Professor of Software Engineering
Catholic University of Leuven

(ref. ZAP-2023-34)
KU Leuven has a vacancy at Campus Group T Leuven for a full-time (junior or senior) professor in the field of software systems and software development for edge computing. We are looking for internationally oriented candidates with teaching and research competence in computer sciences and with an excellent research record in the field of this vacancy. The new faculty member will be part of the DistriNet division of the KU Leuven Department of Computer Science (, an internationally leading research group with recognized expertise in secure software, distributed systems and software engineering. The new professor will also become a member of the Faculty of Engineering Technology, which offers academic but also application-oriented engineering programs on six campuses in Flanders. The main teaching tasks will take place at Campus Groep T Leuven (, an international and entrepreneurial engineering campus in the city center of Leuven. Every year, more than 2,200 students enroll on campus for the Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in Industrial Engineering, which are offered in both English and Dutch. The new professor is expected to collaborate with the researchers at the e-Media Research Lab on campus. The e-Media lab creates human-centered systems that are applied in areas such as healthcare, learning, arts and entertainment. The Faculty,


You have a PhD in Computer Science or equivalent and you have research experience in a field related to Software Systems and Software Development for Edge Computing.

You have a strong research record in the field. The research quality is evidenced by your publications or by your research experience in the industry. You have the ambition to contribute to the valorisation of research in industry and society. International experience is an important advantage.

You have demonstrable qualities for academic education. Teaching experience is a plus.

You have organizational skills and you are collegial. You also possess leadership capabilities in a university context.

A good knowledge of English is a requirement. KU Leuven offers academic English courses.

The administrative language of KU Leuven is Dutch. If you have no or insufficient knowledge of Dutch upon recruitment, KU Leuven provides a training offer that should allow you to participate in board meetings and to learn Dutch to a level required for permanent appointment.

Before you teach a lesson in Dutch or English, we offer you the opportunity to acquire the required knowledge of Dutch and English respectively. 


We offer full-time employment in an intellectually challenging environment. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that conducts both fundamental and applied scientific research. It has a strong interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary focus and strives for international excellence. To this end, it actively collaborates with its research partners in the Netherlands and abroad. She offers her students an academic education based on high-level scientific research.

Your main workplace is Campus Group T Leuven, in a historic yet dynamic and lively city, located in the center of Belgium, 30 minutes from Brussels, the capital of the European Union, and less than two hours from Paris, London and Amsterdam.

Depending on your file and qualifications, you will be appointed or appointed to one of the ranks of the senior academic staff: lecturer, senior lecturer, full professor or full professor. Junior researchers are in principle appointed as tenure track lecturers for a period of 5 years; afterwards, if the evaluation is positive, they are permanently appointed as senior lecturers.

To facilitate scientific integration and research in the first phase, a research position is made available equivalent to a doctoral bursary for 4 years. If you have no other substantial financing available, you can apply for a start-up financing of 110,000 euros if you are recruited for at least 50%.

KU Leuven is well equipped to welcome foreign professors and their families and offers practical support in the areas of immigration and administration, housing, childcare, learning Dutch, partner career coaching, …


For more information about the content of the position, please contact:
* prof. ir. Stefan Vandewalle, chair of the Department of Computer Science ( , +32 16 32 76 54) or
* prof. ir. Wim Dewulf, campus chairman of Campus Group T Leuven ( , +32 16 37 28 81)

You can only apply via our online application. If you encounter problems when applying online, please send an e-mail to

Please enclose the following documents in English with your application (more information can be found on the KU Leuven job site):
* a biosketch in which you demonstrate your added value as an academic for the core tasks of research, education and services in your past career and for your future activities (maximum 2 pages);
* a dossier on your five most important publications or achievements;
* an extensive CV (including a full list of publications and, if applicable, a portfolio of your projects);
* your research plan with emphasis on the development of your research line and research team in close collaboration with the fellow researchers of the institution of employment (maximum 4 pages);
* your vision on academic education and its organization (maximum 2 pages);
* your contribution to society through image and public communication about science and technology, internal representation in councils and advisory bodies and service activities directly related to your developed expertise (maximum 1 page);
* your vision on leadership (maximum 1 page).

KU Leuven attaches great importance to scientific integrity, acting ethically and with integrity and will ask you to sign a statement on this subject upon recruitment.

You can apply for this vacancy until 07/11/2023 via our
KU Leuven wants to create an environment in which all talents can develop to the maximum, regardless of gender, age, cultural origin, nationality or disability. If you have any questions regarding accessibility or support options, you can contact us at
  • Employment percentage : Full-time
  • Location: Leuven
  • Apply before: November 7, 2023
  • Tags : Industrial Engineering Science
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