Position: Associate Professor of Science Education - three year position
Venue: University of Copenhagen
Date of employment: May 15, 2019 - or as soon as possible thereafter
Application deadline: December 16, 2018
The Department of Science Education, The Section for Science and Mathematics Education Research and Teaching (SMART) seeks an excellent scholar for a three-year position as associate professor in science teaching and learning in laboratories.
The Department of Science Education has since 2007 developed into the largest Danish research unit on science education. We offer a vibrant interdisciplinary research environment and an attractive and friendly work environment. The SMART section pursues research into the teaching, learning and assessment of scientific and mathematical knowledge and competences at all educational levels. In close relation to the academic research published in leading international journals, the section also participates in several development projects both internally at the University of Copenhagen and externally within a wide variety of sectors in which mathematics and science is taught. It is a hallmark of our research to unite strong fundamental and applied research with high impact in society.
The associate professor’s duties will primarily include research and research leadership within the project ‘Improving Quality of Laboratory Learning at University Level’ (IQ-Lab) which is a collaboration between Department of Science Education at the Faculty of Science and Department of Pharmacy at the Faculty of Health. IQ-Lab aims at providing teachers, researchers and curriculum designers with in-depth knowledge about
A. which competences students acquire from laboratory work,
B. how they best acquire these competences, and
C. how these competences are used and developed beyond laboratory courses.