Working at Ghent University
Ghent University employs different categories of staff (tenured academic staff, staff with UGent contract, scientific and project staff, PhD scholarship recipients etc.).
Most international staff members are recruited on an individual basis through their supervisor. When applying for an opening posted via the job opportunities page, follow the instructions mentioned there. The university does not accept open job applications.
Depending on the specific category, different regulations and administrative workflow may apply
Generally though, one can identify the following steps in staff recruitment workflow in the event of a contract (i.e. you are on the university payroll):
- As stated above, in most cases, a supervisor at UGent initiates the workflow by selecting a viable candidate (e.g. within the framework of a research project). He/she contacts the Personnel Department by sending them a recruitment proposition.
- The International Staff Office will start up a file within the framework of the most suitable staff category, contact the candidate for the necessary documents and - if applicable - instigate the process of obtaining the correct entry permit (according to staff category and the candidate's nationality). The International Staff Office will send the candidate the required information and/or forms for applying for an entry permit and/or work permit.
- On arrival, the candidate must present himself/herself at the International Staff Office in order to complete his/her personnel file and sign the UGent contract.
As a member of the UGent community, you will be working with thousands of others to ensure UGent remains a center of excellence in teaching and research.
The International Staff Office partners up with the separate faculty departments to welcome and assist you - making the transition as smooth as possible.