PhD Position in Psychology

University of Zurich

Institute of Educational Science, Chair of Educational Technology

PhD Position in Psychology

The Institute of Educational Science at the University of Zurich, Chair of Educational Technology, has a vacancy for a Research Assistant to start on 1th of March 2024 or as agreed and last 3 years (with the possibility of prolonging).
The Chair of Educational Technology deals with issues relating to the development of teaching-learning scenarios for education with digital media or in digital learning environments. In the context of the professorship's research, primarily quantitative experiments are developed that analyze the design possibilities of digital learning media in relation to fostering cognitive, emotional, motivational and social processes in the learning process. The position is a research assistant position in the Chair of Educational Technology. The position primarily involves the development, implementation, analysis and publication of studies, teaching and conducting smaller organizational tasks. A dissertation will be developed as part of the position.

Your responsibilities

  • Developing, conducting and analyzing studies and developing a dissertation
  • Conceptual development of digital teaching-learning scenarios
  • Academic publication and presentation activities
  • Collaboration in research projects
  • Conducting teaching
  • Organizational tasks and academic self-administration

Your profile

  • Diploma in psychology, educational technology, educational science, or other comparable courses of study
  • Strong interest in and willingness to write a dissertation in the research area of the chair
  • Previous knowledge regarding the theories, models and research results for learning with digital media and/or multimedia design
  • Excellent knowledge of empirical, quantitative research methodology as well as statistics, especially in the field of implementation and evaluation of experimental designs
  • Stylistically confident in English (and German)
  • High motivation, flexibility, reliability, and team spirit

What we offer

We offer a varied and challenging position in the stimulating environment of a dynamic team. The position is initially limited to 4 years. We are looking for a follow-up position. The conditions of employment are by university guidelines.

Place of work

Kantonsschulstrasse 3, Zürich, Switzerland

Start of employment

Start of the position possible 1st of March 2024 or as agreed.