2 MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship positions in the field of Experimental Digital Education at Ludovika-University of Public Service (Budapest, Hungary)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 May 2024

23 Apr 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

University of Public Service
Research Field

Educational sciences » Research methodology
Psychological sciences » Psychology
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Country

Hungary
Application Deadline

31 May 2024 - 12:00 (Europe/Budapest)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

40
Offer Starting Date

1 May 2025
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

HE / MSCA
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

Are you a postdoctoral researcher thinking about the next step in your scientific career? Ludovika UPS (Budapest, Hungary) is willing to support excellent researchers interested in applying for an EU Marie Sklodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship in the field of Education Science who wish to engage in interdisciplinary innovative educational methodological research.

We are seeking candidates for a research project that involves knowledge in the field of Education Sciencewith an interest in pedagogical research who are working on the implementation and further development of a multidisciplinary model with innovative educational content in teaching mateirals (curricula).

 

  • Researcher: The researcher - playing an active role in the further development of the methodology of the measurement-evaluation based model – is able to develop a digital background behind the model and to establish its methodology. The aim is to test the effectiveness of the model in both teacher training and training for professional administration.
  • Researcher:  We are seeking for a researcher who has a qualification in Psychology, whose tasks is to study the development of teacher performance and to create its methodology (study of teacher behaviour and style), i.e. how to develop the teacher’s personality towards the innovative teaching based on the flow-based pedagogical model.
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    It is not excluded that the applicant has more professional fields (e.g. economist – psychologist, economist, legal expert/lawyer etc.). It is an advantage if the postdoctoral researcher is also skilled in data analysis and is familiar with the flow theory of Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, and is able to work with a statistical approach and analyse data. The implementation of the innovative teaching model is also planned to introduce the ISCED level of 5.5 and 6. of vocational training and higher education. At present, educational research based on this innovative pedagogy model is emerging as a distinct research area in the world for the first time, despite the fact that key cornerstones of education are based on student/learner creativity, challenge-based tasks and student/learner engagement in the classroom.

     

    The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Dalma Lilla Dominek PhD, associate professor and the co-supervision of Prof. Dr. Andreas Héjj, whose academic & scientific profiles are available below:

     

    Supervisor: Dominek, Dalma Lilla

    https://m2.mtmt.hu/api/author/10021367

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dalma-Dr-Dominek

    https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8460-640X

    https://doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=192&sz_ID=22491&lang=EN

                                                        

    Co-supervisor: Hejj, Andreas

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andreas-Hejj/

    https://doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=192&lang=EN&sz_ID=8576

    https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7321-4032

     

    Who we are & what we offer

    An enthusiastic team of researchers in educational research, mainly based on psychological and pedagogical theory awaits post doctoral fellows and offers opportunities and assistance at Hungary’s only university that offers a unique range of courses in the field of public administration and defence but also in the field of teacher training in:

    • participation in international projects
    • contribution to the work (e.g. research, training development etc.) of the Experiential Digital Education Research Laboratory
    • contribution to the further development of the new innovative methodology
    • dissemination of the new innovative methodology in additional trainings of the university
    • piloting the dissemination of the new innovative methodology in additional trainings (e.g. communication, English for Specific Purposes languages etc.) of the university
    • measurement and evaluation of the new innovative methodology in the trainings of the University
    • dissemination of the new innovative methodology at the university of the post doctor fellows acoording to the possibilities
    • piloting the dissemination of the new innovative methodology at the university of the post doctor fellows acoording to the possibilities
    • measurement and evaluation of the new innovative methodology at the university of the post doctor fellows acoording to the possibilities
    • participation in research with educational partners in cooperation with the University
    • the involvement in university teaching (e.g. doctoral schools, participation in teaching courses, lectures etc.)
    • in integration and piloting of the new innovative methodology in trainings of the educational institutions in cooperation with the university
    • involvement in the Ludovika Scholars Programme
    • participation in summer schools
    • sharing conference opportunities
    • presentation of joints research results

    About Experimental Digital Education Research Laboratory (Research Lab)

    The head of the 5-person Research Lab at the Ludovika UPS conducts pilot studies to measure the digital and traditional teaching structures in higher education using the so-called Dominek Learning Flow Questionnaire (DLFQ), which was developed over 1 year based on the head’s individual research results. In the last 1 year, the Research Lab has started to develop flow-based methodologies supported by ICT tools in the framework of a pilot classroom research. DLFQ is able to measure data on the effectiveness of teaching and learning in the classroom. The Research Lab aims to further develop the dimension of the technology-based and experiential education by conducting pilot research on the impact of digital education on student/teacher achievement and outcomes. The Research Lab will study the issues of multiple intelligences, explore the opportunities to develop creativity in the flow channel; measure the impact of artificial intelligence, augmented reality and virtual reality on student performance and classroom activities. The members of the Research Lab are continuously developing methodological models and working to improve digital competences, creativity and communication skills of teachers and students.

