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Ghent University, Belgium

Assistant - Comparative sciences of culture

    →   Apply until 24/01/2017 23:59 CET
    →   Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
    →   Department LW18 - Comparative sciences of culture

    →   AAP temporary appointment - 100%
    →   1 position(s)


  • At least 50% of your assignment will be spent on academic research in preparation of a doctoral dissertation in the Comparative Science of Cultures.
  • You will assist in the teaching activities at the department of Comparative Science of Cultures.
  • You will assist in the internal and external services of the department.


  • You hold a Master’s degree or an equivalent degree. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.
  • You are interested in scientific research about the cultural differences between India and Europe; a description of the research programme within which your research will be situated can be requested at the department.
  • You have experience in living and working in India or another Asian culture.
  • Participation in conferences, workshops, international collaborative projects or other scientific activities regarding the study of cultural difference is recommended.
  • You have teaching and communication skills.


  • We offer you a two-year appointment, which may be renewed twice for two years, on condition that the previous term was given a positive evaluation. Attention: If you have been previously appointed as a junior assistant or doctoral fellow at a university within the Flemish Community, this appointment will be deducted from the maximum term of appointment, which is six years at the most according to the Codex of Higher Education.
  • Your appointment will start on 1 February 2017 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP3. More information is available on our website.
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 38 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits can be found on our website (in Dutch).


Apply online via this application before last application date (see above). Make sure you upload the following documents:

  • application letter
  • cv, including an overview of study results (merged into one file of maximum 5 MB)
  • a transcript of the required degree
  • for diplomas awarded outside the European Union: certificate of equivalence (NARIC) (if you already have it)

We do not accept applications that are sent by e-mail or applications that lack (one of) the above-mentioned documents.

As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.


For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Jakob De Roover (, +32 09/264 93 73 or 93 71).

Ghent University

After decades of uninterrupted growth, Ghent University is one of the leading institutions of higher education and research in the Low Countries with 36,000 students and more than 8,000 staff members.

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