From: Tonia Davison <Tonia.Davison@PED.KULEUVEN.BE>
Date: September 22, 2009 1:49:04 PM GMT+02:00
Subject: EARLI - job announcements:Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Spain, research scientists, USA, researchers, technician and a
research studentship, UK, Prof. of Educational Sciences, Estonia,
associate prof.,Sweden, position for PhD students, Finland, Germany
Reply-To: European Association for Research on Learning and
Dear EARLI members,
Please find below 8 job announcements:
Marie Curie Postdoctoral 14-month Fellowship
in CSCL research design & data analysis
The Department of Educational Psychology, Autonomous University of
(www.uab.edu), announces the opening of one Postdoctoral Research
Fellow position in the
area of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) research
design & data analysis.
The position is for 14 months, starting on January 2010. Funding
comes from the European
Commission, under the Marie Curie Action Industry-Academia
Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)
project Euro-CAT-CSCL (FP7-PEOPLE-2007-3-1-IAPP-218306). Euro-CAT-
CSCL project is concerned with the design, construction, deployment
and evaluation of a Collaboration
Awareness Tool (CAT) for Computer Supported Collaborative Learners
(CSCL). The main
objective of the research is to provide end users with a tool
allowing them to increase their
collaboration and learning capabilities by bringing forward the
situational context information
of their learning team partners. More details are available at www.cat-cscl.eu
The Research Fellow is expected to contribute to Euro-CAT-CSCL
objectives and scientific
outcomes of the project (workshops, publications, diffusion) by her/
his expertise in CSCL
research design and data analysis. She/he will work in collaboration
with the scientist in charge of the project in UAB University,
Professor Carles Monereo i Font, in cooperation with the other
partners and the project coordinator.
Requirements for applicants are: (a) a Ph.D. in Psychology or
related field; (b) a total research
experience of 4-10 years (including the years of Ph.D. study); and
(c) the Research Fellow must not have resided, worked or studied in
Spain for more than 12 months out of the three years immediately
prior to either the time of application, or the start of her/his
work. Exceptions from the first rule may be granted for European
researchers that have been working outside the EU for a long period.
(For more details on the eligibility criteria see
Interested candidates should contact both Pr. Carles Monereo i Font (firstname.lastname@example.org
and the project coordinator Margarida Romero (email@example.com
Please supply a cover letter with expression of interest, fit of
requirements, availability and an up-to-date curriculum vitae.
The University of Phoenix’s National Research Center for Teaching
and Learning is seeking applications for two research scientists to
assist in executing the center’s research agenda in cognition and
learning. Both are full-time positions at the postdoctoral level or
higher, and will be located in San Francisco. The specializations
sought are in the following areas:
- Educational Technology / Human-Computer Interaction / Information
- Teaching, Learning, & Assessment
Please see the attached position descriptions for more detail.
Applicants should send a letter describing research interests and
experience, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and
selected publications electronically to Dr. Jorge Klor de Alva, NRC
Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or to:
Dr. Norma Ming, Senior Research Scientist
National Research Center for Teaching and Learning, University of
199 Fremont Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94105
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
The Centre for Neuroscience in Education in the Faculty of Education
at the University of Cambridge is seeking to fill three posts -- two
researchers, one technician - and a research studentship.
Please see our website for further details - www.educ.cam.ac.uk/about/jobs
University of Tartu in Estonia is seeking to appoint a Professor of
It is a full-time position for the period from 1.09.2010 to
31.08.2015. The closing date for submitting application documents is
15 October 2009.
The professor should develop and lead a research group of
educational sciences focusing on the education of students with
special educational needs. The work involves planning, preparation
and execution of research and developmental work and supervision of
PhD students in the field. The candidate should have an ability to
generate research funding. In addition, the professor should hold
seminars of educational methodology and give consultations on
publishing scientific papers. Also, involvement in developing of
teacher education curricula for improving the preparation of
students for working with pupils with special needs is expected.