    The University offers two postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to get to know the current DLFQ, to get involved in research and measurement, and to explore new areas in measurement with the possibility of publishing their findings through research in these areas.

    Presentation of the project

    The flow-based pedagogical model is considered an innovative educational model based on experiences, novelty and excitement. Currently, this innovative pedagogical model based on educational research appears as a separate research area in the world for the first time, despite the fact that the key cornerstones of education are based on student/learner creativity, challenge-based tasks and student/learner engagement in the classroom. The use and integration of the so-called flow phenomenon in the lecturer’s presentation/teaching style and in the classroom can play a key role in enhancing the experience, thereby achieving the development of soft skills and various competences such as critical thinking and argumentation.

    The model is being applied at the LUPS, and the lessons based on the model have been measured using the DLFQ. The development of the Flow-based pedagogical model and DLFQ is also a new development in education. The aim is – along the research profile of the Research Lab (See above) – to innovate and disseminate an innovative educational content that can be applied in the field of teacher training or even communication training. It is also planned to introduce the innovative teaching model in the ISCED level of 5.5 - 7 of vocational training and higher education.


    Requirements
    Research Field
    Educational sciences » Research methodology
    Education Level
    PhD or equivalent

    Research Field
    Psychological sciences » Psychology
    Education Level
    PhD or equivalent

    Skills/Qualifications
    • You hold a PhD in Education Science, or any DIGITAL-related field; Psychology
    • Your publication record is excellent;
    • You have good international experience;
    • You are passionate about working in an international environment with different collaborators and passionate about getting in touch with new partners and expanding the network
    • You have a passion for the digitalization of the pedagogy special regard on flow-based pedagogy and its impact on teachers and students’ lives;

    Specific Requirements
    • Teamwork and enthusiasm for international cooperation
    • Academic excitement about pedagogy
    • Academic management qualities

    Languages
    ENGLISH
    Level
    Excellent

    Additional Information
    Selection process

    The application must contain information of the research background and work experience, including:

  • A complete CV, including personal contact information.
  • A motivation letter, outlining the 5 most relevant research results (1-page).
  • Brief 1-page proposal of your future research project
  • Deadline of the pre-selection process: 31/05/2024

    Please send your application via email to Dr. Dominek Dalma Lilla by 31/05/2024 to the following address: [email protected]

    Candidatures will be evaluated regularly, upon receival. All the candidates will be informed personally about the selection.

    Questions or clarifications about this call or the application process can be directed to:

    Dr. Dominek Dalma Lilla: [email protected] and Dr. Erika Cser [email protected] , Zsuzsanna Vincze: [email protected]


    Additional comments

    About the Ludovika-University of Public Service (Ludovika UPS)

    The Ludovika UPS, Budapest, Hungary was founded in 2012 by merging of 4 prestigious higher education institutions in the field of military academy, public administration, law enforcement and water sciences in order to support the modernization process of the public service. The University has 4 Faculties, nearly 7000 students (including international students), 1205 staff members, including 634 lecturers, teachers and researchers.

    The Ludovika Campus is located in the heart of Budapest, has 26 hectares of green space, providing a great environment and a wide choice of indoor and outdoor sports facilities including swimming pool, and horse riding, fencing also available. The park offers cultural events and various leisure activities for students as well as for the general public. The renovated historical facilities of the old military Academy and the new Educational Centre bear the infrastructural qualities of a leading European university.

    Who can apply?

    These fellowships are intended for outstanding researchers from anywhere in the world that have at least a doctoral degree at the call deadline and a maximum of 8 years full-time experience as postdoctoral researcher.

    The call requires geographic mobility: The candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Hungary for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.

    We are looking for researchers with an interest in pedagogical research who are working on the implementation and further development of a multidisciplinary model with innovative educational content in curricula.

    Position details

    • Full-time contract with a gross salary of about 4.594 €/month (approx. 55.000 € annual gross salary). It includes medical care coverage and work accident insurance through the Hungarian Health System, as well as pension and unemployment benefits.
    • The fellowship includes 12.000 €/year for research and training activities.
    • The fellowship also includes mobility allowance: 710 €/month
    • The fellowship is for a period of 1 year
    • The feedback from the call is expected in early 2025 and, if successful, the estimated starting date will be 1 May of 2025.

    Work Location(s)
    Number of offers available
    2
    Company/Institute
    Ludovika University of Public Service
    Country
    Hungary
    City
    Budapest
    Postal Code
    1083
    Street
    Ludovika tér 2.
    Geofield


    Where to apply
    E-mail

    [email protected]

    Contact
    City

    Budapest
    Website

    https://en.uni-nke.hu/
    Street

    2 Ludovika tér

    STATUS: EXPIRED

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