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R&D/2018/017 - Senior Academic Staff - 100% - Basic, Natural and Applied Sciences - Planetary processes and global environmental changes documented using geochemistry and state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation

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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 6000 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

Subject Area: Planetary processes and global environmental changes documented using geochemistry and state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation

  • Teaching
    Minimum teaching load (supervision of master and/or PhD students
  • Research
    Conducting research and assignments within the theme “Planetary processes and global environmental changes documented using geochemistry and state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation”

The appointed staff member holds a Senior Research Fellowship for 5 years initially, renewable for a second period of 5 years after positive evaluation.

Questions?

Contact Prof. dr. Karin Vanderkerken or mevr. Mieke Gijsemans on +32 (0) 2 629 21 08 or RD.secretariaat@vub.be

Profile

An excellent research record on the basis of international peer review is the most important selection criterion.

As a formal minimum requirement, applicants must hold a PhD awarded on the basis of an original thesis, obtained maximum 12 years before the starting date of the fellowship (for female candidates this maximum period is extended with one year per child, until a maximal extension of 3 years). The call is aimed at researchers whose expertise is internationally recognized after three or more full years of postdoc experience.

Applicants should envisage research in the following theme: “Planetary processes and global environmental changes documented using geochemistry and state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation”.

Information about research at the VUB in this field may be downloaded from the call’s webpage at the R&D-website https://intranet.vub.ac.be/nieuws/2018/12/senior-research-fellowship-call-2018.

Applicants need to use the specific application form for this vacancy, which may be downloaded from the call’s webpage or obtained from the Research & Data management department (tel. +32 (0)2 629 21 08).

The application should be submitted online or via rd.secretariaat@vub.be, as specified on the call’s webpage.

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.

Members of academic faculty with teaching duties are required to prove their command of the teaching language.

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: 01/11/2019
  • Length of contract: Recruitment in the rank of lecturer is a tenure track appointment which implies an initial appointment as lecturer for a period of 5 years with eligibility for tenure in the rank of senior lecturer by the end of this initial period.
    Recruitment in other academic ranks is an initial appointment for 3 years with eligibility for tenure in the same rank by the end of this initial period.
  • Deadline for application: 25/03/2019
Applications can be submitted online (via the website of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel) or via rd.secretariaat@vub.be

For the specific Research Council regulations and the specific application form for this vacancy, please consult the call’s webpage: https://intranet.vub.ac.be/nieuws/2018/12/senior-research-fellowship-call-2018

All applications must at least include the following attachments:

  • a brief CV
  • comprehensive details of academic portfolio
  • research perception, mentioning the candidate’s five most important publications
  • a concise statement of the reason for applying including explanation about the development of future research
  • diplomas

  • Placed on:Thu 20 December 2018
  • Location: Brussels

VUB

Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Belgium

Interested?

For more information:
Call MIEKE GIJSEMANS
at the number: 026292108
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