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The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) of the KU Leuven has a vacancy for a full-time academic position in the field of marketing. We are looking for a motivated candidate with a promising research record and with demonstrable teaching skills in the field of marketing.

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You are an ambitious, internationally oriented researcher in the domain of marketing. You strive for excellence in research and as such will contribute to the reputation of the Faculty of Economics and Business and the further development of the research agenda of the Department of Marketing across the three campuses (Antwerp, Brussels, Leuven). Your contribution will involve publishing in top-tier journals, acquiring research funding for fundamental research, enlarging the number of international collaborations, and supervising PhD dissertations, among others.


The successful candidate will teach courses in the domain of Marketing at bachelor and/or master level. Courses will be allocated depending on the specific needs of the department and your expertise, based on mutual agreement. We expect that teaching satisfies the university standards in terms of level, orientation and academic content. You also contribute to the continuous development of the educational programs of the department. You supervise bachelor and master theses and act as promotor for PhD students. Tenure track candidates start with limited teaching duties. You use teaching methods in line with the KULeuven approach of research-based education with an emphasis on activating students (see: : You take advantage of the opportunities offered by the faculty and the university to develop your teaching skills. You contribute to the educational philosophy of the university, and you show commitment to uphold the high standards of its programs.


You show a willingness to take up internal service duties and you put teaching and research activities at the service of society and aim to contribute to the broader social debate. Tenure track candidates start with limited service duties.


The qualified candidate has a PhD in Economics or Business with an emphasis on Marketing or a PhD in a related domain with evidence of expertise in this field of research.  

The qualified candidate demonstrates excellent research potential. The quality of research should be evidenced by the quality of the PhD dissertation, promising research projects and papers, publications in top-tier peer reviewed journals and/or international research experience. If the candidate obtained a PhD recently, academic references should corroborate the research potential.  

You have teaching experience at the university level and can demonstrate strong didactical skills. You have a strong interest in teaching in the Marketing domain. Research-based teaching experience is an asset. The qualified candidate is communicative, has organizational talent and is a team player. Proficiency in English is required. The official administrative language used at KU Leuven is Dutch. If you do not speak Dutch (or do not speak it well) at the start of employment, KU Leuven will provide language training to enable you to take part in meetings. Before teaching courses in Dutch or English, you will be given the opportunity to learn Dutch resp. English to the required standard.


The vacancy is open to both junior and senior researchers and includes initial teaching duties at the campus Antwerp and/or Leuven. PhD students in the final phase of their studies may also apply. The successful candidate for the position - that is open to both senior and junior researchers - will be hired in the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or (Full) Professor depending on qualifications and academic experience. Junior researchers will be appointed as Assistant Professor in a Tenure Track for a period of 5 years, which in case of a positive evaluation is followed by an appointment as a tenured Associate Professor.  

The Department of Marketing can draw on a well-developed research infrastructure, a strong international research network, connections to business, a steady supply of talented PhD-students, and a supportive work environment. The Department of Marketing consists of researchers working at the three main campuses of the FEB (Antwerp, Brussels, Leuven).  

You will join a dynamic and internationally oriented research environment. For more information, please consult:

The Faculty of Economics and Business has systematically been ranked highly by several independent accreditation committees regarding the quality of its research and teaching programs. The FEB has acquired the renowned EQUIS accreditation and benefits from an extensive national and international network, both in academia and in the business world. For more information, please consult:

KU Leuven is well set to welcome foreign professors and their family and provides practical support with regard to immigration & administration, housing, childcare, learning Dutch, and partner career coaching, among others. To facilitate scientific onboarding and accelerate research in the first phase a starting grant of 100 000 euro is offered to new professors without substantial other funding, appointed for at least 50%. The KU Leuven pursues a policy of equal opportunity and diversity and explicitly encourages underrepresented groups at the university to apply. 


For more information please contact Prof. dr. Els Breugelmans, chair of the search committee, tel.: +32 3 201 18 82, mail: or Prof. dr. Yves Van Vaerenbergh, chair of the cross-campus Department of Marketing tel.: +32 2 300 22 12, mail:

Candidates are invited to describe their (future) research objectives and how their research contributes to the research program of the Department of Marketing in a Biosketch. Candidates should enclose teaching evaluations, if available, and a teaching statement (max. 1 page) explaining their didactic approach to teaching. External Reference letters (required for junior applicants) can be sent directly to For problems with online applying, please contact

You can apply for this job no later than September 15, 2020 via the online application tool

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