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Postdoc Research Fellow – Economic geography/Urban geography

Position Status:

  • 12-month duration, full-time

Research Group/Department/School:

  • Economic Geography and Regional Development, Department of Human Geography and Regional Development, Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava


  • Chittussiho 10, 710 00 Ostrava - Slezská Ostrava, the Czech Republic

Principal Investigator:

  • doc. RNDr. Petr Rumpel, Ph.D.


  • Net monthly wage will be approx. 2,300 EUR

Important Dates:

  • Application opening: 1st February 2018
  • Position opening: position is available from 1st September 2018

Additional information on the work position:

The successful candidate will join the Department of Human Geography and Regional Development (http://study.osu.eu/about-university), more precisely the Centre of City and Regional Management (CCRM) led by Associate Professor Petr Rumpel (http://www.mestskymarketing.cz/en/). The key activities will include completing assignments related to the implemented research in close cooperation with the members of CCRM as well as active participation in the preparation of joint research projects.

Specification of a successful candidate:

  • In last three years the candidate spent at least two years in other country than the Czech Republic on half-time or full-time job (work load 0.5 or more) or to study
  • a PhD degree outside the Czech Republic
  • The successful candidate will hold a PhD in human/economic/urban geography, urban sociology, regional economy or related areas (no later than 7 years from the defence of the doctoral thesis)
  • Adequate publishing activity incl. at minimum two publications (WoS/Scopus/ERIH) in the last 3 years
  • Active knowledge of English (in both written and oral form), other languages gain advantage
  • Experience in basic and applied research
  • Research in some of the following areas: old industrial areas/cities, shrinking cities/regions, post-socialist urban development, cultural and creative industries
  • Experience in the economic and institutional transformation in Central Europe welcomed but is not essential for the job
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Formal requirements

    The candidate will send the following documents to associate professor Petr Rumpel no later than 20th March 2018.

    • Curriculum vitae in English
    • List of academic publications
    • Copy of the doctoral diploma

    For further information, please contact associate professor Petr Rumpel or Ondřej Slach.


    Doc. RNDr. Petr Rumpel, Ph.D.

    Mgr. Ondřej Slach, Ph.D.
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