From: Tonia Davison <Tonia.Davison@PED.KULEUVEN.BE>
Date: October 30, 2009 12:01:18 PM GMT-03:00
Subject: EARLI - job announcements: an associate Professor and 2
tenure track positions in The Netherlands, a Doctoral Scholarship in
Australia, a Reader position in the UK, a Research Assistants/
Associate in Singapore
Reply-To: European Association for Research on Learning and
Dear EARLI members,
Please find below 4 job announcements:
For the Department of Communication and Information Sciences the
Tilburg University is looking for three enthusiastic and competent
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SCIENCES
0.9-1.0 fte, vacancy number 500.09.31
and 2 TENURE TRACK POSITIONS IN COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SCIENCES
0.8 - 1.0 fte, vacancy number 500.09.32
Context of the vacancies
The positions arise out of the increasing number of students in the
academic programme CIW –especially in the tracks ‘Business
Communication and Digital Media’ (BDM) and ‘Text and
Communication’ (TC) – and also of the growing success in acquiring
external funding. With the new staff members we intend to manage the
growing number of students by bringing in new angles in the CIW
bachelor and master programme. At the same time, we aim at
reinforcing research in the Department, in the areas of discourse,
cognition, business communication, communication technology and in
promising interfaces between them.
The positions are not a priori allocated to specific areas. Instead,
we invite candidates with the following areas of interest and
expertise (and their interplay) to apply for the positions.
• discourse (e.g. document design, multimodality, text
analysis, stylistics, pragmatics)
• communication (non verbal aspects, emotion, learning,
training, business communication)
• web science (text analytics, user interface design,
discourse modeling, opinion mining, subjectivity/sentiment
The tasks cover research, teaching and management (Associate
professor: 35% research and 65% teaching and management; tenure
track positions: 50% research and 50% teaching).
• Teaching and developing courses (in Dutch or English) in
the Bachelor and (Research) Master programme of Communication and
Information Sciences (CIW), particularly in the tracks BDM and TC.
• Carrying out research in the research programmes of the
• Supervising Bachelor and Master Theses.
• Carrying out managerial and organizational tasks, on the
level of the department and the faculty.
• Initiatives in acquiring external research funds.
Candidates must hold a PhD in one of the following disciplines:
discourse studies, linguistics, communication and information
science, cognitive science, business communication, psychology,
sociology or another relevant discipline.
Recommended (depending on the profile):
• Experience in developing and teaching Bachelor and
(Research) Master courses.
• Familiarity with new media as a means of communication, a
didactic tool and a research tool.
• Sound knowledge of and experience with quantitative
methods and research techniques, and statistical data analysis.
• Expertise in setting up, conducting, and analysing
experiments (preferably eyetracking) with the use of software tools
(such as E-Prime, NESU, Presentation, Experiment Builder, etc.)
• Relevant research experience, as evidenced through a
significant publication record in high-ranking (international)
• Associate Professor candidates have more academic
experience, i.e., an excellent publication record, recognition as
excellent researcher in the field, successful record in acquiring
project grants and contract research, academic management skills.
For more information on this position, please contact prof. dr.
Alfons Maes, head of department (firstname.lastname@example.org, +31134662058).
Terms of employment
Tilburg University is rated among the top Dutch employers, offering
excellent terms of employment. The collective labor agreement of
Tilburg Universityapplies. In specific cases, overseas candidates
may apply for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable
• The associate professor candidate will be ranked in the Dutch
university job ranking system (UFO) as “universitair hoofddocent” in
salary scale 13 with a starting salary of minimally € 4.428,-- gross
per month on a fulltime basis. The selected candidate will start on
a two-year contract, to be concluded by an evaluation. Upon a
positive outcome of the evaluation, the candidate will be offered a
permanent (tenured) position.
• The tenure track positions will be ranked in the Dutch university
job ranking system (UFO) as “universitair docent” in salary scale 11
with a starting salary of € 3.195,-- gross per month on a fulltime
basis, entailing a 5 year period, devided into 2 separate contracts,
starting with a two-year contract. Upon a positive evaluation of
teaching activities within the first 2 years, it leads to an
extension of the tenure track with 3 more years. The division of
tasks is 50% teaching and 50% research. After 4 years of employment,
a dual evaluation will take place on quality of the candidate
(teaching and research) and on the financial long term plan of the
faculty and the department. Upon a positive outcome of the dual
evaluation, the candidate will be offered a permanent position. The
research and teaching expectations to be met by the appointed
candidate during the tenure track will be discussed and will become
an integral part of the contract.
Applications should include a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae.
Applications should be sent before the application deadline of
November 30, 2009, by email to solliciterenGW@uvt.nl, or by regular
mail to Human Resources attn mr. P. van Balen, Tilburg School of
Humanities, Room D302, Tilburg University, P.O. Box 90153, NL-5000
LE Tilburg, The Netherlands. In your letter, please refer to the
relevant vacancy code(s).
It is the policy of the university to increase the number of women
employed. Also members of ethnic minority groups and people with
disabilities are expressly invited to apply.
