Oct 24, 2010

PhD position: Sustainability in EE and PBL, 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":

Sustainability in EE and PBL

Engineering education institutions are facing new challenges as demands to integrate social and environmental concerns in technological innovation. Furthermore the increasing globalization makes technological innovation processes even more distributed which poses new challenges to the process competences of engineers. This project focus on ways of integrating teaching and learning in sustainability in EE. This PhD project is set out to investigate whether PBL as an integrated curriculum approach can serve as a framework for addressing these new challenges and if student achieve relevant knowledge, skills and competences according to the challenges. The project includes a focus on 3-4 cases representing diverse curriculum strategies such as integrated and adding strategy. Research questions of interest: How are the different curricula constructed from content point of view as well as pedagogical point of view? What are the expected learning outcomes formulated by staff and in the formal curriculum and what are students?

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 these topics.

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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