Professor in Dutch and translation studies (17724) - Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
Ghent University

Professor in Dutch and translation studies (17724) - Faculty of Arts and Philosophy

Belgium 18 Mar 2021

ABOUT THE INSTITUTION

L'université de Gand, en abrégé UGent, anciennement Rijksuniversiteit Gent (université d’État de Gand,

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OPPORTUNITY DETAILS

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Deadline
18 Mar 2021
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    →   Apply until 18/03/2021 23:59 (Brussels time)
    →   Discipline: Dutch and translation studies
    →   100% Assistant professor tenure track
    →   Faculty of Arts and Philosophy 
    →   Reference number: 202012/LW/ZAP/012

ABOUT GHENT UNIVERSITY 

Ghent University is one of the most important education and research institutions 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 characterised by qualitative education, internationally renowned research and a pluralistic social responsibility.

ASSIGNMENT

 

The Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of Ghent University offers a Bachelor degree in Applied Language Studies (German, English, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Spanish, Turkish), three one-year Masters degrees (Translation, Interpreting, Multilingual Communication), one two-year Master of Education and a one-year postgraduate degree in Computer-Assisted Language Mediation. We have a vacancy for an assistant professor (tenure track) of Dutch, whose appointment will include academic teaching, academic research and academic services in the field of Translation Studies, focused on literary translation or cultural and ideological aspects of translation. The earliest starting date of the position is 1 September 2021.

Academic education

You contribute to various course units in the disciplines offered by the departmental curriculum at Bachelor, Master or Postgraduate level. You lecture the bachelor courses ‘Dutch: society and institutions’ and ‘Dutch: intercultural project’ and the master course ‘Dutch: communicative competences’. Further courses may be assigned in accordance with the needs of the curriculum. You supervise Bachelor papers and Masters’ theses of students of the Translation, Interpreting and Communication department. 

Academic Research

You will be conducting research within the TRACE research group at Ghent University. This research group cooperates closely with the Centre for Literature in Translation, CLIV, an association research group with the Free University of Brussels (VUB). You coordinate research projects and attract funding for innovative projects in the field of Translation Studies, focused on literary translation or cultural and ideological aspects of translation. You communicate research findings both in established academic media (peer-reviewed journals, peer-reviewed monographs, tier I conferences) and to a broad audience of non-academic readers. 

Academic services

You take part in the internal and external service provision of the department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication.


PROFILE

 

Experience

Skills / Attitude 

Admission requirements

Upon evaluation of a foreign (non-EU) diploma, a certificate of equivalence may still have to be requested at NARIC. If this is the case, we advise you to initiate this recognition procedure as soon as possible. You are required to have the recognition no later than on the date of your appointment. 

APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

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 term of office will be transferred into a permanent appointment as an associate professor. 

Should you already be a member of the professorial staff or hold an equal post at another university or research institution, you can immediately be appointed as an assistant professor, without prejudice to the possibility of a temporary appointment offered in article V.28 of the Codex of Higher Education. 

The recruitment is possible no sooner than 1 September 2021.

OUR OFFER

The career and evaluation policy for Professorial Staff is based on talent development and growth, prioritizing vision development and strategy - at the personal as well as the group level. At UGent we focus on career support and coaching of the Professorial Staff in the different phases of the career. More information can be found on www.ugent.be/en/work/mobility-career/career-aspects/professorial-staff.

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 a number of benefits such as a bike allowance, reimbursement of public transport commuting costs, daycare, a wide range of sports facilities and EcoCheques. A complete overview of all our employee benefits (in Dutch).

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 https://www.ugent.be/en/work/talent.

Candidates who are newly appointed at Ghent University with an appointment as autonomous academic staff of at least 50% or candidates whose appointment as autonomous academic staff at Ghent University is increased to a minimum of 50% receive a Starting Grant of € 210,000 to contribute towards the personnel, operating and/or equipment costs of establishing a research team.

GENDER AND DIVERSITY

Ghent University conducts an equal opportunities policy and encourages everyone to apply. Ghent University also strives for a gender balance. Female applications are thus especially welcomed. 

SELECTION PROCEDURE

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. Therefore it will match all elements of the file against the required expertise for the position in terms of education, research and scientific service. Based on this deliberation, relevant candidates will be shortlisted to 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 are asked to further discuss their top 5 most important publications or other academic achievements with the highest impact. Next to academic publications, the candidate is thus also able to show merit of knowledge transfer by academic dissemination, social valorisation, public awareness, seminars or conference presentations. These competences are also taken into account when evaluating the candidates. 

The evaluation of the required international mobility is broad and partly takes the gender perspective into account, thus not only considering longer stays abroad by 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

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.

MORE INFORMATION

For further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Professor Veronique Hoste (Veronique.Hoste@ugent.be+32 (0)9 09 331 19 30) at the faculty of Arts and Philosophy, department Translation, Interpreting and Communication.

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