[Job Vacancy] Principal research fellow Interpreting Studies French-Dutch – University of Antwerp

Department: Department of Translators and Interpreters
Regime Full-time

The Department of Applied Linguistics / Translation and Interpreting in the Faculty of Arts has the following full-time (100%) vacancy:

Principal research fellow in the field of Interpreting Studies French-Dutch


As a principal research fellow, you will be part of the academic assistant staff (Dutch: Assisterend Academisch Personeel, AAP). You will spend at least 50% of your working time on academic research. In addition, you will actively contribute to education and service activities.


  • You will carry out high-quality academic research in the field of Interpreting Studies (interpreting from French into Dutch).
  • You will report on the results of your research and produce academic publications.
  • You will assist in the coordination of ongoing research projects and the activities of the research group.
  • You will contribute to attracting national and international research funding.
  • You will supervise PhD students in the preparation of their PhD theses.
  • Your research is in line with the profile and vision of the TricS research group.


  • You will provide support with teaching and also teach high-quality academic classes yourself in the field of interpreting (consecutive and simultaneous interpreting) French-Dutch and Interpreting Studies:
    • Interpreting competence French-Dutch (3BA, 1163FLWTTA, 3 credits)
    • Consecutive interpreting French-Dutch and Dutch-French (partim French-Dutch, MA Interpreting, 2011FLWTOL, 6 credits)
    • Simultaneous interpreting French-Dutch (MA Interpreting, 2030FLWTOL, 3 credits)
    • Interpreting Studies (MA Interpreting, 2025FLWTOL, 3 credits)
    • You will also assist in teaching Interpreting Techniques (MA Interpreting, 2023FLWTOL, 6 credits, partim remote interpreting).
  • You will supervise students and their Bachelor and Master dissertations.
  • Your teaching role will evolve along with the study programmes.


  •  You will play an active role in the academic and societal service provision of the TricS research group and the department of Applied Linguistics / Translation and Interpreting.


  • You hold a PhD in Translation Studies, (Applied) Linguistics, Languages and Literatures or equivalent, with an interpreting studies-related topic (or you will have obtained it by the time you start work).
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies. You have relevant research experience in the field of Interpreting Studies. Research on the use of technology in interpreting would be an asset.
  • Experience in writing and carrying out research projects would be an asset.
  • An international network in Interpreting Studies would be an asset.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision. Relevant teaching experience in the field of interpreting (consecutive and simultaneous) French-Dutch and Interpreting Studies would be an advantage.
  • You are a native speaker of Dutch or equivalent and you have an excellent proficiency in Dutch, both oral and written. If you are not a native speaker of Dutch, you can demonstrate a CEFR C2 level of proficiency in Dutch before you take on teaching duties. You have a CEFR C1 level of proficiency in French.
  • Experience in supervising students’ Bachelor and Master dissertations would be an asset.
  • You are able to carry out your work and achieve your objectives with a high degree of independence.
  • You are motivated to work actively on your further professional development. In this, you can make use of a wide range of training courses and professionalisation opportunities.
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • A master’s degree or postgraduate certificate in simultaneous interpreting would be an asset.
  • Professional experience as an interpreter and a network of partners in public and private sectors would be an asset.

 What we offer

  • We offer an appointment as a principal research fellow for a period of three years. Following a positive evaluation, the appointment can be renewed once.
  • Your gross monthly salary is calculated according to the pay scale for a principal research fellow (academic assistant staff, AAP).                                                                                                                                                                                                
  • The planned start date is 15 September 2021.
  • You will do most of your work at City Campus in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Click here to find out more about working at the University of Antwerp and the related benefits.

 Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including 31 March 2021 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on the ‘Apply’ button, complete the online application form and be sure to include the following attachments: a motivation letter, your academic CV, and a research plan in English of max. 2 pages containing information about your current research, involvement in projects and/or plans for future projects and the search for academic funding, within domains that you consider relevant for the job and the TricS research group.
  • The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure. Please make a note of the following date: May 7, 2021.
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to jobs@uantwerpen.be. If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact prof. Isabelle Robert, vice-chair, isabelle.robert@uantwerpen.be.

The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.