The Department of North American Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University in Prague, the Czech Republic ( is announcing a vacancy for a full-time academic position of assistant professor in U.S. Cultural/Social History/Studies.

While the Search Committee will consider candidates from a variety of disciplines, consideration will be given to those who specialize in recent and contemporary U.S. cultural/social history/studies, primarily since the end of the Cold War.

All candidates must satisfy the requirements specified below.

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2015, midnight Central European time.  


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   


Required:   PhD in hand by October 1, 2015 at the latest  

Specializing in:   U.S. Studies (and/or) Migration Studies, Urban Studies, Latino/a Studies, Black Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies – especially focusing on engagement with national government, policy/politics, history, memory and/or identity  

Post-1945, 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  

Experience in international education (study abroad, international students, international collaboration) – the position will conduct academic international relations for the department  

A demonstrated record of versatility and breadth in teaching, academic service, and administrative duties (including co-editing departmental publications, grant writing, international collaboration)