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Call for applicants: Doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships at the University of Western Cape

The University of Wester Cape in South Africa has announced 7 doctoral and 3 post-doctoral positions. The Institute for Post-School Studies (IPSS) is an institute at the University of Western Cape (UWC), located within the Faculty of Education. Relevant research, teaching and development activities across the three domains of the IPSS contribute towards growing the knowledge base on post-schooling particularly in Africa and globally.

The Doctoral degree is a three-year full-time research-intensive programme. Entry into the programme will be very competitive as it is a fully funded programme. A post-doctoral research fellowship is a 12-month contract that can be renewable for another period of 12 months. The position is a full-time research intensive fellowship in accordance with the regulations of the IPSS/UWC. The successful postdoctoral fellows would be expected to perform research within the scope of the projects and other related tasks assigned by the post-doctoral supervisor and academic mentor.

Eligibility: To qualify for Doctoral and Post-doctoral positions candidates must be African nationals and able to make a substantial contribution to teaching, research and publications in the field of higher education studies. The doctoral candidates must have completed the master’s degree at the time of their application. Read more about the specific eligibility criteria for the positions here (pdf)

Read more about the positions and the application procedure here (pdf)




Call for applicants: Post-doctoral position in higher education in South Africa

University_of_the_Free_State_logoThe University of the Free State (UFS) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Directorate for Institutional Research and Academic Planning (DIRAP). Candidates interested in pursuing an academic or professional career in higher education, institutional research, student affairs, or higher education management, are especially encouraged to apply.

The fellow will participate in conceptualising a new research project into the institutional culture and student experience at the UFS. Ideally, the Postdoctoral Research Fellow will have an interest and expertise in higher education studies or a related discipline such as educational management, diversity studies, historical studies, political science, public management, sociology or social psychology. The fellowship will enable an outstanding doctoral graduate to obtain experience of research and innovation at a higher education institution under the mentorship of established researchers, collaborate with colleagues in other academic units including the UFS Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice (IRSJ) and the School of Higher Education Studies (SHES).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to all South African and foreign nationals
  • Graduated with a PhD degree in a relevant discipline within the last five years
  • Successful applicants may not hold full-time salaried employment during the fellowship (but may engage in up to 12 hours approved part-time salaried employment per week)
  • Successful applicants must be able to relocate to the UFS for the duration of the fellowship. This is a residential fellowship: the successful applicant is required to spend 80% of her/his postdoctoral period at the UFS.

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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.

Qualification requirements 




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. 




Call for applicants: post-doctoral position with focus on academic work at the UNIKE project

unikeA call for an individual post-doctoral position with the UNIKE project has been announced. The position is a 17-month engagement as a post-doctoral engagement at the Department of Education of Aarhus University in Denmark (Copenhagen Campus).The successful candidate will be working with Professor Susan Wright.

The position is funded under a European Commission, Initial Training Network Marie Curie award. The broader project in which the post is located is Universities in Knowledge Economies (UNIKE), which examines the changing roles and scope of universities in emerging global knowledge economies and regions.

The post-doctoral fellow’s own contribution to the UNIKE project will be a research project concerning the changing conditions of academic work and career development. This project could consider changes across generations and difference by gender, and can approach this issue from any theoretical perspective. In terms of regional focus, the project could consider the impact on, and new opportunities for, academic work, careers, and professional practices posed by the creation of a European Higher Education and Research Area; or it could make comparisons between these changing conditions in selected countries in the European Higher Education and Research Area and the Asia-Pacific Rim. The fellow’s research project can focus on any aspect of this topic from new forms of governance and institutionalisation to new modes of knowledge production, changing employment patterns and expectations about academic mobility, networking, partnerships, research productivity and impact, and teaching and quality assurance – or how these combine in a restructuring of career paths and the academic profession.

To apply for the position, you need to produce a 5-page research proposal. Read more about the application procedure here (download pdf with the cal and information).

Application deadline: 15th of May, 17:00 CET. 




Post-doc positions on research, higher education and innovation policy in Denmark

aarhusThe Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA), Department of Political Science and Government, at Aarhus University has announced a call for post-doc positions.

