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Postdoc Researcher – Learning Analytics, Incentives and Decision-Making in Education

posted 15 Jan 2018, 04:24 by ICO Education   [ updated 15 Jan 2018, 04:24 ]

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - 
LocatieDe Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam
FunctietypesPostdoc positions
Wetenschappelijke disciplineBehaviour and Society
Uren40,0 uren per week
Salaris€ 3238 - € 4084
Werk-/denkniveauDoctorate
Vacaturenummer18005
Vertalingenen 
About employerVrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
Short linkwww.academictransfer.com/44710

Solliciteer voor 25 februari 2018 op deze vacature

Education serves many objectives and in the complex process of schooling, different stakeholders and actors can be identified. Quite often, the objectives of different parties are relatively well-aligned. Yet, objectives and interests can deviate significantly, particularly when high-stakes decisions are made. Two examples, specific to the Dutch educational context, are the end-of-primary school advice used for determining students’ eligibility for secondary education and academic dismissal policies in higher education. A first objective of this postdoctoral position is to properly understand the incentives that different actors face in these instances and how this affects the potential to realise objectives of different stakeholders. For the latter, quasi-experimental evaluation studies will be conducted. 

  
The recent surge in data collected from the interaction of users with educational and information technology has attracted much attention from educational policy makers, researchers, and practitioners alike and is seen as a promising approach for advancing our understanding of the learning process. This promise motivated the emergence of a new research field, called learning analytics. Yet, large challenges remain in the integration of learning analytics with educational theory and research. Also, it is still largely unclear how to responsibly exploit these vast amounts of data with respect to data-driven decision-making in education. A second objective of this postdoctoral position is to further advance the field of learning analytics using a multi-disciplinary approach, thereby bridging gaps between educational theory, learning analytics data and evidence-based innovations in education. For this, an extensive overview of learning analytics and digital tools currently used in education is to be conducted. Field experiments will be designed, implemented and evaluated in different educational settings, with the purpose to study the effectiveness or efficiency of these tools.

Functie-eisen

•PhD degree in behavioural or educational sciences, public policy or program evaluation, or adjacent area. 
•Strong interest in empirical analysis, education and behavioural insights; 
•Competence in causal impact evaluations; 
•Excellent ability to communicate in written and spoken English; 
•Good social skills, ability to work independently, and strong scientific motivation. 
•Ability to communicate in spoken Dutch is a prerequisite.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

The initial appointment will be for a period of 1 year. After satisfactory evaluation of the initial appointment, it will be extended for another year. Information about our excellent fringe benefits of employment are for example: 
  
•Remuneration of 8,3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance; 
•Solid pension scheme (ABP); 
•A minimum of 29 holidays In case of full-time employment; 
•A wide range of sports facilities, which staff may use at a modest charge.

The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and ranges from a minimum of € 3238,00 gross per month up to a maximum of € 4084,00 gross per month (salary scale 10), based on full-time employment.


Werkgever

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) is a leading, innovative and growing university that is at the heart of society and actively contributes to new developments in teaching and research. Our university has ten faculties, and provides work for over 4,500 staff and scientific education for more than 23,000 students.

Additionele informatie

For additional information please contact dr. Chris van Klaveren (associate professor education sciences  & director of Amsterdam Center for Learning Analytics [ACLA]).

Promovendi onderwijskundig onderzoek medische opleidingen m/v

posted 15 Jan 2018, 02:24 by ICO Education   [ updated 15 Jan 2018, 04:24 ]

Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum - 

Afdeling: Directoraat Onderwijs en Opleidingen
Vacaturenummer: G.17.YP.76 
Dienstverband: 36 uur per week
Met ingang van: zo spoedig mogelijk
Opleidingseis: WO
Maximum salaris: conform OIO, CAO UMC 
Sluitingsdatum: tot en met 21 januari 2018


Ben jij een bevlogen en ambitieuze onderzoeker met een gezonde interesse in (bio)medisch onderwijs? En beginnen je handen te jeuken bij het horen van de term ‘onderwijskundige vernieuwing’? Dan zijn wij op zoek naar jou! 

