Full time position as Professor in the rank of Assistant Professor Tenure Track in the field of design theory and methodology

Last application date
Mar 05, 2017 23:59
TW18 - Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design
Occupancy rate
Vacancy Type
Autonomous academic staff

The faculty of Engineering and Architecture has a vacancy for a professorship, starting from October 1, 2017. It concerns a full time position as Professor in the rank of Assistant Professor Tenure Track in the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design (EA18), charged with academic teaching (mostly in Dutch), academic research and carrying out academic services in the discipline of Design Theory and Methodology.

Candidate’s Profile

  • candidates should hold a PhD (or equivalent thereof);
  • candidates are required to have at least two years of postdoctoral experience on October 1, 2017;
  • candidates are required to have research experience in the field of study concerned, as is evident from recent publications in national and international peer reviewed journals and/or books;
  • to have an attestable experience with international mobility gained, for instance, through research stays at institutions others than the one where the highest academic degree was obtained, is recommended;
  • candidates are required to possess the necessary didactic skills for teaching in an academic setting;
  • having positively evaluated experience with procured and/or organized education on an academic level is recommended;
  • professionalization of education is recommended.

A full time position at the entry level of Assistant Professor entails a five-year temporary appointment in a Tenure Track system. If the university board positively evaluates the performance of the person involved, the position may lead to a permanent position as Associate Professor.

The University Board has the possibility to change the appointment into a tenured position, either immediately or in due course, based upon similar academic performances in another university of research institution.

Applicants are required to participate in the basic training for Assistant Professor.

Ghent University provides free Dutch and English language courses to professors who are non-native speakers in order to support them in their teaching activities.

More detailed information on this vacancy and on the way this job fits in the department’s strategy can be obtained from Prof. Gert De Cooman, chair of the evaluation commission, (tel. +3292645653 or e-mail: gert.decooman@ugent.be).

Method of application:

Applications should be sent no later than March 5, 2017 at 23h59 (CET) by e-mail to recruitmentzap@ugent.be with the application letter, the standard application form for Professorial Staff, and the required transcripts (copies of degrees) attached.

Please merge all the documents in one file and mention the reference 20170106 Design Theory and Methodology in the subject of your e-mail.

The candidate will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of the application.

The application form for Professorial Staff (Autonomous Academic Staff - "ZAP") is available through the following link: