Apply for full-time Junior Assistant at University of Gent

Deadline: 10 February 2016
Open to: applicants with Master’s degree in Slavic and East European studies or an equivalent degree that are interested in academic and/or project-based research and services
Remuneration: remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP3


Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University of Gent, are looking for full-time junior assistant within the department Languages and Cultures. You are invited to apply if 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.

Selected candidate will have the following tasks:

  • At least 50% of the candidate’s assignment will be spent on academic research in preparation of a doctoral dissertation in one or more of the three fields listed above;
  • The candidate will assist in the teaching activities at the programme of Slavonic and East European studies;
  • The candidate will assist in the internal and external services of the department.


To be eligible all candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • To 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;
  • To be interested in academic and/or project-based research and services;
  • Any teaching experience or participation in extra training, conferences, etc. is recommended;
  • To have excellent teaching and communication skills;
  • To know at least one of the following Slavic languages (Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Old Slavonic, Russian).


The candidate will be offered a two-year appointment, which may be renewed twice for two years.

  • Your appointment will start by 01 March 2016 at the earliest;
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP3;
  • 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 fringe benefits can be found on the official website.

How to apply?

All applications must be received no later than 10 February 2016 at 23:59 (CET) at, with the following documents attached as one file:

  • Application letter;
  • 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 they have received your application.

Late applications are not accepted.

For more information please visit the official website.

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