Als promovendus bij het Onderwijs Expertise Centrum verricht je onderwijskundig onderzoek binnen de biomedische opleidingen van het LUMC. Je werkt samen met 6 andere promovendi binnen een team met uitgebreide expertise op onderwijskundig gebied, van innovatie en ontwikkeling tot toetsing. Je zet zelf onderzoek op, verricht literatuurstudies, verzamelt en analyseert gegevens. Ook rapporteer je over resultaten en voortgang, publiceer je uitgevoerd onderzoek en geef je presentaties op (inter)nationale congressen en bijeenkomsten. Als je daar interesse in hebt, kun je (in beperkte mate) samen met andere docenten en onderwijskundigen onderwijs ontwikkelen of geven, als aanvulling op je onderzoeksactiviteiten.  Het streven is dat je werkzaamheden binnen 4 jaar leiden tot een academische promotie. Vanuit het Onderwijs Expertise Centrum bieden wij je een goed begeleidingsprogramma door ervaren collega’s in een uitdagende, ambitieuze werkomgeving. Vanzelfsprekend zijn er ruime leer- en ontwikkelmogelijkheden.  

Het onderzoek
Het Geneeskunde curriculum is vanaf 2012 stapsgewijs volledig herzien. Als promovendus focust je onderzoek zich op een van de onderstaande onderwerpen, die beide te maken hebben met onderwijsinnovatie:
Wetenschappelijke en academische vorming. Dit onderzoeksprogramma richt zich op de effecten van wetenschappelijke vorming in het (nieuwe) Geneeskunde curriculum op life long learning, wetenschappelijke vaardigheden en wetenschappelijke output gedurende de loopbaan na de masterfase. Het eerste deel van je onderzoek richt zich op de Wetenschapsstage, de overige (deel)onderzoeken richten we in overleg met je in.  
Evaluatief onderzoek van innovaties en interventies in het Geneeskunde curriculum gericht op beroepsoriëntatie en -voorbereiding. Met het nieuwe curriculum willen we competente artsen en onderzoekers opleiden, die goed voorbereid zijn op hun professionele loopbaan na hun studie. Dit specifieke onderzoek richt zich op interventies in het curriculum die bijdragen aan de loopbaanoriëntatie en – ontwikkeling van toekomstige artsen en onderzoekers. We zijn vooral geïnteresseerd in welke elementen in het curriculum in dat verband echt goed werken en waarom. 

Wekt een van bovenstaande onderwerpen je interesse en wil je graag promoveren? Dan is een van deze posities wellicht iets voor jou. 

Werken bij het LUMC
Het LUMC is een centrum van medische vernieuwing, dat de patiëntenzorg wil verbeteren door internationaal vooraanstaand onderzoek. We werken daarbij patiëntveilig en gastvrij. Om dit te realiseren zijn artsen, gespecialiseerde zorgverleners, ondersteunend personeel en wetenschappelijke onderzoekers nodig.
Het Onderwijs Expertise Centrum ondersteunt en adviseert de onderwijs- en opleidingsafdelingen met expertise en kennis op het vlak van onderwijs en onderwijsontwikkeling. Met onze onderzoeksactiviteiten willen wij de kennis en het inzicht over wat nu echt goed werkt in de praktijk, vergroten. De onderzoeksgroep is opgericht in 2016. De vaste kern bestaat uit 5 promovendi, 4 senior onderzoekers en een aantal promotoren. In de praktijk zijn veel meer collega’s betrokken bij het onderwijskundig onderzoek, omdat wij erg geloven in samenwerking en het delen en verspreiden van kennis. Binnen en buiten de LUMC organisatie. In 2018 breidt de onderzoeksgroep zich uit met 2 promotieplaatsen, waar nu deze vacature voor is gesteld.

Het profiel
Onze onderzoeksgroep is multidisciplinair en bestaat uit onderzoekers en promovendi met een onderwijskundige of (bio)medische achtergrond. Wij zoeken kandidaten met een afgeronde master opleiding in Onderwijskunde, Geneeskunde, Biomedische wetenschappen of een aanverwante discipline. Gezien de aard van het onderzoek nodigen wij voor positie 2 ook kandidaten met een master in bijvoorbeeld arbeids- en organisatiepsychologie of personeelwetenschappen uit om te  solliciteren. Voor beide posities geldt dat je kennis en ervaring hebt met het opzetten van onderzoeken en het kwantitatief en kwalitatief verwerken van onderzoeksresultaten. Je hebt interesse in medisch onderwijs en in het bijzonder onderzoek daarnaar. Uiteraard heb je goede communicatieve en organisatorische vaardigheden en ben je in staat om met verschillende betrokkenen samen te werken. Tot slot beheers je de Engelse taal uitstekend, zodat je in staat bent om wetenschappelijke artikelen te schrijven en presentaties te geven.

Ons aanbod
Je werkt in een dienstverband van 36 uur per week. Bij een aanstelling als onderzoeker in opleiding (OIO) ter vervaardiging van een proefschrift bedraag je salaris maximaal € 2.279,- bruto per maand in het eerste jaar, oplopend tot € 2.919,- in het laatste jaar bij een fulltime functie (schaal OIO, CAO UMC). De aanstelling is voor de duur van het promotieonderzoek, met een maximum van 4 jaar. 

