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The IIR seeking Full-Time Researcher/Senior Researcher Position

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    Marina Duka

    The Institute of International Relations Prague (IIR) has been the leading Czech academic institution in the field of international studies since 1957. As an active member of international research networks, it conducts excellent academic research in international relations, European studies, security studies, area studies, international law, global issues, and diplomacy. As an independent public institution founded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the IIR also carries out applied research and advises government and other bodies as required. It serves as a hub for academics, policymakers and citizens, and stimulates expert and public debates on international politics and Czech foreign policy. The IIR organizes dozens of events every year, publishes books and journals in its own publishing house, and educates new talents in a joint PhD program with Metropolitan University Prague. The IIR’s administrative, research and project support, its conference and PR service and the services of its specialized library, as well as its offices in the historical center of Prague, provide an exceptionally stimulating environment for personal development.

    The IIR is offering a full-time position for a researcher or senior researcher with a focus on security to join its team of colleagues within the IIR’s Centre for European Security. The principal duty of the researcher will be to conduct theoretically and methodologically informed academic research and publish its results in international journals and publishing houses. The prerequisites for the position are an ability to carry out applied research, and a willingness to offer one’s expertise to policymakers through papers, briefings, and consultations. The IIR also expect that the researcher will appear in the media, and engage in expert and public debates. With the support of the IIR’s project manager, s/he is expected to apply for additional research funding and become a leader or co-leader of research projects that will include other IIR researchers, associate researchers, and PhD students. The research fellowship can be combined with lecturing at a partner university in Prague.

    • An excellent knowledge of English.
    • Have completed or be near completion of a PhD degree in the field of Security Studies, International Relations, or a closely related subject.
    • A solid theoretical and methodological background in Security Studies.
    • Previous experience with research, publishing, editing, and lecturing activities and projects, and/or public administration is an advantage, as is a success in applying for grants.
    • An innovative approach and creative thinking are welcome qualities.

    • A fixed, full-time salary plus bonuses for publications and other activities.
    • Working in an international environment and an excellent research team.
    • Flexible working hours and the possibility of some working at home or away from Prague.
    • A possibility of combining the position with lecturing at a university.
    • Five weeks of vacation.
    • Meal tickets.


    If you are interested in a career with the IIR, please send the following materials to
    • A short cover letter.
    • A curriculum vitae with a list of publications.

    To discuss any aspects of the position informally, contact the coordinator of the IIR’s Centre for European Security: Dr Mark Galeotti,

    The closing date for applications is February 28, 2018. Start expected in Spring/Summer 2018.

    You can find the call here.

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