Professeur en linguistique appliquée (Ghent University)

Professeur en linguistique appliquée (Ghent University)

Publié le par Marc Escola (Source : Francis Mus)

Professeur en linguistique appliquée (français)

(annonce en anglais)


The Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy at Ghent University offers a Bachelor's degree in Applied Language Studies (German, English, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Spanish, Turkish), three one-year Master's degrees (Translation, Interpreting, Multilingual Communication), one two-year Master of Education, one two-year European Master's In Technology for Translation and Interpreting, a one-year Master's in Advanced Studies in Linguistics and four one-year postgraduate degrees (Conference Interpreting, Dutch and Translation, Complementary International Studies and Computer-Assisted Language Mediation). We have a vacancy for an assistant professor (tenure track) in French, whose appointment will include academic teaching, academic research and academic services. The earliest starting date of the position is 1 September 2024.

Academic education

You will mainly be involved in French courses in the Bachelor of Applied Linguistics. You will coordinate the content and learning objectives of the following four courses and be involved in teaching these courses in collaboration with other colleagues:

- French: Oral communication in cultural context (Ba2)

- French: Text analysis and editing techniques (Ba2)

- French for specific purposes: Professional communication (Ba3)

- French for specific purposes: Oral professional communication (Ba3)

You will develop your own vision on innovative education, and you will also actively contribute to the process of synergizing the various language programs involving French within the faculty.

You will supervise bachelor's and master's theses in the programs organized by the Department of Translation, Interpreting, and Communication, as well as in the Educational Master of Science in Languages (Applied Linguistics).

Academic research

You will conduct research within one of the research units at the department (EQTIS, TRACE, MULTIPLES, LT3) through innovative research projects. 

 You will communicate research findings both in established academic outlets (peer-reviewed journals, peer-reviewed monographs, tier I conferences) and to a broad audience of non-academic readers. 

Academic services

You take part in the internal and external service provision of the department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication.



  • You have a PhD in a field relevant to French language acquisition, French communication or (applied) linguistics in French
  • You have already conducted high-quality academic research relevant to French language acquisition, French communication or (applied) linguistics in French, as reflected in publications in high-quality academic journals and peer-reviewed books;
  • You have specific plans to continue research as a member of (one of) the research team(s) EQTIS, TRACE, MULTIPLES of LT3;
  • You are capable of initiating, supervising and acquiring the necessary funding for academic research;
  • You are didactically skilled to teach university students to develop academic competences;
  • Your French is at near-native/C2 level of the ERF; or you are a native speaker of French;
  • Proficiency in Dutch at C1/C2 level is not required but is an asset. In addition, Article II.270, §1 of the Codex of Higher Education requires that: (i) you must master the Dutch language at least at CEFR-level A2 within two years after the start of the appointment. (ii) you must be able to master the Dutch language at least at CEFR-level of B2 within five years after the start of the appointment. More info: Language requirements at Ghent University for professorial staff — Ghent University (
  • You have demonstrable experience in teaching French at university level, preferably related to French language acquisition, French communication or (applied) linguistics in French;
  • International mobility, among other things thanks to research stays at institutions external to the one where you acquired your highest academic degree, is recommended;
  • Positively evaluated experience in university teaching is recommended.

Skills / Attitude

  • You are quality-oriented;
  • You take initiative;
  • Thinking outside the box within French language acquisition, French communication or (applied) linguistics in French comes naturally to you;
  • You are capable of working both independently and as part of a team:
  • You cooperate in a team-oriented and flexible way in the tasks of the department.

Admission requirements

You hold a thesis-based doctorate or a diploma or certificate that is recognised as equivalent (article V.20 Codex Higher Education).
Upon evaluation of a foreign (non-EU) diploma, a certificate of equivalence may still have to be requested at NARIC. If this is the case, we advise you to initiate this recognition procedure as soon as possible. You are required to have the recognition no later than on the date of your appointment.

