OPEN POSTDOC in areas of the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia, or East Asia

18. 01. 2024

The Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship funded by the Czech Academy of Sciences. The research and disciplinary focus of the position is open but must relate to the history, politics, societies, or cultures of the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia, or East Asia. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue publications in academic journals (in English), participate in the Institute’s seminars, conferences, and workshops, and contribute to enhancing the Institute’s international networks and outreach. The position is based in Prague with a tentative start date of June/July 2024. After selection by the Oriental Institute, the successful applicant must receive final approval by the Board of the Czech Academy of Sciences. This position is for one year with the possible extension for a second year.


  • PhD received within the last two years in a field related to one of the Oriental Institute’s areas of research. The two-year period does not include parental leave or long-term research trips abroad, however, the period from receiving the PhD may be no longer than four years.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Working knowledge of at least one research language other than English.



  • Salary: Est. 1500 Euros/month
  • Full health benefits. 
  • 5-weeks annual vacation.



To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, CV, prospective research project (max. 2 pages) for 12-24 months, writing sample, and the names of two references in a single PDF document to Jakub Hrubý at All materials must be received by March 15, 2024 to receive full consideration. All inquiries may be directed to Dr. Hrubý.



About the Oriental Institute:

The Oriental Institute is a public non-university research institution. The Institute currently employs approximately 30 researchers from across the Czech Republic, Europe, Asia, and the United States. Currently, the work of our researchers is focused on the Arab world, Iran, Israel, Turkey, India, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, China, Tibet, Japan, the Ottoman Empire, and the ancient Near East. For more information on who we are and what we do visit:


The Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences is committed to making inclusion, diversity, and equality a cornerstone of our work environment and activities. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. It is our belief that the more inclusive of diverse voices and perspectives we can be, the stronger and more dynamic we will become.