Postdoctoral researcher

Last application date
Nov 30, 2017 17:00
PS04 - Department of Sociology
Limited duration
a PhD degree in the Social Sciences
Occupancy rate
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

The Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent (CHEGG, department of Sociology, faculty of Political and Social Sciences) has two vacancies for the Odysseus project Higher Education Governance, a Flemish Research Council project, that started in 2013. It concerns full-time positions (100%) as Postdoctoral Researcher for two years (with the possibility to extend the contract on the basis of a satisfactory performance). The selected candidates will be charged with research in the area of higher education governance. Limited academic teaching may be part of the portfolio of activities. It is envisaged that the selected candidates start their job in early 2018.

Profile of the candidate

  • Candidates should hold a PhD degree in the Social Sciences (preferably Sociology, Public Administration or Political Sciences) or a degree recognized as equivalent.
  • It is considered an advantage if candidates have research experience in the field of study concerned (higher education in general; preferably in the area of policy. governance and/or management), proven by recent publications in national and international peer reviewed journals and/or books;
  • Candidates should have a keen interest in interdisciplinary research, there is no explicit preference for either qualitative or quantitative methods, but proficiency in both areas is appreciated;
  • It is considered an advantage if candidates have a track record in applying for and coordination of national and international research projects;
  • Apart from the above, the project leader will need to assure that the CHEGG research team is balanced in terms of backgrounds and expertise.

How to apply

  • Applications should be sent no later than 30 November 2017 by e-mail to
  • Applications should consist of a motivation letter, a Curriculum Vitae, a two-page proposal of the research the candidate would like to carry out within the field of Higher Education Governance (see , for the current research programme), please merge these three parts in one file. 
  • Copies of Bachelor, Master and PhD degrees as a separate file.

The candidate will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of the application. It is envisaged that job interviews will take place in December 2017.