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Part-time (50%) Teaching & Research Assistant Position in Sociology (m/f) (PhD-track Position)

University faculty : Economics, social sciences and business administration
Department : part-time (50%) in the 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 : 164-02


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.

Job description

The position involves, in equal parts, teaching and research duties. Teaching (mostly in the field of sociology and anthropology) will be carried out within the Bachelor’s programmes. Research will be undertaken in the field of aging, in the “population” cluster of the Research institute Transitions.


The applicant will hold a Master’s degree in Sociology or Anthropology (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 sociology of aging supervised by a member of the Department of Political, Social and Communication Sciences. An open mind to other human sciences is an asset.

Additional information

Prof. Natalie Rigaux, Head of Department, Nathalie.rigaux@unamur.be, 081 72 48 91

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: 02-01-2024


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 13-10-23 by e-mail to Prof. Natalie Rigaux, Head of the Department of Political, Social and Communication Sciences (nathalie.rigaux@unamur.be), 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. 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 the equal rights and equal treatment of all. Diversity is articulated around different axes, including gender, disability, origin, beliefs, age, sexual orientation, and so on. The University of Namur is also a signatory of the Charter of Diversity.