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Dear colleagues,

The DISSINET project (“Dissident Religious Cultures in Medieval Europe from
the Perspective of Social Network Analysis and Geographic Information
Systems”), based at Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts, Department for the
Study of Religions and funded by a “Projects of Excellence” grant from the
Czech Science Foundation for the period between 1 January 2019 and 31
December 2023, is searching for a postdoctoral researcher to join its
recently established team. The position is full-time, fixed-term, for 24 
months with a very likely extension (based on the quality of collaboration)
to the end of the project (31 December 2023). The expected start date is 1
April 2019 (negotiable). The deadline for applications is 20 February 23:59
CET (UTC+1).

- Ph.D. or equivalent in history, medieval studies, the study of religions,
or another field related to the project’s focus
- Specialization in either (a) religious dissent and/or inquisitorial or 
other trial records in medieval or early modern Europe, or (b) historical 
research informed by computational, network-analytical, or quantitative 
- Secure command of Latin and English
- Computer-friendly mindset (tables, digital tools)
- Academic writing skills in English
- Team spirit, moral integrity, reliability

We offer:
- Full-time research position in a committed interdisciplinary team working
on an exciting frontier-research project
- Competitive salary above the average for similar positions in the Czech 
Republic (good ratio between salary and local living costs)
- Individual research budget for participating in conferences and workshops,
buying books, etc. (ca. 3,000 € each year)
- Training and growth in interdisciplinary digital research (social network
analysis, geographic information systems, databases)
- Participation in writing high-profile publications in history, social 
network analysis, and the digital humanities
- Friendly and informal working environment

The position requires physical presence in Brno, the Czech Republic.

The selection procedure has two rounds: the first is based on the submitted
attachments, the second (for short-listed applicants) is based on written 
exchange and interview through Skype or personally in Brno.

The candidate’s doctoral degree does not need to be recent for this
postdoctoral position. Career breaks do not pose any problem. Applications
from female candidates are particularly encouraged.

More information about this position and link to the e-application: .

Please feel free to contact the project’s PI, Dr. David Zbíral, at david.
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With all best wishes,
David Zbíral.

Dr. David Zbíral
Associate Professor at Masaryk University (Study of Religions)
General Secretary of the Czech Association for the Study of Religions,
Department for the Study of Religions,
Faculty of Arts | Masaryk University
Arna Nováka 1 | 602 00 Brno | Czech Republic
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