CFA – Post-Doctoral Position. 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: (send a copy to:

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.

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

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: (send a copy to: Please send the application form in both PDF and as a Word-document.