Bij een aanstelling als arts-onderzoeker ter vervaardiging van een proefschrift is het salaris afhankelijk van je opleiding en ervaring en bedraagt minimaal € 2.919,- bruto per maand voor een fulltime functie (schaal 10, CAO UMC). De aanstelling is voor de duur van het promotieonderzoek, met een maximum van 4 jaar.

Het LUMC biedt zeer gunstige arbeidsvoorwaarden. Zo heb je recht op 8% vakantiegeld, een eindejaarsuitkering, een pensioenregeling bij het ABP en een onregelmatigheidstoeslag (indien van toepassing). Daarnaast kun je deelnemen aan de gunstige collectieve ziektekostenverzekering van de Universitair Medische Centra. 

Bovendien biedt het LUMC goede faciliteiten op het gebied van scholing, kinderopvang en loopbaanadvies, en kun je gebruik maken van diverse verlofregelingen en andere extra’s. Meer hierover lees je elders op deze site. 

Meer informatie
Voor vragen of meer informatie over deze vacature kun je telefonisch contact opnemen met mevrouw H.F.G. Molenaar-Koenegracht, project assistent van de onderzoeksgroep, telefoonnummer 071 526 8303. Wij vragen je om bij je sollicitatie je affiniteit en/of ervaring met onderwijskundig onderzoek uitgebreid toe te lichten en een voorkeur voor één van de twee bovengenoemde onderzoeksrichtingen aan te geven. Voor deze vacature kunnen referenties worden opgevraagd. 

Solliciteren
Heb je interesse in bovenstaande functie en voldoe je aan de profieleisen, dan nodigen wij je van harte uit te solliciteren. Je kunt tot de sluitingsdatum reageren.

Je kunt een sollicitatie alleen met behulp van het sollicitatieformulier insturen, sollicitaties via e-mail worden niet meegenomen. Met het formulier kun je ook bijlagen meesturen (zoals de motivatiebrief en cv). Uiteraard worden je gegevens strikt vertrouwelijk behandeld.

Als we van plan zijn om je in dienst te nemen, dan vragen wij om een Verklaring omtrent het gedrag (VOG). Je krijgt de kosten hiervoor vergoed.

Associate Professor of Educational Sciences (0.8-1.0 FTE)

posted 13 Dec 2017, 04:36 by ICO Education   [ updated 13 Dec 2017, 04:38 ]

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Utrecht University - 

Job description

The section Education that is part of the Department of Behavioural Sciences of the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Utrecht University is looking for an associate professor of Educational Sciences.

Research

You will have a leading position in the research programme Education and Learning, which focuses on processes in education. This applies to the moment-to-moment interaction processes in the learning environment (with the learning materials, other learners, and teachers), the development of learners on a larger time-scale and the conditions for such learning. In the programme, education and learning is studied in a framework that integrates neurocognitive, affective, physical, social and cultural factors. Education and Learning is studied in both informal and formal education settings, and during key phases of the life course. The associate professor’s research is expected to fit within this programme.

The research programme Education and Learning is carried out collaboratively by the section Education and the section Special Education: Cognitive & Motor Disabilities. It constitutes one of the five research priority clusters of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Utrecht University. It is the core of Utrecht University’s research focus area Education for Learning Societies. Moreover, this programme takes part in one of Utrecht University’s four strategic themes: Dynamics of Youth.


Teaching

The associate professor will teach in one or more of the undergraduate and graduate programmes in which the section Education participates:

  • the undergraduate programme Educational Sciences (Onderwijswetenschappen), which includes the Academic Teacher Education Program for Primary Education (Academische Lerarenopleiding Primair Onderwijs, ALPO);
  • the university’s teacher education programs for secondary education (undergraduate minor and one year master program), organised in the university’s Graduate School of Teaching, a cooperation of five faculties involved in the preparation of teachers;
  • the academic master programme Educational Sciences (Onderwijswetenschappen);
  • the two-year research master programme Educational Sciences: Learning in Interaction.

The associate professor is expected to participate in supervising PhD students in Educational Sciences and to contribute to PhD Education in the context of the Faculty and national Research School ICO. 

Management

The associate professor is expected to provide (academic) leadership in research and teaching programmes.

Qualifications

You should have the following qualifications.

Teaching

  • Extensive experience with and enthusiasm for teaching and student supervision;
  • Excellent teaching skills;
  • Experience and leadership in curriculum development;
  • Proven success in supervising PhD students;
  • Knowledge of the fields where graduates of the educational programmes work.

