lecturer (tenure track) / associate professor / professor in Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy: pediatric rehabilitation (50 - 80%) (80%)

About the function

Teaching assignment

  • You will mainly perform teaching activities in the bachelor and master program of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, especially in the field of pediatric rehabilitation. You will work with innovative pedagogic concepts that adhere to the vision of the educational program. You also supervise master's theses within the field of pediatric rehabilitation. 
  • You will collaborate in educational concepts which focus on competences within the CanMED model, including clinical and scientific competences and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • You work in a team and provide leadership to a group of teachers. 

Research assignment

  • You will perform research in the field of pediatric rehabilitation, according to the strategic vision of the research group REVAL. 
  • You will develop and supervise research projects focused on this topic and contribute to projects of different partners and disciplines. 
  • You perform research and public services in a regional and international network. You will apply for external research funds or grants for financing of researchers and infrastructural needs. You will mainly conduct academic research on motor learning in children with various disorders. 
  • You give leadership to a number of junior researchers.
 
Community services
  • You will perform community services within the context of the faculty and conform your academic degree. For example, membership of the Medical Ethical Committee, alumni activities or a mandate in the educational, research or internationalisation policy. You are considering serving activities in the region on the bases of your specific expertise or in the field of professional or governing organisations in rehabilitation. 
The faculty values clinical expertise or vision within the field of rehabilitation sciences. Within your assignment you are willing to search for interaction in the working field for example by playing an active or advisory roll within a clinical context.

About us

The faculty consists of professionals with diverse background, such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, health psychology, movement sciences, biomedical sciences, biology, engineering and others. Quality, professionalism, co-creation, international collaboration and civic mindset are highly valued. 
The faculty organizes a 3 years academic bachelor and 2 years academic master program in Rehabilitation Sciences & Physiotherapy. This program educates students through self-guided activated learning methods within a competence-orientated model (CanMED). The faculty participates in the inter-university master program for Occupational Scienses and the master program for Education in Health Sciences.
REVAL is an interdisciplinary research group performing research in the domain of pediatric, geriatric, neurological, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, biomechanics, health psychology and rehabilitation of internal disorders.
PhD students are educated in rehabilitation sciences (and physiotherapy) and occupational sciences within the doctoral school of Health & Life Sciences.  REVAL strives to perform innovative, person-centered, interdisciplinary and technology based scientific research for detection, prevention and rehabilitation in order to optimize the functioning of an individual throughout the lifespan. 
In a "civic university" perspective, the RELAB platform is facilitating the provision of evidence-based services to the community of persons with disabilities, health care professionals and centers as well as companies.
The faculty organizes interdisciplinary evidence-based courses for health care professionals in the REVAL ACADEMY program.
This vacancy aims to strengthen education and research in pediatric rehabilitation.

About you

  • You have a master degree in rehabilitation and physiotherapy. You obtained a PhD in Rehabilitation sciences and physiotherapy (or equivalent).
  • You have several years of post doctoral experience or equivalent.
  • You take initiative to participate in community service duties that contribute to the outreach of your own research and teaching.
  • Clinical experience with (lung) cancer and/or respiratory disease patients is recommended.
  • You have a broad (inter)national network, which can be indicated in for example publications, involvement in consortia and/or committees. You are attentive to international mobility and interactions.
  • You have a strong academic output in the above academic domain. You have a noticeable contribution to a large amount of A1 publications, which are partly published in Q1 journals. This includes first and last author positions.
  • You have strong teaching skills which contribute to the quality of the educational program. You preferably have teaching experience in the specific domain and at university level.
  • You have experience in (obtaining) external grant applications.
  • You have excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • You are a team player and you have a cooperative attitude to contribute to the tasks of the faculty and to work together in an interdisciplinary context and with external partners.
  • Dutch is the official administrative language of Hasselt University. If you do not have a sufficient knowledge of Dutch (CEFR level B2) upon your appointment, we expect you to obtain the required level no later than 5 years after being appointed or at the moment of tenure (usually after an internship of 3 years for senior academic staff). We provide tailor-made language training. Coordinating lecturers must have a command of the language of instruction of the program component at CEFR level C1. We provide tailor-made language training.

Our offer

Depending on the candidate's qualifications, UHasselt offers a position as lecturer in the tenure track system, (senior) lecturer or professor: 

  • The tenure track system entails an evaluation period of 5 years, during which an annual evaluation takes place on the basis of previously agreed output indicators. After a positive evaluation of the tenure track, a permanent appointment follows.
  • A position as (senior) lecturer or professor in the tenure track has a 3-year internship period.
  • We offer the possibility of a part-time appointment of either 50%, 60% or 80%.

Apply for this position

The selection procedure consists of a preselection based on application file, an interview and a test lesson / presentation.

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Apply up to 10.10.2022

Question about this vacancy?

For substantive questions, send an e-mail to katrijn.klingels@uhasselt.be or raf.meesen@uhasselt.be or ann.vanderheyden@uhasselt.be. For questions about the selection procedure, please email jobs@uhasselt.be.

Prof. dr. Katrijn KLINGELS

Function
Associate Professor

Prof. dr. Raf MEESEN

Function
Professor

Mevrouw Ann VANDERHEYDEN

Function
Director of Administration