Lecturer (tenure track) Creative-critical Research Methods (80%)

Your function

Teaching assignment

You are involved in teaching in the programs of Architecture and Interior Architecture, as well as in the Doctoral School of Behavioral Sciences & Humanities. You contribute to research seminars in the master's programs of architecture, interior architecture, and the international master Adaptive Reuse. You also participate in teaching the course component "Research training" within the exchange program of the first year of the master's program in architecture. Furthermore, you are actively involved in supervising master's theses.

Within the framework of the Doctoral School, you conduct workshops, guest lectures, and PhD seminars focusing on creative-critical writing and alternative forms of knowledge acquisition and communication.


As part of a team, you also contribute to strengthening the relationship between research and (studio) education, particularly within the interior architecture program. Together with your colleagues, you explore possible synergies with the Fine Arts program of PXL-MAD, both in the master's and doctoral programs.

More generally, you contribute to the development and implementation of the educational concept and curriculum, the realization of the educational profile, and the achievement of the specific objectives of the programs, the faculty, and the university.

Research assignment

Your research focuses on creative-critical research methods, both textual and visual, within the fields of cultural and design studies. In addition to generating your own research output, you actively contribute to acquiring external research funding at national and European levels. You also emphasize the application and supervision of PhD projects at the intersection of (interior) architecture and the arts. You actively participate in the development of peer-reviewed publication opportunities for unconventional forms of artistic and design research, taking on roles such as editor for journal or book publications, and other communication platforms for the dissemination of artistic and design-oriented output. You establish an international research network with other institutions that also emphasize this hybrid form of cultural and artistic research.

Internal and external community service
In addition to these academic tasks, you are willing to take on managerial, coordinating and administrative tasks. Furthermore, you contribute to strengthening the civic impact of the faculty through public lectures, exhibitions, and other cultural and societal contributions.

Your team

This vacancy fits within the development of the academic research of the Faculty of Architecture and Arts within Hasselt University. You will become a member of the Architecture and Arts department and the ArcK research group. You will join the research line FRAME: Passage, in collaboration with other research groups of ArcK and PXL-MAD.

Passage is a transdisciplinary, artistic research line that traverses the Architecture and Arts Faculty and borrows from both fields in order to explore alternative ways of living, dwelling, and knowing. Passage investigates how contemporary and historical artistic practices in various media can be critically used in the analysis, design, and communication of (interior) architecture. Additionally, it explores how spatial, scenographic, and architectural strategies can be applied in artistic research.

We particularly focus on creative-critical writing open to different media and modes; not only as an end in itself, but as a valuable research method in cultural studies and artistic research.

More information: www.uhasselt.be/fac-architectuur-en-kunst and www.uhasselt.be/fragments

Your talents

  • You have a Ph.D. degree in architecture, interior architecture, or equivalent.
  • You possess a strong research profile, demonstrated through international scientific output and collaborations, as well as through other research activities.
  • You have proven experience in acquiring research funding, and particularly also in supervising research by doctoral students.
  • You have demonstrable expertise in creative-critical writing and image analysis as research methods within architecture and the arts.
  • You have a solid knowledge of art and (interior) architectural history.
  • You have good didactic qualities and teaching experience in the field of (interior) architecture.
  • You have excellent organizational, communication, and editorial skills.
  • You are collegial and work well in a team, and capable of operating in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • You are able to work fluently with various ICT applications and with digital learning environments in particular.
  • You have an excellent knowledge of English, both written and oral.
  • 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 for you

UHasselt offers an appointment (80%) as an Assistant Professor in the tenure track system for 5 years. This will lead to an immediate permanent contract as an Associate Professor, if the Board of Directors favorably assesses the party involved, based on previously set and expressed grading criteria. 

The appointment starts on 01.10.2024.

Apply for this position

The selection procedure consists of a preselection based on application file and an interview.
Preselection on CV. Interview for the selected candidates on Tuesday the 25th of June 2024 during the afternoon.

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Apply up to 16.06.2024

Question about this vacancy?

For substantive questions, send an e-mail to kris.pint@uhasselt.be. For questions about the selection procedure, please email jobs@uhasselt.be.

Hasselt University works to ensure that everyone is welcome, feels at home, and can do their best at our university. The diverse talents of our students and staff are a precious resource for our community and the engine of our future prosperity. Diversity of experiences and perspectives enriches our education, strengthens our research and increases our social impact. As a civic university, Hasselt University seeks to set a good example in the region in terms of diversity and inclusion. With our focus on justice and nondiscrimination, we are working together for a diverse and inclusive Hasselt University.

UHasselt does not accept any discrimination in terms of sex, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, age, family situation or dependent children; disability; culture, religion/ideology; skin colour, ethnic origin; socio-economic background or situation.

Prof. dr. Kris PINT

Associate Professor