Career Opportunities: Professor in Multiphase Fluid Flow in Porous Geomaterials

(15-02-2022) Career Opportunities: Professor in Multiphase Fluid Flow in Porous Geomaterials

  • Apply until 15/03/2022 23:59 (Brussels time)
  • Discipline: Multiphase Fluid Flow in Porous Geomaterials
  • 10% Assistant professor
  • Reference number: 202201/WE/ZAP/005


Ghent University is one of the most important education and research institutions in the Low Countries. On a daily basis, over 9,000 staff members and 41,000 students implement its motto "Dare to Think". Ghent University's mission statement is characterised by qualitative education, internationally renowned research and a pluralistic social responsibility.


The Faculty of Science has a vacancy for a part-time (10% FTE) professorship within the Geology department (WE13) to stimulate the research in the field of “Multiphase fluid flow in porous geomaterials”, starting from 01/09/2022. The successful candidate will strengthen the research in pore-scale processes in geomaterials that is already taking place in the department, and will combine it with the development and application of X-ray micro-tomography.

Academic Education

You are prepared to contribute to the educational tasks of the department in the discipline of characterization and physical properties of porous geomaterials. You are also prepared to supervise bachelor projects and/or master theses within the Geology program.

Academic Research

You engage in research at an international competitive level in the field of “multiphase fluid flow in porous geomaterials”. You are successful in securing additional funding to support your research and to attract PhD students.

Academic Services

You take part in the internal and external service provision of the department of Geology, in particular with regard to 3D X-ray imaging and the associated analyses.



  • You have already conducted eminent academic research in the given discipline, which is clearly reflected in publications in high-quality academic journals and peer-reviewed books;
  • You are capable of initiating, supervising and acquiring the necessary funding for academic research;
  • You have experience in teaching university students to develop academic competences;
  • Recommended are:
    • International mobility, among other things thanks to research stays at institutions external to the one where you acquired your highest academic degree;
    • Your cv is such that it enables you to apply, with a chance of success, for ERC grants or other national or international funding opportunities (e.g. FWO, EOS, EU projects, etc)
    • Positively evaluated experience in provided or organised academic lecturing;
    • Professionalisation of education.
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Skills / Attitude

  • You are quality-oriented;
  • You are didactically skilled;
  • You have strong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills, making you a team player;
  • You are capable of developing your research in complementarity with existing research in the department of Geology and the faculty of Science and to foster collaborations with other research units.

Admission requirements

You hold a thesis-based doctorate or a diploma or certificate that is recognised as equivalent (article V.20 Codex Higher Education).

Upon evaluation of a foreign (non-EU) diploma, a certificate of equivalence may still have to be requested at NARIC. If this is the case, we advise you to initiate this recognition procedure as soon as possible. You are required to have the recognition no later than on the date of your appointment.

You have at least two years of postdoctoral experience on 1 September 2022. This term of two years is determined by the date written on the above-mentioned required diploma.


  • The degree of assistant professor is awarded. This will be decided by the University Board as proposed by the Faculty Board.
  • We offer you an appointment with renewable duration for a maximum of 5 years.
  • Pay attention: A part-time assignment of a certain degree of the professorial staff cannot be combined with a part-time assignment of a different degree of the professorial staff within the same institution.
  • The recruitment is possible no sooner than 1 September 2022.


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Ghent University is committed to properly welcoming new professorial staff members and offering them appropriate guidance. The basic teacher training and courses of 'Dutch' and 'English' for foreign-speaking lecturers are only a few examples of our wide range of training and education opportunities. Furthermore, each Ghent University staff member can count on a number of benefits such as a bike allowance, reimbursement of public transport commuting costs, daycare, a wide range of sports facilities and EcoCheques. A complete overview of all our employee benefits (in Dutch).

Ghent University also invests in welcoming international professorial staff. It offers various housing options, a relocation bonus, the International School for school-aged children (with a discount on the tuition fee), support when registering at the City of Ghent, support with the procedure of family reunification and other administrative matters in connection with moving to Ghent


Ghent University conducts an equal opportunities policy and encourages everyone to apply. Ghent University also strives for a gender balance. Female applications are thus especially welcomed.


  • After the final application date, all received applications will be sent to the faculty assessment committee assembled for this vacancy. This committee will first evaluate the application files. Therefore it will match all elements of the file against the required expertise for the position in terms of education, research and scientific service. Based on this deliberation, relevant candidates will be shortlisted to be invited for further selection (interview, possible presentation or test lecture …). Afterwards, the committee will rank the suitable candidates and present this ranking to the Faculty Board. The advice of the Faculty Board will then be presented to the University Board for approval.
  • Candidates are asked to further discuss their top 5 most important publications or other academic achievements with the highest impact. Next to academic publications, the candidate is thus also able to show merit of knowledge transfer by academic dissemination, social valorisation, public awareness, seminars or conference presentations. These competences are also taken into account when evaluating the candidates.
  • The evaluation of the required international mobility is broad and partly takes the gender perspective into account, thus not only considering longer stays abroad by also other forms of internationalisation.
  • Pregnancy leave, prolonged sick leave, parental leave, filial leave or other forms of absence are taken into account when evaluating the available time for the realisation of academic output.


Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late or incomplete applications, or applications that are not sent through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘Application form’: the professorial staff application form (+ all annexes mentioned in the form), merged into one pdf file.
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of your doctoral degree. 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: certificate of equivalence (NARIC) (if already in you possession). For diplomas awarded in the UK before January 31st of 2020, a certificate of equivalence is not required.

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


For further information regarding this vacancy, please contact prof. Veerle Cnudde (, +32 (0)9/264 45 80) or prof. Thijs Vandenbroucke (, +32 (0)9/264 45 15) at the faculty of Sciences, department of Geology.


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