Temporary academic staff in Theatre Studies University of Antwerp, Faculty of Arts

Temporary academic staff, Theatre Studies - 2018ZAPFLWEX030


The Faculty of Arts is seeking to fill the following part-time (55%) vacancy in the Department of Literature: 


Temporary academic staff in the area of Theatre Studies.


Job description


The assignment has a structural nature and concerns the three core activities of tenured academic staff: teaching, research, and services.

  • You will be assigned the following lecturing duties: ‘History of the theatre’, ‘Visual Criticism’, ‘Criticism of the modernity’ and ‘Dance theory and analysis’.

  • You will expand scientific research in the area of theatre, dance, performance, culture of modernity and intermedial poetics, following the objectives of the Research Centre for Visual Poetics.

  • You will acquire and manage external funding (national and international).

  • You offer scientific and extracurricular services within the relevant study programmes, including recruitment activities, the department, the university and the broader cultural field, paying particular attention to scientific communication in the area of performing arts criticism and cultural heritage of theatre, dance and performance.


Profile and requirements

  • You hold a doctorate degree (PhD) in Theatre Studies or in a related domain.

  • You have several years of postdoctoral (or equivalent) experience.

  • You have teaching experience at an academic level; you have experience in the supervision of BA/MA theses.

  • The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university.

  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.

  • You have leadership skills (or the potential to develop them).

  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.

  • You are familiar with the relevant cultural sector.

  • You can meet the statutory language requirements for both the knowledge of the teaching language and the administrative language, Dutch. The University of Antwerp provides the necessary support.


We offer

  • a position as a lecturer with a temporary appointment ("tenure track") for a fixed term of five years will lead to a permanent appointment if your performance is assessed favourably on the basis of previously set and announced evaluation criteria;

  • a position as a senior lecturer or higher will lead in principle to a permanent appointment after three years if your performance is assessed favourably on the basis of previously set and announced evaluation criteria;

  • the date of appointment will be 1 October 2018;

  • a fulltime gross monthly salary ranging for a lecturer from € 4.171,55 - € 6.149,03 and for a senior lecturer from € 4.776,98 - € 7.504,57;

  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.


How to apply?

  • Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date 2 April 2018.

  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.

  • The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place on 4 May 2018.

  • For more information about the application form, contact vacatures@uantwerpen.be.

  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Luk Van den Dries (luc.vandendries@uantwerpen.be) or Prof. Kurt Vanhoutte (kurt.vanhoutte@uantwerpen.be).


The University of Antwerp is a family friendly organization, with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. Our HR-policy for researchers was awarded by the European Commission with the quality label HR Excellence in research.


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