Mgr. Zdeněk Janík, M.A., Ph.D.

Assistant professor, Department of English Language and Literature

Correspondence Address:
Poříčí 623/7, 603 00 Brno

Office: bldg. A/5007
Poříčí 945/9
603 00 Brno

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Curriculum vitae

Person Identification
  • Mgr.Zdeněk Janík,M.A.,Ph.D. born 11 September 1975 in Brno. Married, three children. Email:
  • Department of English language and literature '
    ' Faculty of Education, Masaryk University '
    ' Poříčí 9 '
    ' 603 00 Brno
Employment Position
  • Assistant professor. International Mobility Coordinator
Education and Academic Qualifications
  • 2001- 2008: Ph.D. in Political Science; Faculty of Social Science,Masaryk University; dissertation paper title: "Cultural and Structural Analysis of Social Movement"
  • 2000-2001: M.A. in Political Science, Central European University in Budapest; thesis title: "Public Reason and Moral Disagreements"
  • 1995-2000: Mgr. in Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in English and Civics, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University, Brno; thesis title: "Question of Human Co-existence in Today's Multicultural and Global World"
Employment Summary
  • 2002-: Assistant Professor; teacher of Critical Intercultural Communication; teacher of Intercultural Pedagogy; teacher of Cultural Studies and Histories of English Speaking Countries, the Department of English language and literature, Faculty of Education, MU
  • 2001-: Teacher of English; Language School KIC, Brno; Language School and Institution GRAPA, Brno
  • 1997-2000: Teacher of English; Language School Slon, Brno
  • 1995-1997: Teacher of English; Secondary Vocational School, Lomnice u Tišnova
Pedagogical Activities
  • Critical Intercultural Communication, Cultures of English Speaking Countries, History of English Speaking Countries, Cultural Studies, Intercultural Communication for International Students at Masaryk University, Internationalization of Higher Education
Scientific and Research Activities
  • Critical Intercultural Communication, Intercultural Pedagogy, Intercultural interventions in Study Abroad Programs, Internationalization of curriculum, International Classroom Dynamics;
  • 2022-2024: Erasmus+ KA2 Capacity building project Sustainable competences in higher education: the chief coordinator for Masaryk University, developing curriculum for sustainable education, designing online collaborative courses (COIL) for HEI partners in Denmark, Norway, Slovenia.
  • 2020-2023: Improving and Innovating the Preparation of Future Teachers at MUNI. Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports: coordinator of internationalization activities; organizing school visits and collaboration with HEI in the Netherlands
  • 2021-2022: Designing virtual exchange programs and blended learning courses at Masaryk University
  • 2002-2004:Erasmus Project "Argonauts of Europe": program of intercultural communication; development and implementation of a mobility framework; teaching practice for foreign student teachers at elementary schools abroad and in the Czech Republic;
Academical Stays
  • École Nationale Supérieure des Sciences Appliquées et de Technologie, Université de Rennes 1, France: organizing and teaching an EDUC international summer school 'Connecting Internet of Things Devices and Intercultural Training'; July 2023, July 2022, July 2021
  • McLennan Community College, Waco, Texas, USA: Enhancing international cooperation; students' mobility framework; summer school project; providing expertise in internationalization; July - August 2018
  • McLennan Community College,Waco, Texas, USA: visiting instructor, teaching Government class of Politics in Europe and the USA; conducting research; January - May 2012
  • McLennan Community College, Waco, Texas, USA: visiting instructor, teaching Government classes; enhancing the quality of international cooperation with the partner school; January - May 2010
  • Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA: delivering public lectures on Political Culture; March 2010
