The Department of Computer Science has a vacancy for a
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Educational Technology
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NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a
focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities
with headquarters in Trondheim.
At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 42,000 students work to create knowledge for a
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About the position
The focus of the position is to conduct empirical research, development and to
support the management of the educational technology research area.
Educational Technology is a cross-disciplinary research and teaching area
focusing on design, development, utilization, management and evaluation of
different computer technological artefacts and tools as educational agents for
stimulating and engaging quality education along with seamless interaction of
human and technology in teaching and learning environments.
The IDI Educational Technology Laboratory has members from multiple research
units based in Trondheim and Gjøvik. It also has several research initiatives
and courses at the faculty/ departments and relies on a tight collaboration
with several partners from the public and private sector including the Centre
for Excellent IT education (Excited), and schools in the region.
The position reports to the Head of Department.
Duties of the position
Explore, develop and evaluate the use of various technologies to enhance
quality in education and conduct empirically grounded research on
Participate in the management and coordination of the IDI Educational
Technology Laboratory, within areas relevant to the position
Organize cross unit workshops to enhance collaboration between various
members and partners
Lead/support research proposals from IDI in the area of educational
Communicate and disseminate results to academic and non-academic
Publish in international conferences and journals in the relevant fields
Support in teaching
Required selection criteria
A postdoctoral research fellowship is a qualification position in which the
main objective is qualification for work in academic positions.
The postdoc's main objective is to hone and further develop research skills
acquired during the PhD.
Completion of a Norwegian doctoral degree in Information Systems or Software
Engineering or a related area, preferred with a focus on Educational
technologies, Data analytics in education or equivalent foreign doctoral
degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.
The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force
concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for
appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant
Preferred selection criteria
A good, documented understanding of the relevant research fields and
experience with latest educational technology
Software and system development skills
Proven skills in applying qualitative, quantitative, or mixed research
methods in real-world organizations
Demonstrated research capability via a good publication record in the
The ability and willingness to conduct research independently as well as
collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.
Excellent written and oral English language skills.
Hands-on experience with learning analytics, information visualization and
data science tools and techniques.
Experience with latest technology such as humanoid robots, AR/VR, serious
games will be considered as an advantage.
Experience from national or international research projects will be
considered an advantage.
Ability to interact, also independently, with various stakeholders
including external organizations
Ability to deal with cross-disciplinary challenges
Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire knowledge in new topics
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team-based
Passion for uncovering new knowledge and explaining it to others
exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic
an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
Salary and conditions
Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally
remunerated at gross from NOK 553 500 per annum before tax. From the salary,
2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
The employment period is 3 years, one of which is dedicated for compulsory
The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force
concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to
Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates
who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with
the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU.
After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of
About the application
The application must contain:
CV, including a list of all publications in peer-reviewed conferences and
Certified copies of diplomas
The 5 most significant publications attached as pdf files, including an
explanation in the below mentioned research statement, of their relevance
to this position
A research statement of 3 to 5 pages. The statement must include the
A short presentation of the motivation for applying to this position
How the candidate sees her/his background as suitable
Theoretical and methodological knowledge about the research area
Recent trends and important problems in the advertised area
A summary of the candidate's role and involvement in previous projects relevant for the research area
Name, phone number and email address of three referees.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be
considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will
be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's
contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of
his or her contribution.
Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV,
diplomas, certificates, 5 publications, research statement and contact details
of 3 referees. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered.
Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside
Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master
Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).
In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be
placed on education, experience and personal suitability, in terms of the
qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.
NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality
according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.
Working at NTNU
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified
candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or
The national labour force must reflect the composition of the population to
the greatest possible extent, NTNU wants to increase the proportion of women
in its scientific posts. Women are encouraged to apply.
NTNU has three campuses at Trondheim, Ålesund and Gjøvik. This position will
be based at Gjøvik and will work closely with Trondheim.
The city of Gjøvik has a population of 30 000 and is a town known for its
rich music and cultural life. The beautiful nature surrounding the city is
ideal for an active outdoor life! The Norwegian welfare state, including
healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best
of its kind in the world.
As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the
development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are
Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality
may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on
the list of applicants.
Questions about the position can be directed to Associate Professor Deepti
Mishra, phone number +47 469 48 657, e-mail email@example.com, or the Head
of Department Professor Heri Ramampiaro, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of
transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number
2021/54283 when applying.
Application deadline: 10.11.2021
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Department of Computer Science
We are the leading academic IT environment in Norway, and offer a wide range
of theoretical and applied IT programmes of study at all levels. Our subject
areas include hardware, algorithms, visual computing, AI, databases, software
engineering, information systems, learning technology, HCI, CSCW, IT
operations and applied data processing. The Department has groups in both
Trondheim and Gjøvik. The Department of Computer Science is one of seven
departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical
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