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Associate Senior Lecturer in Educational Technology

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    Universitets- och högskolelektor

  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    14 september

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    12 oktober

Om jobbet

Welcome to Linnaeus University
Where knowledge grows.
We are an international university in Småland, Sweden. Together we set knowledge in motion for a sustainable societal development.

The Department of Computer Science and Media Technology is responsible for a large number of educational programs at basic and advanced levels within computer science, software development, and media technology. Currently, more than 60 staff members work at the department. The department has a strong connection with other departments of Linnaeus University. We carry out research within several Knowledge Environments, where Educational Technology (EdTech) is one of them. The EdTech research group collaborates with a number of the Knowledge Environments and cooperates with municipalities and schools to meet research challenges related to education and digital technology.

The position as Associate Senior Lecturer is linked to the EdTech environment at the Department and more specifically to a research project externally funded by Forte. Both the environment and the project are under the scientific leadership of Professor Italo Masiello. The Forte-funded project aims to address a pronounced need for favorable conditions for children’s learning with the help of the Active Implementation Framework targeting teachers. The project aims to contributing with knowledge about the promotion of improved teaching practices and student outcomes.

We offer:

  • An international workplace
  • A university where together we set knowledge in motion for a sustainable societal development
  • An implementation science project which is first of its kind in schools in Sweden
  • A research group with colleagues from national and international universities
  • An interdisciplinary Knowledge Environment within Educational Technology with highly ambitious peers in an open and dynamic environment

Field of study for the position:


Educational Technology

Placement:


Växjö, Sweden

Extent of employment:


This is a full time position (100%) for four years. The appointment may be renewed, however for no longer than a total of two years, if more time is required to fulfil the purpose of the appointment because of the associate senior lecturer’s sick leave, parental leave, or other specific reasons.

Following application for promotion, the associate senior lecturer should be tried for promotion to senior lecturer/associate professor and appointment for an indefinite period. In accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (HF, chap 4, section 12a), Ordinance (SFS, 2017:844).

Job description:


The work duties cover the whole research cycle, that is, identifying research challenges, planning, funding and implementing the research project and sub-projects. More specifically, the research work starts from discussions and interviews with the collaborating partners, in this case, municipalities and schools, in order to identify the research challenges and the respective methods to be use. The research work as part of the Forte project will make use of controlled studies, interviews, observations, surveys and other quality improvement methods. As part of the Active Implementation Framework, the associate senior lecturer will lead an implementation team which in turn will carry on improvement work in the schools participating in the research. Quality improvement work is related to professional development for teachers that should lead to improved teaching practices and student outcomes. The work is conducted in connection to the implementation of the Swedish National Digitalization Strategy on curriculum level.

The position holder shall publish results in top-tier, international journals and conferences, and participate actively in the academic community, performing academic services, such as conference organization and review service. Participation in international research networks with joint project publications is promoted.

The position holder will also teach, supervise, or participate in other departmental duties to the extent of approximately 20-50% of full time. This part of the position includes the development of syllabi, course content, examination, and act as the teacher responsible for courses within the master’s program in Educational Technology. Supervision of theses at master's and postgraduate’s level is also included.

The position holder should also be prepared to acquire implementation science competences during his/her first year by the Forte research group.  

For requirements, assessment criteria, promotion criteria and contacts visit our website:

https://lnu.se/en/meet-linnaeus-university/work-at-the-university/?rmpage=job&rmjob=5405&rmlang=UK

Last day to applicate 12th October 2020.

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the Apply button at the bottom of the ad. Your application should be designed according to the Template for application which can be found in the Guide to Appointment procedures under important documents below the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. Other documents, including various types of scientific works, must be submitted digitally along with the application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.

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