Wanted: Position in Public and/or Nonprofit Management


Autonomous Academic Staff

The faculty of Economics and Business Administration has a vacancy for a professorship.

It concerns a full-time position, with a starting rank of lecturer, with a focus on scientific research, funded by the Special Research Fund (BOF) with effect from 1st of October 2011.

The position will be granted in the following field of study Management in the Public and Social Profit Sector.

ŒManagement in the Public and Social Profit Sector‚ is a field of study about the management of public and social profit organizations and of the relationship of these public and social profit organizations with other (private) organizations. Public and social profit organizations can be not-for-profit or for profit and are (at least partially) financed with non-market resources. The emphasis of this field of study is on the strategic management and the organizational management of these public and social profit organizations.

This is in the first instance a five-year temporary appointment in a Tenure Track system focusing primarily on research, with a teaching load limited to no more than 60 teaching hours per semester. If the university board
positively evaluates the performance of the person involved, the position may lead to a permanent position as senior lecturer, at which point the teaching load may be revised.

Profile – candidates are expected to:

 Hold a PhD degree with doctoral thesis or a degree recognized as equivalent, the PhD or equivalent should have been obtained after 1th of October 2004, but not later than 1th of October 2009; (minimum 2 years and
maximum 7 years postdoc experience at the moment of appointment).
 Have carried out excellent research in the academic field of strategic management and organizational management of public and social profit organizations. This must be proven by, among other things, recent
outstanding publications in national and international peer reviewed journals and/or books;
 Have experience in supervising research and/or coaching Ph.D. students will be an advantage;
 having experience in international mobility, amongst others through participation in research programs at research institutions not linked to the university where the highest degree was obtained, is recommended;
 Possess the necessary didactic, organizational and communication skills for teaching strategic management and organizational management at third level;

No prior knowledge of Dutch is necessary at the time of appointment, but candidates will be expected to acquire a working knowledge of the language within three years. The official language at the Ghent University is Dutch.

Applications must be sent in duplicate by registered letter to the Rector of the Ghent University, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25, B-9000 Gent, Belgium, using the specific BOF Tenure Track application forms, together with an explanation of the main research assignment of the scientific research proposed by the candidate during the Tenure Track position. This „research plan‰ should comprise at least three and no more than five pages in English,
together with an English summary on one page. Proofs of competency (e.g., copies of the applicant‚s diplomas) should also be sent at this stage. The application deadline is 23th of May 2011. Postage stamp on or before this
date is regarded as evidence of timely submission.

Further information concerning this vacancy can be requested from the Faculty of Faculty of
Economics and Business Administration ( Paul.Gemmel@UGent.be ).

The requisite application forms for BOF Tenure Track positions can be requested at Ghent University, Department of Personnel and Organization, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium, or requested via
telephone on. +32 9 264 31 28 or +32 9 264.95 48.
The application form is also available on the internet: http://www.ugent.be/nl/werken/aanwerving/formulieren/zap/tenuretrack.doc/view