March 23, 2016

Call for applications: full-time Artistic Assistants (PhD in the Arts)

Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), School of Arts of University College Ghent
Mekhitar Garabedian, library (of memory), chapter one (detail), 2002–11. Mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of Albert Baronian Gallery and the artist.

About us
The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) and the Royal Conservatory together constitute the School of Arts of University College Ghent.

University College Ghent consists of several functional entities: three faculties (Education, Health & Social Work; Science & Technology; and Business & Information Management), the School of Arts and the Centre for Entrepreneurship. A Central Administration supports the functioning of the board and these entities.

Candidates profile
–candidates are capable of actively developing a personal artistic body of work that meets international standards
–have an artistic practice with a strong research component and investigative attitude
–have the skills required to successfully complete a long-term research project
–take a keen interest in communicating their personal artistic output and in the verbal expression of its contexts
–are acquainted (actively or passively) with artists’ writings, and are interested in expressing themselves about their own artistic practice in this manner
–have an active command of English in light of institutional internationalization
–candidates must hold a master’s degree or an equivalent thereof by September 2016

–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
–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

–Remuneration according to wage scale 508. See the website of the Flemish department of Education for more information concerning this wage scale with respect to seniority.

Initial appointment will commence on September 1, 2016 or later and is for a period of two years, with the possibility of two two-year extensions of the contract upon positive evaluation (if exceptional circumstances would require such, an additional one-year extension is possible in line with article V.141 of the “Higher Education Codex”).

Applying for this position is possible up until, and including May 31, and only through.

Each project proposal must be endorsed by two supervisors; one at the School of Arts and one at Ghent University. The two supervisors are expected to submit their advice on the candidate and the proposal to University College Ghent’s Office of Research Affairs, via [email protected] on April 22 at the latest. The template for this advice can be found here.

More info
Detailed information is available on our website.

Any remaining questions may be addressed to David Depestel at the School of Arts research office.

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.


Royal Academy of Fine Arts & Royal Conservatory seeks two full-time Artistic Assistants (PhD in the Arts)

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