The positions are fixed-term up to three years and externally funded, and the candidates would be expected to start the positions on 1st of March 2015.

A position as postdoc at CFA is fixed-term up to three years with an obligation to conduct research within the area of research, innovation and higher education policy, and to participate in research-based consultancy tasks for national and international authorities in research, innovation and higher education policy. In addition to these main tasks, teaching activities might be requested. It will to a limited extent be possible to develop own research projects, but the successful candidates will be expected to primarily be active participants in projects led by senior colleagues at the centre.

Expected qualifications: Applicants should hold a PhD in a traditional social science discipline such as political science, sociology, or economics, or in an interdisciplinary research field such as ”research evaluation”, ”higher education studies”, ”science and innovation policy”, or ”science, technology and society” or have equivalent academic qualifications. The main criterion is that applicants have excellent research qualifications and can document scientific production relating to the broad area of research, innovation and higher education policy.

Application deadline 15.01.2015

Read more about CFA and application requirements&procedures on the university website




Post-doc position at University of Lugano in Management and Performance of Research and Higher Education

COReThe Centre for Organizational Research at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Lugano in Switzerland invites applications for one post-doctoral position. The successful candidate will work in the Area of Management and Performance of Research and Higher Education Institutions led by Dr. Benedetto Lepori on different national and European projects dealing with the analysis of research organizations. The tasks will include collection of data on scientific activities and their analysis in order to provide both policy and scholarly outputs.

CORE offers an attractive working environment due to its strong competences in organizational studies, as well as its portfolio of projects and excellent international connections in the field of organizational research. The Area of Management and Performance of Research and Higher Education Institutions is one of the major research centers in that specific domain, strongly involved in European level activities like the European Tertiary Education Register and the Research Infrastructure for Science and Innovation Studies initiative.

To apply for this position please send to blepori@usi.ch following documents:

  • a complete CV.
  • a journal article published or under submission.
  • a letter stating the reasons of your interest and your competences in the field.
  • Two reference letters.

Closing date for applications is August 31, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Owing to the large number of enquiries received, only those applicants whose profiles are likely to fit the position will be notified for further details and eventual interviews. 




Call for applicants: FCT Investigator programme in Portugal

IFCThe FCT Investigator Programme aims at recruiting researchers to Portuguese R&D centres and is open to all nationalities.The call includes 150 grants in a nation wide open call, and the Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research in Lisbon is one possible destination for successful applicants.

The centre is a multidisciplinary centre where focus on basic and applied research are linked, and they welcome candidates who have at least three years of experience as a PhD and have their research interests in the field of science/higher education policy.

The FCT Investigator programme offers successful candidates a  contract for up to five years. Three kinds of grants are offered: starting grant (3-8 years of post-PhD experience); development grant (exceptional merit and experience); consolidation grant (exceptional merit, experience and scientific leadership).

Deadline for applications – June 16th of 2014. 

More information about the process of FCT Investigator Programme can be found here




Call for Applicants: PhD and post-doc positions at University of Luxembourg

We are pleased to share with you the following opportunities for PhD and post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Luxembourg in the Institute of Education and Society.

luxembourgDoctoral Candidate for the EDRESGOV Project (M/F)

The New Governance of Educational Research: Comparing Trajectories, Turns and Transformations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway and Belgium
Ref : F3R-LCM-PDE-13POWE
Full-time, 40 hrs/week
Fixed term contract: 3 years
Student and employee status

The successful candidate will be based in the Institute of Education and Society (History, Theory and Sociology of Education) and  will, through research leading to the completion of a doctoral thesis, make a significant contribution to the EDRESGOV project, a three-year study of the impact of research policy on educational research since the early 1990s, comparing the UK, Germany, Norway and Belgium. The project is funded by a grant from the University of Luxembourg and will be led by Prof Dr Gert Biesta and Prof Dr Justin Powell. The successful candidate will be part of a small, international research team and will contribute to literature research in education, field research (including interviews with stakeholders), and writing for presentation and publication. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in (comparative) education policy research and an affinity with one or more approaches in educational research.