Masaryk University

The Head Of The Department Of Constitutional Law And Political Science

Czech Republic

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The Dean of the Faculty of Law at Masaryk University announces a selection procedure for the job position of

the Head of the Department of Constitutional Law and Political Science

full-time, fixed term 3 years

Masaryk University is the second largest university in the Czech Republic, with 10 faculties, over 6000 employees, and more than 30,000 students. The Faculty of Law at MU is one of four public law faculties in the Czech Republic. The current Faculty of Law at Masaryk University can be characterized as a modern, dynamic faculty, where teaching activities are at the forefront alongside scientific research. We are an institution where the terms "research activities" and "scientific research" are not just empty concepts. We have dozens of contacts with foreign experts and pedagogical- research institutions both at the individual and institutional level, providing excellent support for students and staff. You can learn more about us on our website, Facebook, or LinkedIn of the Faculty of Law at MU.

The Department of Constitutional Law and Political Science is a unit of the Faculty of Law at Masaryk University engaged in educational and scientific research activities in the field of constitutional law, human rights, political science, and governance, particularly focusing on organic constitutional law and the protection of fundamental rights, all within comparative contexts and with regard to European law and international human rights standards. We emphasize the foundational values of Czech constitutionalism and the search for the meaning and purpose of legal norms.

Main activities:

• Responsibility for the pedagogical and scientific activities of the department and achieving the desired outputs and results,

• Personnel management of the department (motivation, evaluation, and career development of employees),

• Responsibility for the management of entrusted resources,

• Close cooperation with the faculty management,

• Own pedagogical (including preparation of study and teaching materials), scientific research, and publishing activities.

Qualifications and other requirements (mandatory):

• University education with a master's degree in Law,

• Academic or scientific title of Professor or Associate Professor (Docent),

• At least 10 years of professional experience in the field,

• Active pedagogical and scientific activity and willingness to guarantee specialized subjects taught at the department,

• Personal and professional prerequisites for leading the department,

• Ability to teach and publish in Czech and English, additional language skills are an advantage,

• Fulfillment of the conditions according to Act No. 451/1991 Coll., as amended, not required for persons born after 1 December 1971,

• Moral integrity.

We offer:

• Background of a prestigious and successful institution,

• Motivational and friendly environment,

• Support for professional and personal development,

• Opportunities for continuous education,

• Employee benefits (8 weeks of vacation, contribution to pension insurance, meal vouchers, Multisport card, flu and tick-borne encephalitis vaccination, and more).

Start date: by agreement

Place of work : Brno

Type of contract: fixed-term for 3 years

Application deadline: 02.06.2024

How to apply:

Send your application by the above-mentioned deadline - use the link in the Electronic Application section (see below or the website of the Faculty of Law - Public Information - Vacancies).

Your application must include the following documents:

- Motivation letter,

- Structured CV,

- Development plan of the department for the next 3 years in the following areas: teaching, research, personnel management,

- Overview of scientific and publishing activities highlighting the three most significant scientific publications; information on citation index, publication in an impact foreign periodical, etc.

- Copies of qualification documents.

After successfully submitting your application, you will receive an automatic confirmation of its acceptance by email.

Selection process:

Suitable candidates will be invited to an in-person or online interview. Rules for selection procedures at the university can be found on the university's website in the Regulations on Competitive Selection Procedures at Masaryk University.

Information on MU Processing and Protection of Personal Data is provided on the MU website.

The Faculty of Law at MU has been awarded the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission for its human resources policy.

Job details


The Head Of The Department Of Constitutional Law And Political Science


Masaryk University


Czech Republic


May 03, 2024

Application deadline

June 02, 2024

Job type

Lecturer,Associate Professor/Professor


Law,Social Science

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