Postdoc position in the field of Byzantine narrative

Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic invites excellent scientists to apply for a POSTDOC POSITION in the field of Byzantine narrative   Description: The post-doc fellow will pursue his/her own research in the field of Byzantine literature. He/she will join a small team, comprising two doctoral students and one senior researcher and currently working mainly on the narratological research of Byzantine epics and novel. The post-doc fellow should enrich the variety of examined texts and approaches by focusing on another Byzantine genre, preferably on historiography or hagiography, with emphasis on testing and applying modern literary methods, especially narratology, on the Medieval Greek material. Within the two-year period of the fellowship, the post-doc fellow should prepare either one book-length study or at least four shorter chapters or articles dealing with her/his chosen topics and adopting narratological approaches. He/she will also present his/her research at conferences and seminars both in the Czech Republic and abroad. The post-doc fellow will also participate in other activities of the Department of Classical Studies: co-organizing workshops, seminars or public lectures relevant to her/his specialization and presenting his/her work in the postgraduate seminars of the study programme Greek Studies.   The successful candidate should:
  • be a researcher who has received a PhD or its equivalent within the last 7 years (on the date of employment commencing)
  • be a researcher who has worked at least two whole years in the last three years outside the territory of the Czech Republic in the field of research with a working time of at least 0.5 full-time equivalent, or who has been a PhD student (or equivalent) abroad
  • have a publishing record – in the last three years at least two publication outputs registered in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Scopus or ERIH PLUS databases and at the same time publications such as “articles”, “books”, “book chapters”, “letters” and “reviews”
  • hold a Ph.D. degree in the field Philology or History with specialization in Byzantine Studies
  • have experience with research projects (an advantage)
  • have excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate with multiple teams
The application should include:
  • CV including a summary of education and research experience, publication activity, participation in research projects, previous contracts and further information proving the above mentioned
  • a scanned copy of the PhD diploma or an official letter certifying submission of a doctoral thesis for thesis defence and the planned defence date
  • cover letter highlighting why the applicant is interested in this position and what added value they expect to bring to the Department
  • contact information for at least two referees
MU offers the opportunity to get:
  • an interesting job in a dynamically-expanding university
  • diverse and challenging work in an excellent research environment
  • guaranteed position for the period of two years with a possibility of extension
  • a professional team and pleasant working conditions
  • interaction with leading scientists in an inspiring, internationalised environment
  • a welcoming service for the successful candidate and his/her family
  Anticipated start date: July 2020 (exact date negotiable) Application deadline: 29 February 2020 Review of applications will commence immediately after the deadline. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview within one month of the deadline.   Further information about: Information about applications and informal enquiries available at the bottom of the source site: