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 employment.
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.
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 www.ind.ku.dk. Inquiries about the position and the work by the University Science Education group can be made to the research group leader, Professor Lars Ulriksen (Ulriksen@ind.ku.dk).
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 background.
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 possible.
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY ONLINE below.
* 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 (http://kuur.ku.dk/paedagogik_og_didaktik/paedagogiske-retningslinjer/teaching_portfolio/) * 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.
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Deadline: 06-05-2014 Publisher: Faculty of Science