An academic position in Adult Education (0,80 EFT)

Vacancy Reference: 23653 / PSP 019P / 2020 (to be quoted in any correspondence)

UCLouvain invites applications for a tenure track or tenured part time position in Adult Education


UCLouvain is a comprehensive university offering, in the context of the present position, the opportunity of cross-disciplinary research and teaching collaborations. The position is attached to the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences and the Institute for the Analysis of Change in Contemporary and Historical Societies that offer opportunities for diverse and stimulating teaching as well as an environment to carry out ambitious research. The Louvain-la-Neuve site offers a unique modern living environment inside a naturally preserved neighbourhood, conveniently connected to the heart of Europe.Description of the mission


The successful candidate will have teaching assignments in the field of Adult education and in educational sciences, within the various degree programs organized by the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, in particular in the Master in educational sciences. Some of these courses will involve evening and weekend classes.


The successful candidate will develop and drive a cutting-edge research program in the field of adult education in formal and informal contexts. The successful candidate should develop research about designs and policies in adult education, including notably designs promoting personal development, citizenship and professional insertion. An expertise in research methodology, in qualitative and quantitative methods, is also required. Practical Information

Application deadline: 15th November, 2019

Starting date:  1st September, 2020

Further information: 
Prof. Nathalie Grosbois, Dean PSP –
Prof. Matthieu de Nanteuil, President IACS –

Localization:  Social Sciences and Humanities Sector
                        Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (PSP)  (
                        Research  Institute for the Analysis of Change in Contemporary and Historical Societies (IACS) ( conditions

Tasks: the applicant will

  • Be responsible for teaching courses at all study levels (i.e. undergraduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of continuing education;
  • Supervise the final diploma research (i.e. theses) of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as PhD theses;
  • Be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes;
  • Contribute to the international visibility of the University through teaching and research excellence;
  • Be available to carry out, in the long term, different service activities and responsibilities within the University and its entities;
  • Contribute to activities of the University with a societal impact in the fields of the economy, socio-cultural changes or cooperation with developing countries.

Qualifications: the applicant must have

  • A PhD degree in Educational Sciences, or in Psychology or any comparable discipline;
  • A significant scientific record with international publications;
  • Either studied abroad for an extensive period or have had substantial experience outside his or her university of origin;
  • Experience in and the aptitude for teaching at university level, demonstrated if possible by formal assessments;
  • The capacity to work within a team of teachers and to integrate research findings into teaching;
  • Creativity and must be open to teaching innovation and interdisciplinarity;
  • The capacities required to undertake high-level academic research: capacity to raise research funds, to supervise projects, to animate and lead a research team;
  • Team management and communication skills, including if possible fluency in French and English, spoken and written. Otherwise, you will be asked to acquire them within two years after taking office, in order to be able to communicate and teach in these languages. Knowledge of other languages ​​is an additional asset.


The level of recruitment (appointment to the rank of lecturer or professor) will be discussed if a proposal is made to you, in connection with your previous academic experience. For more information, see:

Our HR policy supports equal opportunities and diversity including in the academic career. Attention is also paid to reconciliation of private life and professional life.

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