Seeking two full-time artistic assistants

Seeking two full-time artistic assistants

Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), School of Arts of University College Ghent

Max Pinckers, Zindagi, 2014. From the series “Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty.” Medium format color negative photograph, variable dimensions. © Max Pinckers.
July 14, 2015
Seeking two full-time artistic assistants

Application deadline: 15 September 2015

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) and the Royal Conservatory Ghent together constitute the School of Arts of University College Ghent.

Vacancy reference: ONDZF E 019
Recruitment procedure: External
Function type: Statutory (external–international)


Key requirements
In order to be eligible for this position, candidates should meet these key requirements:

On 1 January 2016, candidates must meet the general requirements outlined in article V.106 of the Flemish “Higher Education Codex” of 20 December 2013:
– be a citizen of a member state of the European Union or of the European Free Trade Association (exceptions can be made in line with article V.107 of the Codex);
– have full civil and political rights;
– have the required formal qualifications;
– conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with the requirements of the function;
– comply with conscription law requirements;
– possess the physical fitness required for the function.

As of 1 January 2016, candidates must hold a master’s degree or an equivalent thereof.


Duties and responsibilities
Institutional context
– University College Ghent consists of several functional entities: three faculties (Education, Health & Social Work; Science & Technology; and Business & Information Management), the school of arts KASK & Royal Conservatory, and the Centre for Entrepreneurship. A central administration supports the functioning of the board and these entities.
– Organisationally, the school of arts KASK & Royal Conservatory consists of seven programme committees and eight departments, supported by six administrative offices.

Duties and responsibilities
– Successful candidates are expected to conduct doctoral research in the arts in collaboration with Ghent University, for at least 70% of the full-time employment;
– to assist in activities of educational support and student guidance within the relevant field at University College Ghent, for no more than 30% of the full-time employment.


Candidate profile
– Candidates will be capable of actively developing a personal artistic body of work that meets international standards;
– have an artistic practice with a strong research component and investigative attitude;
– have the skills required to successfully complete a long-term research project;
– show a keen interest in communicating about their personal artistic output and in the verbal expression of its contexts;
– be acquainted (actively or passively) with artists’ writings, and be interested in expressing themselves about their own artistic practice in this manner;
– have an active command of English in light of institutional internationalization.


Applications and recruitment procedure
Applying for this position is possible up until and including 15 September 2015, and only through Only complete applications submitted before the deadline will be considered. 

When applying, please consult the detailed instructions on how to upload your documents. You’ll find the instructions by clicking “Application” on

Each project proposal must be endorsed by two supervisors: one at the School of Arts and one at Ghent University. The two supervisors are expected to submit their advice on the candidate and the proposal to University College Ghent’s Office of Research Affairs, via [email protected], on 15 September 2015 at the latest. The template for this advice can be found here: English / Dutch.

Info and procedure
A practical guide with more information on the PhD in the arts at the School of Arts and specifically on applying for this function can be found on this page of our website. Candidates are advised to read through this document carefully. Any remaining questions may be addressed to David Depestel at the School of Arts research office ([email protected]).

The selection procedure starts with a preliminary selection based on completeness and the basic requirements. The committee will then make a selection of candidates to interview based on the application documents. The interviews are tentatively scheduled for the second half of November 2015. Only when the entire procedure is completed will candidates be notified of the committee’s decisions. 

University College Ghent wishes to reflect the society it works for in the best possible way. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their professional qualities and skills, regardless of gender, ethnicity or handicap.


Initial appointment will commence on 1 January 2016 or later and is for a period of two years, with the possibility of two two-year extensions of the contract upon positive evaluation (if exceptional circumstances would require such, an additional one-year extension is possible in line with article V.141 of the “Higher Education Codex”).


Remuneration according to wage scale 508. See the website of the Flemish department of Education for more information concerning this wage scale with respect to seniority.

In addition to public sector seniority, private sector seniority can also be taken into account. Seniority will be granted on the basis of certified employment attestations and after examination of the case.

Reimbursement of public transportation commuting or cycle allowance, an attractive sports offer, and staff ID with additional benefits.


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