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211-0588 Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Science or Mathematics Education

The Department of Science Education, Section for Science and Mathematics Education Research and Teaching (SMART) seeks an excellent scholar for a tenure-track assistant professorship in science or mathematics education. It is a strategic aim at UCPH to contribute to a cohesive educational system in Denmark by bridge building to upper-secondary schools and to teacher training colleges in Denmark, and by developing digital opportunities for teaching and learning within the educational sector. We are especially interested in candidates who can develop new initiatives to support this strategic aim.
 
The tenure-track assistant professor’s duties include research-based teaching within science/mathematics education as well as research, including obligations with regard to scholarly publication and dissemination to the Danish educational system. To a limited extent, the position may also include other duties such as participating in pedagogical development projects at SCIENCE and UCPH. The teaching duties include co-teaching courses on inquiry-based science and mathematics education together with colleagues from the department, including generic as well as subject-specific courses. It will be an advantage if the candidate’s subject-specific teaching competences include the didactics of chemistry, mathematics, or physics.
 
The tenure track assistant professor must have an academic standing showing internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized high potential to make a future impact.
 
Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, internationally competitive research. The ability to attract external funding will be considered together with outreach qualifications. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be considered.
 
The position is open from 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.  
 
Further information on the Department is linked at www.ind.ku.dk. Inquiries about the position can be made to head of department Hanne Andersen (+45 3533 4196) or section leader Jan Alexis Nielsen (+45 3532 0361).
 
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
 
Terms of employment  
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.
 
The starting salary is currently up to DKK 424,526.37 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72,594.01).
 
Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
 
The tenure-track programme  
An assigned mentor will provide the tenure-track assistant professors with guidance related to career development, other academic topics and administrative procedures.
 
Performance of the tenure-track assistant professor will be followed via internal yearly evaluations and a mid-term and final international evaluation by an assessment committee. If the ‘final appraisal’ is positive you will be promoted as associate professor. Performance and progression towards the criteria below will be evaluated with due consideration of differences between research fields.
 
Criteria for promotion  
After a 6-year tenure-track period tenure-track assistant professors are expected to meet the following criteria:
• A strong publication track record within the specific field of research, including a significant number of corresponding authorships and at least some publications in high-ranked journals based on work carried out during the tenure-track period  
• Strong external network of collaboration, including joint publications  
• A significant track record of successful external research funding, including funding for teacher development  
• Establishment of a strong and internationally competitive research group demonstrating clear independence of former supervisors/mentors, or/and major contributions to the development of an existing research group demonstrating an ability to collaborate within the research group  
• Completed https://www.ind.ku.dk/english/course_overview/up/ and established a teaching portfolio via participation in teaching, including preparation and development of departmental courses  
• Successful supervision/co-supervision of MSc and PhD students  
 
The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
 
Please include  
- Curriculum vitae including:  
o Please describe and document international network and relations  
o Please describe and document internationally based activities  
o Positions held at universities/research institutions outside Denmark  
o Outreach activities, i.e. popular lectures or other activities in the media  
o Grants held, personal or in part. Career development grants.  
- Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
- Research plan - description of current and future research plans, including how these plans will fit at the Department of Science education, Faculty of SCIENCE  
- A short (approx. 3 pages) document that outlines the applicant’s (a) reflections on teaching at teacher training programs at secondary level (b) descriptions of the range of science programs in which the candidate will be qualified to teach seminars on science or mathematics education as well as interdisciplinary topics (c) reflections on co-teaching courses as part of larger teacher teams.  
- If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications, in a teaching portfolio for minimum:  
o Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students  
o Teaching experience  
o Formal pedagogical training  
- Complete publication list  
- Separate reprints of up to 5 particularly relevant papers  
 
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 15 August 2018, 23:59 GMT +2.
 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.  
You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.  
 
Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 12 December 2018.  
 
Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0588.  
 
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Application deadline: 15-08-2018
Employment start: 01-01-2019
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Science Education

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