The candidate must hold a Ph.D. or another academic degree of an
equivalent level. A successful candidate has at least 15
international peer-reviewed research publications in the journals
with a high impact factor in the field of educational sciences
(preferably indexed in ISI Web of Knowledge database). At least
three of these publications should be in the sub-field of special
educational needs. Within the last five years they must have
completed internationally recognised research equivalent to more
than one doctoral thesis.
The salary would be up to 90 000 EEK (approx. 5750 EUR) per month
(including 21% of local taxes). The professorship is co-financed by
the European Social Fund programme DoRa.
Further information can be found from the general web-page of vacant
positions at the University of Tartu: http://www.ut.ee/37444 as
well as from the page of detailed information about the position of
the Professorship of Educational Sciences: http://www.ut.ee/80018#7
Applications are invited for an Experienced Researcher (ER)
fellowship for two-years in the area of modelling literacy
development in European Languages and orthographic learning in
The fellow will join a 7-member Marie Curie-funded training network:
ELDEL (Enhancing Literacy Development in European Languages).
The ELDEL Network consists of a programme of research focusing on
typical and atypical literacy development in learners of several
European languages. For the present post, the successful ER fellow
will contribute to two of the core Work Packages of the Network:
Work Package 1(WP1) - Establishing the Foundations of Literacy
Development in European Languages, and Work Package 5 (WP5 -
Implicit and Explicit Learning in Typical and Dyslexic Spelling
Development (see http://www.eldel.eu/workpackageoverview).
The position will be based at the University of Granada under the
supervision of S. Defior, and will involve close collaboration with
project partners in the UK (Bangor University (M. Caravolas) and The
University of York (C. Hulme). The main duties will include
coordinating the collection, compilation, and statistical analysis
of the longitudinal multilanguage dataset of WP1. As part of this
remit, the ER will be required to work with the ESRs at the five
network sites to support them in compiling and analysing their
single-language data, and to contribute to network-wide tutorials on
statistical approaches to longitudinal, developmental research. The
ER will also collaborate in WP5 Implicit and Explicit Orthographic
Learning in Dyslexia, in which s/he will assist in the design of
experiments, in E-prime or similar, investigating the generality and
specificity of orthographic learning processes in normal developing
children and dyslexics from a crosslinguistic perspective.
As part of the ER fellowship, the post-holder will be involved in
all aspects of the research project including activities of
coordination, ESRs supervision, data analysis, interpretation, and
dissemination, among others.
Advanced knowledge of statistics, modelling and psycholinguistic
approaches to reading and spelling will be an asset, as will
experience of research involving children and adults with and
without dyslexia. The ELDEL network's research programme has a
strong cross-linguistic theme which will necessitate the ability to
coordinate activities with researchers working in parallel in
languages other than Spanish, availability to travel for training
and research purposes to other European network sites, and to
contribute to the cross-language database analysis on early literacy.
Salary: 49.660 € p.a.
Specific duties will include:
Conduct statistical data analysis using SPSS, M-plus, and similar
packages (specific training in the use of Mplus will be provided as
necessary at the York site by C. Hulme).
Work closely with the Supervisor, S. Defior, WP1 Coordinator (M.
Caravolas), and Senior Scientist (C. Hulme) on the compilation and
organization of the overall WP1 dataset.
Liaise regularly with ESRs on WP1 and support them in the
compilation and analysis of their single-language data.
Participate in the design of experiments on WP5.
Liaise with and support two ESRs on WP5.
Support the principal and co-investigators in planning and
development of the work packages.
Acquire and maintain a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the
background scientific literature that is relevant to the research
Preparing research report write-ups, and assisting in the completion
of other aspects related to the publication of research findings.
Participate in conference presentations of research findings.
Attending ELDEL's Workshops and other relevant training activities.
Support broader research activities, workshop organisation, and
communications with internal and external bodies in the field of
language and literacy development.
Due to the stipulations of the funding source (Marie Curie
Fellowships), the successful candidate must:
be a non-Spanish national or have legally resided and had his/her
main activity in a non-Associated third country (non-EU, or
Associated state) for at least three of the last four years. Non-
Spanish nationals must not have worked and resided in Spain for more
than 12 months in the past 3 years (preceding the start date).
