Mobility at the Department of General Linguistics, Faculty of Arts

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Announcement of the Call for Applications under the Programme:

 Call No. 02_16_027 for International Mobility of Researchers in Priority Axis 2 of the OP

Project Name: Mobility Support at UP

Supported Activity No. 1: Mobility at the Department of General Linguistics, Faculty of Arts

Mobility No. 15

Hosting Institution/Faculty/Department: Faculty of Arts, Department of General Linguistics

Mobility Location: Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic

Duration: 24 months

Term: June 2018 – May 2020

Mobility description:

Mobility will involve the arrival of a foreign expert at the Department of General Linguistics at the Faculty of Arts in Olomouc for the purpose of biennial practice in post-doc position. The post-doc position at the Department of General Linguistics at the Faculty of Arts in Olomouc falls under Supported Mobility 1, "Working Stays of post docs from abroad in the Czech Republic". Department of General Linguistics FA UP needs to intensify its reputation abroad, to become visible at international top-level workplaces. The position of the foreign post-doc is an appropriate solution for the improvement of the international reputation, the department will seek out a foreign expert who already has a rich academic experience and contacts with more foreign institutions. The post-doc post will include the participation in research at the Department (in the field of biosemiotics and digital data processing), publication of scientific articles, organization of international conferences and regular workshops for students. These activities, on the one hand, will contribute to the running of the department and, on the other hand, will encourage cooperation with a foreign expert and will support the establishment of new contacts with experts from around the world. That is why we will look for an expert with a rich international experience and an expert with sufficient organizational skills to be used to organize an international conference. The post-doc mobility will therefore not only benefit from the short-term but also long-term internationalization of research, sustainability and competitiveness of Palacký University (RIS3).

Mobility falls under the key domain of RIS3 “Digital Content”, as we plan to include a foreign expert in research into the processing of digital data from genetic banks and their text analysis.

Mobility is planned for two year, during which a foreign expert will learn about methods and research at the FA UP, will make suggestions for cooperation, will be involved in teaching and will publish in top journals (at least two articles). An international expert will attend international conferences to present the results of joint research. To conclude its mobility, a foreign expert will participate in the organization of an international conference.

The researcher is obliged to actively participate in a conference / seminar / workshop, etc. organized by the hosting institution at least once in every six months of the mobility.

Support for the Researcher’s Family: NO

Salary Offered: 62 953 CZK

Requirements for candidates:

Phase I

-       The candidate is a post-doc in accordance with the definition; that is, a researcher up to 7 years after being granted the Ph.D. degree or its foreign equivalent [1] (equivalent to level 8 of ISCED) since the date of submitting the project application, and

-  Has been active outside the Czech Republic in the field of science and research with the working time of at least 0.5 for at least 2 years (as of the date of submitting the project application) within the last 3 years, or was a Ph.D. student abroad, and

-  Proves his/her publication activity (professional publications registered in the databases Web of Science, Scopus or ERIH PLUS, and at the same time publications in the form of “an article”, “book chapters”, “a letter” and “a review”) – at least 2 publication outputs in the last 3 years (as of the date of submitting the project application).

The candidates who fail to fulfil the criteria of Phase I set above will be excluded from the selection procedure. The candidates who fulfil the qualification criteria of Phase I proceed to the assessment within Phase II.

Assessment method:

Phase II

The fulfilment / non-fulfilment of exclusion criteria within Phase I, as well as the required expertise and requested documentation will be assessed by a committee consisting of at least three members.

The individual candidates will be assessed by the committee at a common meeting according to the following criteria:

Criterion 1:

The number and quality of articles in impact factor journals and other publications

Possible rating: min. 0, max. 40 points

Criterion 2:

Participation in scientific-research projects (international, national)

Possible rating: min. 0, max. 20 points

Criterion 3:

Benefits for the hosting institution within the respective field of study (scientific field) the candidate is applying for

Possible rating: min. 0, max. 20 points

Criterion 4:

The need for research in the particular field of study (scientific field)

Possible rating: min. 0, max. 10 points

Criterion 5:

Recommendation by the previous supervisor or the Head of the workplace/scientific-research team where the candidate operates

Possible rating: min. 0, max. 10 points

The maximum rating achievable is 100 points. When assessing the candidates with regard to criteria 1 and 2, the particular candidate achieves the number of points for fulfilling the particular criterion in accordance with the objectively identifiable value set above. When assessing the candidates with regard to criteria 3, 4 and 5, each member of the selection committee awards the points to the particular candidate individually at his/her discretion. The final number of points for the particular candidate is the arithmetic mean of the rating awarded by the individual committee members. The winner of the selection procedure is the candidate having achieved the most points in the assessment of the individual criteria.

A written record of the assessment procedure will be made, including the information about the composition of the assessment committee, the criteria of candidate assessment, the reasoning of ratings, and the name of the winner.

The results of the assessment procedure will be published on the UP website. 

Documents requested:

  • Professional CV
  • Diploma or nostrification
  • Document(s) proving research activity outside the Czech Republic
  • A list of publication outputs in the last 3 years
  • A list and a brief description of scientific-research projects (national and international) where the candidate collaborated on in the last 3 years
  • Cover letter including specification of the benefits for the hosting institution
  • Brief description of the research the researcher intends to work on; justification of its need in relation to the research field 
  • Recommendation by the previous supervisor or the Head of the workplace/scientific-research team where the candidate operates
  • Mobility schedule approved by the hosting institution

All documents listed above must be submitted in either Czech or English.

Successful candidates shall not be working at any other university or institution at the time of the expected beginning of their mobility. Any exception has to be requested within the admission procedure.

The applications may be submitted in the electronic form to the address pavlina.zizkova@upol.cz  until April 9th, 2018.


[1] The given period may be extended for the period of maternal and parental leave, long-term illness (for more than 90 days), nursing a family member (for more than 90 days), preparation for an attestation, and military service.