Research professor, Quality of Integrated Care University of Antwerp, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Belgium

Research professor, Quality of Integrated Care 

As part of its dynamic research policy and supported by the possibilities offered by the Flemish Government through the resources of the Special Research Fund (BOF), the Faculty of Medicine & Health sciences is seeking to fill a full-time vacancy in the domain “Public Health and Primary Care” for a


Research professor (TTZAPBOF) in the area of Quality of Integrated Care


Job description

The assignment consists of lecturing duties, scientific research and academic service to society. During a period, limited to five years (duration of the temporary appointment in tenure track), scientific research will be the main activity.

  • You will carry out research in the area of Quality of Integrated Care.
  • You will work within the faculty frontline research domain Public Health and Primary Care- which is a collaboration between different research groups Primary and Interdisciplinary Care (ELIZA) , Global Health Institute (GHI), Centre of Research and innovation in Care (CRIC), Social Epidemiology & Health Policy and other faculty researchers in this domain.
  • Your research will pay specific attention to the (future) challenges and opportunities for health care systems, such as globally urbanization, technical innovations , inter-professional and transmural care and to specific vulnerable groups as older persons, migrants, socially excluded, etc...
  • You will acquire and manage external funding (national and international).
  • You will initiate and supervise doctoral students.
  • You will offer scientific services: you take part in methodological support for the research groups.
  • You will be assigned limited lecturing duties in the field of , integrated care and research methodology – and you give guidance to master- and doctoral students.


Profile and requirements

  • You hold a doctorate degree (PhD) in (Bio)Medical sciences, Social sciences or Public Health.
  • You have a minimum of 2 year experience on Postdoctoral level at the closing date of the vacancy.
  • You have an international academic CV, and perform qualitatively outstanding academic research in the broader field according to the domain involved.
  • You have specific and broad knowledge of and experience with relevant research methodologies including epidemiology, longitudinal and big data analysis.
  • You have proven knowledge on and are interested in working in the domain of chronic medical conditions, quality of care and health systems.
  • The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
  • You have leadership skills (or the potential to develop them).
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, flexible, creative and cooperative, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a strong sense of initiative and responsibility and interested in working within an interdisciplinary team.
  • If you do not have Dutch, the administrative language of the university, you should be willing to obtain a CEFR B2 level of proficiency in Dutch within five years of appointment. As soon as you take on teaching duties as a course unit coordinator, you should be able to demonstrate a CEFR C1 level of proficiency in the language of instruction. The University of Antwerp supports international staff members on an integration trajectory and offers tailor-made language coaching in compliance with Flanders’ statutory language regulations.


We offer

  • a full-time position as a lecturer in a temporary appointment in the tenure track for a term of five years. This position will lead to an immediate permanent appointment as a senior lecturer if the performance is assessed favourably on the basis of previously fixed and publicly announced evaluation criteria;
  • in case of equal qualifications , priority will be given to candidates of the underrepresented gender within the domain of science. This priority is not automatically and unconditionally; as the evaluation will always take into account the personal situation of every candidate;
  • the date of appointment will be 1 October 2019;
  • a full time gross monthly salary ranging from € 4.255,06 - € 6.272,13;
  • an attractive starter package consisting of a four-year doctoral scholarship and € 50,000 consumables;
  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.


How to apply?

  • Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date 27 January 2019. The application form must be completed, including a detailed research proposal (mandatory) for the next five years (approx. 5 000 words; including a concise description (1 page) of the intended PhD research (see starter package)) and a report of your previous scientific research activities (max. 5 000 words). In addition, you add two abstracts of the scientific content of the research plan – a scientific abstract and an abstract in layman's terms –maximum 500 words (or max. 4000 characters). All documents must be submitted in English.
  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
  • More information about the application form can be obtained from
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Paul Van Royen (Tel. +32 (0)3.265 25 27).
  • Further information regarding the special research status can be obtained from Dr. Tim Engels, Head of the Department of Research Affairs & Innovation (Tel. +32 (0)3 265 30 12).


The University of Antwerp is a family friendly organization, with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. Our HR-policy for researchers was awarded by the European Commission with the quality label HR Excellence in research.


We support the Science4Refugees initiative and encourage asylum-seeking, refugee scientists and researchers to apply for a job at the University of Antwerp.

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