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Doctoral Scholarship „Metacognitive Monitoring in Authentic Teaching/Learning Contexts at the Student Laboratory”

posted 9 Jul 2019, 07:10 by ICO Education   [ updated 10 Jul 2019, 02:07 ]
Ruhr University Bochum, Germany - 
Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany's leading research universities. The University draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties.

The Professional School of Education (PSE) at Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) awards a doctoral scholarship within the framework of the doctoral program “Metacognitive Monitoring in Authentic Teaching/Learning Contexts at the Student Laboratory” (MeMo-akS). The doctoral program includes five doctoral projects in total, their topics are specified at

The doctoral program MeMo-akS draws on the research on the topic of authenticity of knowledge transfer in student laboratories, carried out in the first two cohorts of the doctoral program (http://www.pse.rub.de/sites/forschung/gsoes/promotionskolleg.php) and links it with the field of research on metacomprehension. The research on metacomprehension deals with metacognitive self-assessments of learners and aims amongst other things at (a) identifying reasons for inaccurate self-assessments of learners, (b) investigating the consequences of inaccurate self-assessments and (c) developing measures for increasing the accuracy of self-assessments. In this context, five interdisciplinary projects in total are being developed, each of which includes a doctoral project.

The advertisement refers to one of these projects entitled “Reading like the pros: Supporting calibration of metacognitive judgments when reading multiple documents” (Prof. Dr. Marc Stadtler & Prof. Dr. Nicola Brauch).

Required qualifications:
  • a completed university degree that entitles to a doctorate at the Ruhr-University Bochum, in psychology, educational science or in the subject or teaching profession the particular project refers to (history) with excellent grades
  • interest in a qualification in the field of empirical educational research
  • willingness for interdisciplinary scientific research in the context of the doctoral program
  • willingness to create and execute courses in the context of the Alfried Krupp-Schülerlabor
  • the intention to receive a doctorate
  • willingness to acquire the necessary German language skills within one year after appointment

Desirable qualifications:
  • profound skills in quantitative research
  • excellent English skills

The candidates should be willing to pursue the subject matter of the research focus in close cooperation with an existing interdisciplinary research group and to participate in the doctoral program.

We offer:
  • a tax-free doctoral scholarship in the amount of 1.900 Euros per month with a term of 36 months
  • the involvement in an established, interdisciplinary doctoral program with comprehensive networking opportunities
  • the involvement in the Graduate School of Education Studies of the PSE (http://www.pse.rub.de/sites/forschung/gsoes.php)
  • comprehensive offers of advanced and further education in the field of quantitative and qualitative methods of research
  • all advantages of the status as a registered doctoral student (http://www.research-school.rub.de/membership.html)
  • comprehensive professional and methodological consultation by an interdisciplinary, professorial consultation tandem
  • the opportunity to use the infrastructure Alfried Krupp-Schülerlabor as a field of research. The Alfried Krupp Schülerlabor is a supraregional renowned teaching and learning institution that provides a scientific and humanistic offer for students of different age groups since 2004. The Alfried Krupp Schülerlabor currently offers about 80 projects for students, carried out by 20 faculties in total (http://www.aks.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/index.html.de).
In the case of content-related queries please contact: Prof. Dr. Marc Stadtler, Tel.: 0234 / 32-27317, Mail: marc.stadtler@rub.de

Please send your electronic application (letter of motivation with information on your professional and methodical qualifications, curriculum vitae and certificates as well as a summary of your master-, diploma- or examination-thesis) exclusively via E-Mail and in PDF-format as a complete file to: memo-aks@rub.de, attention: Prof. Dr. Julian Roelle, until the 30th of July 2019.

Traveling expenses for the job interviews will not be refunded.

We especially want to support the careers of women in the fields in which they are currently underrepresented at Ruhr-University Bochum and thus look forward to female applicants. The applications of severely disabled and equated applicants are sincerely appreciated as well.