Tuesday, February 28, 2012

[DMANET] Professor position in "design and simulation of industrial engineering systems" at Ghent University

The Department of Industrial Management (http://ir18.ugent.be) of the
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Ghent University (Belgium) has a
vacancy for a full time professor in the rank of lecturer in the field of
study: "design and simulation of industrial engineering systems".

The application deadline is March 26, 2012.
Job description
One full-time professor position, with a focus on scientific research and a
starting rank of lecturer (assistant professor), will be available via the
Tenure Track system with effect from October 1, 2012.
This is initially a five-year appointment in a Tenure Track system focusing
primarily on research. If the university board positively evaluates the
performance of the person involved, the position may lead to a permanent
position as senior lecturer (associate professor).

The Department wishes to strengthen its expertise in simulation and design
of industrial engineering systems. The candidate should have a proven
research record, based on peer-reviewed international publications, in at
least one of these domains, simulation or design of industrial systems, and
be willing to perform research in this area. Representative publications of
the department can be found through the UGent library system

Teaching is an important element of the workload given the limited size of
the staff of the department. The courses are allocated among the academic
staff based on background and interests. Because the department undergoes
considerable changes in its academic staff between 2010 and 2012, the
allocated teaching subjects can change after 2012. Initial teaching load
will be two 6 credit courses at master level (60 teaching hours per

Candidates are expected to:
- Hold a PhD degree with doctoral thesis or a degree recognized as
equivalent. The PhD or equivalent should have been obtained after October 1,
2005, but not later than October 1, 2010;
- Have carried out excellent research in the academic field mentioned above,
proven by, among other things, recent outstanding publications in national
and international peer reviewed journals and/or books;
- Have experience in supervising research and/or coaching Ph.D. students;
- Possess the necessary didactic, organizational and communication skills
for teaching at university level;
- International research experience will be an advantage, in particular
scientific work in research institutions abroad.
No prior knowledge of Dutch is necessary at the time of appointment, but
candidates will be expected to acquire a working knowledge of the language
within three years. The official language at Ghent University is Dutch.

For more information on the position, contact Prof. E.-H. Aghezzaf at
ElHoussaine.Aghezzaf@UGent.be, Prof. P. Vansteenwegen at
Pieter.Vansteenwegen@UGent.be, or Prof. H. Van Landeghem at
For application, contact Prof. Gert De Cooman, chair of the evaluation
committee, by telephone (phone: +32 (0)9 264 56 53) or e-mail:

Even more information and method of application can be found here:

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