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Jerry P. Becker

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Position Announcement: Univ. of Copenhagen / Denmark
Posted: Apr 11, 2014 6:03 PM
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Full advertisement can be seen at

Associate Professor in University Science Education (211-0265)

Department of Science Education
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

At the Department of Science Education,
University of Copenhagen, a position at the
associate professor level is open for
appointment. The position involves research,
development work and teaching in the area of
higher education with a special focus on
university science, where "science" refers to the
disciplines represented at the Faculty of Science.

Duties include the applicant´s own research,
development of the field, assessment tasks, grant
applications, and research management such as
supervision and training of research fellows and
other staff. The successful applicant must also
teach, supervise, prepare and participate in
examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested
by the Department.

The successful candidate should have made
original and practice-related contributions to
international research in this area. Applications
should contain a concise, ambitious plan for
future research involving one or more of the
study programmes at the Faculty of Science (as
contexts of interesting research problems,
collection of data, etc.). Candidates are also
encouraged to explain how they see their plans in
relation to the research carried out by faculty
in the research group "University Science
Education" of the Department, to which the
position will be attached.

The department hosts a variety of research
specialties and we welcome applicants who could
strengthen existing areas and applicants who
could build up new ones. Experience with
supervision of graduate students and with
attracting research funding, particularly at the
European level, would be an asset.

The successful candidate will have a wide range
of qualifications and experience to play a key
role in the teaching and educational development
work of the Department. The Department of Science
Education provides initial and continuing
professional development for teachers at the
Faculty of Science, and is central in the
dissemination of good practices in teaching and
assessment, curriculum enhancement and innovation
at the Faculty.

Moreover, the University of Copenhagen pursues an
ambitious program for teaching quality, and the
Department of Science Education is heavily
involved in projects within and beyond the
Faculty, as part of this programme - currently,
with themes such as the use of portfolio
documentation of teaching accomplishments, the
interaction between science teaching and
research, and the inclusion of innovation
competency in graduate education. Projects are
usually carried out in cooperation with other
departments and faculty members at the Faculty of
Science and in some cases also at other
Faculties. Ability to use Danish as a working
language is expected within the first years of

Applicants are required to have university level
teaching experience, documented teaching
competencies and must be able to explain and
reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio.
Formal pedagogical training or supervision
equivalent to the University of Copenhagen
teacher training programme for assistant
professors is required in order to obtain a
permanent position.

Documentation of quality accomplishment in
teaching within the area of the position should
include a teaching portfolio following the
guidelines of the University (see

The teaching activities related to the positions
will primarily include university teaching
training programmes (such as our Teaching and
Learning in Higher Education Programme or
"Universitetspædagogikum"), including supervision.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider
their level of documented, original scientific
production at an international level, including
contributions to developments in their field, as
well as their documented teaching qualifications.
Managerial and out-reach qualifications of
applicants including ability to attract external
funding will also be considered.

Further information on the Department can be
found at Inquiries about the
position and the work by the University Science
Education group can be made to the research group
leader, Professor Lars Ulriksen

The position is open from August 1st 2014 or as
soon as possible thereafter. The University
wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of
society and thus welcomes applications from all
qualified candidates regardless of personal

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job
Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of
appointment and payment accord to the agreement
between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish
Confederation of Professional Associations on
Academics in the State.

Commencing salary is currently up to DKK 441,149
including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK
75,437). Negotiation for salary supplement is

The application, in English, must be submitted
electronically by clicking APPLY ONLINE below.

Please include

* Curriculum vitae (with applicants e-mail address & telephone number)
* Diplomas
* Research plan - description of current and
future research plans (max. five pages)
* Description and documentation of teaching
experience and qualifications according to
university guidelines
* Complete publication list
* Separate reprints of five particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is May 6th 2014.

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on July 3rd 2014.

Please refer to the following no. in future
communication in this case: 211-0265.

Apply online

The University of Copenhagen actively influences
current and future generations through excellent
research, education and co-operation. UCPH is one
of the highest ranked universities in Europe and
is Denmark's oldest university, founded in 1479.
Today, the University has 37,000 students and
9,000 employees affiliated across six faculties:
humanities, law, natural sciences, social
sciences, health sciences and theology.

Deadline: 06-05-2014
Publisher: Faculty of Science


- Here, science includes mathematics
- Deadline May 6
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