→ Apply until 15/06/2021 23:59 (Brussels time)
→ Faculty of Law and Criminology
→ Department RE51 - Dean's Office of the Faculty of Law
→ AAP temporary appointment - 100%
→ Number of openings: 1.00
→ Reference number: 202105/RE51/DA/001
The Faculty of Law and Criminology wishes to engage one Post Doctoral
Assistant in one of the following fields:
- Alternative Dispute Resolutions, Financial Law, Law and Technology, Tort
Law, Private International Law, with an assignment at the department of
Interdisciplinary Study of Law, Private Law and Business Law (RE21)
- EU Law, Public International Law, with an assignment at the department of
European, Public and International Law (RE22)
ABOUT GHENT UNIVERSITY
Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it
is actively involved in education and research, management and administration,
and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest,
most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities.
With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of-
the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of
academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as
well as its students.
At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research.
You will assist in teaching activities at the Bachelor's or Master's
You will counsel Master's students in their exercises, work placement and
You will counsel doctoral students.
You will prepare a funding request for postdoctoral research at an
external funding institution.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
You hold a doctoral degree in Law or an equivalent diploma. You obtained
your diploma no sooner than 1 October 2019. For diplomas awarded outside
the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be
submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of
You have already conducted research in one of the following fields:
Alternative Dispute Resolutions, Financial Law, Law and Technology, Tort
Law, Private International Law, EU Law, Public International Law.
You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher in your
You are profoundly interested in coaching students in the Bachelor's,
Master's and/or Advanced Master's programmes.
You may present relevant scientific publications in (inter)national
peer-reviewed academic journals that are widely disseminated.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
We offer you a two-year appointment, which may be renewed once for one
year at the most, on condition that the previous term was given a positive
evaluation. The term of renewal begins immediately after the first term
has expired. Attention: If you have been previously appointed as a post-
doctoral assistant at a university within the Flemish Community, you
cannot apply for this position.
Your appointment will start on 1 October 2021 at the earliest.
Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP5. More
information about our salary scales.
All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a
wide range of training and education opportunities, 35 days of paid leave,
bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of
all our fringe benefits (in Dutch).
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:
In the field ‘Cv' : your cv and an overview of your relevant
scientific publications (merged into one pdf file)
In the field ‘Cover letter' : your application letter, including a
research plan of 3 to 5 pages maximum in pdf format
In the field ‘Diploma' : a transcript of the required degree (if
already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language
other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English,
please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence' : only for diplomas awarded
outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be
submitted. (This can be requested via www. naricvlaanderen.be/en).
Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.
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. dr. Michel Tison
(michel.tison@UGent.be, +32 09/264 67 61), dean of the Faculty of Law and
Do you have a question? Please read our FAQ regarding the online application