University College Ghent seeks two full-time artistic assistants at the School of Arts

Tom Callemin, The Plague (still), 2013. Film.
Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) and Royal Conservatory
School of Arts Ghent

Seeking two full-time artistic assistants

Application deadline: 19 May 2013

Royal Academy of Fine Arts – Royal Conservatory
School of Arts Ghent
Campus Bijloke

Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2
B-9000 Gent, Belgium

T +32 9 267 01 00 

Key requirements
Candidates must meet the general requirements outlined in article 89 of the Flemish decree on university colleges and must:

–be a member of the European Union or the European Free Trade Association
–have civil and political rights
–meet the required qualifications
–conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with the requirements of the function
–comply with conscription law requirements
–possess the physical fitness required for the function
–are holders of a master's degree or an equivalent thereof at the moment of commencement of employment and on 1 October 2013 at the latest
–submit a detailed research project proposal that fits in the research policy of the faculty Royal Academy of Fine Arts – Royal Conservatory (School of Arts) of University College Ghent

Duties and responsibilities
Successful candidates are expected to conduct doctoral research in the arts in collaboration with Ghent University, for at least 70% of the full-time employment, and to assist in activities of educational support and student guidance within the relevant field at University College Ghent, for no more than 30% of the full-time employment.

Candidate profile
Candidates must:

–be capable of actively developing a personal artistic body of work that meets international standards
–display an investigative attitude within their artistic discipline
–have the skills required to successfully complete a long-term research project
–take a keen interest in communicating about their personal artistic output and in the verbal expression of its contexts
–be acquainted (actively or passively) with written artists' texts
–have an active command of English in light of institutional internationalization

This job opportunity concerns two statutory appointments in vacant positions with commencement no earlier than 1 October 2013 (and no later than 1 January 2014), for a period of two years, with the possibility of two two-year extensions of the contract.

Our offer 
Remuneration according to wage scale 508 (indexed monthly gross starting salary for a full-time employment: 2,452.26 EUR without seniority, and 4,128.57 EUR in case of 25 years of seniority). 

In addition to public sector seniority, private sector seniority can also be taken into account. Seniority will be granted on the basis of certified employment attestations and after examination of the case.

Reimbursement of public transportation commuting or cycle allowance, an attractive sports offer and staff ID with additional benefits.

Applying for this position is possible up until and including 19 May 2013, and only through Candidates must include a project proposal (see below), curriculum vitae and cover letter. Only applications filed in time will be considered.

Applicants are expected to submit a project proposal for doctoral research in the arts (including a six-year phasing schedule), and to suggest a promoter at University College Ghent (faculty Royal Academy of Fine Arts – Royal Conservatory, School of Arts) and one at Ghent University. The research proposal must be endorsed and signed by both promoters. An uploaded, digital form completed to include the candidate's project proposal must accompany the application. The form is accessible here.

The two promoters of the project proposal are expected to submit their advice on the candidate and the proposal to Ms Els Stuyven, Director of University College Ghent's Office of Research Affairs, at by 19 May 2013 at the latest. The template for this advice can be found here

Questions or comments regarding the open position can be addressed to Ms Katrien Vuylsteke Vanfleteren, head of the Research Affairs Office of the faculty Royal Academy of Fine Arts – Royal Conservatory (School of Arts), at

University College Ghent wishes to reflect the society it works for in the best possible way. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their professional qualities and skills, regardless of gender, ethnicity or handicap.