Oferta de trabajoInfoling 1.61 (2020)

Universidad, Empresa:Ghent University
Lugar de trabajo:Gante
Cargo:Profesor tenure-track
Especialidad:Alteraciones del lenguaje, Análisis del discurso, Lingüística de corpus, Lingüística histórica, Lingüística románica, Morfología, Otras especialidades, Pragmática, Semántica, Sintaxis, Sociolingüística, Variedades del español

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.



Starting from 1/09/2020, a full-time mandate of (tenure-track) professor is available in the department of Linguistics, with specialization in Spanish linguistics. The mandate includes academic education, scientific research and academic service in the domain of Spanish linguistics and language proficiency.


Academic education

You teach several courses of Spanish linguistics and Spanish language proficiency in the educational programme of Language and Literature: Two Languages.


Academic Research

You develop research in the field of Spanish linguistics.


Academic services

You provide internal and external services to the Spanish section and the department of Linguistics.




  • You have carried out high-quality scientific research in the domain of Spanish linguistics as appears from publications in high-quality scientific journals and/or peer-reviewed books;

  • You are able to initiate and guide scientific research and to collect the necessary funds for this;

  • You have the necessary didactic knowledge to help university students develop academic skills within the domains of Spanish linguistics and Spanish language proficiency;

  • You have demonstrable expertise in academic education in the domains of Spanish linguistics and Spanish language proficiency;

  • You have an excellent spoken and written command of Spanish.

  • Recommended are:

    • International mobility, among other things thanks to research stays at institutions external to the one where you acquired your highest academic degree;

    • Experience in writing and acquiring (international) research projects within the domain of Spanish linguistics;

    • Positive evaluations of previous academic teaching experiences;

    • Professionalization of education

Skills / Attitude

  • You are quality-oriented;

  • You take initiative;

  • If you are not a Dutch native speaker and/or have no sufficient command of this language, you are prepared to learn the language;

  • You have good organisational, interpersonal and communicative skills;

  • You are a team player.

Admission requirements

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  • You have at least two years of postdoctoral experience on 1 september 2020. 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 2020.




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.

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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" target="_blank">http://www.ugent.be/nl/vacatures/persone... 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 www.ugent.be/en/living.

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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" target="_blank">https://www.ugent.be/en/research/funding... Grant of € 210.000 to contribute towards the personnel, operating and/or equipment costs of establishing a research team.




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.




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’: the professorial" target="_blank">https://www.ugent.be/nl/vacatures/zap/so... staff application form (+ all annexes mentioned in the form), merged into one pdf file.

  • 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" target="_blank">http://naricvlaanderen.be/en/">NARIC) (if already in you possession)

Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.




For further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Professor Geert Jacobs (Geert.Jacobs@UGent.be, +32 (0)9/264 35 29) or Professor Renata Enghels (Renata.Enghels@UGent.be, +32 (0)9/264 40 48) at the faculty of Arts and Humanities, department Linguistics.

Fecha límite para la presentación de candidaturas: hasta el:28 de febrero de 2020
Forma de envío de la candidatura:
  Persona de contacto:Renata Enghels Enghels
  Correo-e de contacto:renata.enghels@ugent.be
Remitente:Renata Enghels
Correo-e: <renata.enghelsugent.be>
Fecha de publicación en Infoling:30 de enero de 2020