University Assistant (post doc) in the research group CSLEARN - Educational Technologies
The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a
University Assistant (post doc)
in the research group CSLEARN - Educational Technologies
Reference number: 12014
The Research Group “CSLEARN - Educational Technologies” at the Faculty of Computer Science (University of Vienna) pursues interdisciplinary research combining methods and theories from Education, Learning and Social Sciences, Human-Centered Computing, Learning Analytics, and Machine Learning in order to investigate open problems in teaching and learning of Computer Science Education while creating potential technological solutions within educational settings in general. Amongst multiple research engagements, one line of teaching activities within the group is specifically dedicated to pre-service Teacher Education in Computer Science.
We offer a diverse and challenging position addressing candidates who seek to pursue a post doctorate in one of the research fields of the group. While participating in the activities of the group, the candidate will have opportunity to be responsible for his*her own research projects, grant applications, and teaching courses and further develop his*her own academic research profile. The candidate will be able to access the national and international professional network of the group while sharing his*her own experiences with doctoral students of the group and providing new insights for the group’s pursuit of activities. The position furthers the post-doctoral stage of a career to be potentially continued in academic, administrational or business related fields of Computer Science Education and Educational Technologies.
Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves:
- Developing and strengthening the independent research profile
- Involvement in research projects / research studies
- International publications and presentations
- Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
- Preparing / writing a (publication-ready) habilitation thesis or equivalent publications
- Independent teaching of courses within the graduate and undergraduate study programs of the Computer Science Faculty (as defined by the collective agreement; currently four hours per week)
- Supervision of undergraduate and phd students
- Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration
Doctoral degree/PhD and Master’s (or equivalent) degree related to the research field of the group by the expected start date. Preferably, this would be: Computer Science/Informatics, Computer Science Education and related Teacher Education (in K-12/secondary education), Learning Analytics with Machine Learning, or Educational Technologies focusing on Human-Centered-Computing. Additionally, we encourage strongly candidates to apply with a thorough background in Learning Sciences, Pedagogical or Educational Psychology including Computer Science as minor subject or strong readiness to Computer Science, particularly programming.
Candidates bring a strong interest and commitment to the research field of the group. They find it exciting to investigate questions of teaching and learning Computer Science by combining techniques, methods, and theories from social sciences, Psychology, Education, Machine Learning, and Learning Analytics and to create educational technology solutions and/or to contribute new insights to research. Candidates are willing to engage in teaching and mentoring of students and to pursue leadership in research and teaching projects as well as educational outreach events of the group. We expect proficient speaking and writing English skills. Basic German language skills or a strong commitment to adopt German within the first years are also strongly favored.
-Letter of Motivation including ideas for a prospective post-doctoral project proposal
-Abstract of doctoral thesis
-List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)
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Main research field
Special research fields
Practical computer science
Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (
http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 20.05.2021, mentioning reference number 12014.
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The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (
http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.