with anticipated starting date of employment on September 1st 2023

  • Academic in the field of Plant ecology with a focus on functional plant ecology
    (position on boarding: assistant professor)

Department of Botany, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic is seeking an experienced independent researcher to join the academic staff of the Plant Ecology unit. The successful candidate will become a member of a group addressing a broad range of research questions in the fields of plant and vegetation ecology.

We offer:

  • full-time institutionally-funded position for a period of 3 years, with a perspective for a tenure track
  • starting salary of 45.000 CZK brutto (i.e., well-above the average Czech income)
  • up-to 120.000 CZK per year to support research agenda
  • support for settle in foreign language environment
  • support for submission of Czech and international grant proposals
  • work in an inspiring academic environment in daily contact with students in the historical centre of Prague

We require

  • strong scientific track record including regular publications in international journals
  • own research agenda and scientific independence, fund-raising activity
  • enthusiasm for team building and collaboration
  • participation in teaching activites of the Department (the extent is negotiable)
  • supervision of Master and PhD student projects
  • ability to acquire basic communication skills in the Czech language

Desirable but not required:

  • experience from a working environment outside the Czech Republic
  • solid background in statistical testing and data analysis
  • teaching experience in the academic environment

Application for selection procedure:

Application, which you can download here https://www.natur.cuni.cz/fakulta/uredni-deska/vyberova-rizeni/application-for-selection-procedure/view, with cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, diplomas, research and teaching statement, must be send within 30 days from the announcement of the tender to the e-mail address: volnamista@natur.cuni.cz with subject “Výběrové řízení.”

By sending your application, you agree that Charles University, Faculty of Science will process your personal data for the purpose of keeping records of job seekers in accordance with applicable laws.

Questions regarding the position requirements and the application submission procedures should be addressed to Dr. Petr Sklenář (petr.sklenar@natur.cuni.cz), head of the Plant Ecology unit.