Assistant or Associate Professorship in Materiality and Learning Environments

Location
Aarhus (DK)
Posted
22 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Danish School of Education (DPU), Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University invites applications for an assistant or associate professorship in materiality and learning environments 953767.

The Danish School of Education at Aarhus University invites applications for an assistant/associate professorship in materiality and learning environments.

The assistant professorship is a full-time, three-year training position which begins on 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The associate professorship is a permanent position which begins on 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is based at DPU campus Emdrup/Copenhagen. The successful applicant will be part of either the Department of Educational Theory and Curriculum Studies or the Department of Educational Anthropology.

It is important that the successful applicant takes part in the daily activities of the department, including both teaching and supervising. Since the department is situated in both Aarhus and Copenhagen, the successful applicant should expect some travel activity between Aarhus and Copenhagen.

The position

The assistant/associate professor must have expertise in the social and cultural dimensions of materiality within the context of learning in formal and informal learning spaces. This may comprise one or more of the following areas connected to materiality: social material practices, didactic thinking in relation to the field of materiality, the cultural analysis of objects and artefacts, performativity and social aesthetics. 

In the application, the applicant should explicitly present her/his vision and plans for the development of materiality studies at Aarhus University with respect to research and teaching.

Applicants with expertise in qualitative methods (e.g. ethnographic fieldwork, classroom observations and interviews) will be preferred. The successful applicant must be willing to participate in consolidating and expanding the field in terms of both teaching and research. 

For full length version with description of all formal requirements and the application procedure, please see: http://www.au.dk/en/about/vacant-positions/scientific-positions/stillinger/Vacancy/show/953767/5283/.

Application deadline: 8/2/2018