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Part-time support coordinator for the CHEF research programme at the Danish School of Education, Copenhagen 935602

The Danish School of Education, Aarhus University invites applications for the position as part-time academic support coordinator (18.5 hours per week) at Campus Emdrup.

The successful applicant will play an important role in developing the recently established Centre for Higher Education Futures (CHEF), which is reaching all aspects of universities and higher education and aims to open up new forums for discussion between researchers and this policy area in Denmark and Europe.

CHEF is a collaboration between the Danish School of Education (DPU) and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media (CUDiM), Aarhus University.

Main tasks

The position as academic support coordinator involves a broad and varied portfolio of administrative tasks within the research programme, including:

• Membership. Assisting in Mobilizing and developing collaborations among staff at DPU and at CUDiM, with other departments at Aarhus University (AU) and other Danish universities, and with CHEF’s network of international research centres.

• Projects. Facilitating and, when required, steering the development of projects, supporting principal investigators in ensuring their projects work well, keep on track and meet deadlines

• Policy community. Initiating and organizing CHEF’s work to create new dialogues between researchers and the higher education policy community in Denmark.

• Events. Coordinate the centre’s programme of events and work with event organizers to ensure there are no gaps in organization or in collaborations between DPU and CUDiM or with CHEF’s international network of research centres.

• Communication. Work closely with CHEF researchers to administratively assist compiling, presenting and disseminating research findings to relevant target groups and, in partnership with AU Communication, develop and maintain an overall communication strategy.

• Database, website and collaboration with AU administration. Ensure that administrative tasks run efficiently and that the centre’s website, membership database, share files etc. are updated and maintained. A close working relationship with relevant AU administrative departments will be necessary

• Applicants must have expertise in the field of research administration and/or experience within CHEF’s research field
• Applicants must have experience in organizing research consortia and collaborative research
• Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English and Danish in order to become part of an international research environment
• Applicants must have experience in compiling applications for international research funding
• Applicants must have knowledge of and experience with Danish and European policymaking and a proven ability to interact with people and organizations in the higher education policy landscape
• Applicants must be service-minded
• Applicants must be able to take the initiative and solve tasks independently and to work closely with others in achieving the centre’s objectives
• Applicants must have strong IT-skills

Salary and conditions of employment

The position as academic support coordinator is a part-time, temporary two-year position. Salary and terms in accordance with the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

The successful applicant will report to head of the Centre for Higher Education Futures Professor Susan Wright in all matters relating to the academic content of the job and to the head of the secretariat at the Danish School of Education Christine Wernberg Dalhoff in all staff matters, including annual appraisal meetings.

Further information

For further information regarding the position, please contact Professor Susan Wright: tel. 87 16 36 28, e-mail suwr@edu.au.dk or head of secretariat Christine Wernberg Dalhoff: tel. 22 56 70 10, e-mail cwd@edu.au.dk

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.


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