Academic position in Veterinary Medicine

  • Contract
  • Belgium
  • Posted 4 weeks ago

Université catholique de Louvain

7 Sep 2023
Job Information

Université catholique de Louvain
Research Field
Chemistry » Biochemistry
Biological sciences » Other
Engineering » Other
Pharmacological sciences » Other
Medical sciences » Veterinary medicine
Biological sciences » Zoology
Researcher Profile
Leading Researcher (R4)
Application Deadline
13 Nov 2023 – 22:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract
To be defined
Job Status
Hours Per Week
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

Reference:35426 / SC 011 / 2024 


UCLouvain seeks to recruit 

A full-time academic in Veterinary Medicine 


Main campus: Louvain-la-Neuve

About us

UCLouvain is in the top 1% of universities worldwide. Founded in the heart of Europe in 1425, the university brings together 40,000 students and 6,000 staff members on nine campuses in Brussels and Wallonia. Research and education activities are organised in 14 faculties, 22 research institutes, five learning centres and 18 libraries. UCLouvain also has two university hospitals.


UCLouvain is a major player in the transition to a sustainable society. The challenges of the ecological crisis are integrated into courses and the university develops numerous local projects (such as a university farm and sustainable campuses). As a digital university, UCLouvain is involved in open science and education, and trains academics in innovative teaching practices through its Louvain Learning Lab. Thanks to two science parks, the university’s research benefits from interaction with 250 companies and three incubators, which is fuelled further by being at the centre of a region driven by technological innovation.


UCLouvain has a long tradition of international collaborations for teaching and research through partnerships across the world. As a member of the Circle U. European University alliance, the university offers a unique opportunity to work in an environment of interconnected campuses across Europe (London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Pisa, Belgrade, Aarhus and Oslo).


The university has a gender and inclusion policy which prioritises equity and respect. Working at UCLouvain means contributing to the development of every individual’s skills and promoting the values of equality, transparency and efficiency.


UCLouvain organizes the bachelor’s degree (1st degree) in veterinary medicine (duration: 3 years) on its Louvain-la-Neuve site. The master’s degree in veterinary medicine is not organized at UCLouvain.

Post description


Within the Faculty of Science and the Louvain Institute of Biomolecular Science and Technology, Science and Technology Sector, this position will include the following teaching, research and community service duties:


  • Teaching 


You will teach mainly in the field of veterinary anatomy in the bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine. You will also organize and supervise the practical exercises related to these teachings. You will participate with other academics in the supervision of works, seminars and trainings organized within the framework of the bachelor in veterinary medicine. A minor participation in the teaching provided to students in biology, bioengineering or pharmacy, as well as in the certification in laboratory animal science for scientists conducting or directing experiments on animals may be asked.


You will also be expected to supervise Master’s theses. 


  • Research


You will develop your research activities, including research programme management, within the Institute or a research Institute located on the site of Louvain-la-Neuve.


You will have access to the available technological platforms, such as for imaging and microscopy or for mass spectrometry analyses and to the animal facilities or the university farms.


You will be responsible for the supervision of PhD theses.


  • In addition …


Once tenured, you will carry out various service activities and responsibilities within the institution, such as being a member of a programme committee or examination committee, or having management responsibilities within the faculty or research institute.


You will also contribute to serving society, particularly in the economic, social, cultural or development cooperation fields. Finally, you will ensure, through research and teaching activities, the university’s international visibility.

Who we’re looking for

  • Education


You have a master degree in veterinary medicine recognized in Belgium, as well as a PhD in Veterinary Science (or in a domain that can be considered as equivalent). 


You have extended experience abroad or at least outside your home institution.


  • Experience


You have a proven track record in university teaching, with evidence where possible by formal evaluations. Your scientific experience is demonstrated by publications of international standing.



  • Skills


You are comfortable working as part of a team of academics and integrate research results into your teaching. You are capable of conducting high-level scientific research, from obtaining funding to team management. You are creative, open to pedagogical innovation and multidisciplinary.You can communicate in French and English. If this is not the case, you undertake to acquire a command of these two languages within two years of taking up your position. Knowledge of other languages is an asset.




Having experience in teaching veterinary anatomy and/or graduating from a European college recognized by the European Board of Veterinary Specialization constitute(s) (an) additional asset(s).


What we offer

  • Tenure after positive assessment of the probationary period – typically four years. This type of career entitles you to a public sector pension.
  • Appointment as lecturer or professor according to your previous academic experience, as determined by the Rectoral Council.
  • Teaching load capped at 90 hours for a full-time tenure-track position, and 150 hours once tenured.
  • An attractive and progressive salary according to seniority and the promotion process.
  • A start date of 1 September 2024 at the earliest.
  • An integrated leadership and management training programme, including a range of pedagogical, linguistic and other training courses.
  • Benefits including transport, family, culture, commercial, etc.
  • Official policy that supports equal opportunities and promotes diversity within academic and all other categories of staff.
  • Specific emphasis on a work-life balance.

Practical Information

Application deadline: Monday, November 13th at noon (UTC+1 Time Zone)

Starting date: September 1st 2024 


Science and Technology Sector
Faculty of Science (SC) ( )
Louvain Institute of Biomolecular Science and Technology (IBST) ( ) 

Need more information?

Questions about this position?

Prof. Pascal Lambrechts, Dean SC – [email protected]
Prof. René Rezsohazy, President LIBST – [email protected]


Questions about the procedure?
Cécile Lion, Rector’s Office, [email protected]


Questions about online application?
Andreea Chiriac, Rector’s Office, [email protected]




Apply only via the online application (applications submitted via any other channel will not be considered). 
To be considered, your application must contain within a single PDF:  

  • motivation letter; 
  • current curriculum vitae;
  • full publication list and summary of three most significant recent publications;
  • research strategy: your five-year research programme AND a PhD thesis proposal for hiring a PhD student;
  • teaching programme;
  • copy of PhD diploma;
  • names and contact details of three to five persons who can recommend your application according to the mandatory current procedure.

For full details of the application :


Research Field
Years of Research Experience
More than 10

Research Field
Biological sciences
Years of Research Experience
More than 10

Research Field
Years of Research Experience
More than 10

Research Field
Pharmacological sciences
Years of Research Experience
More than 10

Research Field
Medical sciences
Years of Research Experience
More than 10

Research Field
Biological sciences
Years of Research Experience
More than 10

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Place de l’Université 1

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