JOB OPPORTUNITY - Assistant Communication Sciences

(14-05-2020) The department of Communication Sciences at Ghent University is looking for an enthusiastic and qualified researcher (M/F/X) for a fulltime position of teaching assistant in the domain of communication sciences.

The teaching assistant will assist in the Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences (BScSS), an interuniversity program organized by Free University of Brussels (VUB) and Ghent University (UGent).




  • At least 50% of your assignment will be spent on academic research in preparation of a doctoral dissertation.
  • You will assist in the teaching activities at the department, within the domain of communication sciences. The activities will take place at the campuses of VUB and UGent.  
  • You will assist in the internal and external services of the department.





  • You hold a Master’s degree in Social Sciences or Humanities, preferably Communication Sciences. For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.
  • Excellent English language skills: oral and in writing
  • You have excellent study grades.
  • You are experienced with research methodology and in particular with qualitative research.
  • You are interested in academic and/or project-based research and services.
  • Any teaching experience or participation in extra training, conferences, etc. is recommended.




  • We offer you a two-year appointment, which may be renewed twice for two years, on condition that the previous term was given a positive evaluation. Attention: If you have been previously appointed as a junior assistant or doctoral fellow at a university within the Flemish Community, this appointment will be deducted from the maximum term of appointment, which is six years at the most according to the Codex of Higher Education.
  • Your appointment will start on 1 June 2020 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to salary scale AAP3. More information about our salary scales.
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 35 days of paid leave, bicycle commuting reimbursement, ecocheques, etc. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits (in Dutch).





Apply online through the e-recruitment system before 26.05.2020 23:59. We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.


Your application must include the following documents:


  • In the field ‘Cv’: your cv and an overview of your study results (merged into one pdf file)
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. (This can be requested via


Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.


As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.




For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Frederik Dhaenens (, +32 264.68.87).