Masaryk Institute and Archives PostDoc Position

"Political and/or social history of the Czech Lands 1938-1948 in a Central-European Context"

The Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences is offering a one to two-year postdoctoral position, starting on July 1, 2018.

Research focus

Political and/or social history of the Czech Lands 1938-1948 in a Central-European Context


This position is open to post-docs (max. two years after acquiring PhD). The candidates must hold their PhD degree at the time of applying for the position.

Other requirements

Working knowledge of English and German and at least one of the following languages: Czech, Slovak, Polish


The position is a part of the Czech Academy of Sciences´ special program for funding post-docs. The selection will be a result of a two-staged process. The Institute will select one to two candidates whose materials will be passed on to the Presidency of the Czech Academy of Sciences, which makes the final decision. In the first stage selected candidates might be invited for an interview, in the second stage the selection will be made only on the basis of the written materials.

Masaryk Institute and Archives is a mid-sized humanities research institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. It conducts original research in the fields of modern history, history of science, political science and literary studies and brings together historians, literary historians, political scientists, linguists and archival specialists. It also administers more than 600 archival collections, including those connected to the first Czechoslovak president Tomáš G. Masaryk and his closest collaborators as well as to the history of science from the end of the 18th century to the present.

The Institute provides all the necessary equipment for research, library services etc. Researchers are expected to be in residence in Prague. The Institute can offer assistance in finding accommodation for non-Czech applicants. During their residence, researchers are required to produce academic publications and participate in all activities of the Institute (research seminars, conferences and other events). We reserve the right not to fill this position.

Deadline for applications: March 16, 2018

Inquiries: Please direct inquiries to Rudolf Kučera at


Please submit all of the following materials:

  • CV and Publication List (please indicate the date you acquired your PhD as well as your citizenship)
  • Project proposal: in two to four pages please explain the project you would undertake during the two years and also specify the planned deliverables. In addition please include a rough work plan and indicate the preferred length of the contract between 12 and 24 months. The starting date of the position can be negotiated.

Please send all the materials electronically to: under the subject „Post-Doc 2018“.

Application date
16 Mar 2018
Date of residence
1 Jul 2018
1-2 years
Europe Czech Republic
Humanities History Linguistics Literature Social sciences Political science
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 2 years
Grants available