Full-time postdoc for ERC-funded research on children and nonfiction 

The Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University announces the position of a full-time  postdoctoral researcher within the ERC-funded project ‘Ways of Imagining in Children’s Lives with  Information Texts’ (WONDRE) led by Dr. Anezka Kuzmicova. 

Job description: 

  • design and implement independent analyses of children’s nonfiction texts 
  • collaborate on integrating the above with empirical research (child and adult participants) and  other work led by colleagues, and on moving the project forward as a whole 
  • produce excellent publications, participate in dissemination and networking activities, and in  establishing a new childhood studies environment 
  • optionally: teach/supervise students (in English or Czech) 

We require: 

  • completed doctoral studies (or nearing completion) in the field of humanities (e.g. literature),  social sciences (e.g. childhood, media studies) or education, on a topic related to children’s  culture, reading/learning research, multimodal text, or similar 
  • documented experience of systematic text analysis and ability to work independently in a  cross-disciplinary context 
  • experience of empirical research, with child participants or other populations, is welcome 

We offer: 

  • workload of 1.0 (40 hours per week) for 36 months (extendible subject to funding) 
  • expected start on 1 November 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter) 
  • assistance upon relocating to Prague 
  • wide range of employee benefits (higher value meal vouchers, contribution to a kindergarten,  contribution to an annual Prague public transport card, contribution to pension and/or life  insurance, contribution to Sodexo Multi Pass Card, etc. Benefits are governed by valid internal  regulations of the faculty.) 

The written application must contain: 

  • academic CV 
  • a list of publications 
  • a copy of the highest education certificate (does not apply to those who have already been or  are currently employed at the faculty and their education was verified by the personnel  department in the past) 
  • a motivation letter including a brief idea for research design as per the project´s aims • two reference letters including referee´s full contact details 
  • two samples of academic writing 

Candidates can send their applications by 29 April 2024 to the email address kariera@fsv.cuni.cz, marked as “Postdoc ERC WONDRE”. 

For further information, please visit the initial project website and fact sheet. The PI can be contacted  at anezka.kuzmicova@fsv.cuni.cz. This advert can also be found on Euraxess.

Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Communication Studies  and Journalism / Smetanovo nabrezi 6, 110 01 Prague 1, Czech Republic,  info@fsv.cuni.cz, tel: +420 222 112 111 

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