Job Opportunities

Associate Professor for Sociology

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The Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava announces a selection procedure (ref. no. OU-51168/25-2023) to fill the following systematized vacancy:

  • 1 vacancy for an academic staff member – Associate Professor for Sociology with part-time contract at the Department of Sociology


  • appointment as an associate professor in the field of Sociology (possibly in a related field);
  • active scientific research and publishing activities in the field of sociology or in a related field for the last 5 years (with an emphasis on publications in journals with IF/Scopus);
  • professional focus on any of the following areas: socio-economic inequalities, labour market, education, migration;
  • experience in quantitative empirical research and teaching of methodological subjects;
  • experience in participation in grant and research projects is welcome;
  • EU research level – R3 – Established / R4 – Leading (research group);
  • excellent communication skills;
  • independent, responsible and creative approach to work.

Language requirements:

  • knowledge of English Language, min. at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;
  • knowledge of Czech Language, min. at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Job descriptions:

The associate professor will provide instruction in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral study programmes (including the supervision and critique of final theses) as well as participate in the development of these study programmes. The associate professor will also be a supervisor in doctoral study programmes. The scope of direct teaching on a long-term average will generally be 6-10 hours per week each semester (in the case of an exceptionally high involvement in research activities or faculty/UO management, the scope of direct teaching may decrease). The associate professor will participate in creative activities, especially in independently managing complex research and development tasks, actively publishing in peer-reviewed journals and other forms of publication outputs under industry requirements and in accordance with the standards of creative activities at UO, actively participating in scientific conferences and professional meetings, and (in the case of artistic disciplines in the form of artistic activities which develop current trends on a national scale at minimum) presenting results of creative activities. Furthermore, the associate professor will possess a third role at the university regarding the publication of creative activities in the administration associated with the activities performed and in the self-government of the university. Job description requirements apply to 100% full-time work, and a reasonable amount is applied to part-time work.


  • Wage grade 7 (as per the University of Ostrava's internal wage regulations).


  • pleasant working environment and background of a stable employer;
  • 8 weeks' vacation per year;
  • 5 days' time off illness per year;
  • possibility of home working;
  • special offer of mobile calls and data – T-Mobile benefit;
  • language and other university education courses.

Working hours:

  • Part-time – 50 %, or by agreement.

Expected starting date:

  • September 1st, 2023, or by agreement.

Required documents:

  • consent to the processing of personal data soubor docx 4,03 MB
  • a letter of motivation;
  • a professional curriculum vitae including an overview of the applicant's previous career experience;
  • contacts (e-mail, telephone) to two persons who can be contacted to provide oral recommendations;
  • copies of certificates of completed education and academic degrees;
  • a list of the applicant's publications.

The first round of the selection procedure will involve the assessment of the materials sent by applicants. Only selected applicants will be invited to take part in the second round. The employer reserves the right to cancel the selection procedure or to decide not to accept any of the applications without stating the grounds for this decision. Applicants for this position should send the required documents to the contact e-mail address so that they are received no later than June 11th, 2023.

The selection procedure will be conducted in Czech language.


University of Ostrava
The HR department of Faculty of Arts
Ing. Alena Cibulcová
Reální 5
701 03 Ostrava