Post-doc position in Digital Didactics (open the link and scroll down to the English version)

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Post-doc position with focus on Digital Didactics, IT and learning

The Department of Applied Educational Science (TUV) has approximately 110 employees working in teaching, research and commission services. The Department has a broad profile that is based on an interdisciplinary research practice. Within the department, the teams study conditions for learning in social, cultural and institutional context, information technologies for learning, assessment and evaluation. The section Interactive Media and Learning (IML) is one of several groups at TUV and studies the integration of technology in teaching and learning from different perspectives.

Research focus
The research group Digital Didactics studies interactive media and learning with a focus on digital didactical designs. A digital didactical design mirrors the social practice of education: it includes teaching objectives, student learning, process-based forms of assessment, social relations and roles as well as educational technology. The group is studying teaching, learning and the integration of ICT and iPads/tabletPCs in higher educatio and in schools as well as outside of educational institutions. What forms of innovative digital didactical designs lead to deeper learning, how, under which conditions and why? Further information about the research group, projects and team members are online:

Submitted applications should be related to one or more of the following topics

  • Digital didactical designs
  • IT and learning
  • Informal learning, non-formal learning, formal settings
  • Blended learning, mobile learning, creative learning

The successful applicant will be responsible for planning and performing research in cooperation with the research leader within the theme of digital didactics both within and across educational institutions.

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher for 2 years full-time.

Deadline for submission: 3rd of January 2014.

Qualification requirements
Candidates for the post-doc position must have the following qualifications: PhD, preferably in educational work or some other subject with a focus on Interactive Media and Learning. Eligible for employment as a post-doc are a person who completed their doctoral degree maximum three years before the end of the application period.

The position requires that the applicant is proficient in English as a working language, has demonstrated experience of research in the social sciences and has experience of advanced qualitative and/or quantitative methods.

The details of the appointment will be determined in consultation with the successful applicant. The position is full-time, research-oriented and offer at least 80% research. The position is open to access immediately or according to agreement. Placement: Umeå University, Department of Applied Educational Science.

The application for the position should include a brief research plan describing the candidate’s research interests relevant to the position, a full CV and publication list and PDF files or hard copies of selected (no more than three) major publications, including the PhD thesis. Applicants should state the date on which they would prefer to start the position and include the names and contact details of two suitable academic references.

Documents sent electronically should be in MS Word or PDF format. Applicants who prefer to send hard copies of their work should provide two copies of all documents.

For further information, contact Professor Isa Jahnke, email

Union information is available from SACO, +46-(0)90-786 53 65, SEKO, +46-(0)90-786 52 96 and ST, +46-(0)90-786 54 31.

Your complete application, marked with reference number 315-1041-13, should be sent to (state the reference number as subject) or to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden to arrive January 3, 2014 at the latest.

We look forward to receiving your application!


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About isaja

Isa Jahnke is Professor in ICT, media and learning at Umeå University at the Department of Applied Educational Science/IML group.
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