Post-Doc "History of Central Europe and/or Czech Lands 1848-1948" (Masaryk Institute and Archives, Czech Academy of Sciences)

  • Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences Prague, Czech Republic
  • Application deadline: Friday, September 13, 2019
  • History

The Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences

is offering a one to two-year postdoctoral position,
starting on January 1, 2020

Research focus:
History of Central Europe and/or Czech Lands 1848-1948

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.

Other requirements:
Working knowledge of English or German and at least one of the following languages: Czech, Polish, Slovak.

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.

The starting date of the position can be negotiated.

Deadline for applications: September 13, 2019

Inquiries: Please direct inquiries to Rudolf Kučera at

Please submit all of the following materials:
1) CV (including the date of acquiring Ph.D., email and nationality).
2) Publication list.
3) Letter of motivation.
4) Project title and project proposal (in two to four pages) including planned deliverables (MS Word).
5) Rough work plan (up to 1800 signs in MS Word), please indicate the preferred length of the contract between 12 and 24 months.

Mailing Instructions:
Please send all the materials electronically to: under the subject „Post-Doc 2019"


Rudolf Kucera
MUA AV CR, v. v. i. Gabcikova 8, Prague 8, 182 00, Czech Republic