5 job announcements




1) an assistant Prof. in Finland,

2) a Vice President Educational Measurement in the UK,

3) an Associate Prof. in Australia,

4) a Senior Lecturer in New Zealand,

5) a Professorship in Finland

1) The University of Helsinki is among the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world. Some 36,500 students are currently pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University, which employs a staff of 8,500. The University’s current annual budget is EUR 600 million.
The Faculty of Behavioural Sciences at the University of Helsinki conducts research of the highest national and international standards and provides academic teaching based on it to promote and increase our understanding of human growth, development and interaction, mental activity and wellbeing, education, learning and teaching. The Faculty generates new knowledge to contribute to the development of a civil society, to increase cultural and social capital, to improve life management, to prevent social exclusion, to conserve nature and the environment, and to promote the good life. The Faculty acknowledges and accepts its shared social responsibility and has established itself as an active force in Finnish public life. The Faculty includes the Institute of Behavioural Sciences, the Department of Teacher Education and teacher training schools.
The University of Helsinki has introduced a
for teaching and research personnel, intended to increase the predictability, competitiveness and attractiveness of academic careers while promoting internationalisation at the University.
The University employs talented, motivated academics who have completed their doctoral degree within the last ten years and have since accrued academic and other relevant qualifications. Successful applicants will be employed as assistant professors. The duration of the employment contract will be three to five years, depending on the appointee’s background and experience. If the appointee produces successful work which fulfils pre-determined criteria, employment may be continued with a second fixed-term contract, after which the appointee may receive a permanent position as professor. The decision of the University Rector on the tenure track system (No 39/2012) can be found at www.helsinki.fi/recruitment/tenuretrack.html.
The academic qualifications and teaching experience of applicants will be considered when making the selection. Additional merit will be granted for working outside Finland and other international experience as well as experience in acquiring research funding.
The Faculty of Behavioural Sciences is announcing an open tenure-track position in
The assistant professor’s duties will include the development and coordination of educational assessment research, the development of undergraduate and postgraduate education in the field , the provision of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as well as the supervision of theses and dissertations. Other duties will include participation in national and international research networks and the acquisition of external research funding.
The appointee’s teaching duties will relate to research and development of the quantitative research methods used. The research will be carried out within the research groups of the Department of Teacher Education and through collaboration between experts specialised in various methods. The appointee can qualify as a professor by conducting research on extensive data together with scholars and units involved in assessment research. The assistant professor’s teaching will focus on structural equation and multilevel modelling as well as the use of item response theory in the analysis of large-scale research data.
The position will be based at the Department of Teacher Education, which provides the most diverse teacher education in Finland. The Department of Teacher Education bears considerable responsibility for the extensive, multidisciplinary and research-based teacher education provided at the University of Helsinki. The Department educates subject teachers, special education teachers, kindergarten teachers and class teachers. It also operates the Centre for Educational Assessment, which carries out educational assessment surveys and is responsible for analysing large-scale national data sets. The Department has some 3,000 students and a staff of close to 200, including 20 professors. For further information about the Department, please visit www.helsinki.fi/teachereducation/.
The salary for the position will be EUR 4,100-4,800 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and work experience.
Applications must be accompanied by the following English-language documents: a CV, a list of publications, a report on experience and merits relevant to the assessment of teaching skills, as well as other documents that may be relevant to the selection; or, alternatively, an English-language academic portfolio containing the above-mentioned documents and information. For application instructions, please visit www.helsinki.fi/behav/english/recruitment.htm.
In addition, applicants are expected to enclose with their application a report (max. two pages, in English) on how they intend to develop educational assessment research in the position and context described.
Applications addressed to the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, together with the required enclosures, must be delivered to the following address: Registry of the University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 33 (Yliopistonkatu 4), 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland. The applications may be accompanied by up to ten publications indicated in the list of publications and submitted to the Faculty Office of the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, P.O. Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 5A), 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland. The closing date for applications is 4 June 2012. (The Registry closes at 15.45 local Helsinki time.)
Further information about the position may be obtained from Head of Department Jari Lavonen, jari.lavonen@helsinki.fi; Professor Jarkko Hautamäki, jarkko.hautamaki@helsinki.fi; and Head of Administration Heljä Linnansaari, helja.linnansaari@helsinki.fi, tel. +358 9 191 20613.


2) Every year, Pearson International makes major investments in education policy, research and development, and is, as our philosophy suggests, ‘Always Learning’ about the most effective means of teaching a whole range of subjects and skills to students of all ages. In all our work, Pearson aims to be Brave, Imaginative and Decent; we have partners and colleagues in more than 70 countries around the globe.
Pearson International is now recruiting for a Vice President Educational Measurement in our London office. Within our English Language Teaching (ELT) division a Standards and Quality Office is to be formed which will work across ELT and will draw on existing expertise to support the Senior Vice President Language Testing in setting up this new Office. The Vice President for Educational Measurement will provide leadership for the Unit’s measurement activities including the development and psychometric analyses of the series of Pearson Tests of English and other assessment instruments. In addition, the Vice President will be responsible for evaluating and supporting assessment activities and structuring courseware development in ELT and will develop a strategic plan with long range goals to create synergy and collaboration across Pearson in general and within ELT specifically. The position reports directly to the Senior Vice President Language Testing and is a great opportunity for a motivated candidate with experience and interest in Educational Measurement. The position has great promise of professional progression and international exposure within a leading Education company.
For more details and to apply, go to the Pearson Careers page and view the Vice President Educational Measurement role.
Pearson International is also recruiting for a Program Development Manager in our London office. This position works with the Senior Vice President Language Testing and the Vice President in a range of activities to ensure the maximum impact and efficacy of the Pearson offer with respect to ELT. The position will support the development of activities to position Pearson as the preferred provider of structured language learning with measurable results on a well-defined scale of progress. This will include contributing and developing bid documentation, developing systems and processes which will lead to the smooth implementation of ELT’s programmes. This is a great opportunity for a candidate with understanding, knowledge and interest of assessment and language acquisition principles including test development processes and psychometric quality assurance. Working with the Senior Vice President and Vice President, the position has promise of significant exposure within a leading international education company, experience working with top-level stakeholders and upward mobility.
For more details and to apply, go to the Pearson Careers page and view the Program Development Manager role.
For any questions, please contact KerryLynn Daly at kerrylynn.daly@pearson.com


