Field of study: Computer and Information Science
Terms of employment: 100 % employment as doctoral student.
Type of employment: The employment as a doctoral student is limited according to chapter 5, § 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance. The total employment period may not be longer than the equivalent full-time postgraduate studies of four years.
The PhD student position is placed at the at Department of Computer Science and Media Technology at Linnaeus University.
Start: Immediately or after mutual agreement.
According to the Higher Education Ordinance a person appointed to a doctoral studentship should primarily devote himself/herself to his/her own studies. A doctoral candidate may work, however, to a limited extent with education and administration. However, before a doctoral degree has been awarded, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20% of a full-time post.
The doctoral student will pursue graduate studies in the field of Computer and Information Science, in particular Media Technology, with a doctoral degree as the goal. He/She will also conduct research in the field of Computer and Information Science with a particular focus on the areas of digital technology enhanced learning in schools and computational thinking in education.
Digital technology enhanced learning, also called educational technology, is an interdisciplinary field of research and development where educational, engineering, behavioral and design sciences meet. This makes it possible to study and explore different educational processes and how to support them with a rich set of tools and methods in order to find answers to what gives value and efficiency for students and teachers. From an educational viewpoint, computational thinking can be defined as a set of problem-solving methods that involve expressing problems and their solutions in ways that a computer could execute.
Recently, official documents issued by the Swedish government have acknowledged the importance of how to support different learning processes with digital technologies and how programming and computational thinking should be integrated in many subject matters in schools. These latest developments should be taken into consideration as they are central to this area of research.
The doctoral student will actively participate in research and teaching activities at the Department and in the research group. This doctoral position is one of three new positions that will make up a new research group of Digital Technology Enhanced Learning at Linnaeus University.
More information about the doctoral studies in Computer and Information Sciences, which includes Media Technology, can be found here: https://lnu.se/contentassets/1a094470c50e4b668864e31f000f86bf/asp-computer-and-information-science.pdf
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Application deadline is 2018-12-10
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. Applicants are requested to the application resolving CV, cover letter , a copy of a relevant essay , grades and certificates and other relevant documents. The applicant also requested to submit with their application a proposed research plan within the current area of research. All documents must be attached to digital in the application. The application and other documents shall 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.