Part-time lecturer / associate professor / professor Global health (15%)

Your function

As a lecturer in Global Health you are responsible for the development of course units on Global Health, primarily for the teaching programs of the Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, but also in collaboration with other faculties of Hasselt University. Moreover, you will be responsible for coordinating the organization and follow-up of international internships, amongst others in India and Kenya, and you will help develop internationalization within Europe in the medical program. From your expertise you will help shape the faculty policy on internationalization.

Your team

The faculty of medicine and life sciences contributes to sustainable solutions for health-related issues as part of the civic Hasselt University. The faculty focusses on excellence in education and research and connects with society through a strong collaboration with our partners. Starting from continuous attention for quality and innovation, the faculty is a breeding ground and magnet for talent with an open view on society, from the region to the world.

Your talents

  • You hold a Master's degree in Medicine with specific expertise in the domain of global health. Training in tropical medicine is a great asset. You have a doctorate or dissertation in the (bio)medical sciences (or equivalent).
  • You have experience working in “low- and middle-income” countries.
  • Based on experience and expertise in health care, you offer insight to students in the field of development cooperation, as well as the (health) issues of the fourth world.
  • You are cooperative and can work well in teams and can ensure clear communication.
  • You have organizational strength.
  • You are willing to go on short trips abroad.
  • You are willing, in terms of accessibility, to be flexible according to students' internship periods (summer term).
  • You have academic teaching experience.
  • You have a strong network in the healthcare sector that can offer added value for your academic teaching.
  • You have international partnerships and are willing to further develop these in the context of internships for the students of the faculty.
  • 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 for you

Depending on the candidate's qualifications, Hasselt University offers a position as a part-time (head) lecturer or professor (15% FTE) for a period of two years, to be extended after a favorable evaluation.

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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 20.08.2024

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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. Leen POPLEU

Associate Professor

Prof. dr. Wim PINXTEN