Jan Pavlík was appointed Director of the Centre for International Studies of Masaryk University in 2013 and has been leading since a team of 25-30. His main responsibility being to co-define the international policy of the university, and to guarantee and coordinate the internationalization process at the University, including international outgoing and incoming mobility, internationalization at home, international marketing, participation in university networks, preparation of short-term programs etc.
After his secondary school in Nîmes (France), Jan Pavlík studied Latin, French and Italian Philology at Masaryk University (1973-9). After graduation, he worked for several years in different institutions (Brno Language School; Masaryk University Audio-visual Centre; Delhi University, India) before joining, in 1990, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures of the Faculty of Arts (Masaryk University), specializing in Romance diachronic disciplines from Vulgar Latin to the late Middle Ages, and teaching as well linguistic disciplines in Italian (phonetics, morphology, dialectology etc.).
Between 1992 and 2000, Jan Pavlík was Vice-Dean for International Relations of the Faculty of Arts; in 2000 and 2003 he was elected Dean of the Faculty for two consecutive terms, and between 2006 and 2013 he was Vice-Dean for Studies and Public Relations.
Jan Pavlík is also a founder of a bilingual French-Czech double Master´s diploma in Public Administration with the University of Rennes I (Francia) and he was awarded in 2015 the title of Chevalier des Palmes Académiques.