Job Opportunities

Researcher (systemized position Researcher III) within the project REFRESH - Research Excellence For REgion Sustainability and High-tech Industries

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The Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava announces a selection procedure (ref. no. OU-122242/25-2023) to fill the following systematized vacancy:

  • 1 senior researcher (non-academic staff member – researcher, systemized position Researcher III) within the project REFRESH - Research Excellence For REgion Sustainability and High-tech Industries, reg. no. CZ.10.03.01/00/22_003/0000048


  • at least 5 years of research experience after PhD; at EU research level R3 – established / R4 – Leading (research group);
  • PhD. or equivalent in sociology, publication activities in the given field (at least 12 publications indexed in Web of Science and/or SCOPUS databases and/or 3 monographs);
  • H-index (WoS or Scopus) of at least 2 or Scholar 4 or at least 50  citations;
  • experience in participation in grant projects or international research stay of a total duration of 6 months;
  • Fluent English, comparable to Level B2 of the Common European Framework rReference for Languages, knowledge of other languages an advantage;
  • independent, responsible and creative approach to work;
  • Ability to collaborate on social aspects of energy transition with partner universities is an advantage;
  • Research experience and future projects plans in the following subject:
    • Transformation of the labour market since 1989 with focus on the coal mining industry (qualitative research), Changing identities of the regional workforce following modernization and transformation processes (quantitative approach).

Job descriptions:

Researcher III participates independently in advanced academic research and development, initiates and coordinates research projects in cooperation with a research team and internationally, publishes in accordance with the requirements and standards of the University of Ostrava, applies for research funding (submitting grants, searching for opportunities for contractual cooperation on research), and supervises junior researchers. Researcher III can participate in teaching in the BA and MA programs and as a supervisor of doctoral students.

Job description requirements apply to 100% full-time work, for 48  months with a possible start on January 1st, 2024, or by agreement.


  • as per the University of Ostrava's internal wage regulations. We offer outstanding and internationally competitive salaries that allow a good quality of living in the Czech Republic.


  • pleasant working environment and backed by a stable employer;
  • 6 weeks paid vacation per year;
  • 5 paid sick days per year;
  • full-time with flexible working hours - possibility for hybrid work from home;
  • meal vouchers;
  • special offer of mobile calls and data – T-Mobile benefit;
  • educational benefits at the university, including courses in the Czech language.

Working hours:

  • Full-time – 100 %, or by agreement.

Expected starting date:

  • January 1st, 2024, or by agreement.

Required documents:

  • Consent to the processing of personal data soubor docx 4,03 MB
  • Cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Scanned copy of the highest academic degree;
  • A list of the applicant's publications;
  • A four-year research proposal relating to at least one of the above-mentioned research fields, not longer than 5 standard pages.

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 of remote interviews. 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 by the deadline of November 2nd, 2023.

The selection procedure will be conducted in Czech/English.

The position was created with the financial support of the European Union within the REFRESH project with reg. no. CZ.10.03.01/00/22_003/0000048.



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