01/09/2020

Pre-doctoral position

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Lleida
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Educational sciencesEducation
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    30/09/2020 15:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Lleida
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Permanent
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/12/2020

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The University of Lleida (Spain) – Educational Psychology Department – Faculty of Education, Psychology and Social Work [http://www.fepts.udl.cat/en/index.html] invites applications for a 3-year Pre-Doctoral position. We are looking for a highly motivated pre-doctoral Student in the research area of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL). The Pre-Doc position will start in winter 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

You will work together with the research team of the R+D project entitled: ICT4CoCreation - Design, implementation and evaluation of a technology to support collaborative creativity: technology-enhanced pedagogy implications. Three-year project (2020 – 2023) funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and University.

MAIN TASKS

The successful candidate will assist and contribute in the research activities on the aforementioned ICT4CoCreation project which involves the design, use and evaluation of innovative and creative technologies in education. An element of the role will involve use of technology in education interventions. We expect that your work can contribute to the further development of technology capable of assisting students’ co-creative processes in secondary education

The successful applicant is expected to write a thesis dissertation and high-impact papers within the project. Besides, you will be actively encouraged and supported in your academic career. This includes not only research in the field but also presenting, publishing and discussing in a national and international context. For this, you will be able to collaborate with all the members of the project research team, which are working in the University of Lleida, University of Exeter, University of Cambridge and University College of London. The thesis should be defended during the pre-doctoral contract.

MAIN REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must have a master degree or equivalent in educational sciences or computer science (with experience or motivation in the area of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning). Proved experience on working on digital innovation in education and collaborative learning will be considered.

Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills in English (C1 or C2 Cambridge level or equivalent), including the ability to communicate with clarity on complex and conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding as well as to peers, using high level skills and a range of media. Additional essential and desirable criteria are listed in Requirements.

Candidates should enroll in the Doctoral School- University of Lleida [http://www.doctorat.udl.cat/en/index.html]. Check in the web if you meet the requirements to enroll in the doctoral school.

Enquiries may be addressed to Manoli Pifarré email: manoli.pifarre@udl.cat

Manoli Pifarré will interview and inform you about all the paperwork and requirements for submission.

Deadline is 30/09/2020. Please take into consideration you have to prepare and have some paperwork signed before this deadline (see below).

Application documents

- Academic curriculum vitae and photocopied proves of all the merits

- Bachelor and Master Degree certificates

- Certified copy of the bachelor and Master academic curricula, with qualifications. In the selection process a calculation of the mean qualifications is needed.

- Short doctoral project proposal (related with the research project)

- Enrollment form in enroll in the Doctoral School- University of Lleida [http://www.doctorat.udl.cat/en/index.html].

More Information

Benefits

We offer

• Research employment until the end of 2023 (with possible extension)

• Dynamic and stimulating work environment.

- Collaboration with international researchers

- Facilities to participate in International Conferences and research stages

Eligibility criteria

- Master degree in Education / Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning or any other related study filed

- Curriculum vitae related to Education and Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning

- Good Bachelor and Master Qualifications

- High motivation to work in the project: ICT4CoCreation - Design, implementation and evaluation of a technology to support collaborative creativity: technology-enhanced pedagogy implications.

Selection process

Candidates should address to Manoli Pifarré email: manoli.pifarre@udl.cat

Manoli Pifarré will interview the candidates and help with the paperwork and requirements for submission.

 

Additional comments

The University of Lleida has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe.

Lleida is a lively medium city, only one hour away from Barcelona. It has good communications by train and road to all  the main Spanish and Catalan Cities. Life is affordable with a pre-doctoral research contract.

Languages

At the University of Lleida researchers from all over the world come together. In our scientific community the language used may be preferable English.

Internal university communication is in Spanish or Catalan. Therefore a basic knowledge of Spanish and Catalan or the willingness to acquire such knowledge is essential.

Work Location

Faculty of Education, Psychology and Social Work [http://www.fepts.udl.cat/en/index.html]

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Educational sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    SPANISH: Basic
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

- MA or Diploma in the study field Education/Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning or any other related study filed

- Knowledge in the field of Quantitative and Qualitative Research methods in Education.

- Interest in participating in the research project ICT4CoCreation - Design, implementation and evaluation of a technology to support collaborative creativity: technology-enhanced pedagogy implications

- Very excellent command of written and spoken English

Desired: school teaching experience;

Desired: additional qualifications relevant to the subject;

The application must be accompanied by a dissertation project of 3-4 pages;

Candidates should have ability to cooperate; creative problem-solving skills; ability to work in a team; teaching skills.

 

Specific Requirements

- MA or Diploma in the study field Education/Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning or any other related study filed

 

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Lleida
Spain
Lleida
Lleida
25001
Avinguda Estudi General 4

EURAXESS offer ID: 554854

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