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Senior Academic Staff – Professor (EXPIRED)

Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Job category Senior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Brussel, Flanders, Belgium
Start date 01.03.2013
Job description

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 6.000 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.


Primarily research, with a minimum teaching load (supervision of master and/or PhD students).

Questions about content? Contact Prof. Dr. Patrick De Baetselieron.


  • As a formal minimum requirement, applicants must hold a PhD awarded on the basis of an original thesis.
  • The call is aimed at researches who are already involved in research and are able to merge this professorship with their current scientific research.
  • 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.


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. Hospitalization 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: 01.03.2013
  • Length of contract: 3 years
  • Deadline for application: 21.12.2012 (before 5pm)
How to apply
Application type Unknown (see text above)
Hard deadline December 21, 2012, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information http://www.vub.ac.be
Contact name Prof. Dr. Patrick De Baetselieron
Contact email
Contact phone +32-2-629 21 08
Time created December 8, 2012, 5:45pm EST
Scheduled expiry date December 21, 2012, 11:59pm CET
Expired on December 21, 2012, 11:59pm CET
Last updated December 13, 2012, 6:05pm EST
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