The VUB-ULB Master in Urban Studies is a new 120 ECTS programme that will start October 2017. Jointly offered by the two main Brussels’ universities - the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) – and offering a strong interdisciplinary perspective on urban studies, students follow a core trajectory of shared courses and have the freedom to specialize by individually selecting elective modules and courses.
For more information, please see: www.masterurbanstudies.eu.
In order to support the coordination and further development of this programme, we are looking for a postdoctoral coordinator and lecturer to:
- Actively support the day-to-day academic coordination of the Master in Urban Studies.
- Participate in the teaching for the programme, in particular the course units Urban Analysis I and II (methods seminar with fieldwork), Excursion I and II (one-week-excursion to a European city/region) and the supporting seminars for the first-year Master courses Urban Social Geography and Geographies of a Globalizing Europe.
- (Co-)supervise Master theses of students enrolled in the Master in Urban Studies.
- Run the Master thesis seminar and coordinate the thesis supervision process with the involved supervisors from different departments in the two universities.
- Support the development of the Internship module and a European network of internship partners, both for research and professional internships.
- Develop research activities in the domain of interdisciplinary urban studies, leading to relevant publication output.
Applicants must have:
- Completed a PhD in urban studies, or in a related discipline such as human geography, spatial planning and mobility, urban design, history, architecture or criminology.
- Knowledge and expertise on key urban challenges and the state of urban studies, proven by relevant publication output and/or other research activities.
- Teaching experience within higher education.
- The ability to work both independently and within a team.
- Strong communicative and organisational skills.
- Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of Dutch and French is an advantage.
Conditions of employment:
This is a one-year position (with possibility for renewal pending sastisfactory performance and continued funding). The position is intended to be full-time (38 hours per week), but part-time and work sharing options can be negotiated. Starting date: 1 October 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Information and application:
For more information about the position, please contact Bas van Heur (firstname.lastname@example.org). To apply, please e-mail a motivation letter and CV, including list of publications, to Elena Solonina (email@example.com) before 1 May 2017.