Jobs: Hungarian; Polish; Slovak; General Linguistics: Department Chair, Charles University, Faculty of Arts

University or Organization: Charles University, Faculty of Arts
Department: Central European Studies
Job Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Web Address:
Job Title: Department Chair
Job Rank: Chair of Department

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Hungarian (hun)
Polish (pol)
Slovak (slk)


Description:  We invite applications for one three-year position of Chair in the Dept. of Central European studies (covering Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary). The applicant must hold a degree in humanities, specializing in one of the three philologies within the scope of the department (i.e., Polish, Slovak, or Hungarian). Good working knowledge of English and at least passive knowledge of Czech (or Slovak) are expected, familiarity with another language of the region would be welcome.

Application requirements:
– CV, including bibliography and a summary of teaching experience.
– Statement of vision for further growth of the department, both in its scholarly and teaching development (max. 10 pages, offering at least a 3-year outlook); the statement should also address the relationship between the areal and philological approaches to the department’s organization.

Specific issues addressed in the statement:
a) Assessment of the current state of the department
b) Plans for academic personnel development
c) Development of the teaching program, its content and organization
d) Plans for the department’s research direction
e) Outlook for the general development of the department (its structure, possible ways for broadening/enriching its current profile including the question of integrating Roma Studies, etc.)

The earliest starting date of the job: Oct 1, 2014, a later start can be negotiated.

Application packets should be mailed to the address below and clearly marked JOB SEARCH.

Application Deadline: 31-Aug-2014
Mailing Address for Applications:
Ms Eva Antošová
Filozofická fakulta UK
nám. J. Palacha 2
Prague 116 38
Czech Republic
Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dean Mirjam Fried

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