Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-IF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Didactic & School Organization

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    01/07/2020 09:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor María Pilar Cáceres Reche, from the Department of Didactic & School Organization (http://didacoe.ugr.es/) at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in 2020 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information: http://sl.ugr.es/0aNV).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. The UGR has been awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the UGR’s commitment to continuously improve its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 5/10 of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding.

UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking (http://sl.ugr.es/0aw0). The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) places the UGR in 268th position in the world and as the 4th highest ranked University in Spain, reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research. From the perspective of specialist areas in the ARWU rankings, the UGR is outstanding in Documentation (ranked in the 36th in the world) or Food science technology (ranked 37th in the world), Mathematics and Computer Science (ranked among the top 76-100 in the world).

The UGR has 4 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in the Computer Science area. With regard to broader subject fields, the UGR is ranked in 45th position in the universities worldwide in the discipline of Engineering. It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i) taking 36th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe. Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of the Framework Programme of the European Union. For the duration of the last two Framework Programmes, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 18.02 million euros, and for H2020, 80 projects with total funding around 20.6 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

The group LEADER (SEJ-604), coordinated by Mª Pilar Cáceres Reche, that comes from the research group AREA (HUM-672) of the University of Granada, (Spain), one of the oldest and most important institutions worldwide, founded in 1531 by Emperor Charles V; occupying the position of the 201 of the 500 best universities in the world (URL: www.arwu.org), together with the Faculty of Educational Sciences, according to the Shanghai ranking.

Project description

Our line of research and developed actions are focused on the study of leadership, development, educational research (active methodologies and innovation actions at Higher Education). In the case of leadership it is defined by the International Reports (TALIS), as a quality factor for the organizational development of institutions, a function of dynamization that resides in the group (Lorenzo Delgado, 2005) and that it is necessary to address it from the formation of leaders, the versatility of the contexts, and the importance of encouraging the innate potentialities for the sustainable development of a human group and/or an organization. In this sense, our project is nourished by different topics of great interest and relevance according to the current challenges of the knowledge society and the digital age, through different studies, some of them emanate from doctoral programs, supervised by members of the group (almost 40 directed doctoral theses), the development of educational innovation projects. In this way, there are themes, not only linked to leadership, but also others variables attending to the multiple factors intervening from the agents, the processes, the results and the context or environment of any organization, especially in educational environments.

The central axes or topics under study focus on the analysis of electronic leadership in distance universities (virtual environments, semi-presential); student leadership in different university contexts; leadership and gender in Higher Education; management and nursing leadership in public hospitals; pedagogical leadership and management models in multicultural centres; micropolitics and school management; emotional leadership, resilience and teaching innovation actions, for the improvement of educational quality; leadership, inclusion and sustainable development.

Research Area: Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor María Pilar Cáceres Reche (caceres@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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