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CEFRES is hiring a Communications Manager

CEFRES in a nutshell

  • a French public research institution with partnerships throughout Central Europe
  • an international research and administrative team (12 nationalities by 2024), developing cutting edge research projects in the humanities and social sciences
  • twenty in-house researchers & fifty associates
  • about fifty events a year
  • some twenty funding grants.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Maintaining a dynamic content calendar with the administrative team;
  • Administrating CEFRES’s trilingual website, ensuring it is updated with the latest information, www.cefres.cz (WordPress);
  • Writing and producing engaging content for CEFRES’s trilingual accounts on social media (FB, Instagram, LinkedIn, X);
  • Producing visual contents (website, social media, posters and programs) for scientific events
  • Analyzing data to gauge content performance and proposing communication strategy in accordance

Expected skills

  • Exceptional written Czech skills (C2), French (C1 or B2) and English (C1 or B2),
  • In-depth knowledge of social media and their monitoring tools
  • Experience in translation
  • Experience in updating websites using content management systems
  • Experience in creating visual contents – video cuts if possible

Required qualities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, proactive
  • Exacting and precise written skills,
  • Esthetic visual taste,
  • Reliable and autonomous,
  • Collaborative team player with a positive attitude.

Qualification

  • Degree in communication management / digital marketing / languages OR equivalent experience,
  • Enthusiastic interest in communication and translation;
  • A strong curiosity toward Humanities and Social Sciences is more than welcome.

Conditions & benefits

  • 1-year fixed-term Czech law contract, with possibility of extension
  • Part-time job according to candidate’s profile and needs: 12h attendance / week preferred
  • Flexible working schedule apart one fixed day at CEFRES
  • 14 days’ annual leave
  • Long Summer breaks with no scientific event,
  • Professional training offered by CEFRES according to the profile and needs of the employee
  • French language courses offered by CEFRES at the French Institute in Prague
  • An office in Prague city center, Na Florenci 3, Prague 1
  • Free access to the cinema Kino 35 at the French Institute in Prague

How to apply

  • The position is to be filled no later than on 1/10/2024 · Send your CV and motivation letter in French to: Claire.madl@cefres.cz Subject:« Candidature au poste de chargé/e de communication et de traduction »; Cc mateusz.chmurski@cefres.cz.

Only selected applicants will be invited to be interviewed, in French.

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.

CFA | CEFRES Residential Fellowships for Ukrainian Researchers in HSS

CFA | CEFRES Residential Fellowships for Ukrainian Researchers in Humanities and Social Sciences

The French Center for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences (CEFRES) in close collaboration with the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE), the French National Research Center (CNRS SHS) as well as the Institute of Contemporary History of the Czech Academy of Sciences (ÚSD AV ČR) and Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences (ÚDU AV ČR) launches a program of residential fellowships in Prague dedicated to Ukrainian researchers in humanities and social sciences.

Duration: from 14 days to 2 months at CEFRES in Prague
Suggested periods: March 1-May 31 or September 1-December 15, 2024
Funding: 2 000 € / month (prorata temporis for shorter periods)
Housing: Offered by CEFRES in collaboration with the Czech Academy of Sciences’ Institutes of Contemporary History and of Art History
Deadline for submission of applications: January 31, 2024

Objective of the program

The goal of the new program is to offer the recipients of the non-residential fellowships comfortable conditions for developing research goal, accessing resources (archives, libraries, scientific events…)  in Prague and strengthening collaborations and contacts developed in the frame of the nonresidential fellowships program.

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CFA | TANDEM CNRS-SAV PROGRAM, 2024-2026

The Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV), the French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague (CEFRES) and the Institute for Humanities & Social Sciences of the French National Research Center (CNRS HSS) are launching the first call for applications for the TANDEM incubator program dedicated to researchers from the Slovak Academy of Sciences and CNRS.

 GOALS OF THE PROGRAM

The Tandem CNRS-SAV program endeavors excellency in social sciences and humanities by bringing together Slovak and French colleagues to intensify scientific collaboration between our countries in the frame of European Research Area. It benefits from the experience of two Czech-French Tandem program schemes at CEFRES, whose former members have obtained two ERC grants, incl. the BOAR project. Continue reading CFA | TANDEM CNRS-SAV PROGRAM, 2024-2026

AAC – Séjour de recherche au CEFRES des chercheuses et chercheurs de l’EHESS

Séjour de recherche et d’enseignement au Centre français de recherche en sciences sociales (CEFRES) de Prague

Dans le cadre de la convention de coopération entre l’EHESS et le CEFRES, qui inclut également l’Université Charles de Prague ainsi que l’Académie des sciences de la République tchèque, et pour intensifier les échanges scientifiques franco-tchèques dans le domaine des sciences humaines et sociales, le CEFRES propose l’accueil d’un/e enseignant/e-chercheur/se de l’EHESS pour deux à quatre semaines durant l’année 2025.

Durée du séjour : 2 à 4 semaines
Période du séjour : février-juin ou octobre-décembre 2025
Date limite d’envoi des candidatures : 15 mai 2024

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CFA | TANDEM CU–CNRS Program

CFA TANDEM CU–CNRS PROGRAM, 2024-2025

Charles University (CU), the Institute for Human and Social Sciences of the French National Research Center (InSHS CNRS) and the French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague (CEFRES) are launching the first call for applications for the TANDEM incubator program dedicated to researchers from CNRS and Charles University.

Since 2018, the TANDEM program endeavors excellency in social sciences and humanities by bringing together Czech and French colleagues to intensify scientific collaboration between our countries in the frame of European Research Area. The program is a joint initiative of CEFRES, InSHS CNRS, CU and the Czech Academy of Sciences (AV ČR) in the frame of the CEFRES Platform of scientific collaborations. Its former members have obtained two ERC grants, including the BOAR project. Continue reading CFA | TANDEM CU–CNRS Program