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Luca school of arts

Assistant Professor Narrativity and Graphic Storytelling

Assistant Professor Narrativity and Graphic Storytelling

100% indefinite term (40% research and 60% education)

Main location Brussels :




LUCA School of Arts is a multidisciplinary educational and research environment in which creative talent can develop on an artistic, performative and technical level. LUCA promotes the practice of art and creative design as well as the development of innovative insight. 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 over 700 staff members and about 3,800 students, LUCA School of Arts is a creative hub for over 4,500 artists, musicians, theatrical and film makers, photographers and designers.

Respect and integrity define our basic attitude. We see sustainability and diversity as an asset, quality is our driving force. In the coming years we want to give LUCA an identity as an actor in society, make our training institute part of a laboratory, supplement our offer with demand-driven initiatives, and open up our multi-campus reality into a network.

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. We therefore welcome all people with talent who recognize the added value of diversity and an inclusive organization.



Your assignment consists of providing academic art education, mentoring assignments, artistically-oriented scientific research, and social services. In addition to the academic duties, you may also be assigned organizational, coordinative or administrative tasks.


  • Actively participating in artistic research within the field of graphic storytelling. The research assignment consists of the development of a research cluster focused on the campus's research domains (;
  • Acquiring external research funding;
  • Providing high-quality supervision for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers;
  • Designing educational activities, tutoring or educational concepts to provide education tailored to the student audience;
  • Mentoring students in the conception of both the artistic and the reflective aspects of final tests and interim research assignments;
  • Being a professor in a course unit and coordinator of a group of course units;
  • Managing assistants within a course unit or cluster of course units;
  • Incorporating practice-based teaching assignments, more specifically within the field of graphic storytelling: atelier, drawing, writing and individual and group supervision of bachelor and master students.





  • Holder of a PhD degree in the arts, or related degree; having postdoctoral experience is an asset;
  • Having a strong research file which contributes to one or more of the research clusters of Intermedia; international research experience is an important asset;
  • Operating actively as an artist, with artistic excellence within the field of visual arts; having an international network is a major plus;
  • Willingness to take on a leadership or coordinating role in the organization in the long term;
  • Having strong didactical skills; understanding how to create a fruitful learning environment for students; demonstrable relevant experience in a higher education teaching assignment;
  • Willingness to further develop your professionalism;
  • Ability to work closely together; willing to take on a leadership or coordinating role in the long term;
  • Loyal to the institution's assignment, mission, vision and education policy plan.


Offer and conditions

LUCA School of Arts offers a 100% appointment for an indefinite term. The appointment at LUCA School of Arts is at lecturer level (salary scale 528) and appointment at a later stage is possible according to the existing rules and procedures. More information on the salary scales can be found on the website of the Education Department (

The preferred assignment rate is 100%. If the candidate wishes to maintain a major artistic practice outside LUCA, a lower assignment percentage is negotiable.


In the field of artistic research, LUCA School of Arts works closely with KU Leuven. The research units within LUCA are embedded in the Associated Faculty of the Arts. Therefore, the selected candidate will be asked to acquire the status of Special Guest Professor in the Arts (more info: The candidate will be given the opportunity to apply twice to the assessment committee of the Associated Faculty of the Arts. If the candidate does not succeed in acquiring this status after 3 years, the contract will be terminated.


Proficiency in Dutch and English is required, in accordance with the language requirements applicable to higher education, or at least willingness to learn those languages in a short term. 



More information can be obtained from head of research Intermedia Steven Devleminck ( and head of Visual Arts Brussels Johan Stuyck (

Please apply by May 15, 2022 to LUCA School of Arts, HR Department via CV Warehouse. We want to highlight that candidates can apply for multiple job offerings (

Your application must contain a file (1 PDF) consisting of:

  • A motivation letter;
  • A resume and portfolio with commentary and links to your audiovisual work;


  • An attestation of diploma (or declaration of equivalence of the requested diploma, if applicable).
  • A biosketch: an open text of up to two pages in which you summarize the essence of your past career and your future plans. Following elements need to be addressed:

- The crucial elements of your past career and their importance;

- The headlines of your vision on developing your future activities (with emphasis on the next 5 years);

- The added value of your activities for LUCA / KU Leuven and the faculty/department/campus.


Only complete files will be accepted.


Selection procedure


A first selection interview will take place on June, 9 or 14 with candidates withheld after a preselection based on the submitted dossiers.




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