Head of the Department of Botany and Zoology

Department of Botany and ZoologyFaculty of Science
30 Oct 2020
Start date

About the Workplace

Masaryk University is the second-largest university in the Czech Republic with ten faculties, more than 5000 staff, and more than 30 000 students. As a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing, our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education.

Faculty of Science MU, a proud holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission, is a research-oriented faculty, offering university education (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs) closely linked to both primary and applied research and high school teaching of the following sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth sciences. We are the most productive scientific unit of the Masaryk University generating around 40 % of MU research results.

Department of Botany and Zoology is a modern centre of research and teaching in the fields of evolutionary biology, biosystematics and ecology. Its individual research groups study phylogenetic relationships and the classification of organisms, their diversity from the local to the continental level, and the ecological relationships of individual species, populations and communities in relation to both natural and human-induced changes in entire ecosystems. The Department is responsible for the study programme Ecological and Evolutionary Biology, subdivided at the master’s study programme stage into the study fields of Botany (with specializations in Plant Biosystematics, Plant Ecology, and Phycology and Mycology) and Zoology (with specializations in Invertebrate Zoology, Vertebratology, Parasitology, and Hydrobiology). Concurrently, The Department is also responsible for the study programme Teaching of Biology at Secondary Schools. Furthermore, it also offers the doctoral (Ph.D.) study programmes of Botany, Ecology, Hydrobiology, Parasitology, and Zoology.

Job Description

  • Preparation of the strategy for development of the department
  • Managerial responsibility for staffing capacity and development of the department
  • Responsibility for educational and scientific activities of the department   

Skills and Qualifications

  • Habilitation or professorship appointment in the relevant field
  • Academic degree of DrSc., Ph.D., dr. or CSc.,
  • Organizational, conceptual and managerial skills.

Application Process

The application shall be submitted online by 30.10.2020 via an e-application (Please, use the link in the e-Application section below).

The candidate shall provide following:

  • CV
  • Summary of research and educational outputs, publications and educational activities
  • Concept of department development

After submitting your application successfully, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from jobs.muni.cz.

Selection Process

Received applications will be considered carefully in line with principles of the EU Charter and Code for Researchers. Selection criteria: (i) meeting qualification requirements described above, (ii) all required documents provided.

If we do not contact you within 10 working days after the application deadline at the latest, it means that we have shortlisted other candidates meeting the position requirements.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a personal or videoconference interview.

The Faculty Recruitment Policy (OTM-R) can be seen here.

Faculty of Science, Masaryk University is an equal opportunity employer. We support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!





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