Postdoctoral position (Political and/or social history of East-Central Europe 1848–1948) starting on July 1, 2021


The Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences is offering a one to two-year postdoctoral position, starting on July 1, 2021


Research focus:

Political and/or social history of East-Central Europe 1848–1948



This position is open to post-docs, who in the moment of application can have max. two years after acquiring Ph.D. (excluding possible parental leave and/or long-term stay abroad. In that case the maximum time span between acquiring Ph.D. and applying can be 4 years). The candidates must hold their Ph.D. degree at the time of applying for the position.


Other requirements: 

Active knowledge of English or German; partial knowledge of at least one of the following languages will be of advantage: Czech, Polish, Slovak, Slovene, Hungarian



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.

The conditions of the funding scheme allow to apply only at one institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

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. During their residence, researchers are required to produce academic publications and participate in all activities of the Institute (research seminars, conferences and other events). The Institute reserves the right not to fill this position.

The starting date of the position can be negotiated.


Deadline for applications: March 5, 2021



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Please submit all of the following materials:

  1. CV (including the date of acquiring Ph.D., email and nationality).
  2. Publication list.
  3. Letter of motivation.
  4. Project title and project proposal (in two to four pages) including planned deliverables (doc/docx). 
  5. Rough work plan (up to 4500 signs in doc/docx), please indicate the preferred length of the contract between 12 and 24 months. 


Mailing Instructions:

Please send all the materials electronically to: under the subject Post-Doc PPLZ 2021.


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