Academic Staff Member – Academic Research Fellow for the Department of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management, the position will be funded by Horizon Europe – grant agreement N°101087262

Research field: perceptions of ecosystem services, forests and human well-being, social and economic consequences of declining forest health

The Department of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management is a unique workplace, which by its nature affects all areas of the forestry sector, renewable natural resources and the environment.

More at: https://uolm.ldf.mendelu.cz/

We are looking for motivated researcher to join a cutting-edge interdisciplinary research group dedicated to forest ecosystem research led by leading scientist, Professor Douglas L. Godbold. The team is studying the impacts of projected climate scenarios on Central European forests. The necessary data collection and practical research are carried out at the Masaryk Forest Enterprise in Křtiny, Czech Republic. The five-year prestigious EXCELLENTIA project started in May 2023.

Further information: https://excellentia.ldf.mendelu.cz/

Contact for sending your application: mendelu@teamio.eu

What will you do?

  • engage in research and teaching activities within the Czech Republic and on the EU level
  • publish research results in high-impact journals
  • supervise MA and PhD theses in the selected scientific domain
  • teach MA-level and PhD-level courses
  • participate in dissemination activities
  • organise research and development activities
  • build research collaborations inside the MENDELU and develop fruitful partnerships with research groups outside of MENDELU
  • actively seek research and development funding and leading grant projects

What are our requirements?

  • university education at the level of Ph.D. or associate professor
  • excellent level of English
  • knowledge of Czech language at B2 level
  • at least five years of experience in the field
  • management skills
  • potential for professional graduation (Prof.)
  • evidence of publishing in high-ranked scientific journals
  • active international cooperation and involvement in research networks

What research experience do we require?

  • publication outputs Q1
  • excellent technology of science
  • experience with European projects and project team management
  • conceptual work abilities

What else do we appreciate?

  • driving licence for cars
  • patience and empathy
  • knowledge of other foreign languages
  • active membership in publication council of scientific journals and professional societies
  • active cooperation with scientific research institutions outside the EU

What can we offer you?

  • collaboration on the prestigious EXCELLENTIA project under the direction of Professor Douglas L. Godbold
  • participation in conferences
  • pleasant working environment on the university campus
  • Welcome Office assistance
  • 8 weeks of holiday
  • support for work-life balance
  • food allowance (Meal vouchers/Canteen)
  • discounted MultiSport card
  • ITIC card with which you can benefit from various discounts
  • the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the university environment, such as sports courses at the Sports Activities Centre, the Counselling and Careers Centre, recreation centres, libraries and the purchase of
  • university products
  • university kindergarten, summer day camps for children of employees
  • employer contribution to a pension or life insurance after 3 years of employment

Number of vacancies: 1

Job status: 1,0 (40 hours per week)

Expected start: October 2024

Employment contract:  for a fixed term of 3 years with the possibility of extension until April 2028

Place of work: Brno, Czech Republic

Are you interested and would you like to become part of a prestigious project at the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology?

Send us your electronic application to mendelu@teamio.eu with the chosen job position in the subject of the e-mail by 1 September 2024 supported by:

  • professional CV
  • cover letter
  • list of publications (Q1 and others)
  • overview of academic teaching

How does the recruitment process look like at our university? Find out on orlz.mendelu.cz/en/selection-procedure

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We look forward to meeting you!