You have at least two years of postdoctoral experience on 1 September 2024. This term of two years is determined by the date written on the above-mentioned required diploma.


 We offer you a temporary appointment in a tenure-track system for a term of five years. If positively evaluated by the University Board, the term of office will be transferred into a permanent appointment as an associate professor.
Should you already be a member of the professorial staff or hold an equal post at a university or research institution, you can immediately be appointed as an assistant professor, without prejudice to the possibility of a temporary appointment offered in article V.28 of the Codex of Higher Education.

The recruitment is from 1 September 2024.


 The career and evaluation policy for professorial staff is based on talent development and growth, prioritizing vision development and strategy - at the personal as well as the group level. At UGent, we focus on career support and coaching of the professorial staff in the different phases of their careers. More information can be found on

 Ghent University is committed to properly welcoming new professorial staff members and offering them appropriate guidance. The basic teacher training and courses of Dutch and English for foreign-speaking lecturers are only a few examples of our wide range of training and education opportunities. Furthermore, each Ghent University staff member can expect a number of benefits such as a bike allowance, reimbursement of public transport commuting costs, daycare, a wide range of sports facilities, EcoCheques, etc. Click here for a complete overview of all our employee benefits (in Dutch).

 Ghent University also invests in welcoming international professorial staff. It offers various housing options, a relocation bonus, the International School for school-aged children (with a discount on the tuition fee), support when registering at the City of Ghent, support with the procedure of family reunification and other administrative matters in connection with moving to Ghent. Read more.

 Candidates who are newly appointed at Ghent University with an appointment as autonomous academic staff of at least 50% or candidates whose appointment as autonomous academic staff at Ghent University is increased to a minimum of 50% receive a Starting Grant of € 230.000 to contribute towards the personnel, operating and/or equipment costs of establishing a research team.


 Ghent University conducts an equal opportunities policy and encourages everyone to apply. Ghent University also strives for a gender balance. Female applications are thus especially welcomed.


After the final application date, all received applications will be sent to the faculty selection committee assembled for this vacancy. The committee will initially assess the application files, checking all elements of the application files against the teaching, research and scientific-service expertise required for the position.

Candidates are asked to further discuss their top 5 most important publications or other academic achievements with the highest impact. Next to academic publications, the candidate is thus also able to show merit of knowledge transfer by academic dissemination, social valorisation, public awareness, seminars or conference presentations. These competences are also taken into account when evaluating the candidates.

Based on this evaluation, a shortlist of relevant candidates will be drawn up for further selection. Each remaining candidate will be invited to submit the following documents:

(1) a text (max. 1500 words, in English or Dutch) in which the applicant sets out their views on research, teaching and scientific service in relation to the position;

(2) a portfolio with additional information on their teaching competences; and

(3) a research proposal (max. 1500 words) on the research the applicant wishes to set up in concrete terms within one of the department's research domains. The research proposal should include at least the following components: background, objectives/questions, method, expected results, feasibility.

Shortlisted candidates will furthermore be invited to teach a sample class and to an interview with the assessment committee. Subsequently, the selection committee will rank the suitable candidates and submit that ranking to the Faculty Council for advice. The Faculty Council's advice will be submitted to the University Board for approval.

The assessment of the requested international mobility is broad, and is performed partly from a gender perspective, whereby, in addition to long stays abroad, other forms of internationalisation are taken into account. Maternity leave, prolonged sick leave, parental leave, care leave or other forms of absence are taken into account when assessing the time available for the realisation of academic output.


 Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late or incomplete applications, or applications that are not sent through the online system.

 Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘Application form’: the professorial staff application form (+ all annexes mentioned in the form), merged into one pdf file.
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format (in English or Dutch).
  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of your doctoral degree. If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a certified translation in one of the aforementioned languages.
  • In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union: certificate of equivalence produced by NARIC (if already in your possession). For diplomas awarded in the UK before 31 January 2020, a certificate of equivalence is not required.

Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.


For further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Professor Veronique Hoste ( of the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy

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