Workplace: Department of Geological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic

Type of Contract: temporary position with 1-year contract (with possible extension), academic

Working Hours: 1.0 FTE (full-time employment of 40 hours per week)

Expected Start Date: negotiable with respect to immigration timelines for non EU candidates

Number of Open Positions: 1

Pay: negotiable

EU Researcher Profile: R2

Application Deadline: 8. 8. 2024


About the Workplace

Masaryk University is modern, dynamic and the most attractive university in the Czech Republic with ten faculties, more than 6500 staff and 33 000 students, a wide range of research areas and a strong international position. We are the largest academic employer in the South Moravian Region.

Faculty of Science MU, a holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission, is a research-oriented faculty, offering university education (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs) closely linked to both primary and applied research and high school teaching of the following sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth sciences. We are the most productive scientific unit of the Masaryk University generating around 40 % of MU research results.

The Department of Geological Sciences (ÚGV) at the Faculty of Science of MU is a modern workplace engaged in basic and applied research in a wide range of geoscience fields. It provides education in study programmes covering all levels, from bachelor to doctoral degree.

Job Description

Key Duties:

  • Active participation in the preparation and implementation of the education of students of bachelor, master and doctoral degree programmes of ÚGV, supervision of student theses
  • Teaching courses in the field of environmental geology and environmental geochemistry
  • Scientific and research activities in the field of environmental geology and environmental geochemistry
  • To search for and submit scientific and research projects, involvement in existing projects

Skills and Qualifications

  • The applicant must have:
  • PhD (or equivalent) in geology or related fields
  • Significant research and publication activity in environmental geology and geochemistry
  • Experience on professional position in environmental geology and geochemistry
  • Active approach to submitting national and international projects
  • Active international collaboration
  • Very good knowledge of the English language (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work as a team member, organisational skills, empathic and helpful approach when working and dealing with people

The applicant should have:

  • Good knowledge of the Czech language is an advantage
  • Teaching experience in environmental geology and geochemistry is an advantage

Informal inquiries about the position can be obtained from doc. Mgr. Jan Cempírek, PhD., email: jcemp@sci.muni.cz, phone +420 777 463 766.

We Offer

  • Work with students and involvement in scientific and research projects of the ÚGV
  • Opportunity to develop interdisciplinary cooperation with research teams within Masaryk University
  • Support for the further professional and qualification growth
  • Support in the development of pedagogical competences (CERPEK University Centre)
  • In case of positive results, the possibility of a long-term position
  • An interesting job in a dynamically-expanding university area
  • Flexible working hours and occasional home office to support personal needs in family and career compatibility
  • Employee benefits such as 8 weeks of paid vacation per year, pension insurance contribution or nursery/children´s group allowance, a financial meal allowance, lunches in canteens of MU, Multisport card, vaccinations free of charge, discounted language courses, exclusive mobile tariff offer by Vodafone, childcare groups at Campus and Komenského náměstí)
  • Opportunity to work and live in a modern and dynamic city (for more information on costs of living, you can refer to Numbeo)
  • Welcome Office provides support with your relocation to Brno

Application Process

The application shall be submitted online by 8. 8. 2024 via an e-application:


The candidate shall provide following:

  • CV
  • Cover letter describing candidate’s research interest and experience
  • Summary of research outputs and publications
  • Names and contact details of at least 2 references

After submitting your application successfully, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from jobs.muni.cz.

Selection Process

Received applications will be considered carefully in line with principles of the EU Charter and Code for Researchers. Selection criteria: (i) meeting qualification requirements described above, (ii) all required documents provided.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a personal or online interview.

The Faculty Recruitment Policy (OTM-R) can be seen here.

Faculty of Science, Masaryk University is an equal opportunity employer. We support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Visit our Career page.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!