Academic Job: Full-time Junior Assistant in Slavonic Studies (Ghent, Belgium)

Deadline: February 10, 2016

The Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of Ghent University is looking for a full-time junior assistant within the department of Languages and Cultures.

  • You hold a Master’s degree in Slavic and East European studies or an equivalent degree. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment
  • You are interested in academic and/or project-based research and services
  • You are interested in conducting doctoral research and pursuing a doctoral degree in one of the following fields:
    1. Anthropology of South Eastern Europe and related disciplines dealing with contemporary South Eastern Europe (cultural studies, history, political science, human rights, or literature)
    2. Old Slavonic, historical linguistics of Slavic, pre-modern Slavic cultural history
    3. Russian linguistics, discourse analysis, Slavic folklore
  • Any teaching experience or participation in extra training, conferences, etc. is recommended
  • You have excellent teaching and communication skills
  • You know at least one of the following Slavic languages (Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Old Slavonic, Russian)

  • At least 50% of your assignment will be spent on academic research in preparation of a doctoral dissertation in one or more of the three fields listed above
  • You will assist in the teaching activities at the programme of Slavonic and East European studies
  • You will assist in the internal and external services of the department
  • We offer you a two-year appointment, which may be renewed twice for two years
           Attention: If you are currently working as a Teaching Assistant at Ghent University and your            cumulative percentage exceeds 30%, you cannot apply for this position.
  • Your appointment will start by 01/03/2016 at the earliest
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP3. More information about this can be found on our website
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as 38 days of paid leave, a wide range of training and education opportunities, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits can be found on our website 
Application Requirements:
All applications must be received no later than February 10, 2016 at 23:59 (CET) at with the following documents attached as one file:
  • Application letter
  • A CV
  • A transcript of the required degree
  • An overview of your study results
  • A research proposal (between 1500 and 2000 words)

Please indicate clearly what position and department you are applying for, as well as the following reference number: 2016-01-25. You will get a confirmation e-mail as soon as we have received your application. Attention: Late applications are not accepted!

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Dieter Stern (, +32 09/264 38 15) or Prof. Andreas Niehaus (, 09/264 41 57)!