Research

  • Knowledge of the broad domain of the Educational Sciences and Educational Psychology;
  • PhD in Education or a relevant associated discipline;
  • Outstanding research achievements demonstrated by an excellent publication record, including first author papers in high impact journals;
  • High visibility, scientific impact and strong international reputation;
  • A prominent network of international cooperative relationships and participation in international consortia for scientific research;
  • Proven ability to obtain external funding (‘second stream’ and EU funds).

Academic leadership

  • Excellent interpersonal, social and communicative skills: a team player;
  • Some experience with teaching or research programme management at department/faculty level;
  • Interest in societal problems and ability and ambition to engage in a societal debate based on scientific expertise;
  • Because of the above points, we seek a candidate with excellent skills both in English and Dutch or the willingness to learn Dutch.

Offer

We offer a permanent position upon a positive evaluation after one year (0.8 – 1.0 FTE). The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between € 4,815 and € 5,861 (scale 13 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time position. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per year. We offer a pension scheme, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). You’ll find more information about working at Utrecht University here.


International Service Desk of Utrecht University

The International Service Desk (ISD) processes the visa and permit applications (and extensions) of all international employees and guests of Utrecht University.The ISD also assists new colleagues from abroad and their partners and families with matters such as finding a home to rent or buy, finding a suitable school and/or day-care centre for children and other subjects related to moving to and finding your way in the Netherlands. Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may be eligible for a special expense allowance scheme: the 30% facility. The Tax and Customs Administration decides whether employees meet the necessary conditions. Please visit ISD for more information.


About the organization

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The city of Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with a charming old center and an internationally oriented culture that is strongly influenced by its century-old university. Utrecht city has been consistently ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the Netherlands.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is one of the leading faculties in Europe providing research and academic teaching in interdisciplinary social science, cultural anthropology, educational sciences, pedagogical sciences, psychology, and sociology. Research and teaching activities are concentrated in five areas: Behaviour in Social Contexts, Child and Adolescent Studies, Cognitive and Clinical Psychology, Education and Learning and Methodology and Statistics.
More than 5,600 students are enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programmes. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has some 850 Faculty and staff members, all providing their individual contribution to the training and education of young talent and to the research into and finding solutions for scientific and societal issues


Additional information

Would you like additional information about this position? Then please contact the chair of the search committee, Prof Tamara van Gog via t.vangog@uu.nl or +31(0)30 253 3689.


Apply

Please upload your letter of application and curriculum vitae, including a list of publications via the 'application' button below.

To optimize the quality of our organisation Utrecht University strives for diversity in the staff. Therefore we explicitly invite female and foreign candidates to apply.

The application deadline is

14/01/2018

 

Apply 
  
Forward vacancy 

Full Professor of Educational Sciences (0.8-1.0 fte)

posted 13 Dec 2017, 04:33 by ICO Education   [ updated 13 Dec 2017, 04:39 ]

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Utrecht University - 

Job description

The section Education that is part of the Department of Behavioural Sciences of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Utrecht University is looking for a full professor.

Research

You will have a leading position in the research programme Education and Learning. This research programme focuses on processes in education. This applies to the moment-to-moment interaction processes in the learning environment (with the learning materials, other learners, and teachers), the development of learners on a larger time-scale and the conditions for such learning. In the programme, education and learning is studied in a framework that integrates neurocognitive, affective, physical, social and cultural factors. Education and Learning is studied in both informal and formal education settings, and during key phases of the life course.

The research programme Education and Learning is carried out collaboratively by the section Education and the section Special Education: Cognitive & Motor Disabilities. It constitutes one of the five research priority clusters of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Utrecht University. It is the core of Utrecht University’s research focus area Education for Learning Societies. Moreover, this programme takes part in one of Utrecht University’s four strategic themes: Dynamics of Youth.

The domain has been defined broadly to give the selection committee the opportunity to select the best possible candidate within the entire domain of Educational Sciences. Ideally, you will have expertise that is complementary to the existing chairs in the section Education. Given equal qualifications, preference will therefore be given to a candidate with a focus on (teacher) professional learning/development in schools or organizations, on assessment and evaluation, or on social and motivational processes in the classroom.

