Dear GERIF network, there is an open position for a lecturer in global education at the University of Oulu,
see Elina's e-mail below:
The position for a lecturer in global education is now advertised:
Professor, global education
Faculty of Education, Research unit: Values, ideologies and social contexts of education (VISE)
University of Oulu
P.O. BOX 8000
University lecturer, Educational Sciences, specifically Global Education
The University of Oulu is an international scientific community, with 15 000 students and approximately 3000 employees. The strengths of the University are wide multidisciplinary study/research interests and modern research and study environment, and good cooperation with international educational and research institutes.
Job Description and Location
The post is located in the the research unit Values, ideologies and social contexts of education (https://www.oulu.fi/edu/vise).
Within the full-time working hours (1624 hours per annum) and an annually confirmed working plan, the lecturer shall teach the faculty’s intermediate and advanced level courses, and supervise theses.
Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Language Skills
The lecturer will work in collaboration with the professor in Global Education, lecturer in Intercultural Education and their team. The lecturer’s responsibilities include:
* development of the research based education and teaching in the international master’s programme Education and Globalisation (EDGLO)
* contribution to teaching and development of the Intercultural Teacher Education (ITE) programme and other programmes of the Faculty of Education
* supervision of master’s and doctoral theses
* participation in the regular administration tasks related to the post
* research related to global education.
Preferably, the lecturer’s research follows the line of the research unit VISE (Values, ideologies and social contexts of education).
University Lecturer is required to have an applicable doctoral degree and ability to provide high-quality, research-based teaching and supervise thesis work. When evaluating the merits of candidates who have applied to the positions of University Lecturer, the following will be considered: scientific work, practical knowledge of the subject if necessary, teaching experience and pedagogic education, skills to produce learning materials and other merits achieved through teaching. Good teaching skills will be proven with a teaching demonstration.
An applicant to be appointed as the lecturer shall have a doctoral degree, and relevant experience of teaching duties as well as given proof of national and international networks and collaboration in the field of research that he or she represents.
When assessing the applicant’s merits, issues taken into consideration include academic publications, teaching experience and pedagogical training, other merits achieved in the teaching profession and supervising theses. In addition, experiences in applying external funding and international activities will be taken into account.
Salary will be set at level 5 or 6 of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50 % of the job-specific component). The salary is in practice roughly 3 500-4 300€ per month, depending on the appointee’s qualification and performance.
The position is scheduled to be filled as of August 1, 2020, or as agreed, and it is subject to a six monthstrial period.
Language skills must be stated clearly in the CV. In the portfolio the mastery of English as the language of instruction should be commented upon. A good command of Finnish language is an advantage and a non-Finnish speaker is encouraged to learn the language. If seen necessary, the applicants’ language skills will be tested in the interviews.
Apply online latest on 22.03.2020
The following appendices shall be included with the application:
1) A brief curriculum vitae written in English ( max. 4 pages)
2) Teaching merits that are significant for the position should be presented in English in the form of a teaching portfolio, max. four pages, which is expected to follow the outline given in appendix 1.
3) A brief presentation of research merits relevant to the post to be filled, and a brief research and action plan, max. two pages.
4) A list of publications classified as follows: (1) articles in international peer-reviewed journals, (2) articles in international peer-reviewed volumes of scientific significance and articles in peer-reviewed conference proceedings, (3) articles in domestic peer-reviewed journals, (4) articles in domestic peer-reviewed volumes of scientific significance and articles in domestic peer-reviewed conference proceedings, (5) scientific monographs, (6) other scientific publications, e.g., articles in scientific journals and proceedings with no peer-review process, and in university or department publications.
The recruitment committee will interview the applicants considered best and make arrangements for demonstration lectures if deemed necessary.
For further information regarding this appointment process, please contact the Faculty of Education at the University of Oulu as follows:
Elina Lehtomäki, Professor
Faculty of Education, University of Oulu
e-mail: elina.lehtomaki(at) oulu.fi
Kimmo Spets, HR-manager
University of Oulu
tel. +358 294 483819
e-mail: kimmo.spets (at) oulu.fi
GERIF Newsletter 1/2020
In this year’s first newsletter, we would like to inform you about upcoming conferences, updates on the GERIF website and also about possibilities of getting more involved with the GERIF network.
Academic Network on Global Education and Learning
Early Career Researchers Conference
11-12 June 2020
University of Oulu
ANGEL conference aimed at early career researchers will be held at the University of Oulu, Finland from 11-12 June 2020.
* Participants: PhD students and post-doctoral researchers
* Submission of abstracts and registration opens: 17 February 2020
* Deadline for abstracts: 1 April 2020
* Virtual participation will be facilitated
Focus and aim
The conference focuses on research on global education and learning. The aim is to provide early career researchers with an inspiring platform for discussing, re-visiting and analysing the complexity of conceptualisations.
Further information and a facility for application will be available ASAP via the Oulu and ANGEL websites.
UPCOMING GERIF MEETING 10th of June
On the 10th of June, in connection to the Early Career Researchers’ Conference, the GERIF network is organizing a meeting together with the Academic Network on Global Education and Learning (ANGEL). The meeting is open to everyone interested in global education research. The idea of a joint meeting is to enhance cooperation between the Finnish GERIF network and the International ANGEL network. The meeting provides a chance to get to know people from both networks as well as to plan future activities. The exact time and place will be announced later.
BLOG POST ON INTERCULTURAL STORYCRAFTING EXCHANGE
Oona Piipponen, doctoral student at the University of Eastern Finland has published a research-based blog post on the GERIF website with the title How do children interpret encounters that happen during an international story exchange project? In an accessible way, Piipponen describes the storycrafting exchange method and summarizes the findings of the research. Read the blog at: https://gerif.home.blog/blog/
Blog | Global Education Research in Finland (GERIF)<https://gerif.home.blog/blog/>
February 2020 How do children interpret encounters that happen during an international story exchange project? by Oona Piipponen Most research on intercultural education, i.e. education that foster…
CHAIRING AT FERA 2020?
Are you interested in co-organizing a working group for global education research at the next Finnish Educational Research Association’s (FERA) Conference? The conference will be held in Helsinki 3-4th November 2020. The GERIF network coordinators are planning on submitting a working group proposal and we would like to invite those of you who are interested to host the working group together. In practice, this entails writing the proposal, reviewing abstracts and chairing sessions.
Please express your interest by sending an e-mail to gerif1blog(a)gmail.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> by the end of February, and we will get in touch with you for more information.
REMINDER: UPCOMING CONFERENCE
The minority research profile at Åbo Akademi University invites you to its fifth annual seminar that will take place in Vaasa, Finland from May 6th to 8th, 2020. The 2020 theme is “Curriculums for Social Justice” with the aim to collectively discuss how to develop justice-oriented pedagogies. With permeating signs of racism, harassment and violence, as well as increasing social inequalities both locally and globally, there is a need to reflect on the role of education in relation to social justice.
Confirmed keynote speakers at the seminar are:
Vanessa Andreotti (University of British Columbia),
Audrey Bryan (Dublin City University),
Nancy Commins & Kara Viesca (University of Colorado, Denver & University of Nebraska, Lincoln, joint keynote),
Pigga Keskitalo (University of Lapland),
Mariana Souto-Manning (Teachers College, Columbia University),
Greg Wiggan (University of North Carolina, Charlotte)
The call for papers is already closed, but you are warmly welcome to register as a participant. Registration is open until March 31st through the following link: https://blogs2.abo.fi/minorityseminar2020/registration/
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Have a good week everyone!
Co-coordinator of the GERIF network