KU Leuven, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences is offering full time employment in a dynamic and internationally oriented research environment.




Vacancy Announcement:


Applicants will be required to establish an innovative research program in the domain of educational sciences, from an educational, psychological and/or social sciences perspective. The research focus should be on formal educational (school) settings. The candidate’s expertise should be complementary to the expertise of the current academic staff at the subfaculty PPW at the campus Kortrijk (see  https://www.kuleuven-kulak.be/nl/faculteiten/ppw/onderzoek) and research collaboration with other members of the subfaculty or the faculty should be established. The candidate should actively attract competitive research funding. The successful candidate is expected to establish an international competitive research program, with research output at a high international level, and to supervise PhD studies in the field of educational sciences.

The teaching assignment will mainly include courses with regard to educational issues at the meso- and macrolevel of formal educational settings (schools as organizations, educational policy) in the bachelor program in the subfaculty PPW at Kortrijk. The assignment may also include some courses in one or more of the other programs of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences in Leuven (bachelor and master Educational Sciences, Teacher Education). Most of these courses are taught in Dutch. The applicant will also be required to supervise MSc theses and research practices.

In addition to internal services within the subfaculty and the campus Kortrijk and the faculty PPW in Leuven, the candidate also offers valorisation and social services based on his / her research activities. In the context of this external services, a regional embedding of activities should be realized through collaboration with primary, secondary, higher or adult education institutions or other educational organizations in the region.

Candidates are expected to have an excellent research potential, as evidenced by publications in international peer-reviewed journals that demonstrate expertise in the domain of educational sciences from an educational, psychological and/or social sciences perspective. International research experience is highly appreciated, and if not yet acquired, this is a requirement during the first five years of a tenure track mandate.

Applicants are expected to have high-level teaching qualities and skills necessary to train and teach future bachelors and masters in psychology and educational sciences. The successful candidate should be prepared to develop these qualities and skills further.

The applicant is also expected to have the necessary relational skills and leadership capacities to collaborate with colleagues, and to build international networks.

The official administrative language used at KU Leuven is Dutch. If you do not speak Dutch (or do not speak it well) at the start of employment, KU Leuven will provide language training to enable you to take part in administrative meetings. Before teaching courses in Dutch or English,you will be given the opportunity to learn Dutch respectively English to the required standard.

The position requires a PhD or doctoral degree in psychology, in educational sciences, or in a related discipline, provided that the candidate has relevant research experience in the field of educational sciences from an educational, psychological and/or social sciences perspective.

Depending on the candidate’s record and qualifications, he/she will be appointed in one of the grades of the academic staff.

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Wim Van Den Noortgate, tel.: +3256246151, mail: wim.vandennoortgate@kuleuven.be. Please add a research statement (no more than 2 pages), demonstrating your added value for the research programme. In addition, please outline your vision of academic education in a teaching statement (no more than 2 pages). For problems with online applying, please contact solliciteren@kuleuven.be.

You can apply for this job no later than January 31, 2018 via the online application tool

KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.

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