Professor in Early Childhood Education and Care

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 a permanent position as professor in early childhood education and care 953251  

The Danish School of Education at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as professor in early childhood education and care (ECEC) with particular focus on human development.

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

The position is based at DPU campus Emdrup/Copenhagen or Aarhus. The successful applicant will be a part of either the Department of Educational Psychology or the Department of Educational Sociology based at DPU campus Emdrup/Copenhagen or Aarhus. 

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

The position

The successful applicant will be expected to strengthen research activity and output as well as contributing to the high profile of research within the area of early childhood education and care (ECEC) at Aarhus University.

ECEC studies with particular focus on human development are part of the programme in learning, didactics and innovation in early childhood education and care, which combines elements from cognitive, developmental and learning psychology, the sociology of education, learning environment studies, educational theory and didactics, by means of combinations of both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies (mixed methods). Further information about present strategic research areas and aims for learning, didactics and innovation in early childhood education and care is available at the website for the research programme in Learning, Education and Innovation in Child Care. As part of the programme, the professor is also expected to contribute to close cooperation with the National Centre for School Research (NCS), use this link  http://ncs.au.dk/en/

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange, and to provide academic leadership relating to research, education and academic development.

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/953251/5283/.

Application deadline: 8/2/2018