The post holder will be an Experienced Researcher, as defined by the
Marie Curie FP7 scheme. Essential qualifications A PHD in
Psychology, or closely related discipline such as Education, Speech
and Language Therapy, Linguistics or equivalent research training,
experience and achievement.
A very good command of oral and written Spanish and English.
Knowledge of reading mechanisms and reading development.
Advanced knowledge and skills in statistical analysis for the
Ability to use statistical packages for analysing large data sets
using software such as Microsoft Excel, SPSS and Mplus.
Ability to manage time and complete tasks accurately to agreed
Proven ability to coordinate research involving liaison with
participants and students Experience in working with dyslexic
Experience in psychological research, including study design, data
collection, and data analysis, interpreting and reporting of results
in written and oral form.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with
young children, students, teachers, education professionals,
research assistants as well as European colleagues at all levels.
Excellent time management skills.
Previous research and/or psycho-educational and clinical experience
with preschool, primary-school-aged children, dyslexic children and/
or special populations.
Knowledge of how environments impact learning.
Ability to program using e-prime or equivalent languages.
Ability to use structural equation modelling and growth curve
Previous experience of research/ psycho-educational and/or clinical
practice in areas of language and literacy development, dyslexia.
Familiarity with assessments/measures often used in research with
preschool, school-aged children, and adults Research publications in
Experience of preparing proposals for research grant funding.
Closing Date: 10-11-2009
The successful candidate will be expected to start on 10th January
2010 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Applying for this vacancy:
Send by e-mail to email@example.com (with copy to firstname.lastname@example.org)
the following documents:
-a covering letter
-a full CV
-a statement of scientific interests
-three referees letter sent directly by the referees -a copy of the
passport or identity card
Vacant positions at the Department of Education, at the University
of Gothenburg, Sweden.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/SENIOR LECTURER IN EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES Special
Education and Inclusion, development in reading and writing (Ref. no
E 324 3802/09)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/SENIOR LECTURER IN EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES Child
and Youth Studies, development in reading and writing in early
childhood (Ref. no E 324 3803/09)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/SENIOR LECTURER IN EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES Child
and Youth Studies, mathematical learning in early childhood (Ref. no
E 324 3805/09)
For more information visit our website:
Doctoral Programme for Interdisciplinary Research on Learning
Environments coordinated by the University of Turku, Finland,
announces 8 full time positions for PhD students for the time period
Applications are to be submitted by September 30, 2009.
For more information
-see the attachment file "8PhDstudent_positions_OPMON.pdf"
-contact: Mrs. Tarja-Riitta Hurme (email@example.com), or -
visit our webpages http://edu.utu.fi/tutkijakoulut/opmon/
The Knowledge Media Research Center (KMRC, Institut fuer
Wissensmedien, Tuebingen, Germany) conducts research on knowledge
acquisition, knowledge exchange, and collaboration with modern
communication media. The Center is a member of the Leibniz-
Gemeinschaft and is committed to international scientific standards.
In September 2009, a PhD position will be announced in the following
project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG):
"Knowledge and Information Awareness for Increasing the Efficiency
of Net Based Collaborative Problem Solving by Spatially Distributed
Group Members ".
This project investigates knowledge exchange and difficulties of
knowledge acquisition in group situations, especially with virtual
groups whose memb ers do not know each other. The studies center on
an innovative solution a pproach - "Knowledge and Information
above-average diploma or master's degree in Psychology expertise in
Cognitive Psychology and / or Media Psychology excellent research
skills and statistical skills (SPSS)
... and you are interested in the research areas of "Computer-
Supported Collaboration" and "Group Awareness"?
Please find our job announcement (released by the end of September)
follow ing this link:
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Tanja Engelmann
Institut fuer Wissensmedien - Knowledge Media Research Center Konrad-
D-72072 Tuebingen (Germany)
Phone: +49 7071 979-239
E-Mail: [ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org ]