04/05/2018

Assistant professor in International Humanitarian and Social Work

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Palacky University Olomouc, Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Sociology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    04/06/2018 21:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Czech Republic › Olomouc
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2018
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    303096-773764

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The Palacký University’s Humanitarian studies section at the Department of Christian Social Work is seeking an Assistant professor in the area of international humanitarian and social work. This is a full-time position committed to interdisciplinary research on the complexities of the humanitarian crises and responses they trigger with particular focus on the long-term effects on people and communities in the affected societies.  This is a fixed term position funded for three years with a possibility of renewal.

Humanitarian studies section offers :

  • an employment in a dynamic and growing international team that is a part of internationally-oriented academic and humanitarian networks;
  • an opportunity to contribute, shape and inspire the development of our international research programme;
  • a possibility to enhance your personal research capacities and skills to lead or conduct research in the international, comparative and trans-disciplinary projects;
  • an opportunity to further build your combined academic and humanitarian career in a team with experienced scholars and active humanitarian workers;

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Benefits

Palacký University Olomouc provides its employees various benefits,

paid for by its social fund. Individual sections of Palacký University

decide upon the form of the individual benefits.

Eligibility criteria

  • Closely cooperate with the Coordinator and colleagues of the Humanitarian Studies Section in performing excellent academic research;
  • Independently contribute to the development of the research capacity and educational programmes of the Humanitarian studies;
  • conduct evidence-based research on number of relevant humanitarian issues, independently and as a part of a research team; preferably focusing on complex emergencies, post-conflict recovery and community work;
    • take initiatives in order to attract and develop research projects;
    • promote and develop the Section’s level of national and international research exchange and networking;
    • promote and develop Section’s cooperation with diverse actors of the humanitarian sector and international humanitarian organisations;
    • teach selected courses (in English);
    • supervise students research projects individually, e.g. in the framework of Master’s thesis preparation

Selection process

To Apply for this position please send following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Updated academic CV
  • University Diplomas and Certificates (copies)
  • Evidence of research skills and experience (samples of research projects conducted or applied with insights in the research design and methodology)
  • List of publications (with copies of three listed works relevant to this position)

to this email address : jitka.ambrozova@upol.cz

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    SociologyOther
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Sociology: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in social science or humanities; preference in following disciplines: social work, sociology, social anthropology, political science, human rights and international law;
  • At least three years of research experience at the level of Research Associate, or equivalent experience as independent researcher;
  • Sufficient breadth/depth of specialist knowledge in the area of humanitarian studies;
  • Advanced research skills i.e. command over qualitative and/or quantitative research methods and techniques to develop research objectives, projects and proposals;
  • Evidence of skills to apply for tenders for research funding;

Specific Requirements

  • Excellent command of English, both verbal and written.
  • Experience of managing own workload and working in a research team;
  • Adequate pedagogical competencies and experiences for the position;
  • First-hand humanitarian and social work experiences are an asset;
  • Willingness to learn Czech language is an advantage

The candidate is expected to:

  • Closely cooperate with the Coordinator and colleagues of the Humanitarian Studies Section in performing excellent academic research;
  • Independently contribute to the development of the research capacity and educational programmes of the Humanitarian studies;
  • conduct evidence-based research on number of relevant humanitarian issues, independently and as a part of a research team; preferably focusing on complex emergencies, post-conflict recovery and community work;
    • take initiatives in order to attract and develop research projects;
    • promote and develop the Section’s level of national and international research exchange and networking;
    • promote and develop Section’s cooperation with diverse actors of the humanitarian sector and international humanitarian organisations;
    • teach selected courses (in English);
    • supervise students research projects individually, e.g. in the framework of Master’s thesis preparation

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Palacky University Olomouc, Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology
Czech Republic
Olomouc
77200
Na Hradě 5

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