The Department of Design and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Humanities, invites applications for a 2-year position as postdoc with teaching responsibilities within the field of Informatics teaching and learning. The position is placed at the Kolding campus of the University and is available from October 1st or as soon as possible thereafter.
The Department of Design and Communication is a humanistic department which encompasses Design, International Business Communication, Information Studies, Tourism, Chinese and Library Science. We welcome applicants with an interdisciplinary orientation, who are prepared to participate in the cross-disciplinary cooperation at the department. The department offers bachelor and master study programs in humanistic IT and comprises corresponding research activities, particularly within informatics, computational thinking, designs for learning with ICT, web communication and web technologies. The selected applicant is expected to strengthen the department’s profile within the area of Informatics teaching and learning as concerns the study programs as well as the research areas. Applicants with qualifications within programming will be preferred.
The applicant is expected to have qualifications within at least two of the following five areas:

  • Computational thinking
  • Teaching computational thinking
  • Designs for learning
  • Design for motivation with ICT
  • Practice-based research within the field of informatics teaching and learning

The position involves, among other tasks:

  • active participation in the department’s ongoing research activities, with special focus on computational thinking and designs for learning programming;
  • contributing to the development of research perspectives within the area of informatics teaching and learning;
  • active participation in the development of the ICT design profile of the department
  • teaching, particularly in subjects within the area of computational thinking, programming, and teaching programming

Candidates are invited to contact Head of Department, Per Krogh Hansen ( for further information.
Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.
The applicant is expected to have a Ph.D. within the fields of Informatics, Design for learning, or a related field by the application date.
Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty. As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2015

Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online”.

Please note that we only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files.

All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file.

The Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying.
Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages.
Only publications in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English will be assessed. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.
The application shall include the following:

  • documentation for scientific and high-level research within the field of ICT, teaching and learning;
  • Documentation for pedagogical skills and teaching experience (teaching portfolio);
  • curriculum vitae;
  • university diplomas, including documentation for the Ph. D degree;
  • research plan for the postdoc period;
  • a complete list of publications;
  • up to three research publications, which the applicant wishes to be taken into account in the assessment of his/her scientific qualifications (including statements from co-authors where applicable)

We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Deadline: August 30 at 12 p.m.

Deadline: 30 August 2018
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Kolding
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday August 30th, 2018