Professor of Digital Education

The Department of Science Education and the Department of Computer Science seek an excellent scholar for a full professorship in digital education with joint appointment in the two departments.
We seek a candidate to participate in establishing a new interdisciplinary Centre for Digital Education. The Centre is expected to cover research in learning analytics, computational thinking, computer science education, and digital learning environments. The successful candidate is expected to participate actively in fundraising for the Centre and in developing new teaching initiatives on digital education. 
The professor must have an outstanding record of internationally competitive research as well as documented experience with fundraising. The Centre will collaborate closely with other departments at the Faculty of Science, and applicants should have sufficient competences in the natural sciences (including mathematics) to develop and participate in planning, implementing, and evaluating developmental and/or research projects concerning teaching at other departments.
Applicants are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required.
Duties include development of the research field of the center, fundraising for the center’s activities, the applicant’s own research, assessment tasks and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. Teaching duties include co-teaching courses together with colleagues from both departments, including in-service training courses for faculty. In addition, the successful applicant may also supervise BSc, MSc and PhD students. 
Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered.
The department’s Section for Science and Mathematics Education Research and Teaching (SMART) pursues research into the teaching, learning and assessment of scientific and mathematical knowledge and competences at all educational levels. In close relation to this, the section also participates in several development projects at the University of Copenhagen and externally within a wide variety of sectors. It is a hallmark of our research to unite strong fundamental and applied research with high impact in society. 
Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Hanne Andersen at
The position is open from 1 July 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Terms of employment 
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
Commencing salary is currently DKK 615,415 including annual supplement (+ pension DKK 105,235). 
Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.  
Please include  
  • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding  
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans - including a description (3-5 pages) of the applicant’s visions for a Center for Digital Education
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications accordingto university guidelines 
  • Complete publication list 
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers
The deadline for applications is 27 Feburary 2019, 23:59 GMT +1. 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.  
You can read about the recruitment process at
Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 18 June 2019. 

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0022/18-2K. 


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