Dr Leichtova is a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, and external Lecturer at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Her teaching focuses on the Russian political transformation, Russian foreign policy and International Relations theories. She was the Project Leader for the ESF grant on modernizing teaching methods and the Principal Investigator in several university research projects. She has been Deputy Head of Department in 2011-2014.
Her research focuses on Russian relations with "the West". She is particularly interested in how different world views and identities influence mutual relations of Russia and Western countries. She published her book Misunderstanding Russia in 2014 with Ashgate Publishing.