Doctoral Scholarship in Faculty of Education
Monash University: Doctoral scholarship for research into
sociocultural adjustment, well-being and learning outcomes among
International Students in higher education
Application opens: 5 October, 2009 until the position is filled
A PhD scholarship is available as part of an innovative program of
research examining social and cultural adjustment, well-being, and
student learning outcomes in higher education. The longitudinal
project focuses on students from different cultural backgrounds who
come to study at Monash College as part of their pathway into Monash
University degree programs. Key factors to be studied include
adaptive vs. maladaptive study behaviours, learning engagement and
motivation, learning strategies, academic performance,
connectedness, belonging and wellbeing.
The successful applicant will be mentored as part of an active
research team engaged in a strong program of research. There will be
opportunities for the successful applicant to present at research
conferences and to contribute to publication outputs.
The scholarship will be a stipend of $20,427 per annum (tax free)
for 3 years full time and is awarded through the Faculty of
Education at Monash University,Melbourne, Victoria. There may be an
opportunity to supplement this stipend by undertaking some tutoring,
and/or research assistant work dependent on skills background.
Applicants must be eligible to enrol in the PhD program in the
Faculty of Education at Monash University.
Essential Criteria: A first or upper second class honours degree or
equivalent in education, psychology or a related field. Applicants
should be willing to develop skills in survey research through
training and independent study. The successful applicant will have
excellent interpersonal, organisational, and written communication
Desirable Criteria: Interest in the topic areas of the research
project and a desire to develop skills in survey and/or mixed
For further information regarding this research project, potential
applicants are invited to contact Dr Paul Richardson by emailing:email@example.com
. You may also telephone: +61 3 99052771
Written applications should include a full CV, a letter of
application setting out your interest in the research program, and
addressing the essential and desirable criteria. Applications are to
be addressed to:
Dr Paul W. Richardson
Faculty of Education (Building 6)
Reader position, Institute for Effective Education, University of
The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon, Friday 13th
Salary: £44,930 - £55,259 per annum.
With a world class reputation in teaching and research, the
University of York, in partnership with the Bowland Charitable
Trust, has established the Institute for Effective Education, a
unique, international research and development institute. At the
heart of the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) is the aim of
improving education practice. It is developing new approaches to
teaching for pupils from preschool through secondary school;
evaluating programmes and practice using rigorous experiments;
conducting scientific, systematic reviews of research; evaluating a
broad range of educational programmes and practices; and influencing
policy to promote the use evidence in making educational decisions.
In order to further realise our ambitions, we are looking to
strengthen the team with the new post of Reader, which will play a
key role in continuing to build the reputation and credibility of
the Institute as a leading national and international education
research and consulting resource.
You will work with the Director to establish, maintain and develop
the Institute as a sustainable centre of high quality education and
Full details are available via the following link: http://www22.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_YorkUni01.asp?newms=jj&id=29685
Positions Vacant: Applied Cognitive-Development Lab at CRPP
The successful applicants will join an energetic and productive
research team working under the direction of Dr. Kerry Lee. Our
efforts are currently focused on the cognitive underpinnings of
children's mathematical proficiency. We also conduct a variety of
studies on the development of working memory, executive functioning,
and the interface between learning, cognition, and pedagogy. Duties
for assistants include material preparation, participant
recruitment, liaison with participating schools, project management,
data collection, analysis, and report preparation. In addition to
data collection, duties for associates include advanced data
analysis, manuscript preparation, and grant preparation.
Students with good honours degree in psychology are invited to apply
for the 2010 intake of research students. Successful candidates will
read for their master or doctoral degree under the direction of Dr.
Kerry Lee. Please contact us if you have interests in issues related
to working memory, executive functioning, or mathematical problem
solving. Scholarships are available for exceptional students.
Essential: Honours degree in psychology.
Students who are finishing their 4th year training are encouraged to
apply. For research associates, candidates are expected to have a
master degree by research (in cognitive- developmental or
educational psychology) and teaching experience.
1. A desire to publish and to pursue graduate study in
2. Experience in conducting experiments and administering
3. Interests in cognitive-development and factors
influencing academic performance
4. Training in experimental and developmental psychology
5. Excellent communication (verbal and written English) and
6. Ability to work in a team environment
7. Competent in multivariate analysis. For the research
associate, candidates should have experience and training in
structural equation modeling
8. Ability to speak Mandarin, Malay, or Tamil
Review of applicants will commence immediately and will continue
until suitable candidates are found. We are hoping to have the
research associate in place by 1st January, 2010 and the research
assistant(s) in place by the middle of 2010. Depending on staff
movement, more than one research assistantships may be available. We
regret only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The salary for the research position is competitive and will be
commensurate with the candidate’s qualification and experience.
Research studentships: Please see http://www.nie.edu.sg/nieweb/programmes/loading.do?id=Graduate&cid=10584066
for details on NIE admission procedures, http://www.nie.edu.sg/nieweb/programmes/loading.do?id=Graduate&cid=10584067
for information on research scholarships.
Please direct all enquiries and applications to Dr. Kerry Lee (Kerry.Lee@nie.edu.sg
). In your application package, please include (a) a resume (please
include your university academic transcript) and (b) a cover letter
justifying your suitability for the position. Please address each of
the selection criteria (both essential and desirable).