Estonian Business School (EBS) is inviting applications for a doctoral position in innovation and technology in education and labour markets in the context of its PhD programme in Management. Candidates can apply for either the traditional research track or for the applied/ experimental innovation track.
The position is either full-time (40 hours/week) or part-time depending on the individual circumstances of the candidates (to be agreed individually). The expected start date is on 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, with a nominal duration of 48 months. The proposed research grant/ scholarship is for the duration of the PhD (4 years), subject to an annual review of progress towards completion of the PhD.
The position is based at the EBS Tallinn campus in Estonia (A. Lauteri 3, Tallinn, Estonia).
We are looking for doctoral candidates to conduct research and real-life testing/ implementation (for the applied/ experimental PhD track) into the design, creation, development and application of innovative educational and instructional solutions in the area of education, labour markets and human capital development. Proposals can cover both technological solutions as well as other innovative models and concepts. Proposals are welcome from across the educational and training technology spectrum at all education levels (e.g. learning content and resources, learning environments, learning management and administration systems, career development and upskilling, gamification, immersive learning etc.). Ideally, successful proposals should demonstrate the potential to simultaneously contribute to improving both the quality of educational and training attainment as well as the accessibility and relevance of educational/ training resources to target audiences Proposals can cover all levels of education from primary schooling to adult education and retraining.
The research and project work will be co-ordinated and supervised by the Education, Labour Market and Human Capital research group at the Estonian Business School with support from other topical groups as necessary, depending on the scope of individual proposals (e.g. Digitalisation and Entrepreneurship, Methods and Design, Economics).
Application deadline is tied with the application to the PhD programme.
The PhD journey of each doctoral candidate is highly individualised and the balance of activities will be tailored for each individual candidate depending on whether they choose to apply for the classical or applied/ experimental PhD track. It is, however, likely that the candidate will engage in the following activities:
- Development and implementation of an independent research and application agenda related to the candidate’s PhD project
- Close collaboration with the candidate’s supervisor(s) and project team
- Contributing to a number of different projects related to the candidate’s field of activity
- Publishing academic outputs
- Teaching or assisting in teaching activities (including supervision of thesis) in courses related to the candidate’s field of study
- Other relevant activities
Work environment and remuneration
Active participation in EBS’ academic and business ecosystem is a high priority. We emphasise the importance of good working relationships among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present in the department and take an active part in the research programme on at least a weekly basis. We respect the balance between work and private life and strive to create a work environment in which that balance can be maintained.
The monthly gross salary is between 2500 and 3000 euros.
Applicants should preferably hold a MA degree or equivalent qualifications in management or business studies, economics, political science, sociology, or in disciplines related to the topic of the call, e.g. educational sciences, cognitive science, psychology, technology-related disciplines.
The application should include a 2-4-page proposal for a doctoral research project.
For admission following documents must be submitted:
- Application form in the DreamApply platform
- Curriculum Vitae
- University diplomas and diploma supplements
- Copy of a passport or ID card
The application must be submitted in English. Deadline: 1 August 2022