Département de mathématiques, Université libre de Bruxelles

Position ID: ULB-PROF [#11201]
Position Title: Associate Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest 1050, Belgium [map]
Subject Area: Algebraic geometry and related fields
Starting Date: 2018/10/01
Application Deadline: (posted 2017/10/30, listed until 2018/01/26)
Position Description:    

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Tenure track position at the Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) in Algebraic Geometry or related fields.

The hiring committee will consider applications from all subfields of Algebraic Geometry as well as neighbouring domains. 

Deadline: 25 January 2018
Start date: 1 October 2018

Educational and scientific goals:

The ULB has excellent algebra and geometry groups, but algebraic geometry itself is poorly represented. The department is seeking to hire an outstanding candidate to develop this area and to forge connections with existing research teams. 

The Department of Mathematics has an exceptional track record in applying for funding from the ERC, the FNRS, European research frameworks and other regional funds. The successful candidate will be strongly encouraged to contribute to this. The ULB Research Department will provide full assistance with funding applications. There are also internal grants available to support the development of fully fledged research projects. 

The successful candidate will be invited to play a role in the organisation of the department of mathematics. Their teaching load will be at most 90 hours per year for the first three years, before rising to the same level as their colleagues (currently between 100 and 120 hours per year). The teaching (courses, seminars and exercise classes, both at the bachelor and master levels) associated with this position is determined by the collège d'enseignement of the department. 

Courses covered at the time of recruitment.

The subjects to be taught include "Algebra and Geometry", in the bachelor programme, "Algebraic Geometry" in the matster's programme and course of mathematics for students majoring in another science. All courses can be taught in English during the first two years. 

Teaching duties may be reviewed periodically and are subject to modification over time.

The selection committee welcomes applicants showing an interest in the AESS (Agrégation de l'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur).

Qualifications required:

  • Applicants should have at least 4 years of research experience at the time of recruitment (including their PhD thesis.
  • Post-doctoral experience and an excellent scientific record.
  • International mobility
  • Applicants who do not speak French (level C1) will be granted a period of adaptation, but they must be able to teach in French at the end of the third year following their appointment.


For more information, please contact Prof Dimitri Leemans (tel: +32 2 650 58 60, email: dimitri.leemans@ulb.ac.be).

Applications must be sent by e-mail to the rectorate of the Université libre de Bruxelles (recteur@ulb.ac.be) and to the faculty deanship (annick.gerlache@ulb.ac.be). The deadline for applications is the 25th January 2018.

Applications must include the following: 
  • An application letter (mentioning the reference 2018/A003)
  • A Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications.
  • Any relevant documents proving 4 years of research experience.
  • A 7,000 character report (approx 4 pages) presenting the applicants research activities and a research project, including how these will integrate into the activities of current research teams in the department.
  • A teaching dossier, including a maximum 7,000 character report (4 pages) on the applicants previous teaching activities and a teaching project for the first five years in the position.
  • A note on the applicants international achievements and projects (e.g., collaborations). (This should be no more than 4 pages).
  • The names and e-mail addresses of five references (with equal gender representation if possible) who may be contacted by the hiring committee. 
The official job announcement can be found here:

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Contact: Dimitri Leemans, +3226505860
Postal Mail:
Département de mathématiques
Université libre de Bruxelles
Boulevard du Triomphe
Bruxelles 1050
Web Page: http://wwwdev.ulb.ac.be/greffe/files/5799.pdf

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