Oct 24, 2010

PhD position: Attractiveness/recruitment to technical education and outreach activities, Aalborg University, Denmark

Position No.

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Development and Planning a PhD stipend is available within the general study programme Planning and Development. The stipend is open for appointment from December 1, 2010.

Job description
The PhD position is available within the research field "Problem Based Learning":

Attractiveness/recruitment to technical education and outreach activities

The project will focus on methodologies for attractiveness/recruitment to technical education and institution’s outreach activities. The research is attached to established projects and deals with the effects of new ways of learning and collaborating within a network among university, the University College, primary and secondary schools, municipalities, companies and other actors, in order to increase the general interest for natural sciences and engineering. The research will encompass active collaboration with practitioners from organizations within the above network. The study area also includes an outreach for groups that usually does not regard engineering and natural science as an educational possibility; amongst others by analyzing the links between learning, practice, meaning and motivation.

You may obtain further information from Professor Anette Kolmos, Department of Development and Planning, phone: +45 9940 8307, email: ak@plan.aau.dk concerning the technical aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Masters degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Engineering and Science, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 18 of January 14, 2008 on the PhD Programme at the Universities. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary contact Ms. Maj-Britt Trolle Ståhl, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: mts@adm.aau.dk,, phone: +45 9940 7582.

The faculty have a research school, The Doctoral School of Engineering, Science and Medicine: www.phd.ins.aau.dk and a Network for all PhD students: www.pau.aau.dk

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of October 1, 2008 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance Circular of June 13, 2007 on the employment structure at Danish Universities.



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