PhD Position in Social Network Analysis of NAFA as Knowledge Ecology

University of Southern Denmark
March 01, 2023
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PhD Position in Social Network Analysis of NAFA as Knowledge Ecology PhD Position in Social Network Analysis of NAFA as Knowledge Ecology

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark (Campus Odense) in collaboration with University College Syd (UC SYD) and Naturfagsakademiet (NAFA) invites applications for one PhD scholarship in Social Network Analysis of Naturfagsakademiet as Knowledge Ecology. The successful applicant will become part of the Centre of Excellence in Science Education (CESE), as well as Research Centre for Science Education and Communication (FNUG), and if relevant will be affiliated to Laboratory for STEM Education and Learning (LSUL).

The proposed starting date is 1 May 2023, or soon thereafter. The appointment will be made for a term of three years and will follow the PhD study programme at the Faculty of Science and have an enrolment in the Science and Mathematics Education and Communication Research Training Programme (SMEC).

Application deadline: 1 March 2023.

The ideal candidate has a background in or experience with one or more of the following topics:

  • Research on Social Network Analyses and Knowledge Ecologies
  • Research on Professional Learning Communities in Science Education
  • Science Education, including STEM and other interdisciplinary approaches
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Quality assessment, surveys and tests
  • Pragmatist and practice-oriented research methodologies
  • Science and Technology Studies.
  • The successful candidate will formulate his or her own research project to fit into and compliment the ongoing research of the strategic research project LAVIN ‘Længdestudie af videnøkologi i NAFA' lead by Professor Connie Svabo (SDU) and Docent Thomas Albrechtsen (UC SYD). The LAVIN project researches how knowledge is created, flows, is anchored and shared in the Science Education Professional Learning Communities in the research and practice programme Naturfagsakademiet. The job application should contain a three-page- description of a clearly delineated subproject that will contribute to the overall project. The PhD project will form part of the LAVIN project and be guided by this inquiry. The project will contribute to LAVIN by carrying out a Social Network Analysis of the NAFA Knowledge Ecology. The project will involve collaboration with an assistant professor and the two project leaders and principal investigators.

    The applicant is expected to hold a relevant Master's degree in Pedagogy or Education Studies or have other qualifications that provide a sufficient level of knowledge to carry out educational research with a focus on systemic capacity building.

    Master candidates about to complete their graduate studies will also be considered and should attach a statement from their supervisors regarding their impending completion. Applications for a 4+4 PhD programme are also welcome.

    For further information, please contact Professor Connie Svabo, e-mail: [email protected] (SDU), or Docent Thomas Rohde Skovdal Albrechtsen, e-mail: [email protected] (UC SYD).

    Application, salary etc. Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three (students who have completed their MSc) or four years (students who have not yet completed their MSc). Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three- year period.

    The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

    The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

    The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

    Application must be in English and made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following: • A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references) • A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box "Application form") • Detailed CV, including personal contact information • Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master's degree, including transcript of notes/grades • At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: [email protected] mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

    Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

    Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.

    Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

    Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

    Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

    Campus: Odense

    Application deadline: 01/03/2023

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