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Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
IR/2018/017– Associate Assistant Academic Staff – 100% – Faculty of Engineering Sciences – FYSC-MACH
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is the offshoot of the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) that was founded in 1834 by a Brussels lawyer with Flemish origins, Pierre-Théodore Verhaegen.
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Application deadline: Sep 04
Location: Brussels, Belgium
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IR/2018/017– Associate Assistant Academic Staff – 100% – Faculty of Engineering Sciences – FYSC-MACH

Company details

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel has been a leading player in the Flemish Higher Education landscape for 40 years. The University numbers 12.000 students and together with its hospital - UZ Brussel – employs more than 6.000 people. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel is the largest Dutch speaking employer in the capital.

Teaching and research at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel are founded on the principle of unfettered inquiry to benefit the progress of mankind. This means rejecting dogmatic positions and guaranteeing the freedom to form opinions without interference; in this way the University aims to ensure the dispersal of the principle of unfettered inquiry throughout society.

The University is autonomous and democratically run. This means guaranteeing the exercise of the fundamental freedoms within the University, as well as the right of the University Community to participate in the decision making process and scrutiny of University policy.

The following form part of the University’s mission:

  • the development, the communication and the application of a high level of academic education and scientific research, free from all preconceived ideas;
  • the translation of these ideals and knowledge into society in the spirit of social engagement;
  • the creation of a society in which everyone is capable of engaging in critical thinking.

Function

  • Teaching area: chemistry and materials
  • Research area: physical chemistry and polymer science

Teaching

Organisation of and assistance in teaching tasks at the department Materials and Chemistry (MACH).

The teaching is mainly in the master in engineering and concerns courses in chemistry and polymers. Proficiency in English is mandatory. Knowledge of Dutch is an asset

Research

The PhD is situated in one of the key topics of the research group Physical Chemistry and Polymer Science (FYSC). The main research themes are: polymer science, sustainable materials for energy, advanced thermal analysis, non-traditiona cements, 3D printing. We encourage interest in experimental and modeling techniques. See website www.vub.ac.be/fysc for additional information. Proficiency in English is mandatory.

Other

The candidate is expected to assist in the public relations of the group.

Questions about content? 
Contact Prof. Hubert Rahier: hrahier@vub.be - or +32 2 6293282 or +32 2 494129963

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Master of science in engineering preferably in the field of chemistry and materials or Master of science in chemistry.

The candidate should be able to teach in English and should master oral and written communication in English.

The candidate is expected to endorse the educational vision of the university (full text available on the university website).

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Offer

As an employee of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel your days will be spent in a dynamic, diverse and multilingual environment. Both our campuses are set within green oases on the outskirts of the centre of the capital of Flanders, Belgium and Europe. This centre, with all its opportunities, is within your reach by public transport in under half an hour.


Depending on your experience and academic merits you will receive a salary on one of the pay scales laid down by the government. Hospitalisation cover and free use of public transport for travel to and from work are standard conditions of employment. If you would rather cycle to work, compensation is also available for that. Both campuses have extensive sporting facilities which are at your disposal and a nursery is within walking distance.

More information is available at www.vub.ac.be under the heading ‘future employees’.

  • Planned starting date: 01/10/2018
  • Length of contract: 1 year (renewable)
  • Deadline for application: 04/09/2018

Applications can only be submitted online (via the website of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

All applications must at least include the following attachments:

  • a brief CV
  • comprehensive details of academic portfolio
  • teaching and research perception, mentioning the candidate’s five most important publications
  • a concise statement of the reason for applying including explanation about the development of future research
  • diplomas

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  • Placed on:Tue 10 July 2018
  • Location:Brussels

Interested?

For more information:
Call TANJA THIJS
at the number: +32 2 629 28 72

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