Assistant Professor with a focus on Economic Geography and Rural Development

The Dean of the Faculty of Science of the University of Ostrava announces a job vacancy

  • Assistant Professor with a focus on Economic Geography and Rural Development
  • Department of Human Geography and Regional Development

Type of systemised position

  • Assistant Professor

Expected Start Date

  • 1st  of September, 2021

Estimated Amount of Work

  • 100%

Contract of employment

  • Fixed-term contract

Wage Conditions

  • According to the Internal Wage Regulations of UO

Language in Which the Selection Process Will Be Conducted

  • Czech


  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Human geography
  • Specialisation in the fields: Economic geography and regional development, rural geography and rural development, EIA Environment Impact Assessment competence, GIS and geostatistics
  • Ability to teach in both Czech and English languages the courses in the previous fields of specialisation
  • English language competency at least B2 level
  • Czech language competency C1
  • Publications in the field of Human, Economic geography, Rural Development
  • EU research level: R2 – Recognized
  • Self-reliance, teamwork skills
  • Communication and organisational skills

Job Description

  • Guaranteeing and teaching subjects in bachelor´s and follow-up master´s degree programmes, both in Czech and English (Rural Development, EIA Environment Impact Assessment, Regional Geography of Czechia, GIS and Geostatistics)
  • Scientific and publishing activity in the field of Rural Development, Economic Geography
  • Supervising and opposing theses
  • Membership in the state examination commissions of bachelor's and follow-up master's degree programmes

List of Documents Required from the Applicant

  • Consent to the processing of personal data for the purposes of the selection procedure
  • Structured professional CV with an overview of publishing activities
  • Letter of Intent
  • Evidence of formal qualifications/education

Date, Method, Form, and Place for the Delivery of the Application and Required Documents from the Applicant

The structured professional CV with an overview of publishing activities, motivational letter, evidence of education, and a signed consent form regarding the processing of personal data for the purposes of the selection procedure are to be sent to the following address: Tato e-mailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty. Pro její zobrazení musíte mít povolen Javascript.

Deadline for on-time applications

  • 6th of August, 2021

The first round of the selection procedure will take place without the personal presence of the candidates by the assessment of the submitted materials by the selection committee.

The Dean of the Faculty reserves the right to invite only selected candidates to a personal meeting and the right to also not select any candidate. The Dean of the Faculty of Education of the University of Ostrava may also cancel or repeat the selection procedure.


University of Ostrava - Faculty of Science
HR department
Bc. Lucie Malovcová
Chittussiho 10
710 00 Ostrava – Slezská Ostrava Czech Republic
Phone: 553 46 2107