LINC - full-time junior researcher (assistant) in the field of policing and security

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
June 12, 2023
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LINC - full-time junior researcher (assistant) in the field of policing

and security

(ref. AAP-2023-73)

Last modification : Friday, May 12, 2023

The Leuven Institute of Criminology (LINC) was founded in 2007. It currently groups about 70 professors, researchers and assistants involved in criminological research and teaching. LINC forms part of the Faculty of Law and Criminology.

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The junior researcher will mainly work on a PhD in the field of policing and security. This research might be about leadership and strategy formation within the police, but this is still to be decided by mutual agreement. The research will mainly use qualitative research methods, but might also include quantitative methods.

In addition to that, the junior researcher will, together with his/her colleagues, also provide support for various courses in the Bachelor of Criminology. These could be courses (in Dutch) on organisation-centered methods of the criminological intervention (C00A6A and C01A1B), but also the qualitative part of the three courses (in Dutch) in methodology (C00A2A, C00A3A and C00A4A). The junior researcher will also be involved in the supervision of master's dissertations and might be involved in other research projects within the research team.

  • You have a Master degree in Criminology or in other Social Sciences or Humanities (e.g. public management, political science, sociology, organisational psychology) and you obtained very good marks (at least once ‘cum laude').
  • You have a good knowledge of and a demonstrable interest in qualitative and possibly quantitative research methods.
  • You are excellent at academic writing.
  • You have the necessary teaching skills.
  • You like to work in a team and are skilled in teamwork.
  • You have excellent oral and written skills in Dutch.
  • Offer

    We offer an appointment as a full-time junior researcher (assistant).

    This appointment is initially for two years, but can be renewed twice for an appointment period of max. six years in total.

    This function is linked to a salary scale 43.

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    For more information please contact Prof. Dr. Jeroen Maesschalck, tel.: +32 16 32 55 58, mail: [email protected].

    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 [email protected].

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