Masaryk Institute and Archives postdoc positions: "Central European political and/or social history 1848–1918" and "History of Science in Central Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries"
The Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences is offering one to two-year postdoctoral positions, starting on January 1, 2017.
History of Science in Central Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Central European political and/or social history 1848–1918
This position is open to young post-docs (max. two years after acquiring Ph.D.). The candidates must hold their Ph.D. degree at the time of applying for the position.
Working knowledge of English and German and at least one of the following languages: Czech, Slovak, Polish
The position is a part of the Czech Academy of Sciences’ special program for funding post-docs. The selection will be a result of a two-staged process. The Institute will select one to two candidates whose materials will be passed on to the Presidency of the Czech Academy of Sciences, which makes the final decision. In the first stage selected candidates might be invited for an interview, in the second stage the selection will be made only on the basis of the written materials.
Masaryk Institute and Archives is a mid-sized humanities research institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. It conducts original research in the fields of modern history, history of science, political science and literary studies and brings together historians, literary historians, political scientists, linguists and archival specialists. It also administers more than 600 archival collections, including those connected to the first Czechoslovak president Tomáš G. Masaryk and his closest collaborators as well as to the history of science from the end of the 18th century to the present.
The Institute provides all the necessary equipment for research, library services etc. Researchers are expected to be in residence in Prague. The Institute can offer assistance in finding accommodation for non-Czech applicants. During their residence, researchers are required to produce academic publications and participate in all activities of the Institute (research seminars, conferences and other events). We reserve the right not to fill this position.