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Post-doctoral researcher NRO project “Connecting the dots: Task-oriented Virtual Reality for the training of situational awareness in secondary vocational engineering education” (3 years; 1.0 FTE)Posted by: University of Twente
Posted date: 2018-Sep-14
Our society has a growing need for vocationally trained engineers who not only possess traditional domain knowledge and skills, but are also able to take care of variation, uncertainty and risks in their daily jobs. The current project aims to use Virtual Reality (VR) technology to bring realistic working situations to the classroom, helping students to experience the full complexity of work situations and train their situational awareness.
In this three-year project you will develop a training for secondary vocational engineering education (MBO) in the field of road construction. This training includes the use of VR. You will design the VR training yourself, but the actual building of the software will be outsourced. In addition, you will develop debriefing strategies and dedicated instruments that help students, teachers, and researchers to assess and monitor the results of the training.
As a post-doctoral researcher, you will work at the department of Educational Science (OWK) at the University of Twente (UT). Your job includes:
You will be member in the project’s core team together with a teacher design team. Researchers from Educational Science (dr. Bas Kollöffel); Research Methodology, Measurement and Data Analysis (prof. dr. ir. Bernard Veldkamp); and Construction Management & Engineering (dr. ir. Faridaddin Vahdatikhaki) will be part of the team. Furthermore, an advisory board is in place with representatives from education, science, and industry.
The project is funded by the Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO).
You hold a PhD degree in Instructional Science, Psychology (Educational; Cognitive; Human Factors), or a related field. In addition, you:
Your application should include the following documents:
You can upload your application via www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en (click twice to find vacancy). Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed.
The application deadline is October 15th, 2018. Interviews will be held in October/November 2018.
Additional information and the project description can be obtained via dr. Bas Kollöffel (b.j.kolloffelutwente.nl / 053-4891066).
More information about the department OWK can be found on the following website: https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/owk/
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
A three-year full-time postdoc position (1.0 FTE), starting December 1st, 2018 (preferred). The gross salary is in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU) € 2.640,- to €4852,- per month, depending on experience. On top of this, you receive a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
We offer excellent auxiliary terms of employment, such as professional and personal development programs; a secondary remuneration package; a dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues; and an organization focusing on internationalization and a high degree of responsibility and independence.
The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences