The Dean of the Faculty of Law of Charles University
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Postdoctoral Researcher in Sociology & Law: ERC CZ Project on Identity and Constitutions in the EU and MENA regions

Charles University, Faculty of Law, Center for Comparative Law

Vacancy ID: ERC_CZ_PFUK_04
Salary range (part-time): €14.000 – €17.000 p.a.
Application deadline: September 12, 2021, 11:59 p.m. CET
Type of contract: Part-time (0.5), fixed term for 2 years, starting on or after November 1, 2021
Starting date: November 1, 2021
Location: Prague, Czech Republic


  • Ph.D. in Sociology or Law & Society
  • Proficiency in English
  • Experience with large-scale social surveys

Application materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Contact details of three recommenders (name, position, email, phone number)
  • Motivation letter: Describe your experience with conducting social surveys and how your expertise fits
  • the project topic (600 words)
  • Publication sample (in English, ideally single-authored)

Send the application materials in a single pdf document (in the order specified above) and the publication sample (in pdf) with vacancy ID in the subject to vacancies.ERC.CZ@prf.cuni.cz.

Job description:

The Center for Comparative Law at Charles University Faculty of Law seeks to fill the position of Postdoctoral Researcher (part-time) with experience with conducting large-scale sociological surveys for the ERC CZ Project on Identity and Constitutions in the EU and MENA regions. This interdisciplinary research project investigates the role of constitutions and constitutionalism in forging collective political identity in different cultural environments bringing together constitutional lawyers, political scientists, and sociologists.

The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing a questionnaire for the survey on the role of constitution in collective identity formation, overseeing the execution of the survey (conducting of the survey itself will be outsourced), and data evaluation. He/she will also advise the research team on sociological aspects of the project in general; participate in communicating the project results both to academic audience (conference papers, publications) and general public (project website, media); participate in preparation of application for further external funding; peer-reviewing of team’s research outcomes, etc.

The candidate must hold a relevant Ph.D. or its equivalent, have a publication track-record in the field, experience with conducting independent research, strong team-working skills, and an interest to work in a multidisciplinary and international research setting. This part-time position is for a fixed term of two years and may be extended depending on further funding availability.

For information about the project see here and the employer see here. For inquiries about the job post contact Dr. Tomas Dumbrovsky, dumbrovs@prf.cuni.cz.