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Dear list-members,

Below is a vacancy announcement for a full-time professorship in the
field of "Data-analysis in the Behavioural Sciences" at the Department
of Data-analysis, Ghent University, Belgium (http://www.da.ugent.be).
The position is open to international candidates (although foreign
language speakers are expected to teach in Dutch after three years).
The deadline is March 1, 2008.
For more information, feel free to contact us.

Yves Rosseel -- http://www.da.ugent.be
Department of Data Analysis, Ghent University
Henri Dunantlaan 1, B-9000 Gent, Belgium

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The faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences has a vacancy for a
professorship, starting from October 1, 2008. It concerns a position as
full-time Professor in the rank of Lecturer (docent) or Professor in
the rank of Senior Lecturer (hoofddocent) in the Department of
Data-analysis, charged with academic teaching (in Dutch), scientific
research and carrying out scientific duties in the field of Data-analysis
in the Behavioural Sciences.

Profile:
  - on the day of application, candidates should hold a PhD degree with
    doctoral thesis or a degree recognized as equivalent;
  - candidates are required to have research experience in the field of
    study concerned, proved by recent publications in national and
    international peer reviewed journals;
  - candidates are required to have actively participated in national
    and international scientific meetings relevant for the field of study
    concerned;
  - 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;
  - candidates are required to possess the necessary didactic,
    organizational and communicative skills for teaching at an academic
    level.

More detailed information on this vacancy and on the way this job fits
in the department's strategy can be obtained at prof. Wilfried De Corte,
(phone: +32 (0)9 264 63 88; e-mail: [log in to unmask]).

In principle this full-time position will lead to a tenured position.
However, in the case of a first appointment as professor, the Board of
Governors of Ghent University may decide to appoint the candidate for a
maximum period of three years, after which he/she may be eligible for
tenure following a positive evaluation. As teaching at Ghent University
is mostly in Dutch, such evaluation may include the acquired ability to
teach in Dutch.
Depending on the specific profile of the selected candidate, the rank of
Senior Lecturer or Lecturer will be granted.

Applications must be sent in duplicate by registered mail to the rector
of Ghent University, Rectorate Building, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25,
9000 Ghent, using the specific application forms Autonomous Academic Staff
('ZAP'), including the necessary attestations of competence (copies of
degrees), the 1st of March, 2008 at the latest.

The application forms for Autonomous Academic Staff (ZAP)
  - can be obtained at Ghent University, Department of Personnel and
    Organization, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25, 9000 Ghent.
  - can be requested by phone: + 32 9 2643129 or +32 9 2643130
  - can be downloaded from the internet:

http://www.ugent.be/nl/voorzieningen/personeelszaken/aanwerving/medewerkers/formulieren/zap
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