Senior Academic Staff Neurophysiology and behaviour
University of Antwerp
Antwerp, Belgium  
2 dagen geleden
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The Department of Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences has the following part-time (15%) vacancy :

Senior academic staff in the field of neurophysiology and behaviour


As a member of the Senior Academic Staff (Dutch : Zelfstandig Academisch Personeel, ZAP), you will contribute to the University of Antwerp’s three core tasks : education, research and services.

Your role may also include organisational and managerial aspects.


  • You will provide high-quality education in the domain of neurophysiology and behaviour
  • You are involved in teaching and coordination of courses and practical sessions in the field of neurosciences within the bachelor and master programmes of Biomedical Sciences (BMW) and Biochemistry & Biotechnology.
  • B&B). Your teaching role will evolve along with the study programmes. The courses you will teach and coordinate may include Neurosciences (Ba 3 BMW), Behavioral and cognitive Neuroscience (Ma 1 BMS NS);
  • Laboratory Animal Science (Ma 1 B&B and Ma 1 BMW); Laboratory Animal Science - rodents (Ma 2 B&B and Ma 2 BMW).

  • You will play a role in developing activating, student-centred and competence-driven programme components and study programmes.
  • You will supervise students and their Bachelor and Master dissertations.
  • Research

  • You will advance high-quality scientific research in the domain of neurosciences, more specifically in cognitive disabilities.
  • You will initiate new lines of research and coordinate the progress of scientific research projects. You will also participate in ongoing research programmes.
  • You will acquire and manage national and international research funding.
  • You will publish in international journals and specialist literature.
  • You will develop an international scientific network.
  • You will supervise PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.
  • Services

  • You will play a role in the provision of both academic services and service to society, within the institution and externally.
  • You will participate in student recruitment, boards and committees, popular science communication, and so on.

  • You are a member of the Ethical Committee for Animal Testing.
  • Organisation and leadership

  • You will accept coordinating responsibilities in the areas of education, research and / or services and you will contribute to policy.
  • Your leadership style will be motivating and coaching. You will be attentive to your employees’ growth and development processes.
  • Profile

  • You hold a PhD in Biomedical Sciences / Neurosciences or equivalent.
  • You can demonstrate several years of postdoctoral experience.
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies. You have established an excellent research portfolio including A1 publications.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision. You are motivated to develop your teaching skills further through the professionalisation opportunities available.
  • If you do not speak Dutch, the administrative language of the university, you should be willing to obtain a CEFR B2 level of proficiency in Dutch.
  • As soon as you take on teaching duties as a programme component coordinator, you should be able to demonstrate a CEFR C1 level of proficiency in the language of instruction.

    The University of Antwerp supports international staff members through an integration trajectory and offers tailor-made language coaching in compliance with Flanders’ statutory language regulations.

  • You demonstrate leadership potential and organisational skills.
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • You are motivated for teaching students practical skills within different courses of the programmes BMW and B&B.
  • What we offer

  • We offer a part-time appointment as a member of the Senior Academic Staff for a period of 3 years. Following a positive evaluation, the appointment can be renewed.
  • The level of your appointment (assistant professor, associate professor, professor or full professor) is determined on the basis of your professional experience and academic qualifications.

  • Your gross monthly salary is calculated according to the pay scales for senior academic staff (ZAP) and calculated proportionally on the basis of your employment percentage.
  • The planned start date is 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible after that date.
  • You will do most of your work at Campus Drie Eiken in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here and discover all the other benefits.
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