Paid Position: Full-Time Junior Assistant at University of Gent

Paid Position: Full-Time Junior Assistant at University of Gent

Deadline: February 10, 2016

The Faculty of Arts and Philosophy at the University of Gent, are looking for full-time junior assistant within the department Languages and Cultures. Individuals interested in conducting doctoral research and pursuing a doctoral degree in one of the following fields are invited to apply:

  • Anthropology of South Eastern Europe and related disciplines dealing with contemporary South Eastern Europe (cultural studies, history, political science, human rights, or literature);
  • ld Slavonic, historical linguistics of Slavic, pre-modern Slavic cultural history;
  • Russian linguistics, discourse analysis, Slavic folklore.

Your appointment will start by March 1, 2016 at the earliest.


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


  • A two-year appointment, which may be renewed twice for two years.
    Attention: If you are currently working as a Teaching Assistant at Ghent University and your cumulative percentage exceeds 30%, you cannot apply for this position.
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP3. More information about this can be found here.
  • 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. See a complete overview of all fringe benefits.


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

Application Process

All applications must be sent to [email protected], 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 your application has been received.

For more information, visit Full-Time Junior Assistant at Universitiet Ghent.