Professor International governance and European diplomacy

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Applicants must hold a PhD in political science, international relations or European studies awarded on the basis of an original thesis, the topic of which should be relevant to the subject area of the vacancy.


Experience with management of project research, the acquisition of external research funding, as well as knowledge of practical policy-making processes are considered an asset.

The candidate should have an ongoing and active research agenda (as evidenced by international peerreviewed publications) that relates to the existing research themes pursued at the IES.

The candidate should submit a brief statement of the reason for applying including explanation about the development of future research, highlighting in particular scientific independence, obtained experience in research management, involvement in maintaining a project portfolio and guidance of doctoral students if applicable (max. 2 A4).

Researchers with an interdisciplinary background are particularly encouraged to apply.

Appointments and research stays outside of Belgium are considered an asset.

The candidate is expected to subscribe to the university’s vision of education. (The full text in relation to this is available on the university website.)

Every initial appointment is also dependent on the successful teaching of a trial lesson.

Members of the academic staff who, as title-holders , are charged with teaching assignments, must be able to demonstrate the required knowledge of the language of instruction for the relevant course units. Example: When a course unit is taught in English, the candidate is required to have the appropriate certificate.

The table below give the possible combinations for the determination of the required level of language proficiency:


Language of diploma of Academic faculty Language in which teaching is to be conducted

Level Proficiency

certificate teaching language


Dutch

Dutch

No certificate required

Dutch

Other than Dutch C1 teaching language
Other than Dutch

Dutch

C1 Dutch
Other than Dutch

Dutch

No certificate required
Other than Dutch Other than Dutch  (≠ language of diploma) C1 teaching language
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