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CFA – Post-doctoral Position at CEFRES. 2024 Complementary Call

Call opens 15 June 2024
Deadline for submission
: 15 July 2024
Publication of the results: 28 July 2024
Period: 1st October 2024—31st  December 2025
Application Language: English
Address for submission:  mateusz.chmurski@cefres.cz (send a copy to: claire.madl@cefres.cz)

One post-doctoral researcher will be recruited from 1 October 2024 for 15 months at CEFRES. She or He will be both affiliated to CEFRES and to a relevant department for his or her research at Charles University (UK). The selection of the post-doctoral researcher will be based on the quality of his or her research project and its adequation to the research area it intends to contribute to.

Charles University & CEFRES joint postdoctoral positions. Presentation of the program

Charles University (UK) and CEFRES jointly finance two high-quality post-doctoral research fellows who reside elsewhere than the Czech Republic when applying  and have also defended their PhD dissertation in a university outside the Czech Republic. Both post-doctoral researchers are assigned to CEFRES as a hosting institution of the Post-Doc research program of Charles University: “Junior Fund.

The present position is a 15-months contract starting on 1 October 2024 at CEFRES. The gross monthly salary is 40 173 CZK. 

Eligibility criteria
  • Be a high-level young researcher from abroad (resident of a country out of the Czech Republic), who defended a PhD dissertation no more than 5 years prior to the application deadline in a university outside the Czech Republic (exceptions to this rule apply for parental or medical leave; for other reasons please contact us directly).
  • Conducting a research befitting one of the CEFRES Research areas
  • Good command of English is mandatory, French is a plus.
Counterparts

UK-CEFRES post-doc research fellow is expected to:

  • contribute through her or his own research to the research area, within which she or he applies;
  • take part in the scientific life of the CEFRES;
  • submit a yearly report on their research to the director of CEFRES;
  • come to live in Prague from 1 October 2024
Evaluation

The applications will be evaluated by a commission chaired by CEFRES Director and composed of researchers from and outside of the CEFRES, to represent the applicants’ various disciplines.

This post-doctoral position is intended for researchers whose research project can be part of one of CEFRES’s three research areas:

1 – Displacements, “Dépaysements” and Discrepancies: People, Knowledge & Practices
2 – Norms & Transgressions
3 – Objects, Traces, Mapping: Everyday Experience of Spaces

Research projects whose object is located in Central Europe, connected to this area and other areas or in comparison with other “cultural areas”, will be prioritized.

Application Package

Applicants must submit the complete application package consisting of the following elements:

  1. The application form duly filled in (to be downloaded here).
    The application form includes the description of the personal research project and must:

    1. specify the CEFRES research area you want to apply to and how the personal project will benefit it
    2. include:
      1. an explanation on the methodology and inputs of your own research, as well as a selected bibliography (max. 1 page-long)
      2.  expected outcomes (publications, conferences, and so forth).
  2. One letter of reference from the former PhD supervisor of the candidate. Please use the following model form to be downloaded here. The letter must mention the title of the PhD, the date of defense etc.
  3. A detailed CV
  4. A list of publications
  5. A copy of the PhD diploma

Application packages must be submitted by 15 July 2024 at 23:59 CET electronically in an email entitled “YOUR LAST NAME_CEFRES-UK” at: mateusz.chmurski@cefres.cz (send a copy to: claire.madl@cefres.cz). Please send the application form in both PDF and as a Word-document.

New Acquisitions in CEFRES Library

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CFA – 2024 CEU-CEFRES Mobility Grants at CEFRES

Call for application for 2nd year and above PhD students enrolled at the Central European University (CEU)

Deadline for submission: 17 March 2024 (call open)
Duration: 2 to 10 months between May 1, 2024 & June 30, 2025

Central European University (CEU) & the French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences (CEFRES) offer mobility grants at CEFRES in Prague to 2nd year and above PhD students enrolled at the CEU.

