The professor position is the highest academic position at a university. Professors teach, conduct research, make scientific knowledge available for societal use and perform management tasks. As a professor you are responsible for leading your faculty/department and research team, which includes PhD candidates, postdocs, assistant and associate professors.

Overview of your tasks:


  • you define the faculty research and educational lines
  • you lead the education and research programs
  • you execute HRM policy: recruitment, performance reviews, coaching


  • you develop educational programmes
  • you teach students
  • you assess students work
  • you define the PhD program policy


  • you acquire research assignments and fundings
  • you develop new research projects
  • you conduct scientific research
  • you publish articles about research findings
  • you supervise PhD candidates


  • you disseminate scientific knowledge
  • you initiate networking and collaboration activities
  • you contribute to social discussions
  • you promote and give lectures or interviews in the media
  • you take part or lead several committees or working groups


  • PhD degree in related field
  • excellent research qualities (publications)
  • experience and affinity with teaching
  • ability to obtain research grants
  • networking and communication skills
  • organisational and coordination skills
  • leadership skills
  • excellent English language skills