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The Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University is seeking to appoint a researcher to work with Petra Guasti and the Prague team in the project “Neo-authoritarianisms in Europe and the liberal democratic response” (AUTHLIB) of the Horizon Europe funded by the European Commission.


The FSV team will be responsible for leading work package on minipublics and to contribute to data-gathering and analysis across all major work package in the project. The post-doctoral research fellow will be expected to contribute mainly to the data collection and empirical analyses. The research work will be aimed at the preparation of high-quality publications, drafting and submission of research reports to the European Commission, and organization of social impact activities in co-creation with civil society and institutions in Hungary and at the European level.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • PhD in political science, sociology, data Science or related disciplines (completed or to be defended within max. six months after the application).
  • Very good skills in text and (optionally) network analysis methods.
  • Interest in or some background knowledge in the study of democracy and populism would be an asset but is not required.
  • Excellent written and spoken language skills in English.
  • Strong interest in academic research, ideally proven through international publications and/or collaboration in research projects.
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in an international team.


What Charles University Offers

  • The appointment is 0,7 FTE and available from May 2023, with a contract duration of 24 months.
  • Type of contract: Fixed-duration contract
  • Gross salary: between CZK 30.870 and CZK 39.564 per month depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Usual employee benefits at the FSV UK


How to Apply

Please send by April 6, 2023:

  • A cover letter outlining precisely the qualifications and skills that match the requirements for the position, and previous work experience carrying out similar tasks to those required here.
  • A CV
  • A writing sample (an article or PhD thesis)
  • A letter of recommendation from PhD supervisor/member of committee or other senior scholar

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