Doctoral fellow

Last application date
Nov 28, 2019 15:29
RE23 - Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Law
Employment category
Doctoral fellow
Limited duration
a master's degree in a relevant area (e.g., criminology, sociology, psychology, safety sciences).
Occupancy rate
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

The Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy (IRCP), affiliated with the Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Law (Faculty of Law - Ghent University) is looking for a full-time (100%) academic employee (m/f) in the radicalization research domain. job description Scientific research in the field of criminology, on the theme "tackling violent radicalization". Multi-agency structures and work processes are crucial for the early and effective identification of (people at risk of) radicalization, for improved information exchange, joint decision-making and coordinated action on tackling radicalization and violent extremism. The research aims at conducting a (process) evaluation study of the multi-agency approach in different EU member states and the development of a self-evaluation instrument for local authorities. Qualitative methods such as interviews, focus groups, participatory observation, etc. will be used, but good basic knowledge of quantitative data analysis is also recommended. It concerns a research of minimum 12 months (with the possibility of an extension of 12 months). The start date can be determined in consultation, but is expected no later than 1 February 2020. Supervisors of the research: Prof. dr. Wim Hardyns, Prof. dr. Dr. Lieven Pauwels, Dr. Noel Klima.

Profile of the candidate

  • You have a master's degree in a relevant area (e.g., criminology, sociology, psychology, safety sciences)
  • You obtained good study results
  • Experience with organizing interviews / focus groups / participatory observation and conducting qualitative research is an advantage
  • You have a basic knowledge of quantitative research methods and analysis techniques
  • Experience with evaluation research, crime prevention and / or radicalization is recommended
  • You have a thorough knowledge of the Dutch language
  • You have a thorough knowledge of the English language
  • You are willing to visit different EU member states as part of the research
  • You will be closely involved in all activities related to the project, including administrative and project management tasks
  • You are motivated to participate in EU conferences and workshops on project related topics and to give presentations with regard to the research results
  • You have a sense of initiative, you can work independently and you take responsibility
  • You work according structurally and with attention for detail
  • You can start on 1 February 2020 at the latest.

How to apply

  • You can apply until 28 November 2019 (1 pm) at the latest
  • Interested candidates must submit their curriculum vitae (stating the degrees obtained) and motivation letter to Prof. Wim Hardyns (
  • An interview for which you will be invited by 2 December 2019 at the latest will take place on Friday 6 December 2019 (afternoon)
  • For substantive questions about this position you can contact Prof. Dr. Wim Hardyns,