location in Brno.

Education and development

  • Career development and growth, the possibility of being assigned a mentor on entry, 
  • education, language and other courses provided by MU, use of MUNI libraries,
  • possibility to take advantage of foreign stays and internships, participation in conferences.

HOW TO APPLY?

Apply via the online application link until July 3, 2022 and submit the required documents:

  • Structured CV in PDF format (min. 1 A4)
  • Cover letter in PDF format
  • Copy of diploma from the highest level of education (without notarial certificate)
  • A structured list of publications and professional activities (participation in conferences, research and others)

In the days following the application deadline, you will receive information about further procedures

MORE INFORMATION

Submitting the required documents when sending the e-application

In case of failure to provide the copies via the e-application, the applicant will be at most once asked to provide them by a specific date. If he/she fails to submit the materials by that date, he/she will not be admitted to the next round of the selection process, which is the interview.

Selection process and selection criteria

  • submission of all required documents in the e-application,
  • knowledge of the Czech language in both written and verbal form,
  • the candidate's profile compliance with the requirements for the position.
  • Non-discrimination declaration

    At that Faculty of Education, Masaryk University, we promote equal access; every applicant has a chance to get a job regardless of age, gender, social or other disadvantages. Selection procedures are conducted following the University Selection Procedure Regulations.

    Information about the faculty

    The Faculty of Education, recipient of the prestigious international HR Excellence in Research Award, is a faculty with a relevant research focus based on interdisciplinarity linking teaching, scientific research and social engagement in academia. It develops HR strategy, supports career development, reconciliation of work and personal life of employed persons and provides a diverse range of benefits.


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