Masaryk University

Assistant Professor For The Department Of Mongolian, Korean And Vietnamese Studiess

Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position

Assistant Professor

Department: Department of Mongolian, Korean and Vietnamese Studiess, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University

Working time: 1,0 – first three months, after first three months 0,5

Start date: October 1, 2023

Number of open positions : 1

Application deadline: 28. 5. 2023

The Department of Mongolian, Korean and Vietnamese Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, is looking for a colleague for the position of assistant professor with a focus on Asian studies and particularly on Mongolia.



  • participation in conducting lectures or other forms of teaching in a bachelor's or master's study programs
  • participation in leading, consulting or opposing bachelor's and diploma theses
  • participation in theoretical and practical teaching taking place at the workplace
  • guarantee of selected subjects
  • Research

  • in general: participation in research and development activities,
  • in particular:

  • individual and team collaboration to solve complex research tasks and publication of results in peer-reviewed journals, scientific monographs or peer-reviewed proceedings
  • active participation in domestic and foreign scientific conferences and professional meetings and presentation of research results
  • participation in the organization of research activities
  • Specifically:

  • research and publication activity in the project "Changing Adaptive Strategies of Mobile Pastoralists in Mongolia: Dynamics in Community: Histories and Movement Patterns Documented Through Oral Sources" (Junior Star, GAČR)
  • independent academic research in the Czech Republic and a willingness to move to the Czech Republic for work
  • regular field research of oral history in Mongolia
  • Other

  • in cooperation with other team members: active efforts to obtain grant projects
  • Candidate requirements:

  • completed university education with a Ph.D. degree in the humanities with a focus on ethnology, cultural/social anthropology or a related field, together with proven published results of research activities – required
  • professional focus on Mongolia and/or Mongolian ethnic groups – required
  • experience with publishing activities – required
  • several years of experience in an academic environment in the European Union, Great Britain or the USA – required
  • active links with academic institutions in Mongolia – required
  • at least 2-year or repeated work at an academic institution in Mongolia – required
  • at least 5 years of experience in field research and oral source research – required
  • active knowledge of colloquial Mongolian (at least at a level corresponding to C1 CEFR) – required
  • active knowledge of the classical Mongolian script – required
  • knowledge of English demonstrated by publication activity – required
  • Requirements related to job content:

  • the ability to independently conduct field research in the conditions of the Mongolian countryside – advantage
  • long-term focus on a specific region of Mongolia, focus on Western Mongolia preferred – advantage
  • experience with archival research in Mongolia – required
  • at least 2 published monographs – required
  • The advantage is:

  • experience in a leadership position
  • Working environment

  • employment in a prestigious institution that received the international HR Excellence in Research Award
  • friendly and inspiring work environment: space for realizing your own professional growth (without predetermined thematic restrictions)
  • openness to suggestions in the field of teaching, science and popularization of the program
  • convenient location of the faculty in the city centre
  • friendly approach to balancing work and personal life
  • stable work environment in a respected institution
  • participation in research in prestigious projects
  • Employee benefits

  • 8 weeks of paid vacation per year, flexible working hours with the possibility to work partly from home for better work life balance, meal allowance in the salary or for meals in canteens, pension insurance contribution, selected vaccinations free of charge, favourable mobile tariffs Vodafone, Multisport card, sports lessons organized by the Faculty of Sports Studies, the possibility to place your child in the nursery school Elánek near the faculty.
  • Training and Development

  • Opportunities for training and personal development, e.g., language and other courses provided by MU, use of MU libraries, use of placements and mobilities abroad, participation in conferences, etc.

    Please send your application via the electronic application link by 28. 5. 2023 (please use the link in the Electronic Application section below) and please attach all required documents.

    The following documents are required as a part of your application:

  • cover letter
  • a structured CV with an overview of previous experience
  • copies of documents on education (scans of diplomas)
  • an overview of scientific and publication activities
  • Once your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation of acceptance to your e-mail address. After the e-application deadline, you will receive information about the next steps.

    If you are unsure, please contact the FF MU Personnel Office: Mgr. Eva Brázdová Urbanová, e-mail: [email protected], tel.: +420 549 49 5227


    Selection criteria:

  • submitting of all required documents in the e-application
  • compliance of the candidate's profile with the requirements for the job as stated above
  • Provision of the required documents when submitting the e-application:

    In case of non-delivery of documents when submitting the e-application, the candidate may be asked to provide them at most once by a certain date. If they fail to submit the materials by this deadline, they will not be included in the next round of the selection procedure.

    Suitable candidates will be invited to a personal interview, which may also take the form of a videoconference.

    Selection procedures rules at the Faculty of Arts of MU can be found on our careers page here.

    Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!


    Masaryk University is the second largest university in the Czech Republic, with 10 faculties and a number of other specialized units, more than 6,000 employees and 32,000 students. We are a university with a wide range of research areas in the humanities and natural sciences and a strong international position. Our mission is to provide education and research of the highest quality.

    The Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University is one of the four founding faculties of Masaryk University and since its foundation in 1919 it has been not only an important centre of humanities and social science education, science, research and development, but also an institution that actively participates in shaping the cultural life of the city and the region.

    Traditionally, it has been profiled as a research-oriented faculty generating approximately one fifth of MU's research volume. The faculty has more than 600 employees and by the student population of over 6,000 is the largest faculty at the university.

    Since 2021, the faculty has been the proud holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission.

    You can find out more information about the faculty on the website https: // www. or on Facebook https: // www. .

    For information on HR work set according to European standards, visit the HR Award faculty website:

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    Information about the Department of Mongolian, Korean and Vietnamese Studies at the MU Faculty of Arts can be found at: https: // and www.

    Contact person at the workplace for any questions applicants may have about the position : Mgr. Ondřej Srba, Ph.D., [email protected], +420 549497599

    Job details


    Assistant Professor For The Department Of Mongolian, Korean And Vietnamese Studiess


    Masaryk University


    Czech Republic


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    May 28, 2023

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor


    Anthropology,Arts and Culture,History,Linguistics,Literature,Philosophy

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