Ghent University
Faculty Position in Financial Engineering

1 full-time Tenure Track position (lecturer) with a focus on scientific research funded by the Special Research Fund (BOF) in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

1 full-time position, with a starting rank of lecturer, in the University of Ghent's Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, will be available via the Tenure Track system with effect from 1 October 2013

The position will be granted in the following field of study: Financial engineering

This is in the first instance a five-year temporary appointment in a Tenure Track system focusing primarily on research, with a teaching load limited to no more than 60 teaching hours per semester. If the university board positively evaluates the performance of the person involved, the position may lead to a permanent position as senior lecturer, at which point the teaching load may be revised.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Academic research in financial engineering, resulting in publications in highly ranked international peer reviewed journals; supervising PhD students and attracting research projects in this field of study. The focus will be on research that fits with the further development of the financial engineering option within the Business Engineering degree. The research should focus on (quantitative models of) risk management and financial modeling, specifically from a corporate perspective; Academic teaching: courses in financial engineering on bachelor- and/or master level, focusing on the further development of the financial engineering option within the Business Engineering degree; supervision of master dissertations and seminars. Positively evaluated teaching experience on bachelor and/or masters level is an advantage; Service to society is expected both inside and outside the university, based on the researcher's expertise.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: On the day of application, hold a doctor's degree with a doctoral thesis in the field mentioned or equivalent thereof;
Have at least two years of postdoctoral experience on October 1, 2013;
Have carried out excellent research in the academic field mentioned above, proven by, among other things, recent outstanding publications in national and international peer reviewed journals and/or books; Have experience in supervising research and/or coaching PhD students;
Possess the necessary didactic, organizational and communication skills for teaching at third level;
International research experience will be an advantage, in particular scientific work in research institutions abroad.

No prior knowledge of Dutch is necessary at the time of appointment, but candidates will be expected to acquire a working knowledge of the language within three years. The official language at Ghent University is Dutch.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications should be sent in duplicate by registered mail to:

The Rector of Ghent University
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25
B-9000 Ghent (Belgium)

using the specific BOF Tenure Track application forms, together with an explanation of the main research assignment of the scientific research proposed by the candidate during the Tenure Track position. This "research plan" should comprise at least three and no more than five pages in English, together with an English summary on one page. Proofs of competency (e.g., copies of the applicant's diplomas) should also be sent at this stage.

The application deadline is December 14th, 2012. Postage stamp on or before this date is regarded as evidence of timely submission. Further information concerning this vacancy can be requested from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (Prof. Dr. Ignace De Beelde - T: +32 (0) 9 264 35 31).

The requisite application forms for BOF Tenure Track positions can be requested at:

Ghent University
Department of Personnel and Organisation
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

requested via telephone: +32 (0)9 264 95 48 or +32 (0)9 264 31 28; downloaded from the internet:

Posted 11/18/12