Post Doc in Learning Sciences and Evaluation of Digital Education
University of Copenhagen Department of Science Education

Postdoc of Learning Sciences and Evaluation of Digital Education

The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to investigate teaching through the lockdown period and support a knowledge-based discussion of how the University of Copenhagen integrates educational technology in a post-Corona situation. The position is part of a University wide strategic initiative that aims at supporting the implementation of relevant digital disciplinary knowledge in the university’s educational programs. The initiative includes three main tracks: i) digital literacy and basic digital competences, ii) digitalisation of the core curriculum, and iii) digital education and digitally supported didactics.

The position is related to track three and focus on data-driven evaluation and investigation of capacity building in relation to digital education. The candidate is expected to be a driving force in the ongoing evaluation and capacity building work that has been initiated as a consequence of the COVID 19 lockdown. 

The postdoc’s duties will include research and project management within online learning, evaluation and capacity building as well as communication on these areas both within the university and to a larger public. The post may also include performance of other duties, including teaching and supervisions of students.

The evaluation work is conducted by a transdisciplinary group under the leadership of professor Morten Misfeldt and key elements of the work consists of: 

1. data collection and analysis at the university. This includes both qualitative and quantitative data.

2. review the international literature and relate it to the situation at the University of Copenhagen and recent international experiences in relation to the lock down.

3. Support policy development in relation to the use of online teaching modalities and educational technology at the university.

4. Contribute to developing teaching practices in a post-corona situation at UCPH.

The candidate offered the position will have to be able to read, write and communicate in Danish.

The position are affiliated with the Center for Digital Education which is a joint effort between Department of Science Education and Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Science, which aims at connecting experts from science education and computer science to explore the possibilities and consequences of the digitalization disciplinary work in the educational system.

The position is funded by a joint UCPH-project.   

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Morten Misfeldt, phone 22723094.

The position is for two years and are open from April 1 2021 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 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 vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is Sunday 7 February 2021, 23:59 GMT +1 .

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

Interviews will be held in week 8.


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.


Morten Misfeldt


Application deadline: 07-02-2021
Employment start: 01-04-2021
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Science Education
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