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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 an 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 assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within science education. To a limited extent, this may also include performance of other duties.
Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.ind.ku.dk/english/ . 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 position is open from 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a temporary position lasting 4 years. 
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 application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include  
  • Curriculum vita 
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans 
  • 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- please describe and document: 
    • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students 
    • Teaching experience 
    • Formal pedagogical training 
  • Complete publication list 
  • Separate reprints of 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 selected dates in early to mid-December 2018. 

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 15-08-2018
Employment start: 01-01-2019
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Science Education

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