University of Copenhagen, Department of Science Education Postdoctoral Researcher, Science Communication

University of Copenhagen

Job Type: Postdoc

Application Deadline: March 1, 2020

A one-year, full-time position as a postdoctoral researcher in science communication is available at the University of Copenhagen, with the possibility of a one-year extension. The position starts on 1 May 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Science Education seeks an excellent early career scholar for a position as a postdoctoral researcher in science communication. The position involves research and teaching within science communication with a particular emphasis on the interfaces between science communication and ‘informal’ science education (i.e. science education in museums, science centres, zoos, aquaria, etc.). The position will be attached to the research group Out-of-School Science Education.

The postdoctoral researcher’s duties will primarily include research, including publishing and co-publishing research with other members of the research group. The researcher will participate in developing research projects in the group, and in fundraising for those projects. Further, the postdoctoral researcher’s duties include research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within (but not limited to) the Department’s course portfolio in science communication.

We seek a candidate with a PhD in science communication or a similar research discipline. The candidate should have a strong beginning research record in science communication research, with publications that are internationally competitive, and/or have the potential to make a future impact. Further, the ability to undertake teaching and supervision tasks relatively independently, from early on in the employment period, would be an advantage.

The position represents a strategic exploration of the interfaces between science communication research and ‘informal’ science education research. Candidates should therefore submit a two-page outline of their research interests and plans, including an indication of where they see potentials in these interfaces and how their research plans could involve these potentials.

Application procedure  

Your online application must be submitted in English through this web site. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  • A one-page letter of motivation.
  • A two-page outline of your research interests and ideas, including an indication of where you see potentials in the interfaces between science communication research and ‘informal’ science education research. You may also indicate anticipated opportunities for publications with other researchers, and possible funding opportunities for your activities.
  • A two-page teaching statement that includes your beliefs about the teaching and learning process, and if possible, concrete examples of the ways you have enacted those beliefs in teaching or supervision situations.
  • A CV including information on education, work/research experience, language skills, record of any obtained funding and other skills relevant for the position. If possible, please include your ORCID identifier.
  • A copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master’s certificate.
  • A list of publications (published, online first, and accepted).
  • A list of two references (name, position, e-mail address) who can be contacted about your relevant qualifications.

Application deadline is Sunday 1 March 2020, 23:59 GM1+ .

Posted: February 07, 2020