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[Commlist] full-time postdoc position for "Ways of imagining in children’s lives with information texts"

Fri Mar 22 13:31:19 GMT 2024

Charles University, Prague, is offering a full-time postdoc position within Dr. Anezka Kuzmicova’s ERC-funded project WONDRE (Ways of imagining in children’s lives with information texts), starting in the autumn of 2024.

Suitable for candidates from a broad range of disciplines who are interested in studying how nonfiction books but also other factual engagements stimulate children’s imagining.

The application deadline is 29 April, 2024. Further information at and below.


Full-time postdoc for ERC-funded research on children and nonfiction
The Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University announces the position of a full-time postdoctoral researcher within the ERC-funded project ‘Ways of Imagining in Children’s Lives with Information Texts’ (WONDRE) led by Dr. Anezka Kuzmicova.

Job description:
• design and implement independent analyses of children’s nonfiction texts
• collaborate on integrating the above with empirical research (child and adult participants) and other work led by colleagues, and on moving the project forward as a whole • produce excellent publications, participate in dissemination and networking activities, and in establishing a new childhood studies environment
• optionally: teach/supervise students (in English or Czech)

We require:
• completed doctoral studies (or nearing completion) in the field of humanities (e.g. literature), social sciences (e.g. childhood, media studies) or education, on a topic related to children’s culture, reading/learning research, multimodal text, or similar • documented experience of systematic text analysis and ability to work independently in a cross-disciplinary context • experience of empirical research, with child participants or other populations, is welcome

We offer:
• workload of 1.0 (40 hours per week) for 36 months (extendible subject to funding)
• expected start on 1 November 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
• assistance upon relocating to Prague
• wide range of employee benefits (higher value meal vouchers, contribution to a kindergarten, contribution to an annual Prague public transport card, contribution to pension and/or life insurance, contribution to Sodexo Multi Pass Card, etc. Benefits are governed by valid internal regulations of the faculty.)

The written application must contain:
• academic CV
• a list of publications
• a copy of the highest education certificate (does not apply to those who have already been or are currently employed at the faculty and their education was verified by the personnel department in the past) • a motivation letter including a brief idea for research design as per the project´s aims
• two reference letters including referee´s full contact details
• two samples of academic writing

Candidates can send their applications by 29 April 2024 to the email address (kariera /at/, marked as "Postdoc ERC WONDRE".

For further information, please visit the initial project website:

and fact sheet:

The PI can be contacted at (anezka.kuzmicova /at/

By responding to this announcement, you consent to the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, with its registered office at Smetanovo nábřeží 6, Prague 1, Postal Code 110 01, processing your personal data for the purpose of job placement. The processing of personal data is governed by Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the Council on the protection of individuals regarding the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) and Act No. 110 / 2019 Sb. on the processing of personal data.

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