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Full-time Teaching & Research Assistant Position in Political sciences (m/f) (PhD-track Position)

University faculty : Economics, social sciences and business administration
Department : Department of Political, Social and Communication Sciences
Grade : academic assistant
Contract : 2 year fixed-term contract, renewable twice
Category : scientific personnel
Allocation : University staff
Reference : 164-03


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 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in information and communication, political sciences, management and economics. Its members undertake research in various fields of expertise.

The candidate will be part of the Department of Political, Social and Communication Sciences. The Department offers bachelor and doctoral programs in information and communication and in political sciences. Research is organized through two research institutes, the Namur Digital Institute (NaDI) and the research institute Transitions. In the later, his members develop three mains research areas, namely Belgian and comparative politics, European politics, and democratic innovations. The Department actively collaborates with national and international institutions and companies, through research projects, seminars, project-based courses and student internships.

Job description

The position involves, in equal parts, teaching and research duties. Teaching (mostly in the field of digital media and communication) will be carried out within the Bachelor’s programmes. Research will be undertaken in the “politics and Society” cluster of the Research institute Transitions.


The applicant will hold by the end of January 2023 a Master’s degree in political sciences (or equivalent), and is expected to have excelled in his/her curriculum (degree obtained with honours). S/he has a very good command of spoken and written French and English. S/he must display excellent teaching skills. S/he will commit to develop an original research programme likely to lead to a doctoral degree in political sciences supervised by a member of the Department of Political, Social and Communication Sciences.

Additional information

Prof. Jérémy DODEIGNE (Head of the Bachelor's program in politics sciences), 32 (0)81 724 808, jeremy.dodeigne@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: February 1st, 2023


The application form can be downloaded from the University of Namur website (http://www.unamur.be/universite/jobs/). The filled-out form (in PDF format) should be returned before 19/11/2022 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. One or more recommendation letters will be considered as an asset. The full file must be sent by e-mail to Prof. Natalie Rigaux, Head of the Department of Political, Social and Communication Sciences (nathalie.rigaux@unamur.be) and to Prof. Jeremy Dodeigne, Head of the Bachelor's program in political sciences (). Nominated candidates will be invited to a meeting with the members of the selection committee. More details will be announced later.

The human resources management policy of the University of Namur is based on respect for equal rights and equal treatment for all. This diversity is articulated around different axes, including gender, disability, origin, beliefs, age, sexual orientation, etc. The University of Namur is also a signatory of the charter of diversity.