The University of Antwerp is a dynamic, forward-thinking university. We offer an innovative academic education to more than 20 000 students, conduct pioneering scientific research and play an important service-providing role in society. More than 6000 employees from 100 different countries are building tomorrow’s world every day. Through top scientific research, we set a course for the future – a future that you can help to shape.
The Institute of Development Policy (IOB) of the University of Antwerp wants to contribute to a more just and sustainable world through multidisciplinary academic research, education, partnerships and political engagement.
IOB has the following full-time (100%) vacancy:
Teaching & research assistant in the field of ‘Regional supply chains in Africa’s Great Lakes region’
As a teaching & research assistant, you will be part of the Academic Assistant Staff (Dutch: Assisterend Academisch Personeel, AAP). You will spend at least 50% of your working time preparing a PhD thesis in development studies. In addition, you will play an assisting role in teaching, research and service-delivery activities.
- work on the preparation and defence of a PhD thesis in the field of regional supply chains in the construction sector. Focusing on Africa’s Great Lakes region, you will study the governance of selected supply chains, as well as, for instance, the material infrastructure, natural resources and human labour involved.
- carry out field research.
- organise your own PhD research and report on your progress regularly.
- participate in the doctoral study programme at the Antwerp Doctoral School to support your PhD pathway.
- present the findings of your PhD research at academic conferences and you will publish in scientific publications.
- communicate your findings to non-scientific audiences.
- contribute to attracting national and international research funding.
- You will provide support with tutoring and teaching in the advanced Master programmes “Governance and Development” and “Globalisation and Development”.
- More details: check the UAntwerp website
- participate in ongoing research projects and activities at IOB, in particular the research lines “Global governance and inclusive development” and “State formation and resilient societies” and the IOB Great Lakes of Africa Centre (GLAC).
- collaborate with partner institutes in Africa’s Great Lakes region.
- You hold a Master degree in Development Studies or in a related social science discipline, or you will have obtained it by the time you start working.
- You are willing and able to adopt a multidisciplinary perspective and consider multiple research methods.
- You are fluent in English. Knowledge of French, Swahili and/or other languages of the African Great Lakes Region is a plus.
- Previous field research experience in Sub-Sahara Africa is highly valued.
- You have strong intercultural competences. You are committed to conducting field research and are able to flexibly adjust to challenging circumstances.
What we offer
- We offer an appointment as a teaching & research assistant for a period of two years. Following a positive evaluation, the appointment can be renewed twice up to a maximum period of six years.
- Planned starting date: 1 January 2023.
- More details and apply via the original listing
Want to apply?
- Check the UAntwerp website for all details and contacts.
- Deadline: 5 September 2022