[Job Vacancy] Postdoctoral fellow, Charles University, Prague


The Institute of Translation Studies, Charles University, Prague, offers a vacant position of a post-doctoral fellow. The area of research is legal and institutional translation in the broad sense. The project may focus on a particular domain such as EU translation, translation for national authorities, sworn translation, legal terminology or legal discourse. Preference will be given to candidates whose first language is English, French or German, and who would be able to study legal translations into one of these languages from the standpoint of the recipient culture. The research may include both quantitative and qualitative research as well as targeted enquiry using surveys and structured interviews. The research findings, after publication, will enrich the understanding of legal and institutional translation at large.

What do we offer?

  • The post includes a two-year contract in Prague (i.e., 2023 and 2024), under financial conditions competitive in the Czech Republic
  • Teaching opportunities in relevant courses
  • Opportunity to get involved in the Institute’s Ph.D. study programme as lecturer and/or co-supervisor
  • Participation in conferences and training offered by the EMT (European Masters in Translation) network (the Institute is EMT member)
  • Possible involvement in a national research project focusing on the translation of legal texts between Czech and French (if granted, the project will start in 2023)


  • The researcher will teach at least one seminar on either undergraduate or postgraduate level every semester (topics to be discussed)
  • Two publications in IF academic journals
  • Drafting and submitting an application for international research funding (subject to availability of funding opportunities and/or specific calls), which will involve other colleagues from the Institute as well
  • Involvement in organizing local scientific events

Profile of an ideal candidate:

  • Eligibility for a post-doc position (max. 5 years after Ph.D. on Jan 1, 2023)
  • Degree and/or thorough qualification in the area of Translation Studies and/or in a related field
  • Preference will be given to candidates having English, French or German as their first language
  • Due to tax specification, the candidate cannot be employed in any other country than Czech Republic in course of the postdoctoral period

The applicants should submit:

  • All documents required by the Charles University’s Junior Fund
  • A one-page cover letter introducing yourselves
  • A two-page description of the proposed project

Salary: Equivalent to 2000 EUR/month

Workplace: Institute of Translation Studies, Faculty of Art, Charles University

Supervisor: PhDr. Bc. Tomáš Svoboda, PhD.

E-mail: tomas.svoboda@ff.cuni.cz

Phone: +420 221 619 535

Position available from: January 1, 2023

Deadline for applications: July 15, 2022

Applicants must submit required documents to: tomas.svoboda@ff.cuni.cz

For more details, visit: https://cuni.cz/UKEN-318.html#19