Offre d’emploi – Senior Academic Staff – 100% – Faculty of Arts and Philosophy – Research in the Arts (VUB, Brussels)

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The Vrije Universiteit Brussel has been a leading player in the Flemish Higher Education landscape for 40 years. The University numbers 12.000 students and together with its hospital – UZ Brussel – employs more than 6.000 people. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is the largest Dutch speaking employer in the capital.

Teaching and research at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel are founded on the principle of unfettered inquiry to benefit the progress of mankind. This means rejecting dogmatic positions and guaranteeing the freedom to form opinions without interference; in this way the University aims to ensure the dispersal of the principle of unfettered inquiry throughout society.

The University is autonomous and democratically run. This means guaranteeing the exercise of the fundamental freedoms within the University, as well as the right of the University Community to participate in the decision making process and scrutiny of University policy.

The following form part of the University’s mission:

  • the development, the communication and the application of a high level of academic education and scientific research, free from all preconceived ideas;
  • the translation of these ideals and knowledge into society in the spirit of social engagement;
  • the creation of a society in which everyone is capable of engaging in critical thinking.



Academic department: History, Archaeology, Arts, Philosophy & Ethics
Subject area: History of the European city in the High and Late Middle Ages (c. 1000-1500)


  • The applicant has sufficient knowledge of the methodology of medieval historiography and documentary sources.
  • The applicant has an ample degree of autonomy in determining the content of courses, compulsory or elective, in the domain of medieval history.
  • Starting academic year 2023-2024 the applicant will be fully in charge within the historical curriculum for the domain of the Middle Ages.


  • The applicant will autonomously submit project applications for external funding and invigorate applications of others, involving historians and archaeologists inside and outside her or his own institution.


  • Knowledge of Dutch at the end of the mandate is compulsory.

Questions about content?
Contact Prof. Dr. Karin Vanderkerken, Vicerector Research Policy, or Mrs. Mieke Gijsemans, Director Research & Data Management, on +32 2 629 21 08 or


The candidate holds a PhD;

The candidate is expected to endorse the educational vision of the university (full text available on the university website).

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Every first appointment is dependent upon the successful delivery of a teaching session.

Members of academic faculty with teaching duties are required to prove their command of the teaching language. E.g.: for teaching in English the candidate provides evidence of proficiency in English at C1 level by submitting a language certificate (or a waiver).


As an employee of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel your days will be spent in a dynamic, diverse and multilingual environment. Both our campuses are set within green oases on the outskirts of the centre of the capital of Flanders, Belgium and Europe. This centre, with all its opportunities, is within your reach by public transport in under half an hour.

Depending on your experience and academic merits you will receive a salary on one of the pay scales laid down by the government. Hospitalisation cover and free use of public transport for travel to and from work are standard conditions of employment. If you would rather cycle to work, compensation is also available for that. Both campuses have extensive sporting facilities which are at your disposal and a nursery is within walking distance.

More information is available at under the heading ‘future employees’.

  • Planned starting date: 01/10/2018
  • Length of contract: 5 academic years
  • Deadline for application: 27th of April 2018

Applications can only be submitted online (via the website of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

All applications must at least include the following attachments:

  • A brief CV
  • Comprehensive details of academic portfolio
  • Teaching and research perception, mentioning the candidate’s five most important publications (for post-doctoral positions)
  • A concise statement of the reason for applying including explanation about the development of future research
  • Diplomas
  • Placed on:Tue 13 February 2018
  • Location: Brussels


For more information:
at the number: 02/629 25 90

Source : VUB

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