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IR/2018/011 – PHD Scholarship – 100% – Faculty of Engineering – Electronics and informatics

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The Vrije Universiteit Brussel has been a leading player in the Flemish Higher Education landscape for 40 years. The University numbers 12.000 students and together with its hospital - UZ Brussel – employs more than 6.000 people. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is the largest Dutch speaking employer in the capital.

Teaching and research at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel are founded on the principle of unfettered inquiry to benefit the progress of mankind. This means rejecting dogmatic positions and guaranteeing the freedom to form opinions without interference; in this way the University aims to ensure the dispersal of the principle of unfettered inquiry throughout society.

The University is autonomous and democratically run. This means guaranteeing the exercise of the fundamental freedoms within the University, as well as the right of the University Community to participate in the decision making process and scrutiny of University policy.

The following form part of the University’s mission:

  • the development, the communication and the application of a high level of academic education and scientific research, free from all preconceived ideas;
  • the translation of these ideals and knowledge into society in the spirit of social engagement;
  • the creation of a society in which everyone is capable of engaging in critical thinking.

Function

  • Academic department: Engineering Technology - INDI
  • Subject area: Electronics and informatics

The graduate teaching assistant (category AAP) will assist in the organization and guidance of educational tasks of the department of Industrial Sciences (INDI) in the area of electronics and informatics for the Bachelor and Master programs in Industrial Sciences. Since the teaching assignment mainly concerns general introductory courses, good pedagogical qualities are essential, such as being able to convey concepts, understanding the necessary learning steps, designing a challenging curriculum with the necessary creativity, and motivating and enthusing students. Also of interest is patience and the radiating of a certain authority based on knowledge and experience more than on a typical teacher-student hierarchical relationship.

The candidate will combine these tasks with PhD-research in one of the following domains:

  • Sensor Networks
  • Security Design for the Internet of Things
  • Hardware aspects of Smart Embedded Devices
  • Embedded AI and embedded vision

The research topic will be chosen with respect for the interest and the background of the candidate.

Contact Abdellah Touhafi (abdellah.touhafi@vub.be) or Kris Steenhaut (Kris.steenhaut@vub.be) for more information regarding the teaching and research tas.

Profile

  • Master in Science, Industrial Sciences or Engineering with a specification related to Electronics and informatics.
  • Excellent pedagogical skills.
  • Excellent research capacities.
  • The candidate is expected to endorse the educational vision of the university (full text available on the university website).
  • Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Mastering the Dutch language is recommended. Candidates who are not competent in Dutch must be prepared to improve their Dutch language proficiency to the B2 level.
  • Every first appointment depends upon the successful performance of a teaching session.

Offer

As an employee of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel your days will be spent in a dynamic, diverse and multilingual environment. Both our campuses are set within green oases on the outskirts of the centre of the capital of Flanders, Belgium and Europe. This centre, with all its opportunities, is within your reach by public transport in under half an hour.

Depending on your experience and academic merits you will receive a salary on one of the pay scales laid down by the government. Hospitalisation cover and free use of public transport for travel to and from work are standard conditions of employment. If you would rather cycle to work, compensation is also available for that. Both campuses have extensive sporting facilities which are at your disposal and a nursery is within walking distance.

More information is available at www.vub.ac.be under the heading ‘future employees’.

  • Planned starting date: 1 October 2018
  • Length of contract: 1 year with possibility for extension up to maximally 4 years.
  • Deadline for application: 4th of September 2018

Applications can only be submitted online (via the website of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

All applications must at least include the following attachments:

  • A brief CV
  • A concise statement of the reason for applying including explanation about the development of future research
  • Diplomas

  • Placed on:Fri 22 June 2018
  • Location: Brussels

VUB

Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Belgium

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For more information:
Call TANJA THIJS
at the number: +32 2 629 28 72
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