POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN PROBLEM BASED LEARNING AND IT, 2017-224-01595
At The Department of Learning and Philosophy, the Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University (Aalborg Campus) a position as full-time postdoctoral in Problem Based Learning and IT is available from February 1st. 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is available for a period of 3 years. (Please note; The timeframe for the position has now been extended to 3 years). The position will involve also some teaching responsibilities.
The postdoctoral position is part of the larger “PBL-Future” research project. This cross-faculty research project has as its overall aim to examine, challenge and further develop the problem-based learning (PBL) approach to university education as it is practiced at Aalborg University and in a wide international context. The larger project is managed by senior researchers from PBL research environments across Aalborg University and as a successful candidate you should therefore expect to be part of a cross faculty group of PhD students, postdoctoral students, research assistants and researchers all connected to this project.
This specific postdoctoral position is part of a sub-project within the larger PBL-future project titled “Strengthening PBL competence development of individual students working in groups”. The aim of this subproject is to identify and conceptualize how individual students identify their emerging and specific PBL competences, using self-selected ICT tools. Further we will investigate how the product of such a process could support the development and progression of students’ professional identity? Finally, we study how individual students can communicate their developing PBL competencies to different audiences, including other group members, supervisors, external (national and international) stakeholders and future employers. The research will be the foundation for designing and implementing new PBL initiatives.
The postdoctoral position is a combination of research and teaching. Research areas will be within problem based learning with a focus on self-assessment/peer assessment for learning, PBL competences, e-tools for reflection and theories of self-directed and experience-based learning.
Teaching will be assigned at the Department of Learning and Philosophy, in the programme ‘læring og forandringsprocesser’.
For the full study programs please follow this link: www.aau.dk/uddannelser/kandidat/laering-forandringsprocesser.
Post Doctoral position
Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University. Appointment at Postdoc level cannot exceed a period of eight years in total in Denmark, however max. six years at Assistant Professor level - which includes Postdoc - at the same institution.
The application must contain the following:
- Your CV
- A complete publication list and markings of the attached publications to be taken into consideration in connection with the assessment. No more than five publications may be attached.
- In case you attach joint, a co-author statement must be enclosed specifying your contribution to the joint work. The co-author statement must be signed by at least one of the co-authors.
- Documentation of your teaching qualifications (Guide)
- Copies of your degree certificates (including Master’s and PhD certificates)
Applicants will be assessed by an expert assessment committee. Applicants may be invited to an interview and/or asked to give a trial lecture.
Everyone interested is encouraged to apply, regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnicity.
Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered for the position.
Any enquiries about the position may be addressed to Associate professor Annie Aarup Jensen, email firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone (+45) 9940 9953.
Any enquiries relating to the application procedure should be addressed to Louise Husfeldt Knudsen at the Faculty Office via email email@example.com or telephone (+ 45) 9940 7031. Your application including attachments must be sent electronically by clicking the “Apply online” link below. The application must be written in English.
Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.