Thursday, September 27, 2012

2 Associate Professor positions, University of Copenhagen

At the Department of Science Education, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, two positions as Associate Professor within the field of University Science Education are open for appointment. The positions involve teaching, research and development in the area of university pedagogy and science education, mostly at tertiary level, where “science” refers to the disciplines represented at the Faculty of Science.

The Department of Science Education provides support for staff at the Faculty in continuing professional development and dissemination of good practice in teaching and assessment, curriculum enhancement and innovation. The chosen candidates will play a key role in developing research and scholarship that supports the University’s continued efforts to improve teaching and learning.

Applicants must document experience with research based development work related to science teaching at university, as well as personal contributions to one or more of the following research areas:

Higher education research, with a specific focus on the science area

Science education research (including didactics of a more specific discipline), with a specific focus on the university level

E-learning (ICT assisted learning, blended learning, distance learning etc.) in higher education with a specific focus on the science area

The teaching activities will primarily include university teaching training programmes (such as our Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Programme or “AdjunktpƦdagogikum”), including supervision. The positions also involve educational development activities including projects in cooperation with other departments and academic staff of the Faculty of Science. We expect applicants to document their teaching competence with a teaching portfolio.

The positions are open from November 1, 2012 or thereafter. Duties may include the successful applicants’ 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, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department.

The Department of Science Education performs research, development, and teaching in science education at all educational levels, but mainly within tertiary and upper secondary education. Information on the Department is linked at, and enquiries about the position can be made to Jens Dolin, Head of Department, tel. +45 35 32 04 20 and

The deadline for applications is Monday October 22nd, 2012. Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field. The teaching, managerial, out-reach, and innovative qualifications of applicants will also be considered.