FELLOWSHIPS

An envelope of 5 000 € will be granted for stays ranging from 2 to 10 months (500 € per month). Continue reading CFA – 2024 CEU-CEFRES Mobility Grants at CEFRES

CFA – 2024 FiF UK Young Researchers Mobility Grants At CEFRES

Call for application for 2nd year and above PhD students and postdoctoral researchers enrolled at the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University (FiF UK)

Deadline for submission: March 15, 2024 (call open)
Duration: 2 to 10 months between September 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025

The Faculty of Arts of Comenius University (FiF UK), the French Institute Slovakia (IFS) & the French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences (CEFRES) offer mobility grants at the CEFRES to 2nd year and above PhD students and postdoctoral researchers (up to 10 years after their PhD defense) at the FIF UK.

FELLOWSHIPS

An envelope of 5 000 € will be granted for stays ranging from 2 to 10 months (500 € per month):

  •  Funding: 500 € / month cumulative with the PhD scholarships / postdoctoral positions
  • Duration: from 2 to 10 months at CEFRES in Prague  between September 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025

The selected fellow(s) will join CEFRES multidisciplinary research team and actively take part in the Center’s scientific life. They will work in an international research center, present their work at the internal CEFRES seminars, and may also organize a scientific event (workshop, conference…) co-financed by the Center. The fellows’ research should contribute to one of CEFRES’s research areas.

ELIGIBILITY

  • PhD students enrolled at FiF UK from the 2nd year and above
  • Postdoctoral researchers at FiF UK up to 10 years after their PhD defense
  • Good command of English is mandatory, command of French is appreciated.

SCHEDULE

  • January 17, 2024 Opening of the call
  • March 17, 2024, 23:59 CET Deadline for submissions               
  • March 17- April 28, 2024 Evaluation of the applications by a Committee of experts
  • May 16-17, 2024 Online auditions with selected candidates
  • May 20, 2024 Publication of the results

APPLICATION PACKAGE (in English or French)

  • Duly filled in application form – download the form here
  • A summary of your research (3 pp. maximum) incl. the aims and inputs of the research; its methodological and theoretical frame; the first outcomes since the beginning of the research
  • A letter of motivation answering these two questions:
    • How does your research project contribute to one of CEFRES’s research areas (450 words)
    • How can your research benefit from CEFRES? (300 words)
  • Two academic reference letters (including one from the supervisor in case of PhD students)
  • A CV with a list of publications and papers
  • A letter of authorisation from the dean of the faculty (for PhD students)
  • A confirmation officially issued by the applicant’s Faculty confirming that the employer agrees to the employee’s mobility (for post-doctoral researchers only)

Applications must be submitted electronically in one PdF file entitled “FiFUK-Your surname” at: claire.madl@cefres.cz. To be considered, application packages must be complete.

An informative meeting will be proposed at the FiF UK (G239) on February 20, at 1 pm, to answer all your questions regarding the program & the application process.

Questions on the application procedure may be sent to:

Krzysztof Tarkowski – Research & CV

Ontology of Money and the Anthropocene

Research Area 2. Norms and Transgressions

Contact: krzysztof.tarkowski[@]gmail.com

Krzysztof Tarkowski (*1989) holds PhD in philosophy from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. His doctoral research focused on the tension between mainstream philosophy of science and contemporary social studies of science and technology. His educational background includes philosophy and history, and his research interests include science and technology studies and historical epistemology. Continue reading Krzysztof Tarkowski – Research & CV

Ivanna Tsar – Research & CV

Language Behavior of Ukrainian Youth during the Russian-Ukrainian War

Research Area 1. Displacements, “dépaysements”, discrepancies

Contact : vakavaka7[@]gmail.com

Ivanna Tsar has been working as a researcher in the department of Stylistics, Language Culture and Sociolinguistics of the Institute of Ukrainian Language of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (group of sociolinguistics) since November 2017. She holds a PhD in philological sciences, and is head of the Council of Young Scientists of the Institute. Tsar studied at Ivan Franko L’viv National University and undertook postgraduate studies at the Institute of the Ukrainian Language of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Continue reading Ivanna Tsar – Research & CV