Assistant (19145) - Political Sciences
Ghent University
Ghent, Belgium  
3 dagen geleden
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Apply until 06 / 07 / 2021 23 : 59 (Brussels time)

Faculty of Political and Social Sciences

Department PS03 - Political Sciences

AAP temporary appointment - 100%

Number of openings : 1.00

Reference number : 202105 / PS03 / AS / 003


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.


  • At least 50% of your assignment will be spent on academic research in preparation of a doctoral dissertation. More in particular, you will conduct research in one of the research domains of the research group Gaspar : political parties, political representation, participation and / or federalism
  • You will assist in the teaching activities at the department, specifically the following courses : Introduction to Political Sciences, Contemporary Issues in Belgian Politics, Citizen & Government, Current Political Problems, and Belgian Federalism.
  • You will assist in the internal and external services of the department.

  • You hold a Master’s degree in Political Science, Public Administration & Management, Sociology, Communication Science or any other degree in social sciences.
  • 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.

  • You are interested in academic and / or project-based research and services.
  • You have a critical and scientific attitude.
  • You are familiar with theories from the social sciences.
  • You possess methodological skills to conduct scientific research.
  • Any teaching experience or participation in extra training, conferences, etc. is recommended.
  • You have excellent teaching and communication skills.
  • You speak and write fluently in Dutch and in English (or you are prepared to improve these skills in the short term)
  • You are a team player and you are prepared to contribute to the further development of the research group Gaspar

  • 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 1 October 2021 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP3. .
  • 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).


    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, an overview of your study results and a 1-page research proposal (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 / en).

    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.


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