Postdoctoral position in project Learning to be green

Postdoctoral position in project Learning to be green

Published Deadline Location
14 May tomorrow Enschede

Job description

L2BGreen aims to leverage scalable, digital ways of learning as the means to move forward the green transition through increased awareness and knowledge of green entrepreneurship. Toward this goal, the project consortium will co-creatively develop a series of multilingual online learning experiences, facilitated by a novel AI agent, based on LLMs and Learning Sciences frameworks. The pedagogical agent will play the roles of (a) a tutor, guiding the learner through material and assessment, (b) a learning companion, answering open-ended questions and offering suggestions for next steps, and (c) a broker, bringing like-minded learners together into a learning community.

The project involves 10 partners from 7 European countries (Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Greece, Estonia) and targets a range of different audiences (students in HEI and VET, and professionals). The consortium includes universities, VET providers, startup accelerators, SMEs, and an industry partner charged with the development of the pedagogical agent.

The University of Twente is coordinating the project and is involved in tasks related to the design and evaluation of online learning experiences and the pedagogical agent. The postdoc is expected to conduct studies involving the agent and online learning, and support the project coordination team in managing the project.

Finally, the project can offer high opportunities for visibility, networking, and traveling to the postdoc. Upon discussion, teaching duties (e.g., student supervision) can be agreed upon, especially if the postdoc would like to develop a teaching portfolio.

For more information on the L2BGreen project:

Specifications

University of Twente (UT)

Requirements

The following are necessary characteristics:
  • Awarded PhD by the time of appointment (1 Oct, 2024) in Educational Technology, Computer Science, Educational Psychology, or other relevant areas that combine education and technology.
  • Excellent English language skills in oral and written communication.
  • Strong scientific publication record (e.g., publications in Q1 journals such as Computers & Education, JCAL, ETR&D, etc.).

The following are desired characteristics:
  • Good communication skills in any of the other project languages (Dutch, German, Greek, Slovenian, Estonian).
  • Independence in conducting R&D activities.
  • Experience in EU projects.

Conditions of employment

We offer a position (1.0 FTE) for 30 months with with a two-month probationary period. The starting salary, depending on your experience, ranges between € 3.877 to € 4.786 gross per month (in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale 10).

In addition, the University of Twente offers additional attractive employment conditions
  • extras such as an 8,3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance
  • minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;
  • an attractive pension scheme
  • possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave
  • professional and personal development programmes
  • a family-friendly institution, offering support for dual hiring

Additional information

Are you interested in this position? Please send your application via the 'Apply now' button below before 31 May 2024 and include:
  • CV that also includes (a) the title of your PhD and the date it was awarded or expected to be awarded, (b) a publications list, and (c) the names of two references that could be contacted.
  • A one-page cover letter that briefly presents your profile, motivation, and desired starting date.

For inquiries, please contact the L2BGreen project coordinator: Dr Pantelis M. Papadopoulos at p.m.papadopoulos@utwente.nl

Specifications

  • Postdoc
  • Behaviour and society
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €3877—€4786 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1792

Employer

University of Twente (UT)

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Drienerlolaan 5, 7522NB, Enschede

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Application procedure

Make sure to apply no later than 31 May 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).