Tallinn University is hiring: ERA Chair holder, Research Professor of Learning Analytics and Educational Innovation

Tallinn University (TU, www.tlu.ee/en) invites outstanding scholars to submit an application for a Research Professor of Learning Analytics and Educational Innovation. The position will be opened in the framework of the project CEITER: Cross-Border Educational Innovation thru Technology-Enhanced Research (ceiter.tlu.ee/about). The CEITER project is funded by the Horizon 2020 ERA Chair programme and it aims to foster excellent interdisciplinary research combining methods, instruments and experts from educational sciences, cognitive psychology, human-computer interaction, data science and learning analytics to increase TU capacity in research on technology-enhanced educational innovation.


The appointment is located in Tallinn, Estonia. The position is full-time for the period of April 2016 – June 2020, with a follow-up opportunity for tenure. The ERA Chair holder will be responsible for leading the Center of Excellence in Educational Innovation at the TU Institute of Educational Sciences. CEITER project provides ERA Chair holder with funds for the formation of a high-level international research group of 6 researchers focusing on technology-enhanced educational innovation. The Professor is expected to develop proposals for research grants, build networks with both academic and non-academic partners in research and technology transfer projects, publish in indexed journals, but also to teach at the postgraduate level, supervise PhD theses, as well as contribute to the staff training and curriculum development on innovative research based teacher education and related university services.


Desired skills and experience

A PhD in the respective area of interest or a closely related discipline is required. The candidate should demonstrate a strong research and leadership experience in the mentioned areas of interest. Publications in indexed journals and supervised PhD theses are mandatory. She/he must have excellent written and oral communication skills in English, no commitment regarding learning Estonian is expected. She/he possesses leadership and interpersonal skills to promote interaction and create an environment that fosters collegiality and teamwork. For detailed requirements, offer and application procedure see ceiter.tlu.ee/calls.


About the employer

TU is the third largest public university in Estonia with 9500 students and strong commitment in developing its research capacity in an open and intercultural environment. TU offers modern working conditions in a recently renovated campus near to the picturesque Tallinn Old Town and low level of bureaucracy. Estonia offers an ideal seedbed for innovative solutions as being a small country allows to be more flexible and react faster to the challenges of the 21st century (researchinestonia.eu).


Deadline for applications: 1 October 2015

Position opens: March-April 2016

More information: ceiter.tlu.ee/calls


Contact:  Mart Laanpere, PhD

CEITER project, Coordinator

+372 6409 355


Ralf Klamma has diploma, doctoral and habilitation degrees in computer science from RWTH Aachen University. He leads the research group “advanced community information systems” (ACIS) at the information systems chair, RWTH Aachen University. He is coordinating and working in major EU projects for Technology Enhanced Learning (Learning Layers, GALA, METIS and BOOST), He is member of the research excellence cluster "Ultra High Speed Mobile Information and Communication" (UMIC) specialized in mobile multimedia. Ralf organized doctoral summer schools and conferences in Technology Enhanced Learning, and Social Network Analysis. He is on the editorial board of Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM) and other journals. His research interests are community information systems, multimedia metadata, social network analysis and technology enhanced learning.