Full-time Junior Assistant at Ghent University, Belgium

Publish Date: Feb 04, 2016

Deadline: Feb 10, 2016

Full-time junior assistant

  • Last application date: Feb 10, 2016 23:59
  • Department: LW21 - Department of Languages and Cultures
  • Contract: Statutary
  • Occupancy rate: 100%
  • Vacancy Type: Academic assisting staff

For the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, we are looking for full-time junior assistant within the department Languages and Cultures.

What we are looking for

  • You hold a Master’s degree in Slavic and East European studies or an equivalent degree. 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 are interested in conducting doctoral research and pursuing a doctoral degree in one of the following fields:

       1. Anthropology of South Eastern Europe and related disciplines dealing with contemporary South Eastern Europe (cultural studies, history, political science, human rights, or literature);

      2. Old Slavonic, historical linguistics of Slavic, pre-modern Slavic cultural history;

      3. Russian linguistics, discourse analysis, Slavic folklore.

  • Any teaching experience or participation in extra training, conferences, etc. is recommended;
  • You have excellent teaching and communication skills;
  • You know at least one of the following Slavic languages (Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Old Slavonic, Russian).

Your tasks

  • At least 50% of your assignment will be spent on academic research in preparation of a doctoral dissertation in one or more of the three fields listed above;
  • You will assist in the teaching activities at the programme of Slavonic and East European studies;
  • You will assist in the internal and external services of the department.

What we can offer you

  • We offer you a two-year appointment, which may be renewed twice for two years.

Attention: If you are currently working as a Teaching Assistant at Ghent University and your cumulative percentage exceeds 30%, you cannot apply for this position.

  • Your appointment will start by 01/03/2016 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP3. More information about this can be found on our website.
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as 38 days of paid leave, a wide range of training and education opportunities, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits can be found on our website.


All applications must be received no later than 10/02/2016 at 23:59 (CET) at recruitmentaap@ugent.be, with the following documents attached as one file:

    • Application letter
    • CV
    • a transcript of the required degree
    • an overview of your study results
    • a research proposal (between 1500 and 2000 words) 

Please indicate clearly what position and department you are applying for, as well as the following reference number: 2016-01-25. You will get a confirmation e-mail as soon as we have received your application.

Attention: Late applications are not accepted.

 As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy,

More information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Dieter Stern (, +32 09/264 38 15) or Prof. Andreas Niehaus (, 09/264 41 57).

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