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Postdoc (non-academic staff member – researcher, systemized post Postdoc I) 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-135177/25-2023) to fill the following systematized vacancy:

  • 2 postdocs (non-academic staff members – researchers, systemized post Postdoc I) within the project REFRESH - Research Excellence For REgion Sustainability and High-tech Industries, reg. no. CZ.10.03.01/00/22_003/0000048


  • PhD received in the last 5 years; EU research level – R2 – Recognized;
  • PhD in philosophy or a related field;
  • at least 4 publications in philosophy or related fields (journal papers indexed in Web of Science or chapters in monographs or articles in proceedings or monographs);
  • H-index (WoS or Scopus) of at least 1 or Scholar 3 or at least 20 citations;
  • Experience in grant projects and/or international research stays for a total duration of at least one month;
  • fluent English, comparable to Level B2, knowledge of other languages an advantage;
  • independent, responsible and creative approach to work;
  • ability to collaborate on historical or philosophical aspects of energy transition with partner universities is an advantage;
  • research experience and future project plans in the philosophy of historiography or philosophy of historical sciences (e.g., epistemology, ontology, historical explanation, narrative explanations, etc.).

Job description:

  • co-solving of complex research/development tasks within the project Refresh;
  • collaborating in a research team with other researchers at the University of Ostrava and a partner university;
  • active publishing activities according to the requirements of the field and in accordance with the Refresh project proposal;
  • securing research funding (submitting grants, seeking other opportunities).


  • 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;
  • educational benefits at the university, including courses of the Czech language.

Working hours:

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

Expected starting date:

  • February 1st, 2024, or by agreement.

Language in which the selection procedure will be concluded:

  • English

Required documents:

  • signed 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, of no more 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 a 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 January 2nd, 2024.

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.



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