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Ghent University

Professor in Molecular Plant Genetics (21674) - Faculty of Sciences

2022-01-21
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    →   Apply until 21/01/2022 23:59 (Brussels time)
    →   Discipline: Molecular Plant Genetics
    →   10% Assistant professor / Associate professor
    →   Reference number: 202112/WE/ZAP/008

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 Faculty of Sciences has a vacancy for a professorship, starting from 01/09/2022. It concerns a part time 10% position in the rank of assistant professor or associate professor at the Department of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (WE09) charged with academic teaching, academic research and services in the discipline of molecular plant genetics. This position implies a close collaboration with the Ghent University Global Campus in South Korea. The selected candidate is expected to teach and supervise the course “Molecular Genetics” on site to the third-year undergraduate students. In essence, the course covers an overview of forward and reverse genetics techniques that underlie gene discovery and functional gene analysis in eukaryotes. The course also includes theoretical exercises on these topics.

Academic education

You lecture various course units in the discipline of molecular plant genetics.

Academic Research

You conduct research in the discipline of molecular plant genetics that is complementary to research performed in the department of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics with regard to plant growth and climate change.

Academic services

You take part in the internal and external service provision of the department of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.


PROFILE
 

Experience

  • You have already conducted eminent academic research in the given discipline, which is clearly reflected in publications in high-quality academic journals, peer-reviewed books, or patents;
  • You are didactically skilled to teach university students to develop academic competences;
  • Recommended are:
    • You have experience in initiating, supervising and acquiring the necessary funding for academic research, experience in supervising master students or doctoral students;
    • International mobility, among other things thanks to research stays at institutions external to the  one where you acquired your highest academic degree;
    • Educational experience at academic level;
    • Professionalisation of education.

Skills / Attitude

  • You have experience in conducting experiments for gene discovery and functional gene analysis in plants.
  • You have a sense of initiative;
  • You have a passion for teaching;
  • You master the English language at a level that allows you to teach in this language, given the international aspect of the appointment;

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 1 September 2022. This term of two years is determined by the date written on the above-mentioned required diploma.

APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

Depending on the specific profile of the selected candidate, the degree of assistant professor or associate professor is awarded. This will be decided by the University Board as proposed by the Faculty Board.

We offer you an appointment with renewable duration for a maximum of 5 years.

The recruitment is possible no sooner than 1 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. More information can be found on www.ugent.be/en/work/talent.

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 patents, approved project applications, 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 further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Professor Geert De Jaeger (geert.dejaeger@UGent.be, +32 (0)9/3313870) at the faculty of Sciences, department of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics).

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

 

Informatie over de vacature

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Professor in Molecular Plant Genetics (21674) - Faculty of Sciences
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Locatie
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33 Gent, België
Gepubliceerd
2021-12-24
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2022-01-21
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