Senior academic staff in the field of Economics
Advertiser: Faculty of Business and Economics, Universiteit Antwerpen (University of Antwerp)
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor
Location of job: Prinsstraat 13, Stadscampus - Building B, ANTWERPEN, ANTWERPEN, 2000, Belgium (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2021-09-15
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 20 Dec 2020
Application deadline: 21 Dec 2020 (accepting applications)
Posting end date: 21 Dec 2020
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video
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Ad text:

The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Business and Economics has the following full-time vacancy

Senior academic staff in the field of Economics.


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


  • You provide high-quality education in the bachelor’s and /or master’s programs of the Faculty of Business and Economics (the first two years 18 ECTS credits; from the third year on 24 ECTS credits).
  • Your teaching role evolves along with the study programmes.
  • You play a role in developing activating, student-centred and competence-driven programme components and study programmes.
  • You supervise students and Master dissertations.


  • You expand high-quality scientific research in your field of specialization and / or team up with the already existing expertise at the Department of Economics.
  • You initiate new lines of research and coordinate the progress of scientific research projects. You also participate in ongoing research programmes.
  • You acquire and manage national and international research funding.
  • You publish in international journals and contribute to the academic literature.
  • You develop an international scientific network.
  • You supervise PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.
  • You will gradually take up administrative and leading responsibilities within the Department of Economics and the Faculty of Business and Economics.


  • You play a role in the provision of both academic services and service to society, within the institution and externally. You participate in student recruitment, boards and committees, popular science communication, and so on.

Organisation and leadership

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


  • You hold a PhD in Economics.
  • Highly motivated candidates with outstanding research and teaching qualities from all major areas in economics are welcome to apply. Candidates will be evaluated on their potential for and/or record of excellence in research and teaching.
  • You can demonstrate several years of postdoctoral experience (or equivalent).
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies.
  • 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 available.
  • If you do not master Dutch, the administrative language of the university, you should be willing to obtain a CEFR B2 level of proficiency in Dutch. As soon as you take on teaching duties as a course unit coordinator, you should be able to demonstrate a CEFR C1 level of proficiency in the language of instruction. The University of Antwerp supports international staff members on an integration trajectory and offers tailor-made language coaching in compliance with Flanders’ statutory language regulations.
  • You demonstrate leadership potential and organisational skills (or the potential to develop them).
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.

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 (lecturer, senior lecturer, 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 lecturer for five years, which is then followed by permanent appointment as a senior lecturer. Appointment as a senior lecturer or higher leads to permanent appointment (tenure) after a maximum of three years. A favourable performance appraisal is always required for permanent appointment.
  • Your gross monthly salary is calculated according to the pay scales for senior academic staff.
  • The planned start date is September 15, 2021.
  • You will do most of your work at the City campus of the University of Antwerp in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here and discover all the other benefits.
  • A dynamic and stimulating work environment.

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform until December 21, 2020. Click on 'apply', complete the online application form and don’t forget to include the following documents: (1) your motivation letter, (2) the completed job application appendix for ZAP, (3) your academic CV.
  • EconJobMarket is handling only letters of recommendation for this position.
  • The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure. Please make a note of the following dates: The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place during the month of January 2021 (exact date to be confirmed).
  • A first round of Informal interviews will be held during EEA Job Market Meeting, Online, 14–18 Dec 2020. A second round will be conducted by video in early January 2021. The formal interviews (“fly-outs”) will be conducted by video in January 2021.
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact prof. dr. Jacques Vanneste, chairman Department of Economics, or prof. dr. Bruno De Borger, vice-chairman Department of Economics,

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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