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Vacancy Tenure Track Assistant Professor in HRM & OB at Ghent University, Belgium
Vacancy Tenure Track Assistant Professor in HRM & OB at Ghent University, Belgium
Greet Van Hoye
Posted 02-22-2021 05:18
Job Title: Professor in HRM & Organizational Behavior
Requisition ID 18214 - Posted 15/02/2021 - Professorial staff - 100% - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
→ Apply until 17/03/2021 23:59 (Brussels time)
→ Discipline: HRM & Organizational Behavior
→ 100% Assistant professor tenure track
→ Reference number: 202101/EB23/ZAP/003
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.
Ghent University plans to recruit a full-time position as assistant professor (tenure track) in the research group HRM &
Organizational Behavior, Department of Marketing, Innovation and Organisation at the Faculty of Economics and Business
Administration (start 9/1/2021). It concerns a five-year appointment in a tenure track system; cfr. Infra for more information in the
section "Admission requirements".
The assistant professor focuses on research in the field of HRM & Organizational Behavior. The field of interest of the professor is connected with human resources management and organizational behavior. The assistant professor fulfills an educational
assignment in the different programs at our faculty of Economics and Business Administration. The assistant professor focuses on research in the field of HRM & Organizational Behavior (OB).
You lecture courses in the discipline of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior.
Applicants should have the potential for high-quality research in the discipline of HRM and OB. Applicants are expected to
publish in top-tier OB/HRM journals. The HRM & OB group at UGent is a young, dynamic and performant team that wants to
understand how HRM and OB affect employee attitudes, behaviors and individual and organizational performance. We perform
fundamental and applied research in HRM & OB. There will be opportunities to work with the existing faculty, whose interests lie
in (but are not necessarily limited to) HRM, performance management, people management, leadership, employability, sustainable HRM & OB, organizational theory …. Possible research topics include: HRM, Leadership, People management, Individual & team Innovation, Organizational Development, Employability, …
You take part in the internal and external service provision of the department of Marketing, Innovation and Organization.
- You have already conducted eminent academic research in the given discipline, which is clearly reflected in publications in
high-quality academic journals and peer-reviewed books;
- You are capable of initiating, supervising and acquiring the necessary funding for academic research;
- You are didactically skilled to teach university students to develop academic competences;
- Recommended are:
o International mobility, among other things thanks to research stays at institutions external to the one where you acquired your
highest academic degree;
o Positively evaluated experience in provided or organised academic lecturing;
o Professionalisation of education.
Skills / Attitude
- You are quality-oriented; enthusiastic and motivated to provide added value within our team;
- You take initiative;
- You are team-oriented.
- You hold a thesis-based doctorate or a diploma or certificate that is recognised as equivalent (article V.20 Codex Higher
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.
- You have at least two years of postdoctoral experience on 1 september 2021. This term of two years is determined by the
date written on the above-mentioned required diploma.
- 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.
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
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.
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
Hotspot for academic 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.
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:
- In the field 'Application form': the professorial staff application form (+ all annexes mentioned in the form), merged into one
- In the field 'Cover letter': your application letter in pdf format
- In the field 'Diploma': a transcript of your doctoral degree. 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: certificate of equivalence
(NARIC) (if already in your possession)
Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.
For further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Professor Adelien Decramer (
(0)9 2643501) at the faculty Economics and Business Administration, department Marketing, Innovation and Organisation.
Greet Van Hoye
Ghent University, Belgium
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