In 2017, Oldřich Chytil was appointed professor in the field of Social Work. Since working at the University of Ostrava as an assistant professor, later an associate professor and now as a professor, he has been focusing on theories and social work methods. He also participates in teaching this course at the PRIGO University, where he is a member of the Department of Social Sciences and Social Policy.
Oldřich Chytil started his professional career as a social worker and social curator. In 1990, he embarked on an academic career, first at palacký university in Olomouc, then at the University of Ostrava, where he worked as the head of the department of social work for many years and was at the birth of the Faculty of Social Studies, where he served as a dean until 2017.
Oldřich Chytil is a member of several professional organizations and scientific boards of Czech and foreign universities, e.g. a member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Social Studies MU Brno), the editorial board of the journal Social Work/Social Work Research, a member of the Think Tank network Challenges to build a European cosmopolitical welfare democracy or a member of the International Editorial Board: Nordic Social Work Research. Prof. Chytil is also a member of several doctoral study boards; in particular, he is a chairman of the doctoral study board of the Doctoral Study Program Social Policy and Social Work with the study field social work at the Faculty of Social Studies of the University of Ostrava, a member of the subject council at the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University in Brno or the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice.
Oldřich Chytil has also taught social work topics at foreign universities in Austria, Finland, Germany, France, Switzerland and Poland. His publishing activities include chapters in professional books (e.g. The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Work Education) and professional journals (especially Czech and Slovak Social Work).