Paleonet: 5 teaching positions opened at the University of Copenhagen

Gilles Cuny Gilles at
Fri Jun 10 16:10:16 UTC 2011

Dear all,
Five teaching positions have been opened at the University of Copenhagen. Deadline to apply is June 27th. See below for details.

Up to 5 Professorships with Special Duties in the Development of Teaching and Education at Departments of the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen 
Up to 5 professors with Special Duties (med særlige opgaver) are available to begin Sept. 1, 2011 or as soon thereafter as possible. These positions can be held for 5 years with the possibility of extension for a further 3 years (8 years total). After 5 (8) years, the special duties will cease, and the appointee will be given a regular post as Associate Professor. 
The professors' normal duties may include the successful applicant's own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department. 
The professorships support the University Strategy described in 'Destination 2012' and 'The Good Education' (Den gode uddannelse), and more specifically in relation to the Faculty's strategic focus area the 'Development of Education' and (Udvikling af uddannelse). 
The professorships should strengthen focus at the Faculty of central educational themes: 
	* development of teaching and education 
	* leadership and planning of education and teaching 
	* pedagogic/didactic competencies 

Applicants are expected to have specific competencies in the development of education and teaching, preferably within one of the following special duties areas (see here for further description): 
	* Teaching and evaluation forms 
	* IT-supported teaching 
	* Collaboration with public and private entities 
	* Differentiated teaching and education at BSc introductory level 
	* Talent development 
	* Bridging secondary school and bachelor studies 

Applicants should have collaborative and project leadership competencies and a strong wish to be the driving force in educational development projects at one or more of the Faculties departments and across our organization. In addition, applicants should have the general qualifications required for appointment as a professor including a high level of original scientific productivity at an international level. It is an additional requirement to these professorships, that applicants have considerable experience in educational development. 
The professors will be employed at the Niels Bohr Institute, the Natural History Museum of Denmark, or one of the relevant departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Exercise & Sport Sciences, Geography & Geology, and Mathematical Sciences. Their normal research and teaching duties will take place within the scientific disciplines covered by the department/institute. In addition, the professors will be expected to participate in or lead educational developments projects at the departmental and/or faculty levels within the framework of current education strategies and to use ~20% of their time in close collaboration with researchers/educators at the Department of Science Education. 
The professors may receive running costs of up to 50,000Dkr / year provided that a budget plan is proposed by applicants. 
Contact person for further information: Professor John Mundy, mundy at 
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. While negotiation for salary supplement is possible, the starting salary is currently up to DKK 572,480 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 97.894) 
Applications must be in English, emailed as a single PDF fileto science-position at (Subject line: Your last name, 211-0312), and include in the following order: 
- Curriculum vitae (with applicant's e-mail address & telephone number) 
- Description (max. 3 pages) of current and proposed research and teaching including its relation to other research and teaching at the relevant Institute, Museum or Department. 
- Description (max 3 pages) of visions and proposed plans for a development project, preferably within one of the abovementioned special duties areas, although applicants may propose another special duties area of potential interest of their own choice. 
- Description and documentation of teaching experience (max 5 pages with max 10 pages of appended documentation) and other qualifications (see guidelines here) 
- Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 2 professional references 
- Complete publication list indicating max. 5 papers particularly relevant to the application 
- Reprints of the 5 particularly relevant papers (included, most recent first, in the single file ) 
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. The deadline for applications is Monday June 27, 2011 at 12:00 noon local Danish time. Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered. 
Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level as well as their teaching and educational qualifications. The managerial, out-reach, and innovative qualifications of applicants will also be considered. Assessment guidelines, pursuant to revisions, are available in English and in Danish. Such guidelines include: 
- Applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee. 
- Applicants must provide supplementary documentation if requested by the committee. 
- Applicants may be summoned for an interview and/or requested to give a trial lecture. 
- Each applicant will receive that part of the assessment relating to him/herself. 

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