Teaching

You will, depending on your background, teach in one or more of the undergraduate and graduate programmes in which the section Education participates:

  • the undergraduate programme Educational Sciences (Onderwijswetenschappen), which includes the Academic Teacher Education Programme for Primary Education (Academische Lerarenopleiding Primair Onderwijs, ALPO);
  • the university’s teacher education programmes for secondary education (undergraduate minor and one-year master programme), organised in the university’s Graduate School of Teaching, a cooperation of five faculties involved in the preparation of teachers;
  • the academic master programme Educational Sciences (Onderwijswetenschappen);
  • the two-year research master programme Educational Sciences: Learning in Interaction.

You  will also participate in supervising PhD students in Educational Sciences and contribute to PhD Education in the context of the Faculty and national Research School ICO.

Management

You will be a member of the management team of the section Education and you’ll have administrative and managerial duties regarding personnel in the chair and at the level of the Department and/or Faculty. You will provide (academic) leadership for the staff of the section in research and teaching programmes.

Qualifications

You should have the following qualifications. If you are a talented associate professor who does not yet meet all of these qualifications, but expects to be able to meet them within a period of 3-5 years, is also invited to apply, in which case you might be offered a career track position towards this chair.

Teaching

  • Extensive experience with and enthusiasm for teaching and student supervision;
  • Excellent teaching skills;
  • Experience and leadership in curriculum development at all levels: undergraduate, graduate and PhD programmes;
  • Proven success in supervising PhD students;
  • Knowledge of the fields where graduates of the educational programmes work.

Research

  • Knowledge of the broad domain of the Educational Sciences and Educational Psychology;
  • PhD in Education or a relevant associated discipline;
  • Outstanding research achievements demonstrated by an excellent publication record, including first author papers in high impact journals;
  • High visibility, scientific impact and strong international reputation;
  • A prominent network of international cooperative relationships and participation in international consortia for scientific research;
  • Proven ability to obtain external funding.
  • Academic leadership
  • Excellent interpersonal, social and communicative skills: a team player;
  • Excellent organisational and management skills;
  • Experience in regular department/faculty duties;
  • Active role in leading (national and international) activities in the area of the chair and participation in scientific communities;
  • Clear and proven interest in societal problems and ambition to engage in a societal debate based on scientific expertise;
  • Ability to communicate well with the outside world of the university (politics, public administration, commerce, societal organizations, consultation boards) in order to highlight the profile of the research group;
  • Because of the above point, you are someone with excellent skills both in English and Dutch, or you are willing to learn Dutch.

Offer

In principle we offer a tenured position (but depending on qualifications a temporary appointment followed by tenure may be offered) for 0.8 – 1.0 FTE. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between € 5,334 and € 7,766 (salary scale H2, Dutch Universities Conditions of Employment) gross per month for a full-time position. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per year. We offer a pension scheme, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). You’ll find more information about working at Utrecht University here.

International Service Desk of Utrecht University

The International Service Desk (ISD) processes the visa and permit applications (and extensions) of all international employees and guests of Utrecht University. The ISD also assists new colleagues from abroad and their partners and families with subjects such as finding a home to rent or buy, finding a suitable school and/or day-care centre for children and other matters related to moving to and finding your way in the Netherlands. Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may be eligible for a special expense allowance scheme: the 30% facility. The Tax and Customs Administration decides whether employees meet the necessary conditions. Please visit ISD for more information.

About the organization

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, colleagues from various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The city of Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with a charming old center and an internationally oriented culture that is strongly influenced by its century-old university. Utrecht city has been consistently ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the Netherlands.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is one of the leading faculties in Europe providing research and academic teaching in interdisciplinary social science, cultural anthropology, educational sciences, pedagogical sciences, psychology, and sociology. Research and teaching activities are concentrated in five areas: Behaviour in Social Contexts; Child and Adolescent Studies; Cognitive and Clinical Psychology; Education and Learning; and Methodology and Statistics.

More than 5,600 students are enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programmes. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has some 850 Faculty and staff members, all providing their individual contribution to the training and education of young talent and to the research into and finding solutions for scientific and societal issues

Additional information

Would you like additional information about this position? Then please contact the chair of the search committee, Prof Tamara van Gog via t.vangog@uu.nl or +31(0)30 253 3689. A profile report of the Chair (in Dutch: Structuurrapport) is available upon request.

Apply

Please upload your letter of application and curriculum vitae, including a list of publications via the 'application' button below.

Please note that we also have a vacancy for an associate professor of Educational Sciences within the department. If you prefer to bring along an assistant or associate professor should you be selected, then please list this clearly in your application letter and ensure that this person applies for this other vacancy, so we can take this into account.

To optimize the quality of our organisation Utrecht University strives for diversity in the staff. Therefore we explicitly invite female and foreign candidates to apply.

The application deadline is

14/01/2018

 

Apply 
  
Forward vacancy 

 

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