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Full-time position as assistant professor (tenure track) in the discipline of Translation Studies focused on cultural transfer
ABOUT GHENT UNIVERSITY
Ghent University is one of the most important teaching and research establishments in the Low Countries. On a daily basis, over 9,000 staff members and 41,000 students implement its motto "Dare to Think". Ghent University's mission statement is characterized by quality teaching, internationally-renowned research and a pluralistic responsibility within society. As part of its further academic development, Ghent University plans to recruit:
- A full-time assistant professor (tenure track) within Translation Studies focused on cultural transfer
- Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication
- Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
The Faculty of Arts and Philosophy has a vacancy for a lectureship, starting from 1 February 2019. The post is a full-time position for an assistant professor (tenure track) in the department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication, with duties including academic teaching, academic research and carrying out academic services in the discipline of Translation Studies focused on cultural transfer.
You contribute to academic teaching in Bachelor or Masters courses in one of the languages taught in the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication.
You will conduct research in the discipline of Translation Studies focused on cultural transfer.
You will be invited to take part in the internal and external provision of the services within the department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication.
- have high-level academic research experience in the field of Translation Studies focused on cultural transfer, which can be corroborated by publications in quality, peer-reviewed, academic journals and books;
- should have demonstrable expertise in the department’s research field of translation and culture;
- are capable of initiating and supervising academic research and collecting the necessary funds for this;
- should possess the necessary didactic skills to help university students develop and achieve academic competences;
- should be able to demonstrate experience in academic teaching
- Should have a knowledge of Dutch and of one or more languages taught at the department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication at C2-level.
- being internationally mobile, inter alia by taking part in research programmes at research institutions not linked to the university where the highest degree was obtained, will be considered an asset;
- having positively evaluated experience in offering and/or organising academic training is recommended;
- involvement in the professionalisation of education will be considered an asset;
- having translated in the field of culture in general is recommended.
Skills / Attitude
- You are quality-oriented;
- You take initiative;
- You are flexible when it comes the distribution of tasks within your department and section;
- You are a team player.
- You are a thesis-based doctorate holder. Upon evaluation of a foreign (non-EU) diploma, a certificate of equivalence may still have to be requested from NARIC;
- You have at least two years of postdoctoral experience on February 1, 2019.
(In the case of assistant professor TT ≥50% or full-time)
We offer you a temporary appointment in a tenure track system for a term of five years. If positively evaluated by the University Board, the appointment will be made permanent , at which point you will become an associate professor. The proportion of your time spent on research, teaching and academic services may be reviewed at that point in time.
The assignment starts on February 1, 2019 at the earliest.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
Ghent University is committed to properly welcoming new professorial staff members and offering them appropriate guidance. The basic teacher training and courses of Dutch and English for foreign-speaking lecturers are only a few examples of our wide range of training and education opportunities. Furthermore, each Ghent University staff member can count on several benefits, such as a bike allowance, reimbursement of commuting expenses by public transport, day care, a wide range of sports facilities and EcoCheques. A full overview of our employee benefits is listed on our website.
Ghent University also invests in welcoming international professorial staff. It offers various housing options, a relocation bonus, the International School for school-aged children (with a discount on the tuition fee), support when registering at the City of Ghent, support with the procedure of family reunification and other administrative matters in connection with moving to Ghent. More information can be found on www.ugent.be/en/living and www.ugent.be/en/staff.
GENDER AND DIVERSITY
Ghent University adopts an equal opportunities policy and encourages everyone to apply. Ghent University also strives for a gender balance. Female applications are thus especially welcomed.
After the final application date, all received applications will be sent to the faculty assessment committee assembled for this vacancy. This committee will first evaluate the application files by matching all elements of the file against the required expertise for the position in terms of teaching, research and academic service. Based on this deliberation, relevant candidates will be invited for further selection (interview, possible presentation or test lecture, …). Afterwards, the committee will rank the suitable candidates and present this ranking to the Faculty Board. The advice of the Faculty Board will then be presented to the University Board for approval.
Candidates will be asked to present their five most impactful academic achievements. Besides academic publications, the candidate will thus also be able to show merit of knowledge transfer by academic dissemination, valorisation within society, public awareness, seminars or conference presentations. These competences are also considered when evaluating the candidates.
The evaluation of the required international mobility is broad and partly takes the gender perspective into account. Accordingly, not only longer stays abroad are considered, but also other forms of internationalisation.
Pregnancy leave, prolonged sick leave, parental leave, filial leave or other forms of absence are taken into account when evaluating the available time for the realisation of academic output.
HOW TO APPLY
You can only apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.
Your application must include the following documents:
Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.
Please note: Applications sent in after the deadline will not be accepted.
For further information regarding these vacancies, please contact Professor Veronique Hoste (veronique.hoste@UGent.be) at the faculty of Arts and Philosophy, department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication.