10/02/2020
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
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Tenured academic staff, Heritage studies (preventive conservation and heritage collection management) - 2020ZAPFOWEX036

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Antwerp
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Cultural studiesOther
    HistoryOther
    SociologyOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Established Researcher (R3)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    22/03/2020 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Antwerpen
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The Faculty of Design Sciences is seeking to fill the following full-time vacancy:

Tenured academic staff in the area of heritage studies, more specifically preventive conservation and heritage collection management.

Job description

  • You will teach and contribute to course units at Bachelor's and Master's level within the learning trajectories towards Heritage Restorer, Heritage (data) conservator, Heritage Strategist and Heritage Researcher (24 ECTS/year), such as, for instance,  Administration of Heritage Management Institutions (BA1), Museum and depot (BA2), Preventive Conservation (BA2), Project Management of movable and intangible heritage (BA2) or other course units to be developed around the Ten agents of deterioration of heritage or other themes.
  • You supervise projects of bachelor, master and doctoral students.
  • You will expand the scientific research in the area of preventive conservation, collection management and strategy within a broader, transdisciplinary context.
  • You will acquire and manage external funding (national and international).
  • You actively build up your network with stakeholders in the (supra)local, Flemish, national, European and international heritage sector.
  • You take on internal policy tasks.
  • You will offer scientific services: among others you will provide advice within and outside the University of Antwerp and act as an expert/reviewer for domestic and foreign institutions.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a doctorate degree (PhD).
  • You have several years of postdoctoral experience or equivalent.
  • You have an affinity with and, if possible, experience in the heritage sector and your expertise complements that of the ARCHES research group in the Faculty of Design Sciences at the University of Antwerp.
  • You are able to provide experience in setting up and carrying out research projects in the field concerned and will be able to obtain the necessary funds to achieve this.
  • You have an international scientific curriculum and conduct high-quality scientific research in the (broader) field.
  • The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy and with the vision of the Antwerp Cultural Heritage Sciences (ARCHES).
  • You have leadership skills (or the potential to develop them).
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
  • If you do not master Dutch, the administrative language of the university, you should be willing to obtain a CEFR B2 level of proficiency in Dutch within two years. As soon as you take on teaching duties as a course unit 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 on an integration trajectory and offers tailor-made language coaching in compliance with Flanders’ statutory language regulations.

We offer

  • either a full-time position as a assistant professor, in a temporary appointment in the tenure track for a term of five years. This position will lead to an immediate permanent appointment as a associate professor if the performance is assessed favourably on the basis of previously determined and publicly announced evaluation criteria.
  • or a full-time position as a associate professor or higher, generally entailing a permanent appointment. In the case of a first appointment, the university board may proceed to a temporary appointment for a period not exceeding three years. This position will lead to a permanent appointment if the performance is assessed favourably. 
  • the date of appointment will be 1 September 2020;
  • a gross monthly salary ranging for lecturer from € 4.255,06 to € 6.272,13; and for senior lecturer from € 4.872,61 to € 7.654,80;
  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to apply?

  • Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date 22 March 2020.
  • Your application will be accompanied by a cover letter, a research plan and a vision on education.
  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel;
  • The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place on 5 May 2020.
  • More information about the application form can be obtained from vacatures@uantwerpen.be.
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact prof. dr. Marc Jacobs, marc.jacobs@uantwerpen.be.

The University of Antwerp is a family friendly organization, with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. Our HR-policy for researchers was awarded by the European Commission with the quality label HR Excellence in research.

We support the Science4Refugees initiative and encourage asylum-seeking, refugee scientists and researchers to apply for a job at the University of Antwerp.

More Information

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Cultural studies
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    History
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Sociology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Antwerp
Belgium
Antwerpen
2000
Prinsstraat 13

EURAXESS offer ID: 491353
Posting organisation offer ID: 140487

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