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Professor of Sociology
Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
Applications: April 30, 2014

Charles University in Prague ( was founded in the fourteenth century and is one of the world's oldest universities. Today it ranks among the best 2% of universities worldwide and the top 100 universities in Europe. The Faculty of Social Sciences (, founded in 1990, is CU’s second youngest faculty, and has quickly became a leading regional centre for teaching and research in economics, sociology, political science, international relations, area studies, media studies and journalism.

The Department of Sociology seeks to employ a distinguished senior scholar of international reputation to begin in June-September 2014. We are looking for an individual of broad theoretical imagination and firm commitment to both research and teaching. A strong record in research publication and grant funding is a priority, and evidence of ability as a research leader is particularly welcome. Although candidates from all substantive fields are invited to apply, expertise in the areas of Contemporary European Societies, Socio-cultural Processes and Change, Social Identity, Historical Sociology, Sociological Theory, and Philosophy of Social Sciences will be given preference.

The duration of the employment contract will be one year, renewable up to three years. We also accept applications for one-year visiting professorship. The duties of the professor will include research and teaching. Salary: 2000 Euro per month (the wage is subject to withhold payroll taxes).

In case of interest please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, a report of personal experience and merits pertaining to your teaching and research skills, as well as any other documents that may be relevant to the selection process, to the following address: Jitka Kendíková, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Smetanovo nábřeží 6, 110 01 Praha 1, Czech Republic; or by email to Deadline for applications: April 30, 2014.

Further information about the position may be obtained from Martin Hájek (, Director of The Institute of Sociological Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences.
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