Reference number: 2018/666-2.2.1
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Linnaeus University is the sixth largest university in Sweden and has a well-established Department of Computer Science and Media Technology with international reputation. The department currently has more than 75 faculty members, who have conducted research in major areas of computer science and media technology such as software engineering, visualization and visual analytics, embedded and adaptive systems, artificial intelligence and learning and knowledge technologies. Our mission is to educate the next generation scientists to bring about scientific and technological innovations to the nation and to the world. The Department is part of the Faculty of Technology.
Field of study: Computer and Information Science
Terms of employment: 100 % employment as doctoral student.
Type of employment: The employment as a doctoral student is limited according to chapter 5, § 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance. The total employment period may not be longer than the equivalent full-time postgraduate studies of four years.
The PhD student position is placed at the at Department of Computer Science and Media Technology at Linnaeus University.
Start: Immediately or after mutual agreement.
According to the Higher Education Ordinance a person appointed to a doctoral studentship should primarily devote himself/herself to his/her own studies. A doctoral candidate may work, however, to a limited extent with education and administration. However, before a doctoral degree has been awarded, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20% of a full-time post.
The doctoral student will pursue graduate studies in the field of Computer and Information Science, in particular Media Technology, with a doctoral degree as the goal. He/She will also conduct research in the field of Computer and Information Science with a particular focus on the areas of digital technology enhanced learning in school and digital technology development.
Digital technology enhanced learning, also called educational technology, is an interdisciplinary field of research and development where educational, engineering, behavioral and design sciences meet. This makes it possible to study and explore different educational processes and how to support them with a rich set of tools and methods in order to find answers to what gives value and efficiency for students and teachers.
The doctoral student will actively participate in research and teaching activities at the Department and in the research group. This doctoral position is one of three new positions that will make up a new research group of Digital Technology Enhanced Learning at Linnaeus University.
More information about the doctoral studies in Computer and Information Sciences, which includes Media Technology, can be found here: https://lnu.se/contentassets/1a094470c50e4b668864e31f000f86bf/asp-computer-and-information-science.pdf
The Higher Education Ordinance stipulates that for applicants for admission to research education, it is required that the applicant
– has a master’s level degree,
– completed the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 ECTS, of which 60 ECTS on second-cycle level, or in other way, in Sweden or abroad, has acquired principally equivalent knowledge.
Specific prerequisites for admission to graduate studies in Computer and Information Science are required.
– approved courses of a minimum of 90 credits in the subject Computer and Information Science or the equivalent, and
– an individual study project of a minimum of 15 credits in the subject Computer and Information Science, or the equivalent.
Other assessment grounds
Good knowledge in the focused research areas of digital technology enhanced learning and interactive technologies development is a strong advantage. Thus, candidates who are strongly interested in this field are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated working experience within the focused research and educational areas is a great advantage, e.g. within the following topics:
- Digital technology enhanced learning with a particular focus on the design and development of systems to support inquiry-based learning
- Requirements engineering and design methodologies with a particular focus on advanced interaction design and learning.
- Web and mobile development
- Interactive visualization techniques and tools
It is essential that the candidate possess very good knowledge of the English language.
The doctoral student is assumed to have capacity to conduct research within the described areas. Interpersonal skills and flexibility are of great importance since the work will be carried out in a research group.
More information on assessment and selection criteria can be found in the respective subjects General Study Plan for Postgraduate Education here: https://lnu.se/en/education/PhD-studies/
The basis of assessment for admission to PhD studies is the candidate’s ability to benefit from and to assimilate and utilize the content of the postgraduate program. Since the subject is male-dominated, female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
Professor Italo Masiello, supervisor, phone: +4670-209 16 01, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Marcelo Milrad, subject chair in Media Technology, phone:+4673-3969574, e-mail: email@example.com
Jesper Andersson, Head of Department, phone +46470-708460, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matters of employment will be answered by HR partner Emmy Andersson, tel: +46480-446108, e-mail: email@example.com
Union representatives may be contacted via the university switchboard at +46-772-288000.
Application deadline is 2018-12-10 marked with Diary number 2018/666-2.2.1
Instructions for a research plan (max 4 pages)
Particular emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s research plan focusing on the knowledge areas of research on educational technology. The research plan is used only to assess the applicant’s scientific autonomy and ability to structure and formulate scientific arguments. A final, individual research plan will be established later with the team of supervisors.
The research plan should contain the following:
- A title that should clearly state what the intended work could be about
- Abstract / Summary (short summary of the research plan, max 10 lines)
- Research area (a brief description of the problem area, possible theoretical perspectives, and empirical and theoretical motives for the study).
- Research questions (present well-defined questions for the study)
- Methods (describe what methods the study is intended to implement)
- Ethical considerations (describe the ethical considerations that may be relevant)
To be able to apply for the position available at https://lnu.se/en/meet-linnaeus-university/work-at-the-university/ indicate that you agree to the terms and follow the directions given there. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached to digital in the e-recruitment tool. Other documents, including various types of scientific pieces of work, should primarily be submitted digitally with the application, and secondary by regular mail in three identical sets to Linnaeus University Registrar, 351 95 Växjö. The application and attached documents shall be marked with the reference number. All supporting documents must be received by the University no later than 24.00 on the closing day.
Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.
Please apply by clicking on the Apply button at the bottom of the ad. Applicants are requested to the application resolving CV, cover letter , a copy of a relevant essay , grades and certificates and other relevant documents. The applicant also requested to submit with their application a proposed research plan within the current area of research. All documents must be attached to digital in the application. The application and other documents shall be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.
Post expires on Monday December 10th, 2018