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Post-doctoral positions in Denmark

aarhusThe Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University in Denmark invites applications for two or more postdoc positions.

About CFA 

The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA) is an interdisciplinary research centre at the Department of Political Science, which is part of Aarhus BSS (School of Business and Social Sciences) at Aarhus University. Members of staff at CFA have diverse backgrounds in disciplines such as political science, economics, sociology, history of ideas, information science, and communication science, and apply a range of social scientific methods in their work.

Research at CFA is broadly centered around research, innovation and higher education policy with an emphasis on empirical studies. The current research portfolio at CFA includes projects on organization and management of higher education institutions, measurement and contextualization of research performance and impact, research funding, innovation policy and public innovation specifically, responsible research and innovation, development of indicators for research and innovation, and gender equality in science.

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Researcher position in Italy on higher education governance

downloadThe Scuola Normale Superiore announces a selection, based on work to date and interview, for a research contract under the following project: “Governance regimes and systemic performance in higher education”.

The successful candidate shall carry out research activities finalized to collect and to analyze quali-quantitative data on the reform of systemic governance in higher education in 15 EU countries, as pursued from the mid-1990s. The research shall use both quantitative and qualitative methods (especially QCA).

Applications are invited from candidates who have completed a PhD in Political Sciences, Sociology or Social Sciences.

  • Duration of contract: 2 years
  • Estimated starting of the activity: January 2016

Application deadline: the application must be received by 30th, November 2015 at the Scuola Normale.

Candidates are invited to read the official announcement published on the website of Scuola Normale Superiore, and follow instructions.


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Job opportunity at ENQA

enqaInterested in quality assurance in higher education and have relevant knowledge for the area?

The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) is an umbrella organisation for quality assurance agencies in Europe, with 40 members from 23 countries of the European Higher Education Area, and 49 affiliated organisations from 28 countries world wide. ENQA is currently looking for a Reviews Manager for its office in Brussels.

The key responsibilities for the position are to:

  • act as the contact person within the Secretariat for the agencies/organisations applying for membership or affiliate status;
  • coordinate the ENQA external review process and its overall follow-up;
  • coordinate individual ENQA external reviews of QA agencies;
  • coordinate the preparation of the reviewer training sessions and maintain the database of trained experts;
  • coordinate and contribute to the ENQA IQA Group’s work;
  • contribute to ENQA’s projects and reports;
  • undertake such other reasonable duties as the Director may request.

Duration: permanent contract
Start: September/October 2015
Type: Full time
Deadline for applications: 31 July 2015

Download more information about required qualifications and application procedure here (pdf)




Calls for applicants: 2 PhD and 1 post-doc position in Netherlands on Open Education

f109df6649dc34e6ee4023e6361cfd2dThe Open University in Netherlands is looking for two fully funded PhD candidates, and one post-doc on themes related to Open Education. The positions are located at the Welten Institue in Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences.

PhD Candidate Long-term Engagement in Open Education

From the announcement text: Learners are joining MOOCs and online communities but are losing motivation and interest as they are not finalising the courses or becoming inactive. This PhD research project is aimed to develop and assess quality indicators and evaluate their significance and usability. For this purpose, an alternative approach to the design and delivery of Open Education solutions is developed in the research that focuses the long-term engagement of learners in Open Education and that takes into account motivation, intentions and strategy of both parties: the open education designers and providers and the learners themselves.
This PhD research project will combine and use different important theories in the fields of open education, constructivism, systems theory, critical pedagogy, competence building, quality and organization development. The research will use learning analytics, questionnaires and structured interviews for gathering the data. Statistical methods will include structural equation modelling and design of experiments techniques.
The PhD candidate will be passionate about open education and will strive for developing the project in a self-organized manner supported by a daily supervisor and a professor. S/he will publish results of the research in high-impact scientific journals and will present intermediate results in international, peer-reviewed conferences. The candidate will actively contribute to the dissemination and application activities in European research projects and s/he will collaborate with other researchers in the research cluster on open education and innovation.

Read more about the required qualifications and application procedure here.

PhD Candidate Quality of Open Education

From the announcement text: Currently there is much attention for Open Education solutions and namely MOOCs as an alternative way to provide education to the mass. However, their quality is often criticized in relation to their design, organization and the high numbers of students (up to 97%) that are not finalising courses. This PhD research project is aimed to develop and assess quality indicators and evaluate their significance and usability. For this purpose, an alternative approach to quality development of Open Education solutions is developed in the research that focuses the quality of Open Education solutions and their delivery and that takes into account motivation, intentions and strategy of both parties: the open education designers and providers and the learners themselves.
This PhD research project will combine and use different important theories in the fields of open education, constructivism, systems theory, critical pedagogy, competence building, quality and organization development. The research will use learning analytics, questionnaires and structured interviews for gathering the data. Statistical methods will include structural equation modelling and design of experiments techniques.The PhD candidate will be passionate about open education and will strive for developing the project in a self-organized manner supported by a daily supervisor and a professor. S/he will publish results of the research in high-impact scientific journals and will present intermediate results in international, peer-reviewed conferences. The candidate will actively contribute to the dissemination and application activities in European research projects and s/he will collaborate with other researchers in the research cluster on open education and innovation.

Read more about the required qualifications and application procedure here. 




Call for applicants: post-doc position in Luxembourg

luxembourgThe University of Luxembourg is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in sociology of education.

The successful candidate will primarily work with Professors Justin Powell and Andreas Hadjar in the area of Sociology of Education, on research projects that focus on comparative research on higher education and science systems.

Main focus areas are linked to: education systems and inequalities, institutions and organizations, policymaking and social change processes. The candidate is expected to have broad and advanced methodological skills – including both quantitative and qualitative approaches.

Requirements: 

  • Degrees (MA, doctorate) in sociology, education or a related discipline.
  • Interests and experience in sociological and educational research.
  • Substantial knowledge of higher education and science systems.
  • Advanced theoretical and methodological training.
  • Experience in project management, team-building, and university-based administration.
  • Native or near-native command (speaking, reading, writing) of English and German, fluency in French (and/or other languages) beneficial.

Download more information about the position and application procedures here (pdf)

Deadline for applications – 22nd of June.