3) A continuing, full time position based at the Mt Gr Associate Professor, Adult & Vocational Education
Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
Reference: 494471
Element: School of Education and Professional Studies
Work type: Continuing
The School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University is a national leader in educational research and innovative teaching programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is one of the largest teaching areas of the University with degree programs for more than 3000 undergraduate students offered in primary and secondary teacher education, adult and vocational education and training (VET), special education, middle schooling, music education, applied theatre, and technology education. The schavatt campus, Queensland, Australia.
The role:
The appointee will be required to contribute towards the leadership of the Adult and Vocational Education area and convene and teach into existing undergraduate and postgraduate courses and programs, and supervise higher research degree students. As an Associate Professor, the appointee will make significant contributions to research and scholarship in the field of adult and vocational education.
The person:
The successful applicant will be expected to have a doctoral degree in the relevant discipline as well as teaching experience, research capacity and professional expertise in Adult and Vocational Education. The appointee will also be required to contribute to building the research and research higher degree culture within the School.
Salary range:
Associate Professor, Level D: AUD $117,081 – $128,988 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: AUD $136,985 – $150,916 per annum.
Further information:
Obtain the information package and application requirements by clicking the following link:
For position queries, contact Professor Stephen Billett, School of Education and Professional Studies on +61 (0) 7 3735 5855 or by email: s.billett@griffith.edu.au.
For application queries, contact Mr Chris Delannoy, Recruitment Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 3505.
To Know More and to APPLY, please click here
All applications must be submitted online.
Closing date: 10 July 2012 4.30pm AEST.


4) The University of Canterbury College of Education and its e-Learning Lab directed by Professor Niki Davis has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in e-Learning and Digital Technologies, preferably specialising in Literacy/Language Learning (e.g. CALL).
Candidates will be expected to:
* Lead research projects in your specialist area with collaboration and support
* Supervise postgraduate research students
* Lead and contribute to teaching, including flexible learning options, nationwide teacher education and international programmes
* Lead course and programme development
Located on a picturesque campus, the University offers an extensive range of services and facilities including library and art collections, child-care centres, health centre, recreation centre, pharmacy, book shop and cafés. You’ll have opportunities to work alongside members of a world class, diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development. The University is a smoke-free campus.
For further information please visit.
https://ucvacancies.canterbury.ac.nz/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL vacancy number 1644 (the vacancy is incorrectly labelled literacy.)
Niki Davis and Julie Mackey will be happy to provide further information and we hope that you will forward this opportunity on to others who may be interested. (niki.davis@canterbury.ac.nz)
Join a team prepared to make a difference!


5) Job Opportunity:
Faculty of Education
University of Oulu, Finland
Professorship in Sociology, Especially the Social and Cultural Contexts of Education
The field of the vacant professorship is sociology, especially the social and cultural contexts of education. The professor is responsible for the development of research in this area at the Faculty of Education and in the University of Oulu, where research-based teacher education is one of the strategic areas for research development. The professor will also be in charge of the basic and intermediate studies in sociology and promote cooperation related to this field. The vacancy can also be oriented towards the focal areas of cultural identity and interaction, or the environment, natural resources and materials. Together with the other professors, the professor is also expected to participate in the construction of new creative research environments and required infrastructures.
In accordance with the faculty’s research strategy, the field of research and duties in the professorship is to pursue and promote internationally high-grade and distinctive sociological research that has social relevance and promotes welfare and sustainable development, with due consideration of the focal areas of research at the university and faculty level.
Based on the university strategy and research quality considerations, the following focuses have been designated for research in the faculty. Any research connected with these areas by the applicant is considered a merit:
1. Learning and interaction
2. Teachership in global and local environments
3. Education and equality
The second research focus also involves questions related to sociological environmental research, the agency of children and adolescents, and social contexts and the northern dimension of education in general. Networking and cooperation in these areas on the national and international levels is considered an advantage for the applicant.
See APPENDIX: http://www.hallinto.oulu.fi/yhallint/kuulutus/01-06-12-engl_KTK_professorship_in_sociology.rtf
More information: dean Riitta-Liisa Korkeamäki, tel. +358(0)294 48 3701, riitta-liisa.korkeamaki(at)oulu.fi and chief administrator Tuomo Vilppola, tel. +358(0)294 48 3606, tuomo.vilppola@oulu.fi
Deadline for application is July 2, 2012 before 3:00 p.m. Please send your application by 2nd July, 2012, before 3 pm local time in Finland to mail: University of Oulu, Kirjaamo/Office of Registrar, PO Box 8000, FI-90014 University of Oulu, FINLAND. Applications will not be returned.
See also Job opportunities: http://www.oulu.fi/english/jobs