PhD Positions in Information Technology / Knowledge Management / E-Learning, The University of Jyväskylä, Findland

Ph.D. positions in Information Technology / Knowledge Management / E-Learning (Ph.D. level)
Vacancies in the IT Research Institute (pre-information, informal inquiries)

We are recruiting several researchers for two EU projects in the field of Open Content, Knowledge Management and / or E-Learning. The successful candidate has broad experiences in the fields of Knowledge Management, ELearning, Learning Object Repositories, E-Learning Standards and Evaluation with a focus on the Information Systems / Information Technology perspective. Candidates for the Ph.D. position have a strong motivation to achieve scientific competencies and work in the academic community.

Strong communication, project management and communication skills are mandatory. The University of Jyväskylä is the second largest university in the Finland measured by the number of Master’s degrees conferred. The Faculty of Information Technology currently has 200 staff and nearly 2000 Master’s degree students and about 200 postgraduate students. The Information Technology Research Institute’s (ITRI) main expertise comprises of software engineering, organizational aspects of information systems, mobile systems, and educational technology. JYU performs extensive research on E-Learning for SMEs and schools and also on standardization on multiple levels: Quality Management/Quality Development in E-Learning, as well as Conception, Realization, Standardization and Evaluation in E-Learning. You will be joining a multi-disciplinary team in a creative research environment. The candidates will receive a salary in accordance with the university regulations.

Required Skills
Topics: Knowledge Management / E-Learning, (Learning Technology) Standards, Open Content / Open Source, Business Process Management, Collaborative Learning

IT Skills: Programming / Modeling (UML, …)

Further: Excellent written and spoken English, excellent communication skills, project management, experience in EU projects

Starting Date: immediately

Duration: 24 months

For more information on the ITRI and our focus areas visit: http://www.jyu.fi/titu/en and http://users.jyu.fi/~japawlow

How to apply
Informal enquiries about the vacancies may be made to Jan Pawlowski, jan.pawlowski[ at ]titu.jyu.fi
Please send a CV, copies of university degrees and references to the address below in electronic format only.

Further Info:
http://users.jyu.fi/~japawlow/vacancy_EU20081001.pdf