Assistant Professor in Business & Economics

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24 Jul 2018

The Department of Business and Economics at Vesalius College Brussels invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning 1 January 2019. Applications from candidates with a background, an active research agenda and expertise in one or more of the following areas are particularly welcome: finance and international economics. In line with the department’s emphasis on “TPEL” (Theory-Guided, Practice-Embedded and Experiential Learning) candidates should have a strong background and interest in theory-guided and policy-oriented teaching as well as a research interest in European and Global Affairs. The position is envisaged to be permanent, in the case of a positive evaluation after the first year.

Main Responsibilities and Scope of the Position

The newly recruited Assistant Professor in Business and Economics will:

  • teach core undergraduate courses in the fields of economics, business, finance, entrepreneurship or management (Annual course load is 30ECTS, which corresponds to 5 courses per year).
  • contribute to the Department’s internationally peer-reviewed research and grant acquisitions.
  • actively contribute to the College’s new initiatives in innovative teaching and institutional development.
  • reinforce the Department’s emphasis on active exchanges between academia and the Brussels-based profit and not-for-profit organizations and contribute to organizing events, workshops and initiatives relevant for the department.

Main Qualifications and Expertise:

  • PhD in Economics, Business, Finance, Management, Administration or closely related field (completed by the time of the appointment in January 2019).
  • A strong commitment to teaching excellence and continuous improvement in the area of innovative and student-centred teaching/learning strategies.
  • Excellent teaching evaluations and evidence of effective, interactive and engaging teaching in English (if possible).
  • Proven track-record of internationally peer-reviewed research or high research potential.
  • Ability to attract external funding and research grants.
  • Evidence of practice-oriented expertise and sustained exchange with ‘practitioners’ and business leaders.
  • Strong sense of initiative and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in working within, US or other Anglo-Saxon university environments is highly desired.


The salary for this position at 600 level depends on the candidate’s level of experience.

Benefits include holiday allowance, end-of year bonus, hospitalisation insurance, public transport coverage, and a green campus with sports and restaurant facilities.

Full-time faculty members also receive contributions to travel and research-related costs as well as budgets for organizing conferences, workshops and events.

This position is envisaged to be permanent. Upon a positive evaluation of the candidate after one year, the contract will become permanent.

For more information about Vesalius College, please visit and for questions about the position, please contact Dr. Sven Van Kerckhoven, Head of Department of Business Studies (

How to apply?

To apply, send your CV, a letter of motivation and a list of two referees by 15 September 2018 to

Interviews with selected candidates will take place during October 2018. Envisaged starting date for this position will be 1st January 2019.

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