Research professorships (BOFZAP) 2018

KU Leuven
June 21 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

For Research Policy we are looking for a KU Leuven announces 13 full-time academic staff positions.

These positions are primarily research-oriented and are made available for excellent researchers with a high-quality research program (research professor, also called BOFZAP). The duties will mainly include scientific research of a high international level in the field proposed by the applicant. The assignment will be integrated into the chosen faculty/department.

The BOFZAP positions are open for candidates from all research disciplines and scientific domains. For some of these positions a research profile is defined (with a maximum of 6 specific research profiles each year). So you can apply for a position in any kind of research disciplines, or you can choose to join one of the following research profiles:

For 2018 there are the following research profiles defined:

Within Humanities and Social Sciences Group:

- Criminology (BOFZAP)

Within Science, Engineering and Technology Group:

- Pure mathematics: analysis (BOFZAP)

- Soft Tissue Biomechanics: injury prevention (BOFZAP)

- Chemistry: quantum chemistry (BOFZAP)

Within Biomedical Sciences Group:

- Immunology of cell death (BOFZAP)

The BOFZAP positions are primarily research-oriented, but the applicants must be prepared to undertake limited teaching assignments according to the BOF-decree.

Qualified applicants are expected to have a high international level in the scientific field (Senior BOFZAP) or a high potential is estimated (Junior BOFZAP). The high quality of the applicants should be evidenced by publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Furthermore, they are also expected to have good training and teaching skills in order to take on teaching assignments at the university.

Interested applicants must hold at the time of appointment at least three years of postdoctoral experience, from the date the PhD was obtained.

Selected candidates will be appointed in an academic staff position, with a rank depending on the candidate's qualifications.

The number of positions will depend on the available budgetary resources.

In the decision making process, the global research- and education policy of the university will be taken into account.

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