Hasselt University

Tenured academic staff / Tenure track lecturer experimental physics: photoelectron spectroscopy

2024-08-16 (Europe/Brussels)
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Hasselt University seeks a highly qualified materials scientist with proven international expertise in photoelectron spectroscopy to join the faculty of science and the capacity group of Physics of Hasselt University. As new academic member you will build your independent group and will be engaged in research focusing strongly on (buried) layers and interfaces in advanced materials-based multilayer structures as present in, e.g., state-of-the-art optoelectronic, nano-electronic, or energy storage-related systems. The research program is in line with the research objectives of Hasselt University and in particular those of the institute IMO-IMOMEC, where you will become a staff member. As a member of the capacity group physics, you will contribute to education in Bachelor and Master years.

Education task
You will make a significant contribution to the educational activities within the Bachelor of Physics program, as well as in the recently established two-year Master in Materiomics. For this master program, you will coordinate courses and you will develop lecture material. You will further supervise internships and thesis projects and you will mentor students.
You will contribute to innovation in education, aligned with the current educational concepts of the Faculty of Sciences and Hasselt University.
You will train PhD researchers and launch project proposals to establish their funding.

Research mission
You will initiate and carry out innovative research, widening current activities of the capacity group in the characterization of new materials for photonics, energy, healthcare and quantum applications. You are expected to maintain and extend the current XPS setups, including a hard x-ray photoelectrion spectrometer (HAXPES) and launch national and international projects, while building strong links to both, international but also local research groups.
- You promote the social relevance of research and education within the framework of the civic mission of Hasselt University.
- You show organizational commitment and contribute to the objectives of the department, the institute and the faculty.


  • You have obtained a PhD in Physics. (or equivalent)
  • You have minimal five years of proven postdoctoral experience in electron spectroscopy.
  • If you have experience in HAXPES, that is an added value.
  • You have performed excellent research and has published in high-impact peer reviewed international scientific journals.
  • You have a proven international network and proven experience in successful external project acquisition in the research domain.
  • You have experience with the management of research projects.
  • You have experience in guiding students and developing courses.
  • You have good communication and organizations skills.
  • 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.


We will offer:

  • either 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. 
  • Otherwise, we will offer a fulltime appointment as a lecturer or higher, which will lead to tenure. In case of a first appointment as a member of the academic staff, the Board of Directors of the University can decide on a temporary appointment for a period up to 3 years. This will lead to a permanent contract if the Board of Directors favorably assesses the party involved.

Selection procedure
You can only apply online up to and including 16 August 2024.
The selection procedure consists of a preselection based on application file, an introductory interview, a in-depth interview (with assignment) and an assessment center. If required, a selection exam can be held after preselection.
During the selection interview, a short trial lesson (20 min) is requested, as well as your scientific accomplishments (5 min) and research vision (15 min).

Further information
Prof. dr. ir. Koen VANDEWAL, +32-11-268879, koen.vandewal@uhasselt.be

For questions about the selection procedure, please email jobs@uhasselt.be.

Job details

Tenured academic staff / Tenure track lecturer experimental physics: photoelectron spectroscopy
Martelarenlaan 42 Hasselt, Belgium
Application deadline
2024-08-16 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)
2024-08-16 23:59 (CET)
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