Post-Doctoral Position in Computing Education Research
Sort on published: 2018-03-15
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Department of Information Technology holds a leading position in research as well as teaching at all levels. The department has about 280 employees, including 120 senior faculty and 110 PhD students. More than 4000 students are enrolled annually. The post-doctoral position is offered by the Division of Computer Systems, which is one of five divisions of the department. For more information, see www.it.uu.se.
Subject area: UpCERG (Uppsala Computing Education Research Group) has been active in discipline based education research for over 20 years and is an internationally well recognised group that uses a broad range of theories, tools and methods to address a wide range of educational challenges from multiple viewpoints in computing and engineering. With the announced position we aim to strengthen work regarding aspects, such as identity, culture, motivation, and behaviours, that influence learning in computing and engineering. The learning areas of interest to UpCERG are broad. They include mastering “core” computing subjects, like programming, as well as developing professional competencies in a wider sense, such as the ability to function in a heterogeneous international team. The learning cohort is a vital factor in our research and is not limited to university level students: other learners such as pre-school children, elementary and high-school students, as well as life-long learners are also of interest.
Duties: The position includes research and a limited amount (max 20%) of teaching.
Appointment period: The position will be held for two years and can start as soon as
Qualifications required: Candidates should have a Doctoral Degree (PhD or equivalent) in Computing Education Research, or a similar topic with documented work in the area of Computing Education Research, at most three years before the application deadline (this time will be extended for medical leave, parental leave, etc.). High-quality publications in international peer-reviewed journals or conferences are expected. The applicant should be highly motivated, able to work well in a diverse group, comfortable giving and receiving constructive criticism, and have strong abilities for critical thinking and structured work.
These competencies are as important as the technical qualifications. Excellent skills in
spoken and written English are an absolute requirement.
Assessment Criteria/Ranking; The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research expertise. In filling this position the University aims to appoint the applicant who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of her/his competence and expertise is judged to have the best potential to carry out the relevant duties and to contribute to the advancement
of research at the Division of Computer Systems.
In the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, parental leave, part-time work relating to care of children, union assignments, military service, or the like are to be regarded as work experience, and should be listed as merits in the application.
Application: The application should include a statement (at most 2 pages) of the applicant’s motivation for applying for this position, including the applicant’s qualifications and research interests and a description of the applicant’s PhD thesis. The application must include a CV, degrees and grades (translated to English or Swedish), a web reference to the PhD thesis, a complete list of publications with up to five important publications for the position highlighted and the candidate’s own contributions to those five publication described, other relevant documents, and the earliest possible starting date. Applications should be accompanied by two letters of recommendation, which should be provided directly by the references through the online application system. (Email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position number in the subject.)
Working in Sweden: Sweden is a fantastic place for living and working. Swedes are friendly and speak excellent English. The quality of life is high, with a strong emphasis on outdoor activities. The Swedish working climate emphasizes an open atmosphere, with active discussions involving both junior and senior staff. All post-docs are full employees, with standard salaries and five weeks of paid holiday. Spouses of employees are entitled to work permits. Healthcare is free after a small co-pay and the university subsidizes athletic costs, such as a gym membership. The parental benefits in Sweden are among the best in the world, including extensive parental leave (for both parents), paid time off to care for sick children, and affordable daycare.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
The Department of Information Technology strives for a more equal gender balance and welcomes specifically female applicants.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: As agreed.
Type of position: Temporary position (100%) for 2 years.
For further information about the position please contact
Mats Daniels email@example.com
Please submit your application by 10 April 2018, UFV-PA 2018/922
Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Information Technology
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/922
Last application date: 2018-04-10