Associate Professor of Parasitology

  • Contract
  • FullTime
  • Posted 12 months ago


Department: Department of Botany and Zoology  – Faculty of Science
Deadline: 15 Jul 2023
Start date: negotiable
Job type: full-time
Job field: Education and schooling

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

Associate professor of Parasitology

Workplace: Department of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic

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

Working Hours: 1 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: a minimum of CZK 46 200 per month for a full time position

Application Deadline: 15. 7. 2023

EU Researcher Profile : R4

About the Workplace

Masaryk University  is modern, dynamic and the most attractive university in the Czech Republic with ten faculties, more than 6000 staff and 30 000 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.

Department of Botany and Zoology  is a modern centre of research and teaching in the fields of evolutionary biology, biosystematics and ecology. Its individual research groups study phylogenetic relationships and the classification of organisms, their diversity from the local to the continental level, and the ecological relationships of individual species, populations and communities in relation to both natural and human-induced changes in entire ecosystems.

Job Description

Key Duties:

Professor in the field of parasitology specialized in the ecology of fish parasites Preparation and conducting of courses and seminars, guidance of students Performing independent research in the field of fish parasitology Writing coordinating the preparation of scientific publications for international journals Leading grant projects Skills and Qualifications

The applicant must have:

Associate professor (docent) title according to the Czech law in parasitology, zoology or a related field Research focus on protistology and arthropods as vectors of infections Experience in teaching parasitology for bachelor, master or PhD students (at least one semestral course taught for at least five years) Experience in supervising bachelor’s, master’s or PhD theses, evidenced by at least five defended theses Good knowledge of Czech (or Slovak) and English at a level that allows teaching and writing scientific papers in both languages Active research in parasitology or zoology, evidenced by at least 30 publications in journals indexed on Web of Science (including at least 20 first-author or senior or corresponding author publications) Completed internship abroad (outside the Czech Republic or Slovakia) Experience in leading international scientific studies evidenced by publications Good communication skills, motivation to work with students and scientific research teams in the field of parasitology Informal inquiries about the position can be sent to Soňa Hroudová, [email protected] .

We Offer

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 8weeks of paid vacation per year, pension insurance contribution, a financial meal allowance, lunches in canteens of MU, Multisport card, vaccinations free of charge, discounted language courses, university cinema discount, 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 ) International Staff Office  provides support with your relocation to Brno Application Process

The application shall be submitted online by 15. 7. 2023 via an e-application, please find the reference to the e-application in the beginning and end of the advertisement.

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

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!

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