Mobility: Kinanthropology, Faculty of Physical Culture (No 13a)

wednesday 14. february 2018, 8:56 – Text: DA

Announcement of the Call for Applications under the Program:

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: Scientific-research stays in the Czech Republic for foreign post-docs (Faculty of Physical Culture)

Mobility No. 13a

Hosting Institution/Faculty/Department: Faculty of Physical Culture

Mobility Location: Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic

Duration: 10 months

Term: 09/2018 - 06/2019

Mobility description:

The planned focus of mobility is closely related to one of the major research areas studied at the Faculty of Physical Culture: human movement science. This research area encompasses a number of topics which often require a high level of specialization. It is virtually impossible to conduct a complex research at just one institution. The need for mobility therefore stems from the opportunity to involve junior researchers from other institutions researching the topics in a given area. Their involvement will allow to increase the quality of acquired knowledge and their social relevance. In a similar way, it could be assumed that new contacts in the international scientific community will be established.

The research will be focused on movement analysis, motor control, and motor learning and will be conducted in the area:

Dynamic postural balance under challenging conditions, effect of fatigue on static and dynamic postural balance, postural balance as part of motor coordination in children, postural balance as a prerequisite of high-level sport performance.

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: 77 500 Kč

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 until March 16th 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.