Associate Professor in applied learning technologies at the Centre for Educational Development

The Centre for Educational Development (CED) at Aarhus University invites applications for an associate professor in applied learning technologies in higher education. The associate professorship is a full-time (37 hours per week) permanent position from 1 June 2023 or as soon as possible. The place of employment is Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.

What is the job? About the position as associate professor at CED

At CED, an associate professor’s time divides equally between research and teaching (including the connected admin tasks). We expect you to be an active participant in CED’s cross-departmental research group that focusses on high-quality research in higher education. We also expect you to contribute significantly to the centre’s continuous collaboration with teachers and educational leaders across Aarhus University. Furthermore, we expect you to teach staff/faculty development courses and workshops in collaboration with colleagues at CED in your own topic of expertise as well as broader teaching-learning theory and practice.

What are the tasks? About the responsibilities of the associate professor in applied learning technologies at the Department of Digital Development at CED

Your primary responsibilities are to

  • conduct applied research in higher education at an international level
  • publish your own research internationally
  • fundraise externally for research activities
  • supervise younger research colleagues at CED
  • lead development projects within your field of expertise
  • teach selected topics at CED’s courses and workshops for the university staff/faculty
  • support colleagues at CED in connection with other tasks by specific agreement

Who are you? Qualifications and competence

You have

  1. a PhD degree in a relevant field
  2. three years of postdoc/assistant professor work experience in a relevant position (by 1 June 2023)
  3. developed a relevant independent international research profile
  4. successful fundraising experience
  5. broad teaching experience, including experience of teaching university faculty/staff
  6. a teaching certificate / pedagogical course certificate from your postdoc/assistant professor period

You can

  1. supervise younger research colleagues
  2. collaborate in an interdisciplinary research group
  3. collaborate in an interdisciplinary higher education centre
  4. collaborate respectfully and professionally with university staff and faculty
  5. lead development projects within your field of expertise

You are a person who

  1. thrives on complex processes with multiple agendas and stakeholders
  2. keeps a cool head and high spirits when things are not going as planned
  3. likes to work with a group of colleagues
  4. would like to learn Danish (if you are not already speaking a Scandinavian language)

Who are we? About the Centre for Educational Development (CED) at Aarhus University

The Centre for Educational Development intends to inspire engaging teaching and excellent higher education. We offer academic staff, coordinators, directors, and executives at Aarhus University practical partnership, collaboration, and help concerning their ongoing teaching tasks and competencies. Furthermore, we ambitiously strive for the highest international level through applied research in higher education, development projects and experiments in the fields of digitalization and learning technologies, university teaching and program development.

CED employs 60 colleagues organized into three departments specialized in digital development, teaching development, and program development, respectively, plus a small administration. We have a good collegial atmosphere characterized by a high degree of professionalism, supportive collaborations, and the opportunity for continuous professional development.

The research group at CED works within and across the three departments. The group presently comprises four associate professors, one assistant professor, four postdocs, one PhD-student, and three research assistants. The group has ongoing research on topics in that include student learning, transitions and career, teacher development and educational leadership, health sciences education, and learning technology in higher education. We come from a wide range of research methods and theoretical frameworks, but all focus practical and applied higher education research.

For a more detailed description of CED, please visit our website.


Conditions and place of employment

The associate professorship is a full-time (37 hours per week) permanent position from 1 June 2023 or as soon as possible.The successful applicant will refer to department manager of the Department of Digital Development at CED.

The centre director leads the research group across the three departments.

Place of employment is Trøjborgvej 88, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).

Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.

International applicant?

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark on Research at AU.

The hiring process

We encourage diverse research and teaching backgrounds and the position is therefore not limited to specific degrees. We acknowledge that many pathways to CED can be relevant.

In connection with your motivated written application, you must attach your

  • CV
  • documentation for the PhD degree
  • listed publication overview and selected publications for assessment (max 3)
  • suggested research plan covering the first two years at CED (max 3 pages)
  • teaching portfolio (max 3 pages)
  • documentation of participation in teaching courses
  • short teaching statement (or teaching philosophy)
  • and – if relevant – examples of leading development projects (max 3 pages)

We use shortlisting in the hiring process lead by the centre director. In this shortlisting process, we exclude obviously unqualified applicants for the described position. After the shortlisting process, an assessment committee with international participation gives their written summary concerning each of the shortlisted applicants. Based on these summaries of qualifications, an employment committee of future colleagues, the department lead, and the centre director invite the most qualified 3-4 applicants for an interview. If necessary, the employment committee can invite 1-2 applicants to a second interview round before making the final decision and offer.

Applications must be made in English.

Interviews are expected to take place in the period 11 – 20 April 2023.