  • McLennan Community College, Waco, Texas, USA: visiting instructor, teaching Government classes, January - May 2007
  • Hogeschool van Utrecht, Faculteit Educatieve Opleidingen: conference on the international project "Argonauts of Europe", April 2003
  • Linköpings Universitet, Sweden: implementation of the internationl project "Argonauts of Europe", November 2003
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Facultat de Ciencies de l'Educacio: teaching, lectures and workshops, research project, May 2004
University Activities
  • 2003-: Coordinator of International Relations (Erasmus coordinator) at the Department of English Language and Literature of the Faculty of Education MU
  • 2023-: Advisor in Strategies of HEI Internationalization
  • 2019-2023: Vice-dean for Internationalization, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University
Selected Publications
  • JANÍK, Zdeněk. Negotiation of Identities in Intercultural Communication. JoLaCe Journal of Language and Cultural Education. Berlin: WALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH, roč. 5, č. 1, s. 160-181. ISSN 1339-4045. doi:10.1515/jolace-2017-0010. 2017. URL info
  • JANÍK, Zdeněk. English Language as a Cultural Tool for Intercultural Communication. CASALC Review. Brno: Česká a slovenská asociace učitelů jazykových center na vysokých školách, roč. 2015-2016, č. 2, s. 39-50. ISSN 1804-9435. 2016. English Language as a Cultural Tool for Intercultural Communication_Z.Janík info
  • JANÍK, Zdeněk. Kulturní rozdíly ve verbální a neverbální komunikaci. In Eva Polesná. Multikulturně v teorii i praxi. 1. vyd. Ústí nad Labem: Univerzita J. E. Purkyně v Ústí nad Labem. s. 49-56. Network of Educators of Foreign Language Teachers. ISBN 978-80-7414-616-9. 2013. info
  • JANÍK, Zdeněk. Enhancing Intercultural Awareness of Teachers of English. In Ada Böhmerová. Identity in Intercultural Communication: Slovak Studies in English III. Bratislava: Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University. s. 202-212. ISBN 978-80-8106-047-2. 2011. info
  • JANÍK, Zdeněk. Cultural Values and their Relation to Communication Styles, Learning, and Teaching. In Lingvodiverzita a Multikulturalismus. První vydání. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice. s. 76-84. ISBN 978-80-7395-363-8. 2011. info
  • JANIK, Zdenek. The Cold War from the Czechoslovak Perspective. In U.S. Foreign Policy Analysis: Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA. 2010. info
  • JANIK, Zdenek. Cultural values of American students in tertiary education. In McLennan Community College, Waco, Texas, USA. 2010. info
  • JANÍK, Zdeněk. Twenty Years after the Iron Curtain: The Czech Republic in Transition. Juniata Voices. Huntingdon (PA) USA: Juniata College Press, Volume 10, č. 2010, s. 99-107. ISSN 1940-4638. 2010. URL info
  • JANÍK, Zdeněk. Value-laden Teaching: An Example from Classes of American Culture and History. In New Trends in Educating Future Teachers of English IV. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci. s. 53-57. ISBN 978-80-244-2170-4. 2008. info
  • JANÍK, Zdeněk. From Disruptive Action to Political Lobbying: Causes and Consequences of the Institutionalization of Forms of Contention in a Protest Campaign. on-line Středoevropské politické studie. Brno: Mezinárodní politologický ústav MU, IX, č. 4, s. 315-332, 17 s. ISSN 1212-7817. 2007. URL info
  • JANÍK, Zdeněk. Intercultural Learning and Intercultural Competencies. In KIEHLBORN, Alena a Jan ŠEBEK. Interkulturní dimenze ve výuce cizích jazyků. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, Fakulta filozofická. s. 95-105. ISBN 8071948934. 2005. info
  • JANÍK, Zdeněk. Working towards students cultural awareness: an activity and its findings. In GULOVÁ, Lenka a Ema ŠTĚPAŘOVÁ. Multikulturní výchova v teorii a praxi. s. 220-223. ISBN 80-86633-14-4. 2004. info
  • JANÍK, Zdeněk. Interkulturní výcvik a etnopedagogika v praxi: projekt "Argonauts of Europe". Komenský, odborný časopis pro učitele základní školy. Brno: Pedagogická fak Masarykovy univerzity, roč. 129, č. 1, s. 34 - 38. ISSN 0323-0449. 2004. info


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