13/09/2021

Tenure track lecturer (research) 'Ancient history, agricultural history and food history'

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Agricultural sciencesOther
    ChemistryBiochemistry
    HistoryAncient history
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Leading Researcher (R4)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    07/10/2021 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Brussels
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38

OFFER DESCRIPTION

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 Flemish-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

We are looking for a tenure track lecturer. 

 

More concretely your work package contains: 

 

Education and Research domain:

 

 

Ancient history, agricultural history and food history 

 

 

Education tasks:

 

 

  • You will contribute to the teaching (in Duth and in English) in the fields of the methods of ancient history and food(bio)chemistry/food biotechnology; 
  • If you finish your tenure track succesfull, you will, from the academic year 2027-2028, teach courses in the field of ancient history, food history and climate history, and in addition will contribute to interdisciplinary courses within the bioengineering sciences and sciences in general; 

 

 

Research tasks:

 

 

  • You will conduct research in the fields of ancient history, agricultural history and food history;
  • You will publish in prominent periodicals and/or with internationally recognized academic publishers;
  • You will conduct the research project ‘Food from farm to fork in the ancient world’; 
  • You will independently submit project applications with external funding agencies, and will contribute to applications from others, in which historians, natural scientists and archaeologists from outside the VUB will be involved; 

 

 

Other tasks:

 

 

  • You will be active in public outreach and valorisation of research to the general public; 
  • You will contribute to academic administration and policy; 

 

 

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

3 - Profile

What do we expect from you?

 

  • As a formal minimum requirement, you must hold a PhD in the field of history, preferably awarded on the basis of an original thesis in the field of ancient history, agricultural history and/or food history; 

 

 

  • You have sufficient and verifiable expertise and experience in the field of food(bio)chemistry, papyrology and archaeobotany in order to conduct the research project ‘Food from farm to fork in the ancient world’; 
  • You have expertise in the methodology and theory of historical science in general, and in particular of the methods of ancient history; 
  • You have sufficient expertise in food(bio)chemistry/food biotechnology to contribute to teaching in this field; 
  • You have a great measure of independence in teaching courses on ancient history; 

 

 

  • 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.  

 

  • Members of the academic staff who, as title-holders, are charged with teaching assignments, must be able to demonstrate the required knowledge of the language of instruction for the relevant course units. Example: When a course unit is taught in English, the candidate is required to have the appropriate certificate. More information about the regulations concerning the language proficiency you can find via https://jobs.vub.be/content/Regulations-concerning-language-proficiency/  

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 01/03/2022. 

 

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 latest on 07/10/2021:

  • 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 Jeffrey Tyssens at jtyssens@vub.be or on +32-2-6291371.

 

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

DO YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS VACANCY?

You can contact the person mentioned in the job description.

More Information

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Agricultural sciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    More than 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    More than 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    History
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    More than 10
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Belgium
Brussels
1050
Boulevard de la Plaine 2

EURAXESS offer ID: 683396
Posting organisation offer ID: 163380

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