Mendel University in Brno announces a selection procedure for the academic staff member of:

Head of Department of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources

The employees of Department of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources deal with the issues of protection of landscape, care for living environment, sustainable use of natural resources. All research areas are solved in the sense of multipurpose use of landscape and based on the principles of sustainable development.

More at: https://frrms.mendelu.cz/en/institute-of-environmental-science-and-natural-resources-2/

Research field:

  • natural sciences, earth sciences or related (connection to regional development or international territorial studies is an advantage)

What will you do?

  • management of the workplace in terms of personnel and finance
  • coordination of educational and creative activities
  • educational and scientific research activities in environmental fields, especially in relation to regional
  • development and international territorial studies

What do we require from you?

  • higher education – at least Ph.D. in the field of environmental sciences or earth sciences, the title of associate professor or professor is an advantage
  • excellent and active knowledge of Czech and English for teaching and professional communication (knowledge of other language is an advantage)
  • organisational, managerial and communication skills
  • prerequisites for individual and team work
  • ability to understand labour law and the economic rules of public universities
  • personality and professional prerequisites for pedagogical work and leading teams
  • academic experience of at least 5 years
  • experience in the accreditation process of study programmes
  • practice in active international cooperation
  • willingness for personal development and qualification growth
  • civil integrity

Required research experience

  • demonstrable scientific research and publication activities in the field in the natural and earth sciences
  • experience with submitting and managing research projects and interdisciplinary research
  • practice with publication in IF journals

What else do we appreciate?

  • experience with engineering activities in the environmental pillar of regional development
  • willingness and ability to travel for longer stays (min. 1 month) in developing countries
  • experience with academic and professional activities abroad
  • ability to implement expertise in interdisciplinary areas of regional development and international area studies

What can we offer you?

  • support for professional development (e.g. lifelong learning courses) and support for international academic activities
  • incentive scheme to support creative activities
  • very diverse and interesting academic and scientific research environment
  • work-life balance
  • advantages of the university environment, such as sports courses of the Center for Sports Activities,
  • Counseling and Professional Center, libraries (these activities are mostly free)
  • meal allowance (Edenred Restaurant Card/Canteen)
  • discounted MultiSport Card
  • ITIC card with which you will have various discounts
  • employer’s contribution to pension or life allowance insurance after 3 years of employment
  • university kindergarten, summer suburban camps for employees‘ children
  • work in an institution that has received the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission

Expected start: March 2023fixed-term employment contract no longer than 31.1.2025 (the exact period will be specified)

Job status: 1,0

Place of work: Brno

Are you interested in the position and would you like to become a member of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources?

Send an electronic application to the Department of Human Resource Management of Mendel University in Brno by February 11th, 2023, supported by:

  • professional CV
  • concept of the development of the institute in the personnel, educational and scientific research areas
  • list of 5 most significant publication results of creative activity in the last 5 years and the 5 most significant
  • results, with a link to regional over the past 5 years
  • overview of the most important solved projects

How do the selection procedure work for us? https://orlz.mendelu.cz/en/selection-procedure