Full-time academic position in political science (political sociology)

Field: Political and Social Sciences (Political Sociology)

Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. Université libre de Bruxelles

Department: Political Science

Qualification required: PhD in Political and/or Social Sciences (or equivalent)

Short description: the success candidate will be responsible for teaching and various related activities including research.

Vacancy number 2011/001

Further information available at: http://www.ulb.ac.be/ulb/vacances/academiques/index.html


Full-time academic position in Political Science, contributing to teaching (lecturing, supervision of Masters-level and PhD students) and to the research activities of the Department of Political Science (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences).


The successful candidate will be a specialist in political sociology and methodology in political science, as demonstrated by publication in high-ranking international journals.

The successful candidate will be bilingual (French-English) and will contribute to strengthening the standing of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) within the international research community.


The candidate will be responsible for delivering core BA courses in political sociology as well as a more in-depth course in methodology for Master-level students.

He/she will also be able to deliver a course introducing students to political regimes of Latin American Countries.

Starting one year after taking up position, the successful candidate will teach at least two courses and will gradually be assigned further teaching responsibilities in his/her area of specialization, eventually delivering the same amount of teaching as all Department's full-time members (four courses a year).

The content of teaching responsibilities may be subject to periodic review.


Further information about the position may be obtained from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Dean, Prof. Jean-Michel De Waele (tel: +32.2.650.39.58 – email: jmdewael@ulb.ac.be).


Applications should contain the following material:

- CV (downloadable template available at http://www.ulb.ac.be/tools/CVtype.rtf);

- A short outline of the candidate's teaching proposal (3500 characters);

- A short outline of the candidate's research project for the next five years (3500 characters)

- A list of the most significant publications including an abstract and a justification (3500 characters) 

Incomplete application will not be accepted.

Two copies of the application and accompanying material should be sent to:

Rector of the Université libre de Bruxelles,

Avenue F. Roosevelt, 50 . B - 1050 Brussels Belgium


Unless the candidate already holds a teaching, research or permanent position within the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (at ULB), the engagement will initially be for five-year probation period.

At the end of this period, subject to decision by the university's Board of Directors, the position will become a tenure-track position.


Interviews are currently planned to take place in Spring-Summer 2011.

The university values diversity and is committee to equality of opportunity.

Further information about the Department of Political Science can be found at:



Application packages should be sent by Tuesday, 15 March 2011.

Projected start date: 1 October 2011.


Vacancy number: 2011/001

Vacancy reference: 10-A-ORD-036 (D) (1.00 ETP)

Board reference: CA 24/01/11 – IV.2