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Ghent University

Assistant (21454) - History

2021-12-07
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Ghent University is one of the top 100 universities in the Dutch language area, with more than 44,000 students and 15,000 staff members.

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    →   Apply until 07/12/2021 (DD/MM/YYYY) 23:59 (Brussels time)
    →   Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
    →   Department LW03 - History
    →   AAP temporary appointment - 100%
    →   Number of openings: 1
    →   Reference number: 202110/LW03/AS/006

ABOUT GHENT UNIVERSITY

Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as well as its students.

YOUR TASKS

  • At least 50% of your assignment will be spent on academic research in preparation of a doctoral dissertation in the field of socioeconomic history of the Early Modern period.
  • You will assist in the teaching activities at the department in the field of socioeconomic history, more specifically in the BA-courses ‘Data Management and Statistics for Historians’ and 'Historical Practice: Early Modern period'.
  • You will assist in current and future research projects and research programmes in the field of socioeconomic history of the Early Modern period.
  • You will participate in the internal and external services of the department.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • You hold a degree of Master in History or an equivalent diploma. For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.
  • The research question and theme of your master's thesis focus on socio-economic history and you obtained very good to excellent study results.
  • you have good knowledge of data management, statistics and quantitative methods and you want to gain a more profound knowledge on those subjects.
  • You are interested in academic research on socio-economic history.
  • You have good didactic qualities.
  • You have good oral and written communication skills in Dutch and English (a good knowledge of French and other languages is an advantage).
  • You are a team player.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

  • We offer you a two-year appointment, which may be renewed twice for two years, on condition that the previous term was given a positive evaluation. Attention: If you have been previously appointed as a junior assistant or doctoral fellow at a university within the Flemish Community, this appointment will be deducted from the maximum term of appointment, which is six years at the most according to the Codex of Higher Education.
  • Your appointment will start on 15 January 2022 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP3. More information about our salary scales.
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 35 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits (in Dutch).

INTERESTED?

Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘Cv’: your cv and an overview of your study results (merged into one pdf file)
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. (This can be requested via www.naricvlaanderen.be/en). For diplomas awarded in the UK before January 31st of 2020, a certificate of equivalence is not required.

Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.


MORE INFORMATION

For more information about this vacancy, please contact prof. Isabelle Devos (Isabelle.Devos@UGent.be, tel. 09 33 10 250).

Do you have a question regarding the online application process? Please read our FAQ.

Job details

Title
Assistant (21454) - History
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Location
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33, Belgium
Published
2021-11-23
Application deadline
2021-12-07
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