Post Doc in Higher Education Research

University of Copenhagen Department of Science Education


Postdoc of Higher Education Research

University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is seeking a researcher at the postdoc level to investigate research integration in teaching. The position is part of a university wide strategic initiative that aims at increasing research integration and making it visible to students in the university’s programmes. As part of the initiative, teachers at UCPH will develop and test new formats for research integration, and the postdoc is expected to conduct research on these development projects, and to convey results and inspiration for further development to teachers across the university.

Applicants are strongly advised to request further information on the strategic project at UCPH from Lotte Lynggaard-Johansen,, phone +45 29356940.

The postdoc will be involved in development projects on research-integrating teaching and learning activities at study programmes at all the faculties of the university, and will conduct qualitative evaluations of the outcome. The postdoc is expected to publish research contributing to the national and international research on research-integrating and research-based teaching.

It is expected that research in the project will build on close collaboration with involved stakeholders (mainly teachers) as well as on the integration of development and research, as is known from, e.g., design-based research, action research and other participatory research traditions.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within higher education teaching and learning as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

The postdoc will be affiliated with the Department of Science Education. Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Section, Henriette Tolstrup Holmegaard, email:, phone: +4535320386.

The position is open from August 1 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position will run for two years.

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of the proposed research, including descriptions of how the research will involve the stakeholders and include design, implementation and qualitative evaluation of the experiments.
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2020 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Henriette Tolstrup Holmegaard


Application deadline: 31-05-2020
Employment start: 01-08-2020
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Science Education

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