Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Lecturer 'operations research and operations management'

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1 - Working at the VUB

For already 50 years, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel has stood for freedom, equality and connectedness. These values are strongly present on our campuses, in our students as well as our staff. At the VUB, you’ll find a diverse collection of personalities: pure innovators and especially people who are 100% their authentic selves. With about 3.500 employees, we are the largest Dutch-speaking employer in Brussels, an international city with which we are all too happy to be connected, and around which our four campuses are located.

Our education and research are grounded in the principles of free research with an eye on human progress. We disapprove of every purely authoritative argument and guarantee the free formation of judgement that is necessary for this basic principle to be incorporated in the community.

The VUB is autonomous and managed democratically. As such, we guarantee fundamental freedoms within our university, as well as the right of the university community to be involved in making and checking university policy.

The mission of the university includes:

  • the development, the transfer and the application of high-standing academic education and scientific research, free from any prejudice;
  • community integration of this in a spirit of social compassion;
  • critical development of everyone in light of the responsibilities borne in the community.

2 - Position description

The Faculty Social Sciences & Solvay Business School, Department Business Technology and Operations, is looking for a tenure track lecturer

More concretely your work package contains: 

Education and Research domain:

Operations research and operations management.

Education tasks:

  • You are responsible for teaching courses for an equivalent of 24 ECTS in the field of Operations Research and Operations Management. These courses are taught in English, both at bachelor's and master's level. The course package includes, indicatively, Operations Management, Operationeel Beheer en Logistiek en Supply Chain Management (Dutch and English).
  • You supervise bachelor’s and master’s theses.
  • You are prepared to teach in evening classes.
  • You are willing to implement new forms of education.

Research tasks:

  • You conduct research in one or more of the following domains: sustainable logistics, sustainable mobility, sustainable e-commerce and sustainable supply chain management.
  • You are responsible for supervising PhD students.
  • You are responsible for acquiring external (research) funds.

Other tasks:

  • You are responsible for service tasks at the level of the research group, the department, the faculty and / or the university.
  • You contribute to creating external visibility for the research group, the department, the faculty and the university.

For this function, our Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus (Elsene) will serve as your home base. 

3 - Profile

What do we expect from you?

You hold a PhD in applied economic sciences, commercial engineer, civil engineer, mathematics, computer science / computer science or equivalent.

  • You have a good research file with internationally referenced publications in the field of mobility and logistics, preferably with a link to sustainability.
  • You have strong pedagogical qualities.
  • You master Dutch and English at the C1-level.
  • You subscribe to the university’s vision of education. The full text in relation to this is available on the university website.
  • Every first appointment is dependent upon the successful delivery of a teaching session.

Language regulations:

A member of the academic staff who is entrusted with a teaching assignment must also be able to demonstrate that the language of instruction is known at ERK level C1 through a qualification certificate or through an adequate diploma. The VUB also provides courses in, for example, academic English.

The administrative language of the VUB is Dutch. In case of insufficient knowledge of Dutch, the VUB will provide an integration course. After a maximum of five years, a member of the academic staff must demonstrate adequate knowledge of the administrative language (ERK level B2).

For a complete overview, please consult the complete language regulations on https://jobs.vub.be/content/Regulations-concerning-language-proficiency/

Certificates demonstrating knowledge of the language can already be added to the application. 

4 - Offer

Are you going to be our new colleague?

You’ll be offered a tenure track appointment, for an assignment of 1 FTE, for 5 years, with eligibility for tenure in the rank of senior lecturer by the end of this initial period, with planned starting date 01/10/2023

You’ll receive a salary linked to one of the scales set by the government.

At the VUB, you’re guaranteed an open, involved and diverse workplace where you are offered opportunities to (further) build on your career.

As well as this, you’ll enjoy various benefits:

  • Full reimbursement for your home-work commute with public transport according to VUB-policy, or compensation if you come by bike;
  • Cost-free hospitalisation insurance;
  • The space to form your job content and continuously learn via VUB LRN;
  • Excellent facilities for sport and exercise;
  • Ecocheques;
  • Delicious meals at attractive prices in our campus restaurants;
  • An open, family-friendly work environment where attention is paid to work-life balance, and exceptional holiday arrangements with 35 days of leave (based on a fulltime contract).

5 - Interested?

Is this the job you’ve been dreaming of?

Send us ONLINE and at the latest on 17/04/2023:

  • your motivation letter, including your vision on education and research, and an explanation about the development of your future research;
  • your curriculum vitae, including you academic dossier;
  • your degrees and diplomas (not applicable for VUB alumni) and language certificates.

Do you have questions about the job content? Contact prof. dr. Thomas Crispeels at thomas.crispeels@vub.be or on 0032 (0) 2 614 83 09.

Would you like to know what it’s like to work at the VUB? Go to www.vub.ac.be/vacatures and find all there is to know about our campuses, benefits, strategic goals and your future colleagues.

Job details

Lecturer 'operations research and operations management'
Boulevard de la Plaine 2 Brussels, Belgium
Application deadline
2023-04-17 23:59:59
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The VUB is the offshoot of the French-speaking ULB that was founded in 1834 by a Brussels lawyer with Flemish origins, Pierre-Théodore Verhaegen.

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