Postdoctoral position (full-time)

Friday 22 March 2024, 8:00

The Dean of the Faculty of Arts announces a selection procedure for the job position of Postdoctoral position (full-time) .
Research Field: Ecophenomenology and/or environmental philosophy

Number of Posts: 1
Department/Facility: The Department of Philosophy
Type of contract: Fixed-term contracts
Hours per Week: 40
Location: Olomouc
Offer Starting Date: 01.06.2024

Department/Facility description

The Department of Philosophy of Palacký University Olomouc invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the field of ecophenomenology and/or environmental philosophy, preferably with a focus on climate emotions. This is a fully-funded research position (1 FTE) for 30 months starting in June 2024.

Job Profile

The postdoctoral researcher will work on a project exploring the affective dimensions of the environmental crisis. The project will examine whether certain climate emotions, such as climate anxiety and fear, need to be framed negatively as psychopathological conditions, or whether they can also be seen as having transformative or action-inducing potential. Positive emotions, such as climate hope and optimism, will then be analysed particularly in relation to their capacity to provide subjective meaning through the engagement of individuals in pro-environmental behaviour. The project builds on existential-phenomenological theories of emotion (Heidegger, Sartre, Kierkegaard, Tillich, Marcel and others), but the methodology of the project is open to other, either analytical or continental, perspectives on climate emotions.


  • Completion of a PhD within 5 years of the start date of employment
  • Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken
  • Research background related to the research focus of the project, such as phenomenology, ecophenomenology, environmental philosophy
    or environmental psychology.

What we offer

  • Steady background of the top scientific university.
  • Education and career growth possibilities

Documents requested

Scan of Diploma

An academic CV

A letter of motivation explaining the applicant’s fit for the position and detailing their most recent research project (up to 500 words)

A sample of academic writing (ideally on a topic relevant to the project)

The names and contact details of 2-3 references

Insert the required documents in electronic form into the application form

Contact person

Vaškovic Petr, Mgr., Ph.D.,

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The deadline for application is 22.04.2024.

Additional Information

The Palacký University reserves the right not to fill the position in an exceptional case without giving any reason or to cancel the selection procedure.


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