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Position: Fulbright-Charles University Distinguished Chair
Institution: Charles University
Location: Czech Republic
Duties: Teach two 90-minute courses per week at advanced undergraduate and graduate levels. Consult on curriculum development and discuss topic of specialization with faculty. Conduct research in area of specialization
Requirements: Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics
   
Text: Skip to main content Fulbright Awards Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards My Fulbright Fulbright Scholar Program × Fulbright Program Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Back 11152-EZ Fulbright-Charles University Distinguished Chair at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Czech Republic Europe and Eurasia Begin Application Process Tabs Award Details(active tab) Award Requirements Stipend & Benefits Country/Area Overview Grant Activity Teach two 90-minute courses per week at advanced undergraduate and graduate levels. Consult on curriculum development and discuss topic of specialization with faculty. Conduct research in area of specialization. Grant Length Three to ten months Grant Dates One-semester grants must begin in either September or late January; two-semester grants must begin in September. Locations Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague Flex Option No Discipline Type Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered Disciplines Computer Science Mathematics Physics Areas of Interest While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas. The award is open to any specialization in all the fields offered at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, including, but not limited to, computer science, mathematics and physics. Special Features Host institutions can provide assistance with locating housing and schooling for dependents (English language pre-school, elementary and secondary schools are available in Prague). Application Requirements Invitation Requirement A letter of invitation is preferred Language Proficiency Requirements None, English is sufficient Additional Language Requirement All teaching will be in English. Czech language fluency is also not required for research activities. Applicant Profile Additional Qualification Information Senior Scholar with at least five years relevant experience sought. Additional Information Additional Comments For more information, please contact: The Fulbright Commission (Hana Ripkova, Executive Director, ripkova@fulbright.cz) or The Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University (Jan Trlifaj, Vice-Dean for Foreign Relations, Jan.Trlifaj@mff.cuni.cz) In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎. Stipend $4,850 per month. Dependent allowance of $300 per month for one dependent, $500 per month for two dependents and $700 per month for three or more dependents. (Dependent allowances are paid only for those dependents who accompany the grantee for at least 80 percent of the grant period.) Estimated Travel and Relocation Allowance $2,000 travel grant for Scholar. Dependent travel allowance of $700 per dependent. (Dependents must remain in country for 80 percent of the grant period.) Estimated Book and Research Allowance $1,500 book allowance. Special Award Benefits September Orientation and Mid-year conference: Orientation brings new U.S. Fulbright scholars in the Czech Republic together for a four-day program in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Local costs (accommodations, meals, activities, local travel) are paid for by Fulbright Commission. The same model applies for the Mid-year Conference held at the end of January. The Mid-year conference serves also as Orientation for grantees coming for Spring semester and brings together all grantees present in the country. In-country and Inter-country lecturing program: The Fulbright Commission reimburses in-country travel costs for lecturing at Czech academic institutions and enables access to Fulbright inter-country lecturing program within Europe. Final grant amounts will be determined prior to the start of the academic year and are subject to the availability of funds. The United States Department of State and the Fulbright Commission in the host country reserve the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances. Summary The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program to the Czech Republic offers approximately 20 teaching and teaching/research grants (including up to eight Distinguished Chair grants) and up to ten research and post doctoral research grants. Overview Situated in the very heart of the European continent, the Czech Republic boasts a rich history and proud people. From Bohemia in the west to Moravia in the east, ancient castles and monasteries grace the landscape, together with beautiful forests and mountains. Yet the Czech Republic’s true dynamism comes as much from its modern people and culture as from its historical features. The Czech Republic is one of the most prosperous of the former communist states, having privatized much of the economy since becoming a democracy under Vaclav Havel in 1989. Its education system is of world-class stature. The country’s higher education system consists of over 25 public and more than 40 private universities and colleges. The academic year is from mid-September through May or June, scholars coming for the first semester or whole academic year are expected to participate in the in-country orientation in September. The length of the fall semester for teachers is three to four months. Second semester begins in February and usually lasts four months, the scholars coming for the second semester are expected to participate in the mid-year conference at the very end of January. Applications are welcome in all disciplines. For lecturing, preference may be given to subjects related to the United States, and to applicants who will assist with curriculum and program development at their host institutions. Affiliations are possible with a variety of academic institutions, but opportunities also exist for collaboration with public officials and professionals at other institutions. Housing opportunities differ in various places. Grantees are encouraged to ask their hosts for assistance while searching for suitable accommodation. There is no special housing allowance, nevertheless the monthly stipend easily covers adequate housing options. Local resources are available in the Handbook for US grantees on our website https://www.fulbright.cz/en/grantees-and-alumni/current-grantees/ Medical care provided in the CR is of high quality and the insurance provided by ASPE covers almost any treatment needed. Most physicians are competent and are able to communicate in English. Expats ocassionally use services of private clinics, where all the staff is completely fluent in English. Private insurance may be accepted at these clinics. If you have U.S. medical insurance, call your insurer and ask about overseas coverage and requirements. Generally, the Czech Republic is counted among 10 safest countries in the world. The Fulbright Commission encourages families to participate in the program. Numerous private (relatively costly) international schools and kindergardens are available in major cities. The Fulbright Commission does not provide any tuition allowance.Local schools (free of charge) can be an option especially for grantees coming for the whole academic year. Applicants are encouraged to view the Fulbright Commission's website for current information about programs and practicalities of living in the Czech Republic. Consultations are welcome at kloubova@fulbright.cz. Application Deadline Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Activity Teaching Teaching/Research Degree Requirements Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required Candidate Profile Distinguished Chair Number of Grants Up To 2 Program Staff Aferdita Krasniqi Outreach and Recruitment Officer Phone: 212-984-5326 Email: EuropeEurasia@iie.org Join an Office Hour Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs - Exchange Programs This is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government, administered by IIE. 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