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U.S. Policy Studies Post (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)

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U.S. Policy Studies Post (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)

June 15, 2014

The Department of American Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University in Prague, the Czech Republic (http://kas.fsv.cuni.cz/ASFSVEN-1.html) is announcing a vacancy for a full-time academic position in U.S. Policy Studies. While the Search Committee will consider candidates from a variety of disciplines, consideration will be given to those who specialize in U.S. public policy making processes, primarily since the end of the Cold War. All candidates must satisfy the requirements specified below. The deadline for applications is Sunday June 15, midnight Central European time.

As one of the most prestigious European universities and one of the oldest in the world, Charles University was founded in 1348 and is today a powerhouse public research university with 17 different faculties, institutes, research centers, and over 50,000 students. Its unique history, heritage and vibrant life make Prague “the heart of Europe” in culture and knowledge production and transfer. The Czech Republic is one of the most affordable countries to live and work in the region, and its geographical location provides easy access to most other parts of Europe. To learn more about Charles University, go to http://www.cuni.cz/UKEN-10.html.



PhD in hand by October 1, 2014 at the latest


Specializing in:

– U.S. public policy making processes, especially domestic public policy and/or foreign policy, and their impact on culture and society
– Including, but primarily since the end of the Cold War to the present day
– With some record and a clear potential for high level professional (academic and policy) research outputs
– A demonstrated record of versatility and breadth in teaching, academic service, and administrative duties (including co-editing departmental publications, grant writing, international collaboration)



– Ability to integrate methodology-based teaching into the Department’s training structure
– Experience in international education (study abroad, international students, international collaboration)
– Specialization in a U.S. marginalized group – their history and current relationship to (image, participation and influence on) mainstream U.S. politics and policy
– Research experience in a European language other than English; willingness to learn Czech
– A demonstrated record of ability to adjust to and succeed in different administrative, cultural and social systems (such as living and working in a “foreign” country)


The position includes:

Teaching load of 4/4 courses with some latitude
Academic service, including consultation, supervision of undergraduate and Master’s theses
Research and publishing in leading scholarly and professional journals, and with renown presses
Administrative duties, including co-editing departmental publications, grant writing, international collaboration


The application must contain:

– An academic Curriculum Vita
– A cover letter / letter of statement
– A writing sample (max. 25 pages)
– Two letters of recommendation


Send complete and PRINTED applications by Sunday June 15, midnight Central European time to:

Office of Personnel
Faculty of Social Sciences
Charles University in Prague
Smetanovo nábř. 6
Praha 1
110 00
Czech Republic

Early submissions are especially appreciated.

 The Search Committee reserves the right to notify ONLY those candidates who are selected to advance to the second round of selection.

Questions about the position should be directed to american.studies@fsv.cuni.cz

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June 15, 2014
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