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Eminent Research Personality in the field of human geography and/or local and regional development and sustainability transition – project „REFRESH – Research Excellence For Region Sustainability and High-tech Industries“

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The Dean of the Faculty of Science of the University of Ostrava announces a selection procedure to fill the following vacancy

  • Eminent Research Personality in the field of human geography and/or local and regional development and sustainability transition – project „REFRESH – Research Excellence For Region Sustainability and High-tech Industries“

The above mentioned position is to be filled within the framework of the project „REFRESH – Research Excellence For Region Sustainability and High-tech Industries“, reg. no. CZ.10.3.01/00/22_003/0000048, Research Programme Social Lab 1 Governance of Sustainability Transition by a foreign researcher with excellent scientific results in the field of human geography and urban, local and regional development studies; and/or sustainability transition studies and governance on an international scale with a high contribution to this investigated research area.

Systemised position:

  • researcher IV (non-academic employee)

Job Description

Eminent Research Personality:

  • initiates, leads, conducts and coordinates advanced research in the given fields in cooperation with a research team and internationally
  • publishes in accordance with the requirements and standards of the University of Ostrava at this given position
  • applies for research funding – submits research grants
  • is searching for opportunities for contractual cooperation in research
  • establishes and developes contacts with similar research personalities and institutes
  • helps and supervises junior researchers

Qualifications and other requirements

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in human geography or a related field (in the case of Ph.D. degree obtain abroad, recognition of the foreign university degree will be required)
  • EU research level: R3 – Established/R4 – Leading (research group), at least 10 years of postdoctoral research experience
  • For FORD 1,3,5: 8x Jimp, for FORD6: min. 15 publications of type Jimp, Jsc, B, C, where the outputs are comparable to the international research level (the most significant are those where the researcher/worker is the main author, or Q1 and Q2 journals; for FORD 3, 5 and 6 possible recalculation 1xB = 4x Jimp, yet the book must be published in a corresponding scientifically recognized publishing house, references to preprints may be included if publicly available (preprints must be suitably referenced with either a link to the preprint or a DOI).
  • H-index of the researcher min. 8 (FORD 1,3,5), 3 WOS or Scopus/6 Scholar (FORD6). Alternatively, 60 documented citations of own works.
  • Documented involvement in projects of basic/applied/contractual research. Minimum of 3 projects over 10 years. Alternatively, international internships totalling 8 months.
  • Fluent English, comparable to B2 level or higher, knowledge of other languages would be an advantage.
  • Independent, responsible and creative approach to work

Estimated amount of work

  • 2 vacancies at 0.45 FTE (or up to 1.0 FTE by agreement)

Expected start date

  • March 1st, 2024 (or by agreement)
  • Fixed-term contract

Wage conditions

  • According to the Internal Wage Regulations of the University of Ostrava and for the Eminent Research Personality in the REFRESH project, i.e. 1.0 FTE = 5.000 EUR before tax + bonuses for fulfilled tasks

Language in which the selection process will be conducted

  • English

List of Documents Required from the Applicant (in English)

Date, Method, Form, and Place for the Delivery of the Application and Required Documents from the Applicant

Application for the selection procedure containing all the required documents are to be sent electronically to the following address: . Applications sent differently will not be accepted.

Deadline for on-time applications

  • February 15th, 2024

The first round of the selection procedure will involve the assessment of the materials submitted by the candidates. Only selected candidates will be invited to take part in a second round of remote interviews. The Employer reserves the right to cancel the selection procedure or to decide not to accept any of the applications without giving reasons.

The position was created with the financial support of the European Union within the REFRESH project with reg. no. CZ.10.03.01/00/22_003/0000048, Operational Programme Just Transition Fund.

Contact details:

Factual consultations are possible via e-mail to doc. RNDr. Petr Rumpel, Ph.D., Project Refresh Work package 1 – leader, Head of Department of Human Geography: .

Formal information can be reached at Human Resources Department: .


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