Job offer

Dear colleagues,

The faculty of Sciences of Ghent University (Belgium) has a vacancy for a professorship, starting from 1 October 2013. It concerns a part-time position (10%) as Professor in the rank of Lecturer (docent) in the Department of Geography, charged with scientific research in the field of landscape research.



  • candidates should hold a PhD in geography, PhD in Sciences or a degree recognized as equivalent;
  • candidates are required to have at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience on 1 October 2013;
  • candidates are required to have research experience in the field of study concerned, proved by recent publications in national and international peer reviewed journals and/or books;
  • candidates are preferred when their research fit is one of the following domains developed in the Department of Geography

- transdisciplinairy landscape research

- rural development

  • having experience in international mobility, amongst others through participation in research programs at research institutions not linked to the university where the highest degree was obtained, is recommended;

The governing language at Ghent University is Dutch. However, persons who do not speak Dutch as a native language are welcome to apply.

More detailed information on this vacancy and on the way this job fits in the department’s strategy can be obtained from prof. dr. Philippe De Maeyer, Head of the Department of Geography (tel. +32 (0) 9 264 46 88 or e-mail: philippe.demaeyer(at)

The 10% appointment is for a two year term.

At the Ghent University, the possibility of promotion in the rank of Lecturer and Senior Lecturer is linked to the timely achievement of predefined personalized goals.


Method of application


  • should be sent no later than April 17th,2013.
  • by email to
  • including the standard application form for Autonomous Academic Staff (‘ZAP’)
  • and the required copies of degrees attached.

The candidate will be sent an email confirming receipt of the application.

The application forms for Autonomous Academic Staff (ZAP):


More information about the job description and application forms can be found on:

The Dutch version of this announcement can be found on the website:

Best regards,

Veerle Van Eetvelde



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