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Research Assistant Visual Arts - Textile Design (80%)

Research Assistant Visual Arts - Textile Design

(Fixed duration - 80% appointment: 50% research assignment + 30% teaching assignment)

(English version of onderzoeksassistent Beeldende Kunsten - Textielontwerp)


LUCA School of Arts

Location: campus Sint-Lucas Gent


Introducing LUCA

LUCA School of Arts is a multidisciplinary educational and research environment in which creative talent can develop and flourish artistically, performatively and technically. LUCA promotes the practice of art and creative design and the development of innovative insights. LUCA combines the strength and expertise of five renowned institutions on as many campuses: Sint-Lukas Brussel, Narafi Brussel, C-mine Genk, Sint-Lucas Gent and Lemmens Leuven. With more than 600 staff and nearly 3,500 students, LUCA School of Arts is a creative hub for over 4,000 artists, musicians, theatre and filmmakers, photographers and designers.



  • As an assistant, you will work on a PhD in the arts for 50% of your appointment. Your research will focus on textile and global artistic practices and will tie in with the research expertise of the supervisors team. Within the team of supervisors, dr. Anja Veirman (Dr. Anja Veirman | LUCA ( takes on the role of coordinating supervisor.
  • As an assistant you will assist teachers and carry out research, teaching or supervision assignments under their supervision for 30% of your appointment.
  • As an assistant you can be asked to perform administrative and/or organizational tasks for a partial assignment.
  • Important: the appointment of the candidate can only start once the candidate's doctoral proposal has been approved by the LUCA doctoral committee. This means that the proposal of the selected candidate (if his/her/their proposal has not yet been approved by the doctoral committee) still has to be formally approved by the doctoral committee. Upon approval, the appointment of the selected candidate can commence.



  • You are preparing a PhD in the arts. The doctoral research focuses on the creation of artistic and/or design practices in the textile medium and starts from the socio-cultural-political dimensions of textiles in a global context of multiple identities. The research can respond to topics such as: pluriform transcultural and transhistorical experiences and narratives; the power of textiles as a medium and connector; the place of materials and value scales in relation to their current, historical and future global interconnectedness; co-creation as a dialogic maker's practice, knowledge construction and pluriform perspectives beyond binary thinking patterns; the role of embodied knowledge; the changing relationship between body and image (in relation to gender issues and intersectional thinking).
  • You take up teaching duties and supervise students of the Bachelor's degree (Textile Design) and/or Master's degree in Visual Arts for a maximum of 30%. You can be deployed in Ba and/or Ma.



  • You have a Master's degree in Visual Arts with a specialization in Textiles or equivalent.
  • You work on the development of a high-quality and consistent oeuvre within the contemporary (international) art landscape; the textile medium plays a central (or important) role in this.
  • Your own artistic practice has a demonstrably research character.
  • You have a strong interest in research in the arts, especially in the visual arts.
  • Your own artistic practice shows affinities with the research carried out at the Image research unit. (more info: unit-image)
  • You have the skills to carry out and bring to a successful conclusion a long-term research project.
  • You are aware of current developments in textile, and the visual arts and design in general.
  • You approach textiles from a broad perspective and idiosyncratic vision and place the textile medium within current and future issues.
  • You have broad experience with different techniques within textiles and you have a broad knowledge of materials.
  • You have pedagogical and didactic skills to guide artistic and/or design processes and to function within the current international art education landscape.
  • You can work independently, you have a sense of responsibility and are stress resistant.
  • You can function both autonomously and in a team.
  • You are an enthusiastic, enterprising driver with inventive ideas and you experiment with new concepts.
  • You are communicative in Dutch and English in accordance with the language requirements in force in higher education.
  • You are loyal to the assignment, mission, vision and educational policy plan of LUCA School of Arts.



We offer a statutory appointment for 80% of a fixed term (2 years from 01/03/2022) in the vacant position of research assistant (scale 502). The appointment can be extended twice with 2 years, subject to a positive evaluation.

More information about the salary scales can be found on the website of the Department of Education (




More information is available from Wim Lambrecht, head of campus Visual Arts Ghent ( and Annelies Monseré, head of Image research (

You can apply until 28/01/2022 attn. LUCA School of Arts, LUCA personnel department: via CV Warehouse.

The candidacy contains a file consisting of a motivation letter, a CV, certificate of diploma (if applicable, a declaration of equivalence of the requested diploma) and a fully developed doctoral proposal (see template: ). A letter of recommendation from the head of research is not yet required at this stage.

LUCA School of Arts wants to create an environment in which all talents can develop to the fullest, regardless of gender, age, cultural origin, nationality or disability.