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Professor in GW Observations University of Ghent

Dec 21, 2018

Professor in GW Observations, University of Ghent, Belgium
Deadline for application is 26th February 2019.

→   Apply until 26/02/2019 23:59 CET
→   Discipline: Gravitational Wave Observations
→   100% Assistant professor tenure track / Associate professor / Full professor / Senior full professor
→   Faculty of Sciences
→   Reference number: 201811/WE/ZAP/004

Ghent University is one of the most important education and research institutions in the Low Countries. On a daily basis, over 9,000 staff members and 41,000 students implement its motto "Dare to Think". Ghent University's mission statement is characterised by qualitative education, internationally renowned research and a pluralistic social responsibility.

The department of Physics and Astronomy has active research groups working in a.o. quantum theory, extragalactic astronomy and experimental (astro)particle physics. With this opening the department wants to become an active participant in the European projects in the observation of gravitational waves, in particular concerning the next generation of instruments like the Einstein Telescope. The succesfull candidate is expected to possess a significant scientific network in the field of gravitational wave observations, and to use it in order to establish his/her own research group that participates in the observational gravitational wave research in an international context.

Academic education
You lecture various course units in the discipline of Physics and Astronomy, at undergraduate and graduate level. The teaching and lecturing will be evaluated on actuality, connection with the educational program and interaction with the students.

Academic Research
You engage in research at an internationally competitive level. You seek funding to realize projects and to hire PhD students, and you act as their supervisor.

Academic service
You take part in the internal and external service provision of the department. During your career you are willing to engage in your share of administrative duties or leadership positions.


You have already conducted eminent academic research in the given discipline, which is clearly reflected in publications in high-quality academic journals and peer-reviewed books;
You are capable of initiating, supervising and acquiring the necessary funding for academic research;
You have proven experience in the technology needed to observe gravitational waves;
You are didactically skilled to teach university students to develop academic competences;
Recommended are: ◦International mobility, among other things thanks to research stays at institutions external to the  one where you acquired your highest academic degree;
Positively evaluated experience in provided or organised academic lecturing;
Professionalisation of education.

Skills / Attitude
You are quality-oriented;
You take initiative;
You have strong interpersonal skills, making you a team player and an effective communicator with colleagues, employees, students and other stakeholders.

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