Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)


2024-01-15 (Europe/Brussels)
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Job description

The tasks of the post are divided equally between teaching and research. In addition, the candidate will also participate in various administrative responsibilities related to the school (juries, deliberations, recruitment commissions, faculty commission for doctorates...). Finally, he/she will contribute to the visibility and strengthening of the position of the school in national and international expertise with regard to the lines of research described below.

He/she will be able to develop a high level of productive research. These developments will be supported by partnerships with other ESP[1] research centres, other faculties of Health, but also with other national and international institutions. 

Research areas:

An orientation in the field of Health Economics or Quality of Care Management is desirable.

The candidate will propose a research development plan in his/her application.

He/she will be required to supervise doctoral theses in Public Health oriented towards Health Economics or Quality of Care Management, including co-promotions or co-supervision with other universities, and will be responsible for participating in thesis support committees.

For all these activities, the incumbent will benefit from the technical and administrative support of the ESP and the ULB Research Department.

Educational and scientific objectives

The candidate will contribute to the teaching of the Master' s degree in Public Health and those of other faculties concerned by this vacancy. He/she will also be able to support the development of "e-learning”, particularly in the context of continuing education.

In order to prepare his/her application, the candidate may refer to the competence framework (teaching profile) of the Master's degree in Public Health available on: http://www.ulb.ac.be/facs/esp/ 

During the first year, the maximum teaching load will be 90 hours and will gradually increase to 120 hours after three years.

Courses likely included in the load at the time of recruitment (teaching only in French)

Master in Public Health Sciences (ESP)

  • SAPU-L-5110: Fundamentals and Methods of Evaluation in Public Health – 5 ECTS (partim « Economic evaluation’s methods of health interventions » (Lecture 10h)
  • GEST-L-5316: Evaluation of health technology in the hospital environment (Lecture 12h, Tutorial 12h)
  • SAPU-L-4023: Politics, Systems and Economics of Public Health (partim: Social Security’s Financing + Introduction to Health Economics) (Lecture 24h)
  • SAPU-L-3012: Introduction and History of Public Health (Lecture 20h)
  • GEST-L-4112: Hospital Strategy and Marketing (partim: Project Management) (Lecture 12h)

Faculty of Medecine 

  • MEDI-G-5580: Organization of Social Security and Healthcare – 5 ECTS (Lecture 10h)
  • SAPU-G-1210: Introduction to Public Health, Health Economics, Social Challenges (Lecture 12h)

Solvay Business school of management 

  • GEST-S-528  Seminar in Business Economics: Public Management -10 ECTS (Lecture 12h)

To review the detailed content of these courses, the candidate can refer to the catalogue of Master’s courses on the University website. This teaching load is indicative; it may change according to the holder's skills or the needs of the Master's programs. The candidate may be asked also teach in continuing education programs.

Required skills

  • Required educational level: PhD Degree, preferably oriented towards Health Economics or Quality of Care Management.
  • Required Languages: French: advanced, English: proficient

If you are not fluent in French (level C1), you may be granted an adjustment period, but you must be able to teach in French by the end of the third year.

  • Skills related to the teaching and research themes of the CR1[2]
  • Demonstrate skills useful for submitting and obtaining research projects in collaboration with national and international partners as well as for the supervision of researchers.
  • A mobility of several months outside the institution where the doctorate was carried out, a medical education, and an international experience will be considered as assets.

Interested ?

For more information on research and teaching, please contact Prof. Magali Pirson (Director of the "Health Economics, Hospital Management and Nursing Research Center", phone: +32 2 555.40.56 – email : magali.pirson@ulb.be ). For administrative information, please contact the Department of Faculty Administration (email: daf-esp@ulb.be

Applications must be sent by e-mail to the rectorate of the Université Libre de Bruxelles 

(rectrice@ulb.be ) and to the faculty deanship (presidence.esp@ulb.be).

They must include the following:

  • an application letter.
  • a Curriculum vitae:

if you want you can complete a standard form via our website at https://www.ulb.be/fr/documents-officiels/completer-votre-cv-en-ligne.  Once completed, it must be downloaded and attached to the application file.

  • a 7,000-character report (4 pages) presenting the applicant’s research activities and a research project, including how these will integrate into ULB’s research teams.
  • a note on the applicant's international achievements and projects (no more than 4 pages)
  • a teaching portfolio including a 7,000-character report (4 pages) on the applicant's previous teaching activities and a teaching project (no more than 6 pages) for the first five years in this position; these must be relevant to the faculty and to the teaching profiles for the programs to which the applicant is to contribute.
  • the names and e-mail addresses of five references (with equal gender representation) who may be contacted by those in charge of evaluating applications.  These references should not have conflicts of interest because of family or emotional ties.

Equal opportunities policy

ULB's personnel management policy is geared towards diversity and equal opportunities.

We recruit candidates based on their skills, irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, origin, nationality, beliefs, disability, etc.

Would you like to be provided with reasonable accommodation in the selection procedure because of a disability, disorder, or illness? Please contact Marie Botty, the person in charge of diversity aspects for the academic and scientific staff (marie.botty@ulb.be). Be assured of the confidentiality of this information.

More details on the ULB gender and diversity policy are available at https://www.ulb.be/en/about-ulb/gender-equality-at-ulb

You will find all the regulations relating to academic careers on our site at http://www.ulb.ac.be/emploi/academique.html.

Reference : 2023/A065

Application deadline : 15/01/2024

Start date: 01/05/2024

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