R&D/2018/005 - Senior Academic Staff - 10% - Human Sciences

Brussels, Belgium
Jan 09, 2019
Feb 08, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Other job types
Company details
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel has been a leading player in the Flemish Higher Education landscape for 40 years. The University numbers 12.000 students and together with its hospital - UZ Brussel - employs more than 6000 people. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is the largest Dutch speaking employer in the capital.

Teaching and research at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel are founded on the principle of unfettered inquiry to benefit the progress of mankind. This means rejecting dogmatic positions and guaranteeing the freedom to form opinions without interference; in this way the University aims to ensure the dispersal of the principle of unfettered inquiry throughout society.

The University is autonomous and democratically run. This means guaranteeing the exercise of the fundamental freedoms within the University, as well as the right of the University Community to participate in the decision making process and scrutiny of University policy.

The following form part of the University's mission:
  • the development, the communication and the application of a high level of academic education and scientific research, free from all preconceived ideas ;
  • the translation of these ideals and knowledge into society in the spirit of social engagement;
  • the creation of a society in which everyone is capable of engaging in critical thinking.
Subject area:

Challenges in the humanities and social sciences
  • Teaching:
    Minimum teaching load (supervision of master and/or PhD students
  • Research:
    Challenges in the humanities and social sciences

Questions about content?
Contact Prof. Dr. Karin Vanderkerken or Ms. Mieke Gijsemans on +32 2 629 21 08 or rd.secretariaat@vub.be.
As a formal minimum requirement, applicants must a hold a PhD awarded on the basis of an original thesis.

The candidate must be associated with the VUB or with an official SOC department. He/she needs to have a minimal 80% WPP appointment within the Faculties Social Sciences & Solvay Business School (ES), Arts & Philosophy (LW), Law & Criminology (RC), Psychology & Educational Sciences (PE) or Physical Education & Physiotherapy (LK-BESW).

The candidate cannot hold a ZAP appointment at a Flemish University.

The candidate must be involved in scientific research and must be able to synergize this appointment and the ongoing scientific research.

The candidate is expected to endorse the educational vision of the university (full text available on the university website).

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Members of academic faculty with teaching duties are required to prove their command of the teaching language.
As an employee of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel your days will be spent in a dynamic, diverse and multilingual environment. Both our campuses are set within green oases on the outskirts of the centre of the capital of Flanders, Belgium and Europe. This centre, with all its opportunities, is within your reach by public transport in under half an hour.
Depending on your experience and academic merits you will receive a salary on one of the pay scales laid down by the government. Hospitalisation cover and free use of public transport for travel to and from work are standard conditions of employment. If you would rather cycle to work, compensation is also available for that. Both campuses have extensive sporting facilities which are at your disposal and a nursery is within walking distance.

More information is available at www.vub.be under the heading 'future employees'.
  • Planned starting date: 01/10/2019
  • Length of contract: 3 years (renewable)
  • Deadline for application: 15/02/2019
Applications can only be submitted online (via the website of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
All applications must at least include the following attachments:
  • a brief CV
  • comprehensive details of academic portfolio
  • teaching and research perception, mentioning the candidate's five most important publications
  • a concise statement of the reason for applying including explanation about the development of future research, in particular scientific independence, obtained experience in research management, involvement in maintaining a project portfolio and guidance of doctorands (max. 2 A4)
  • diplomas (master and doctorate)

  • Placed on:Fri 7 December 2018
  • Location:Brussels
For more information:
at the number: 02 629 21 08
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