The Faculty of Arts at Ghent University has just advertized 7 postdoctoral research assistantships (“doctor-assistentschappen”), to start on 1 October 2011 (or as soon as possible thereafter). The posts will be awarded to the candidates most likely to contribute to the Faculty’s strong research profile, irrespective of discipline. The Department of Slavic and East European Studies wishes to draw attention to this opportunity, and ask potential candidates in the field to get in touch now, so as to receive detailed instructions on application details and procedures (the advertisement – in Dutch – can be found at http://www.ugent.be/nl/actueel/vacatures/aap/lw-da-122010).
Please note that the application deadline is January 10, 2011. Candidates should not only hold the PhD by the application deadline but should already have published at least 4 articles that have appeared (or have been formally accepted for publication) in journals indexed by ISI (see http://science.thomsonreuters.com/, and click on Master Journal List), or be the author of a scholarly book with a publisher that appears on a Ghent University list (see http://www.ugent.be/nl/onderzoek/beleid/bibliometrie/uitgeverijen.htm).
These postdoctoral research assistantships involve an appointment for a fixed term of three years, which may be extended by one year (provided appointment has commenced no later than 1 October 2011). The positions carry a limited teaching load (typically one course at MA level). At least 90% of the incumbent’s time should be devoted to activities (personal research and/or stimulating the research of junior team members) that lead to publication which can be valorized by the Faculty of Arts in terms of interuniversity and interfaculty funding mechanisms. Candidates will need to submit a (phased) publication plan with their application. Remuneration and social security coverage are at a competitive level (lecturer/junior professor), with a minimum gross starting salary of 44,000€.
Potential candidates can contact Dieter De Bruyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.