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Ghent University

Professor in Geomorphology (21675) - Faculty of Sciences

2022-02-04
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Ghent University is one of the top 100 universities in the Dutch language area, with more than 44,000 students and 15,000 staff members.

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    →   Apply until 04/02/2022 23:59 (Brussels time)
    →   Discipline: Geomorphology
    →   100% Assistant professor tenure track
    →   Reference number: 202112/WE/ZAP/010

ABOUT GHENT UNIVERSITY

Ghent University is one of the most important education and research institutions in the Low Countries. On a daily basis, over 9,000 staff members and 41,000 students implement its motto "Dare to Think". Ghent University's mission statement is characterised by qualitative education, internationally renowned research and a pluralistic social responsibility.

ASSIGNMENT
 

The candidate will develop research in the field of geomorphology, with an emphasis on the integration of geomatics techniques for the acquisition and analysis of data. This research is carried out within the research unit Physical Geography.

Academic education

You will teach various courses in the field of geomorphology and related subjects. The assignment is mainly situated within the Geography & Geomatics educational programme.

Academic Research

You will build research in the field of geomorphology and the use of geomatic techniques within geomorphology.

Academic services

You contribute to the internal and external services of the Department of Geography, in particular development cooperation and science popularisation. Over the course of your career, you will be prepared to take on roles and committee positions relevant to the Department or Faculty.


PROFILE
 

Experience

  • You have demonstrable knowledge and skills in both geomorphology and geomatics;
  • You have already carried out high-quality scientific research in the specified field as evidenced by publications in high-quality scientific journals and peer-reviewed books;
  • You are able to initiate and supervise scientific research and to collect the necessary funds for this;
  • You have didactic skills aimed at developing and realising academic competences in university students;
  • Recommended:
    • Experience in leading research and/or supervising PhDs;
    • International mobility a.o. through research stays in research institutions external to the institution at which the highest academic degree was obtained;
    • Experience with integration of the societal dimension in geomorphological research;
    • Experience with provision and/or organisation of education at the academic level, with positive evaluation;
    • Educational professionalization.

Skills / Attitude

  • You are quality-oriented;
  • You have a sense of initiative;
  • You have good didactic skills;
  • You are a team player;
  • You have good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • You develop leadership within your field.
  • In the development of your research, you are prepared to focus on complementarity with existing research in the Department of Geography and faculty of Science, in order to build bridges and set up collaborations with other research units.

Admission requirements

  • You hold a thesis-based doctorate or a diploma or certificate that is recognised as equivalent (article V.20 Codex Higher Education).

Upon evaluation of a foreign (non-EU) diploma, a certificate of equivalence may still have to be requested at NARIC. If this is the case, we advise you to initiate this recognition procedure as soon as possible. You are required to have the recognition no later than on the date of your appointment.

  • You have at least two years of postdoctoral experience on the 1st of September 2022. This term of two years is determined by the date written on the above-mentioned required diploma.

APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

We offer you a temporary appointment as assistant professor in a tenure track system for a term of five years. If positively evaluated by the University Board, the term of office will be transferred into a permanent appointment as an associate professor.

Should you already be a member of the professorial staff or hold an equal post at another university or research institution, you can immediately be appointed as an assistant professor, without prejudice to the possibility of a temporary appointment offered in article V.28 of the Codex of Higher Education.

The recruitment is possible no sooner than on the 1st of September 2022.

OUR OFFER

The career and evaluation policy for Professorial Staff is based on talent development and growth, prioritizing vision development and strategy - at the personal as well as the group level. At UGent we focus on career support and coaching of the Professorial Staff in the different phases of the career. More information can be found on www.ugent.be/en/work/mobility-career/career-aspects/professorial-staff.

Ghent University is committed to properly welcoming new professorial staff members and offering them appropriate guidance. The basic teacher training and courses of 'Dutch' and 'English' for foreign-speaking lecturers are only a few examples of our wide range of training and education opportunities. Furthermore, each Ghent University staff member can count on a number of benefits such as a bike allowance, reimbursement of public transport commuting costs, daycare, a wide range of sports facilities and EcoCheques. A complete overview of all our employee benefits (in Dutch).

Ghent University also invests in welcoming international professorial staff. It offers various housing options, a relocation bonus, the International School for school-aged children (with a discount on the tuition fee), support when registering at the City of Ghent, support with the procedure of family reunification and other administrative matters in connection with moving to Ghent. www.ugent.be/en/work/talent.

Candidates who are newly appointed at Ghent University with an appointment as autonomous academic staff of at least 50% or candidates whose appointment as autonomous academic staff at Ghent University is increased to a minimum of 50% receive a Starting Grant of € 210.000 to contribute towards the personnel, operating and/or equipment costs of establishing a research team.

GENDER AND DIVERSITY

Ghent University conducts an equal opportunities policy and encourages everyone to apply. Ghent University also strives for a gender balance. Female applications are thus especially welcomed.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

After the final application date, all received applications will be sent to the faculty assessment committee assembled for this vacancy. This committee will first evaluate the application files. Therefore it will match all elements of the file against the required expertise for the position in terms of education, research and scientific service. Based on this deliberation, relevant candidates will be shortlisted to be invited for further selection (interview, possible presentation or test lecture …). Afterwards, the committee will rank the suitable candidates and present this ranking to the Faculty Board. The advice of the Faculty Board will then be presented to the University Board for approval.

Candidates are asked to further discuss their top 5 most important publications or other academic achievements with the highest impact. Next to academic publications, the candidate is thus also able to show merit of knowledge transfer by academic dissemination, social valorisation, public awareness, seminars or conference presentations. These competences are also taken into account when evaluating the candidates.

The evaluation of the required international mobility is broad and partly takes the gender perspective into account, thus not only considering longer stays abroad by also other forms of internationalisation.

Pregnancy leave, prolonged sick leave, parental leave, filial leave or other forms of absence are taken into account when evaluating the available time for the realisation of academic output.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘Application form’: the professorial staff application form (+ all annexes mentioned in the form), merged into one pdf file.
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of your doctoral degree. If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union: certificate of equivalence (NARIC) (if already in you possession). For diplomas awarded in the UK before January 31st of 2020, a certificate of equivalence is not required.

Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about this vacancy, please contact prof. Frank Witlox (frank.witlox@UGent.be , +32 (0)9/264 46 95) of the Faculty of Science, Department of Geography

Do you have a question regarding the online application process? Please read our FAQ.

Informatie over de vacature

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Professor in Geomorphology (21675) - Faculty of Sciences
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Locatie
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33 Gent, België
Gepubliceerd
2021-12-24
Uiterste sollicitatiedatum
2022-02-04
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