Lecturer in the field of field of study: Film and Television Studies
Last application date:
Dec 17, 2012 05:00
One full-time Tenure Track position (lecturer) with a focus on scientific research funded by the Special Research Fund (BOF) in the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences
One full-time position, with a starting rank of lecturer, in the University of Ghent’s Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, will be available via the Tenure Track system with effect from October 1st, 2013.
The position will be granted in the following field of study: Film and Television Studies.
This is in the first instance a five-year temporary appointment in a Tenure Track system focussing primarily on research, with a teaching load limited to no more than 60 teaching hours per semester.
If the university board positively evaluates the performance of the person involved, the position may lead to a permanent position as senior lecturer, at which point the teaching load may be revised.
Profile - candidates are expected to:
Hold a PhD degree with doctoral thesis in communication sciences or a degree recognized as equivalent, and have at least two years of post-doctoral research experience by October 1, 2013;
Have carried out excellent research in the academic field mentioned above, proven by, among other things, recent outstanding publications in national and international peer reviewed journals and/or books;
Have experience in supervising research and/or coaching Ph.D. students;
Possess the necessary didactic, organisational and communication skills for teaching at third level;
International research experience will be an advantage, in particular scientific work in research institutions abroad.
No prior knowledge of Dutch is necessary at the time of appointment, but candidates will be expected to acquire a working knowledge of the language within three years. The official language at Ghent University is Dutch.
Applications must be sent in duplicate by registered letter to
The Rector of Ghent University
B-9000 Ghent (Belgium)
by using the specific BOF Tenure Track application forms, together with an explanation of the main research assignment of the scientific research proposed by the candidate during the Tenure Track position. This “research plan” should comprise at least three and no more than five pages in English, together with an English summary on one page. Proofs of competency (e.g., copies of the applicant’s diplomas) should also be sent at this stage.
The application deadline is December 17th, 2012. Postage stamp on or before this date is regarded as evidence of timely submission.
Further information concerning this vacancy can be requested from Prof. dr. Daniël Biltereyst (tel. +32 (0)9 264 68 90, mailto:
The application forms for Autonomous Academic Staff (“ZAP”) can be:
requested at Ghent University, Department of Personnel and Organisation, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25, 9000 Gent;
requested via telephone: +32 (0)9 264 95 48 or +32 (0)9 264 31 28;
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