Announcement of academic position in Olomouc, Czech Republic

Announcement of academic position in Olomouc, Czech Republic

The Dean of the Faculty of Arts of Palacký University Olomouc, in the Czech Republic, in cooperation with Camões, Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, I.P. – Portugal, hereby invites applications for selection proceedings for the posts of an assistant professor (or associate professor, depending on the relevance of the CV presented) at the Department of Romance Studies.

Discipline / professional field: Portuguese Linguistics

Working hours: full time, i.e. 14 hours, including 4 hours in Ostrava and Brno. Permanent stay in Olomouc during the academic year is required.

Commencement of employment: 1 January 2019.

Salary: 360,000 CZK (approx. 14,000 €) + bonus of 7,200 € per year (total: 21,200 € per year). This amount can be adjusted according to the candidate’s CV.

Other benefits: social security and health insurance, access to research programmes, possibility of participation in international mobility of teachers and researchers.

Qualification requirements:

  • D. in Portuguese Linguistics, Portuguese Philology, Portuguese Studies or similar;
  • respectable publication activity in the discipline;
  • research quality and innovation in the respective field;
  • under and postgraduate teaching experience;
  • prerequisites for the successful habilitation to become associate professor no later than in 5 years. The habilitation criteria include one research book different from the Ph.D thesis, min. 20 articles/chapters (among them min. 3 in journals indexed on WOS, Scopus and ERIH), min. 20 quotations of candidate’s publications;
  • native or near-native fluency in Portuguese;
  • experience in the preparation and submission of academic projects is welcome, although not obligatory;

Applications for the selection proceedings together with a structured Curriculum Vitae, completed, dated and signed by the candidate, copies of documentation of attained educational qualifications, as well as a list of professional, academic and publication activity are to be sent by e-mail to:

The documents can also be sent by registered mail to the following address:

Personnel Department of the Faculty of Arts

Palacký University Olomouc,

Křížkovského 10

Olomouc, 771 80

Czech Republic

Deadline: 18 November 2018

The most promising candidates will be invited to take part in the selection procedure in the weeks to come. We highly appreciate if the candidates attend the interview in person. If this is not feasible, the interview via Skype is an option.

For formal and organization questions contact:

For specific questions about Portuguese Center contact:

General information about Palacký University Olomouc

Palacký University Olomouc is the second-oldest university in the Czech Republic, educating scholars since the 16th century. Olomouc is also the site of the second-largest historical monuments preserve in the country (after Prague). The conservation part of the city is home to over 23,000 students from all over the world. The leading traveller guide Lonely Planet has ranked Olomouc for two years in a row among the top ten European destinations, claiming that “Olomouc is one of the Czech Republic´s most underrated destinations, with a great nightlife scene and a mini-Prague feel.” Dozens of parks, cafés, and mysterious nooks, theatres, diverse music clubs, and varied sports centres – all this will be at your fingertips.

Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is the largest UP faculty and offers more than 600 combinations of humanities, social, linguistic, and arts studies programmes. The Faculty of Arts offers a liberal approach in arranging one’s own curriculum, a personal approach to students, and development of individual skills. An open space for discussion is promoted and creative thinking is welcome.

Department of Romance Studies

The department includes courses of Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese Language and Literature, offering Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. It also offers a Ph.D programme in Romance Languages and Romance Literatures. It’s is among the most productive departments of the Faculty in the field of research and it is singular for its cosmopolitan character and international collaboration.

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 Personal Data Processing: Information for Job Applicants

Palacký University Olomouc, with its registered office at Křížkovského 8, 779 00 Olomouc, Czech Republic (hereinafter “Employer“) processes the personal data of job applicants (hereinafter “job applicants”) under Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation – hereinafter “GDPR”) as the controller.

In accordance with Articles 5 and 6 of the GDPR, all personal data provided by you in any form are only processed for the purpose of preparing and holding an open competition for the position that you apply for; such data are processed only by such employees of the Employer who are responsible for the preparation of, implementation of and decision-making in the open competition. The forms of processing your personal data include, without limitation, collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, consultation, use, alignment or a combination, restriction, erasure or destruction, for the sole purpose of the preparation and implementation of the respective open competition. For more information, see