Senior Academic Staff in Industrial Engineering and Management and Sustainability
University of Antwerp Faculty of Business and Economics
Belgium

Department: Faculty of Business and Economics

Regime Full-time

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The Department of Engineering Management in the Faculty of Business and Economics has the following full-time vacancy: senior academic staff (professor, ZAP) in the field of Industrial engineering & Management and sustainability.

Position

You will contribute to the University of Antwerp’s three core tasks: education, research and services. Your role also includes organisational and managerial aspects.

Education

  • You will provide high-quality education in industrial engineering and sustainability.
  • Your educational assignment is situated in the Business Engineering program will evolve along with the study programmes with a focus on science/technology courses.
  • You will play a role in developing activating, student-centred and competence-driven programme components and study programmes.
  • You will supervise students and their Bachelor and Master dissertations.

Research

  • You will expand high-quality scientific research on the topic of sustainability engineering as explored by the research group EnvEcon within the department of Engineering management. You will develop and apply novel techno-economic and techno-sustainability assessments of energy and environmental technologies.
  • You will initiate new lines of research and coordinate the progress of scientific research projects. You will also participate in ongoing research programmes.
  • You will acquire and manage national and international research funding.
  • You will publish in peer-reviewed international journals.
  • You will develop an international scientific network. You actively participate in scientific conferences.
  • You will supervise PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.

Services

  • You will play a role in the provision of both academic services and service to society, within the institution and externally.

Organisation and leadership

  • You will accept coordinating responsibilities in the areas of education, research and/or service provision and you will contribute to policy.
  • Your leadership style will be motivating and coaching. You will be attentive to your employees’ growth and development processes.

Profile

  • You hold a PhD in (business) economics or engineering or equivalent.
  • You can demonstrate several years of postdoctoral experience (or equivalent).
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies. You have established an excellent research portfolio including a significant number of Web of Sciences publications.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision. You are motivated to develop your teaching skills further through the professionalisation opportunities
  • As soon as you take on teaching duties as a programme component coordinator, you should be able to demonstrate a CEFR C1 level of proficiency in the language of instruction. Knowledge of Dutch at CEFR C1 level is required from the start date as you will receive Dutch-language teaching assignments. The University of Antwerp supports international staff members through an integration trajectory and offers tailor-made language coaching in compliance with Flanders’ statutory language regulations.
  • You demonstrate leadership potential and organisational skills.
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • You have experience with executing quantitative sustainability analyses.
  • You have experience with teaching.
  • You have contributed to raising research funds.
  • You have experience with supervising PhD students.

What we offer

  • We offer a full-time appointment as a member of the Senior Academic Staff (Dutch: Zelfstandig Academisch Personeel, ZAP). The level of your appointment (assistant professor, associate professor, professor or full professor) is determined on the basis of your professional experience and academic qualifications. Junior ZAP members are usually offered temporary appointment as a tenure track assistant professor for five years, which is then followed by permanent appointment as an associate professor. Appointment as an associate professor or higher leads to permanent appointment (tenure) after a maximum of three years. A favourable performance appraisal is always required for permanent appointment.
  • We offer, after a positive evaluation of a PhD project you conducted, an attractive starter package consisting of a four-year PhD project and €15 000 of consumables to boost your research from the start of your employment at the University of Antwerp.
  • Your gross monthly salary is calculated according to the pay scales for Senior Academic Staff.
  • You will receive ecocheques, Internet-connectivity allowance and a bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting.
  • The planned start date is 1 October 2024 or as soon as possible after that date.
  • You will do most of your work at the Stadscampus in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here and discover all the other benefits.

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including 1 July 2024 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on the 'Apply' button and complete the online application Be sure to include the following attachments:
  • your motivation letter
  • the completed job application appendix for ZAP
  • your academic CV
  • The selection committee reviews all applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision is made, we will notify you. If you are still eligible after the pre-selection, you will be informed about the possible next step(s) in the selection procedure. Please note the following dates in your calendar: July 2024 (selection tests) and July/August (selection interviews). If you are invited to the selection interview, you will also be asked to propose a topic for a four-year PhD project.
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to jobs@uantwerpen.be. If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Herbert Peremans, program director Business Engineering (herbert.peremans@uantwerpen.be).

The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.


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