Criminology (BOFZAP)

KU Leuven
June 21 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

As part of its research commitment to the field of Criminology and with the support of the 'Special Research Fund' (Bijzonder Onderzoeksfonds, BOFZAP), established by the Flemish Government, the Faculty of Law of the Humanities and Social Sciences Group at KU Leuven announces an open position for a fulltime academic staff member within the Leuven Institute for Criminology (LINC). The Leuven Institute of Criminology (LINC) is part of the Faculty of Law. Criminological research in Leuven draws upon an experience of more than 85 years scientific activity. At present, LINC consists of a group of more than 70 staff members, including professors and teaching and research assistants. The institute has an extensive national and international network, both in academia and in the fields of practice and policy development. LINC can build upon a solid research infrastructure, connections with European and other public bodies and non-profit organizations, a stable offer of highly talented PhD students, and a supportive work environment.


As research professor you will develop a broad internationally oriented research programme with a focus on victimology, forensic social work and mental health, conventional and/or alternative models of conflict resolution and/or restorative justice. Special attention must be paid to new challenges for criminology on a theoretical, methodological and thematic level.

You must be capable of acquiring competitive funding and you will supervise PhD students.


During the first years of your appointment a limited participation will be expected in the teaching programmes of the Bachelor and Master of Criminology of the law faculty as stipulated in the BOF Decree.


KU Leuven expects its academic staff to contribute to institutional management and to engage in outreach initiatives to society.

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