Academic recruitment policy

At UCLouvain, our academic recruitment policy is fully transparent and we particularly welcome applications from external candidates. In the last few years, the majority of applications received were from foreign candidates or holders of a doctoral degree (PhD) awarded by a foreign university.

The number of women pursuing an academic career with us remains low; however, in the last 3 years, we observe that the percentage of women that introduce their application is lower than, in fine, the percentage of women recruited. That shows that women are quite successful in this procedure.

In 2018, recruitment reflected a complete gender balance: if we look at all new faculty members (incl. senior researchers and FNRS), the number of women (19) and men recruited (19) is just the same. We still have some work to do in this area if we want to achieve a better male-female balance in the whole academic workforce. Application of female candidates are therefore particularly welcome. 

Recruitment for academic positions at UCLouvain opens annually and follows the procedure described in the regulations appended to the Univeristy Statute (revised early 2010 - only in French).