An Academic Position In Educational Systems And Social Innovation

Country: Belgium;

City: Louvain

Vacancy added: 09.10.2018

Employer: Université catholique de Louvain

Resumes due: 15.11.2018


The Université catholique de Louvain invites applications for a tenure track or tenured full time position in Educational Systems and Social Innovation


UCLouvain is a comprehensive university offering, in the context of the present position, the opportunity of cross-disciplinary research and teaching collaborations. The position is attached to the Faculty of Economic, Social and Political Sciences and Communication and the Institute for the Analysis of Change in Contemporary and Historical Societies which offer opportunities for diverse and stimulating teaching as well as an environment to carry out ambitious research. The office and the main campus of activity is located in Mons.

Description of the mission

The successful candidate will teach on the campus located in Mons, at the School for Teacher Education (AGES), in the Bachelor in human and social sciences (SHUM) and in the interuniversity Master in transition and social innovations (METIS). Among the teaching programs in the Faculty, he or she will teach introductory courses in sociology, methodology and epistemology in social and political sciences, on questions of transmission, innovation and social mutations (including the numerical transition and teaching innovations). He or she will be part of the School for Teacher Education and, as such, will be part of a team developing trainings for teachers at secondary schools.

The successful candidate will work on educational systems transformations and on pedagogical tools, including questions about transmission, social innovations, numerical transition and the role of teachers in this context. He or she will be affiliated to the IACCHOS Reasearch Institute. He or she will constribute to the development of a young research group in Mons on this topic. In the long run, he or she will lead this research team and develop its visibility at the national and international levels.

Practical Information

Application deadline: Thursday 15 November 2018 at 12.00 am

Starting date:  1st  September, 2019

Further information :
Prof. Sébastien Van Bellegem, Dean ESPO –
Prof. Matthieu de Nanteuil, President IACS –

Humanities Sector
Faculty of Economic, Social and Political Sciences and Communication (ESPO) ([[siglefaculte]])
Institute for the Analysis of Change in Contemporary and Historical Societies (IACS) ([[institutpubli]]) 

General conditions

Tasks : the applicant will:

-    be responsible for teaching courses at all study levels (i.e. undergraduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of continuing education;

-    supervise the final diploma research (i.e. theses) of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as PhD theses;

-    be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes;

-    contribute to the international visibility of the University through teaching and research excellence;

-    Be available to ensure, in the long term, different service activities and responsibilities within the University and its entities. 

-    contribute to activities of the University with a societal impact in the fields of the economy, socio-cultural changes or cooperation with developing countries.

Qualifications : the applicant must have

-    a PhD degree in political and social sciences or any related discipline ;

-    a significant scientific record with international publications;

-    either  studied abroad for an extensive period or have had substantial experience outside UCLouvain;

-    experience in and the aptitude for teaching at university level, demonstrated if possible by formal assessments;

-    the capacity to work within a team of teachers and to integrate research findings into teaching;

-    creativity and must be open to teaching innovation and interdisciplinarity;

-    the capacities required to undertake high-level academic research:capacity to raise research fundings, to supervise projects, to animate and lead a research team;

-    Have team management and communication skills, including if possible fluency in French and English, spoken and written. Otherwise, you will be asked to acquire them within two years after taking office, in order to be able to communicate and teach in these languages. Knowledge of other languages is an additional asset;


The level of recruitment (appointment to the rank of lecturer or professor) will be discussed if a proposal  is made to you, in connection with your previous academic experience. For more information, see:

Our HR policy supports equal opportunities and diversity including in the academic career. Attention is also paid to reconciliation of private life and professional life.

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