The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) of the KU Leuven has a vacancy for a full-time academic position in the field of Economics. The vacancy is open to both junior and senior researchers. PhD students in the final phase of their studies may also apply.
You will be hired in the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or (Full) Professor, depending on your qualifications and academic experience. Junior researchers will be appointed as assistant professor in tenure track for a period of 5 years, which in case of a positive evaluation is followed by an appointment as a tenured associate professor.
We look for a dynamic, motivated and internationally oriented researcher, regardless of field specialization who will conduct research in close collaboration with members of the department of Economics and contribute to the department’s research agenda.
You publish in international top journals within the field, attract external research funding, develop international research projects, and advise doctoral students. You strive for excellence in research and as such contribute to the reputation of the Faculty of Economics and Business and KU Leuven. You have an outspoken interest in fundamental scientific research and perceive opportunities for valorization of research findings and applied research.
You will teach courses in economics at the campus Leuven at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral level, with the specific courses assigned depending on your profile. You contribute to the optimization and continuous development of the educational programs for which the department is responsible, and you supervise bachelor’s and/or master’s theses. Tenure track candidates start with limited teaching duties.
You develop teaching methods in line with the KU Leuven approach of research-based education with an emphasis on activating students (see http://www.kuleuven.be/english/education/education-at-ku-leuven). You take advantage of the opportunities offered by the faculty and the university to further develop your teaching skills. You contribute to the educational philosophy of the university, and you show commitment to uphold the high standards of its programs.
You show a willingness to integrate in the research group, to actively participate in and contribute to professional group activities, and to take up internal service duties. You put teaching and research activities at the service of society and aim to contribute to the broader social debate. Tenure track candidates start with limited service duties.
Interested candidates should hold (or obtain prior to the start date of employment) a Ph.D. in Economics or in a related field.
You have excellent research output or research potential. The quality of your research is demonstrated by publications in top-tier peer-reviewed journals, promising research projects and work-in-progress papers, and/or international research experience. Junior applicants show their research potential through the quality of their PhD dissertation or job market paper, and academic references. Experience in writing grant proposals and a strong international network are recommended.
You preferably have teaching experience and can demonstrate strong didactic skills. You have the necessary communication and organizational skills and are a team player.
Your written and spoken English is excellent. The official administrative language used at KU Leuven is Dutch. If you do not speak Dutch (or do not speak it well) at the start of employment, you can follow language training provided by KU Leuven to enable you to take part in administrative meetings. Before teaching courses in Dutch, you will be given the opportunity to learn Dutch to the required standard.
The vacancy is open to both junior and senior researchers. PhD students in the final phase of their studies may also apply. You will be hired in the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or (Full) Professor, depending on your qualifications and academic experience. Junior researchers will be appointed as assistant professor in tenure track for a period of 5 years, which in case of a positive evaluation is followed by an appointment as a tenured associate professor.
We offer a dynamic and internationally oriented research environment. For more information, please consult: https://feb.kuleuven.be/research/economics/ces/.
The Faculty of Economics and Business has systematically been ranked highly by several independent accreditation committees regarding the quality of its research and teaching programs. The FEB has acquired the renowned EQUIS accreditation and benefits from an extensive national and international network, both in academia and in the business world. For more information, please consult: http://feb.kuleuven.be/eng/research and http://feb.kuleuven.be/focus.
KU Leuven is well set to welcome foreign professors and their family and provides practical support with regard to immigration & administration, housing, childcare, learning Dutch, and partner career coaching, among others. To facilitate scientific onboarding and accelerate research in the first phase a starting grant of 110 000 euro is offered to new professors without substantial other funding, appointed for at least 50%.
The KU Leuven pursues a policy of equal opportunity and diversity and explicitly encourages underrepresented groups at the university to apply. For more information, please consult: https://www.kuleuven.be/english/life-at-ku-leuven, http://feb.kuleuven.be/eng/about-feb/jobs and https://feb.kuleuven.be/nl/0790-bro-intzap.pdf.
For more information please contact Prof. dr. Jo Van Biesebroeck, chair, department of Economics, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Prof. dr. Wilfried Lemahieu, dean, Faculty of Economics and Business, mail: email@example.com.
More detailed information on the job application procedure and the documents that need to be uploaded, can be found on the following website: https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/en/academic-staff/senior-academic-staff-tenure-track-information#job-application
External reference letters can be uploaded at www.econjobmarket.org or sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For problems with online applying, please contact email@example.com.
Candidates are invited to apply online until 15/11/2023, 10.55pm, CET.
KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.
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