Academic Staff in Heritage Studies Focused on Digital Heritage and Metadata Management
University of Antwerp Faculty of Design Sciences

Tenured Academic Staff in Heritage Studies Focused on Digital Heritage and Metadata Management

Department : Faculty of Design Sciences

Regime : Full-time

The Faculty of Design Sciences is seeking to fill the following full-time vacancy:

Tenured academic staff in the area of heritage studies focused on digital heritage and metadata management

 Job description

  • You will teach and contribute to course units at Bachelor's and Master's level within the learning trajectories towards Heritage data curator, Heritage researcher and Heritage (process) designer (24 ECTS/year), such as Digital Humanities (BA1 C/R, 6 ECTS), Research Techniques for heritage laboratories (BA2 C/R), 6 ECTS), Application software in the heritage sector (BA3 C/R, 3 6 ECTS, new to be developed), Digitization and heritage (Ma1 ERF, 3 ECTS, new to be developed), and other course units to be developed in the module digital heritage (MA2, ERF) and internship.
  • You will supervise bachelor, master and doctoral students.
  • You will expand the scientific research in the area of digital heritage and metadata management.
  • You will acquire and manage external funding (national and international).
  • You will actively expand your relevant stakeholder network in the (supra)local, Flemish, national, European and international heritage sector.
  • You will actively participate in internal policymaking.
  • You will offer scientific services: among others you provide advice within and outside the University of Antwerp and act as an expert/reviewer for domestic and foreign institutions.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a doctorate degree (PhD).
  • You have several years of postdoctoral experience or equivalent.
  • You have an affinity with and, if possible, experience in the heritage sector and your expertise is complementary to the expertise within the research group ARCHES in the Faculty of Design Sciences at the University of Antwerp.
  • You can demonstrate experience in setting up and carrying out research projects in the field concerned and will be able to obtain the necessary funds to achieve this.
  • Your scientific curriculum is internationally oriented and you perform high-quality scientific research in the (broader) heritage field.
  • 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 and with the vision of the Antwerp Cultural Heritage Sciences (ARCHES).
  • You have leadership skills (or the potential to develop them).
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
  • If you do not master Dutch, the administrative language of the university, you should be willing to obtain a CEFR B2 level of proficiency in Dutch. As soon as you take on teaching duties as a course unit coordinator, you should be able to demonstrate a CEFR C1 level of proficiency in the language of instruction. The University of Antwerp supports international staff members on an integration trajectory and offers tailor-made language coaching in compliance with Flanders’ statutory language regulations.

We offer

  • either a full-time position as a lecturer, in a temporary appointment in the tenure track for a term of five years. This position will lead to an immediate permanent appointment as a senior lecturer if the performance is assessed favourably on the basis of previously fixed and publicly announced evaluation criteria.
  • or a full-time position as a senior lecturer or higher, generally entailing a permanent appointment. In the case of a first appointment to the corps of academic personnel (ZAP), the university board may proceed to a temporary appointment for a period not exceeding three years. This position will lead to a permanent appointment if the performance is assessed favourably.
  • the date of appointment will be February 1st 2021;
  • a gross monthly salary ranging for lecturer from € 4.340,07 to €6.397,43 and for senior lecturer from €4.969,96 to €7.807,73;
  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform until August 16th 2020. Click on 'apply', complete the online application form and don’t forget to include the following document(s): (1) your motivation letter, (2) the completed job application appendix for ZAP, (3) your academic CV and (4) a research plan and a vision on education.
  • The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure.
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to
  • If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact prof. dr. Marc Jacobs, or dr. Kristel De Vis

 The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.


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