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[Job Vacancy] Instructor of Plant Biology [~6/11]
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Instructor of Plant Biology - Ghent University Global Campus
The last application date                       : Jun 11, 2023, 23:59
Anticipated starting date                       : August 1 , 2023 (Negotiable)
Contract period                                       : AY2023-2024 Semester 1 (Aug 2023 -February 2024)
Occupancy rate                                        : Approximately 20 hours per month
About Ghent University Global Campus
Ghent University is one of the most important education and research institutions in the Low Countries. On a daily basis, over 9,000 staff members and 41,000 students implement its motto "Dare to Think". Ghent University's mission statement is characterized by qualitative education, internationally renowned research and a pluralistic social responsibility. As part of its further scientific development, Ghent University plans to recruit for its Ghent University Global Campus (GUGC) in Songdo (South Korea):

  • Instructor Ghent University Global Campus, Joint section bachelor of science in Environmental Technology, Food Technology and Molecular Biotechnology.
The GHENT UNIVERSITY GLOBAL CAMPUS in Incheon, South Korea has a vacancy for an instructorship, starting from (August 2023 until at end of February 2024).
Plant Biology constitutes a basic course in plant biology with an emphasis on biodiversity and evolution. The course gives an introduction to the anatomy, morphology (both focusing on the structure and function of plant parts), and taxonomy of plants in the light of evolution and how adaptation strategies have been explored in relation to conquering the land. Typical features of the major taxa are discussed, as well as underlying relationships in anatomy and morphology and potential applications for agriculture and biotechnology. The course exists of 50% theoretical lectures and 50% practical courses. The practical courses are meant to help students to better understand the concepts of the theoretical lectures. You will have support from a teaching assistant for organizing the practical session.
Refer to the course specification of the subject (https://studiekiezer.ugent.be/studiefiche/en/O000137/2022)
1. Basic Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Plant Biology, Biology, Biological Science, or equivalent.
  • Proven written and oral communication skills in English. (C1 Level)
  • Ability to work independently and in a group atmosphere and mentor or train undergraduates.
  • Proven capacity to organize the theoretical and practical courses
2. Preferred Qualifications:
  • You are didactically skilled to teach university students to develop academic competences
  • Positively evaluated experience in provided academic lecturing
  • Professionalization of education
3. Skills / Attitude
  • You are quality-oriented
  • You take initiative
  • You are a team player and collaborate with colleagues, students
  • You like an international operational environment
  • You are able to educate and train the teaching assistant that will participate in the practical courses that you will design and organize
  • You are able to plan your practical courses both at the level of pre-semester preparation, as well as hands-on guidance during the semester for groups of up to 100 students.
Admission Requirements
  • Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.
  • Local applicants with authorization to work in Republic of Korea, including F series visa holders are preferred.
Appointment Information
Salary and benefits are complied with according to the regulations of Ghent University Global Campus.
Compensation: ≒100,000 KRW per hour (Paid Monthly)
(Can be adjusted according to the work experiences and other qualifications)
Gender and Diversity  
Ghent University conducts an equal opportunities policy and encourages everyone to apply.

Selection Procedure
After the final application date, all received applications will be sent to the faculty assessment committee assembled for this vacancy. This committee will first evaluate the application files. Therefore, it will match all elements of the file against the required expertise for the position in terms of education, research and scientific service. Based on this deliberation, relevant candidates will be shortlisted to be invited for further selection (interview, possible presentation or test lecture, …). Afterward, the committee will rank the suitable candidates and present this ranking to the Faculty Board.
*It is possible that the highly qualified candidate will be considered for the full-time position for the upcoming academic years.

How to Apply
All required documents must be submitted in English. The documents MUST BE MERGED INTO A SINGLE PDF file and sent
to GUGCAcademicHR@ugent.be (subject line: Instructor of Plant biology_last name.first name) at the latest on at 11 of Jun, 2023 11:59PM (CET).
The following documents should be attached:
- cover letter
- the professorial staff application form:
- copies of your doctoral degree
- career certificate
- educational plan that includes a view on how to organize practical courses
- research achievement
- Names of two references to contact
Pay attention: Applications sent in after the deadline will not be accepted.

More Information
For further course information regarding this vacancy, please contact Prof. Dr. Hoosun Chung, Hoosun.Chung@ghent.ac.kr.
For questions on employment work permits and visa, please contact GUGCAcademicHR@ugent.be, or Jungmin.Suh@ghent.ac.kr.