Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Science Education [closing 14.09.20]

Страна: Нидерланды;

Город: Nijmegen

Добавлена: 17.08.2020

Работодатель: Radboud University

Тип: PostDoc vacancy;

Для кого: For lecturers;

Дедлайн подачи: 14.09.2020


We are looking for

As a tenure-track Assistant Professor  you will further broaden our group's research and education profile in science education in the area of natural sciences, with a focus on physics and/or chemistry. You will engage in original research and disseminate your results through publication in scholarly journals and participation in international conferences and workshops. You will contribute to securing research funding and engage in the management of our research projects and the supervision of PhD candidates. You will be active in initiating and maintaining external research collaborations.

You will contribute to the development and teaching of inspiring courses on science education at the Bachelor's and Master's levels.

 Moreover, you will supervise research projects for science students and the capstone projects in the teacher education programme, especially in the natural sciences tracks. You will take part in the institute's efforts in attracting potential students for the teacher education programme.
You will contribute to the societal utilisation of our scientific activities, for example by engaging in curriculum development or the professional development of teachers.

We ask

  • An enthusiastic scientist with a PhD degree in a relevant area (science education, physics or chemistry, or a cognate discipline), high-quality academic publications in the area of science education, and the ability to maintain your own area of research.
  • An inspiring lecturer with a clear vision on teaching, good teaching skills and teaching experience, preferably holding a University Teaching Qualification (in Dutch: BKO) or equivalent, or willing to obtain such a qualification.
  • A reliable colleague who is eager to collaborate with other science education researchers, with excellent communication skills towards colleagues, students, and non-experts.
  • You should be able to communicate in both English as Dutch, or be willing to acquire this ability within 2-3 years.

We are

Radboud University is a broad, internationally oriented research university. Radboud University values quality, combining excellent education with leading-edge research. Its academic expertise is closely related to important societal issues, both in the public and in the private domain.

The Institute for Science Education focuses on science education in a broad sense. Recent research themes are scientific literacy, design-based learning, computing education, and teachers' practical knowledge (in particular pedagogical content knowledge (PCK)). Many of our current research projects are practice-oriented and are carried out together with stakeholders in the field, in particular teachers in schools.

Our teaching activities include an elective science education programme for students in the science faculty, supervision of students' research projects, and courses in Master's programmes in science teacher education. Our group contributes to national curriculum development for primary and secondary education in the areas of computer science and digital literacy. 

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