lecturer (tenure track) Molecular Plant Stress Physiology

About the function

Teaching assignment

You ensure high-quality education mainly in programs at bachelor level. In the bachelor program of Biology you will mainly contribute to the courses of plant physiology, molecular developmental biology and the design of a new elective course on plant stress biology. In Biomedical Sciences, you will contribute to the course of multidisciplinary biomedical research.

Research assignment

You will study plant molecular responses to abiotic stress factors (e.g. related to climate change) to unravel signalling pathways leading to stress acclimation and hence plant growth and development. In this context, molecular technologies are used to investigate plant stress responses at multiple biological organisation levels, with a focus on redox-related processes and the involvement of different subcellular compartments in signal transduction.  We are searching for interactive individuals with expertise in analyses of plant redox dynamics and their integration with molecular, biochemical and physiological data. 

About us

Your research activities are embedded within the Department of biology and the Centre for Environmental Sciences. The Centre for Environmental Sciences is a research institute of Hasselt University that opts for a well-balanced combination and symbiosis between environmentally related fundamental and applied research in a multidisciplinary research environment.

About you

  • You have obtained a PhD in Biology (or equivalent)
  • You have a strong research record in your discipline.
  • You have proven scientific experience and have published in peer-reviewed international scientific journals.
  • You have a proven record of obtaining grant support.
  • You have a broad knowledge in plant molecular biology and abiotic stress responses.
  • You enjoy teaching and are able to arouse students' enthusiasm.
  • You are stress-resistant.
  • You have proven experience in cooperation in (inter)national networks and can work well in teams.
  • You are fluent in written and oral communication in English.
  • 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. If you are a coordinating lecturer you 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

We will offer an appointment as a lecturer in the tenure track system during 5 years. This will lead to an immediate permanent contract as a senior lecturer, if the Board of Directors favorably assesses the party involved, based on previously set public grading criteria.

Apply for this position

The selection procedure consists of a preselection based on application file, an interview and a test lesson / presentation. An assessment for the selected candidates is part of the selection procedure.

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Apply up to 20.02.2023

Question about this vacancy?

For substantive questions, send an e-mail to ann.cuypers@uhasselt.be or tom.artois@uhasselt.be. For questions about the selection procedure, please email jobs@uhasselt.be.

Prof. dr. Ann CUYPERS

Full professor

Prof. dr. Tom ARTOIS

Full professor