Research Professor, Vertebrate Functional & Ecological Morphology and Biomechanics
University of Antwerp
The assignment consists of lecturing duties, scientific research and academic service to society. During a period, limited to five years (duration of the temporary appointment in tenure track), scientific research will be the main activity.
You are expected to acquire and manage external funding and to establish an international collaborative network.
You play an active role within the department and you bring in expertise that fits and expands the research of the Functional Morphology (FunMorph) research group (animal performance, dynamics of the musculo-skeletal system, biomechanics) and that is complementary to that of researchers of the Evolutionary Ecology (EVECO), the Behavioural Ecology & Ecophysiology (BECO) and the Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological (SPHERE) research groups, enabling and promoting interdisciplinary research.
You are expected to explore opportunities for, and set up collaboration with partners of the Faculty of Sciences (e.g. Biomedical Physics) or other Faculties (e.g. Applied Veterinary Morphology, Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy).
Your research preferably makes use of the department's unique facilities, while maintaining and expanding the necessary technical and instrumental support.
You will be assigned lecturing duties mainly in the field of zoology, the first 5 years limited to a maximum of 30 hrs/semester.
Profile and requirements
You hold a doctoral degree (PhD) in Biology.
You are an enthusiastic scientist with minimally 2 years of post-doctoral experience.
You have an excellent track record in terms publications, the acquisition of research grants and supervising PhD students.
You have leadership skills allowing you to establish a strong research line within the department and to supervise PhD students.
Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university.
Scientific communication is carried out in English, so knowledge in Dutch language is not a prerequisite, but a commitment to learning the Dutch language is expected within five years after your appointment (CEFR B2, as soon as you take on teaching duties as a course unit coordinator CEFR C1). The University of Antwerp supports international staff members on an integration trajectory and offers tailor-made language coaching in compliance with Flanders’ statutory.