PhD Vacancy Antwerp

University of Antwerp
Opportunity Type
Graduate, Summer or Academic Program
August 11, 2019


The Faculty of Social Sciences is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the Department of Political Science for a
Doctoral Grant by the University Research Fund (BOF) in the area of European Union trade policy
Job description
You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Political Science.
You (co-)publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment.
You contribute to research in the Research Group International Politics and to teaching in the Department of Political Science.
You compete for an individual fellowship of the Research Foundation Flanders FWO within the first year of your appointment, and if necessary, also in the second year.
Profile and requirements
You hold a master degree in Political Science or a related social and political science discipline.
You can submit outstanding academic results.
Students in the final year of their degree can also apply.
Foreign candidates are encouraged to apply.
Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
You master qualitative and quantitative social science research methods.
You are proficiently fluent in English – in writing as well as orally.
We offer
a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal for a further two-year period after positive evaluation;
the start date of the scholarship will be between October 1st 2019 and October 1st2020;
a gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.373,36 to € 2.516,73;
a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to Apply

How to apply?
Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date August 11th 2019 and should include (1) a copy of your Curriculum Vitae, (2) a cover letter, and a 3 page research proposal of how you would approach the research project (see link to pdf above).
A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place between August 20th and September 12th 2019.
More information about the online application form can be obtained from
For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Dr. Dirk De Bièvre, +32 473 187 386,, or Prof. Dr. Arlo Poletti at the University of Trento, Italy,