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Full-time Teaching & Research Assistant Position Management

University faculty : Economics, social sciences and business administration
Department : Business Administration Department
Grade : academic assistant
Contract : 2 year fixed-term contract, renewable twice
Category : scientific personnel
Allocation : University staff
Reference : 168-10 (PV/CA720/2021-24)


Academic environment

The University of Namur welcomes near 7.000 students every year to its 60 bachelor, master, and doctoral study programs. Of the University’s 1.200 employees, more than 700 actively contribute to research, through 64 research laboratories and centers. The Faculty of economics, social sciences and business administration accounts for near 1400 students and 170 staff members, among whom 85 academic and 70 scientific members. The Faculty offers full-time and part-time bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in management and economics. It also organises programs in political sciences and communication studies. Its members undertake research in various fields of expertise.

The candidate will be part of the Department of Business Administration. The Department of Business Administration has 60 full- and part-time academic and research staff. The Department offers bachelor, master, and doctoral programs, with a particular focus on topics in finance, services management, marketing, and information and operations management. Research is organized through research centers that belong to the University’s research institutes (among others, NADI, Namur Digital Institute, DeFIPP Institute, Development Finance & Public Policies or naXys, Namur Institute for Complex Systems). The Department actively collaborates with many national and international institutions and companies, through research projects, seminars, consultancy and student internships.

Job description

The position involves, in equal parts, teaching, research and service duties. Teaching (in the field of economics and management, involve quantitative and qualitative methods for management) will be carried out within the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes. Research will be undertaken in the field of information management in a broad sense within one of the research centers of the Faculty and within one of the research institutes of the University. The service part will consist in leading the recruitment, reception and follow-up policy of master's students coming from non-university higher education (i.e., “Haute Ecole”).


The applicant holds or will hold by the end of June 2021 (or by the end of September 2021, with in that case a starting date on October 1st, 2021) a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Management or in Economics (or equivalent), and is expected to have excelled in his/her curriculum (degree obtained with honours). S/he has a good command of spoken and written French and English. S/he must display excellent teaching, communication and project management skills. Having passed from a non-university higher education institution (i.e., “Haute Ecole) to an university will be considered an asset. S/he wants and is able to develop an original research programme likely to lead to a doctoral degree in Economics and Management supervised by a member of the Department of Business Administration.

Additional information

Prof. Oscar BERNAL (Head of the Business Administration Department), +32 81 724879, oscar.bernal@unamur.be

All practical information needed by foreign candidates can be obtained from the website of the European researchers mobility portal (EURAXESS): https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/.


Starting Date: September 15, 2021 (or October 1st).

Status: assistant (research & teaching).


The application form can be downloaded from the University of Namur website (https://www.unamur.be/universite/jobs/formulaires). The filled out form (in PDF format) should be returned before April 23, 2021 by e-mail, with a curriculum vitae, a short description in English of a future or past research (e.g., master’s thesis) and a motivation letter for the position, which includes teaching and research duties. The full file must also be sent by e-mail to Prof. Oscar Bernal, Head of the Department of Business Administration (oscar.bernal@unamur.be). Nominated candidates will be invited to a meeting with the members of the selection committee within one month of the deadline for submission of applications. More details will be announced later.

French version is also available on the website.