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Position: Postdoc in Inclusive Design, Entrepreneurship and Change Management
Institution: Technical University of Denmark
Location: Kongens Lyngby, Lyngby‐Taarbæk Municipality, Denmark
Duties: The research field is within inclusive design and change management with a special focus on a) disability-related design, design for the built environment, inclusive design, design of assistive technology and design for sustainability and b) change management in the sense of making inclusion and accessibility a natural part of engineering new sustainable technological solution at DTU through curricular and extracurricular initiatives across educations at DTU
Requirements: Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent within a relevant academic background, for instance design, architecture, engineering, psychology, anthropology, political science or business development. The position involves research at an international level. It is a requirement that applicants have good command of the Danish language
   
Text: Postdoc in Inclusive Design, Entrepreneurship and Change Management Private and Public Sectors Services Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Monday 04 Nov 19 Apply for this job Apply no later than 27 November 2019 Apply for the job at Private and Public Sectors Services by completing the following form. Apply online DTU Skylab and DTU Management at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invites applications for a 2-year Postdoc position in Inclusive Design, Entrepreneurship and Change Management, funded by the Bevica Foundation. The Postdoc will be connected to the project “Technology leaving no one behind”, a 3 year project in partnership with Bevica Foundation and Disabled People’s Organisation Denmark to research and develop methods and tools for how engineering students can work with inclusive design as part of their engineering education and as entrepreneurs. The Postdoc will be based at DTU Skylab and academically attached to DTU Management, leveraging on the current research within inclusive design in engineering education and entrepreneurship. The research field is within inclusive design and change management with a special focus on a) disability-related design, design for the built environment, inclusive design, design of assistive technology and design for sustainability and b) change management in the sense of making inclusion and accessibility a natural part of engineering new sustainable technological solution at DTU through curricular and extracurricular initiatives across educations at DTU. The field includes stakeholder analysis, disability identities, political economy, policy, technology, education, change management and business foundation. Responsibilities and tasks If you have the ability and passion to motivate students and courses to integrate a focus on inclusive design in education and operationalize the meaning of “Leaving no one behind” as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) then perhaps you are our new Postdoc. Making inclusion and accessibility a natural part of engineering new sustainable technological solution at DTU through curricular and extracurricular initiatives across educations at DTU. Changing the teaching practices and motivating students towards inclusion is a fundamental part of the responsibilities for this job. You will be studying and facilitating dissemination and implementation of inclusive design thinking and methodology among students, start-ups and faculty at the university. In particular, you will be conducting participatory action research in connection to the community, facilities and events at DTU Skylab and greater eco-system. Part of this action research involves close contact with researchers, entrepreneurs, industry, disability associations and political stakeholders. You will contribute to course and curriculum development for study lines at DTU that promote inclusive design thinking and methodology. You will be responsible for studying research practices within development of technology for people with special needs, including health tech. You will be engaged in a set of activities, workshops and events at DTU Skylab to grow, accelerate and support an interest of students and young researchers to work, as part of their education, within the assistive and inclusive technology market. You will be working in close collaboration with a professor at DTU Management (see contact persons below) where you are expected to take part in some of their regular research activities and discuss the progress of your research with this group , as well as colleagues at DTU Skylab where you will be a contributing force in establishing an ambitious strategy for working with the Sustainable Development Goals and inclusive technology Qualifications Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent within a relevant academic background, for instance design, architecture, engineering, psychology, anthropology, political science or business development. The position involves research at an international level. It is a requirement that applicants have good command of the Danish language. We offer To work at s leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. Your research activities will be associated with the Implementation and Performance Management group in the DTU Technology, Management and Economic division. The Implementation and Performance Management (IPM) group aims to advance knowledge in the areas of implementation of new technology and work processes, integrating perspectives of both organizational performance and employee well-being (as both target and outcome). Your daily workplace will be DTU Skylab, DTU's hub for technology based innovation and entrepreneurship, where technology and science is matched with an ambitious and open community for students, researchers entrepreneurs and corporate partners. In summer 2020 will expand its current facilities more than three time to a total of 5.000 m2 of office facilities, event space, lounge area as well as lab and prototype workshops. You will be able set you mark on how we operationalize the the Sustainable Development Goals in educational and entrepreneurial activities under the principle of ‘Leaving no one behind’. Salary and terms of employment The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment will be 2 years. The daily workplace will be at DTU Skylab. You can read more about career paths at DTU here . Further information Further information may be obtained from professor at DTU Management John Paulin Hansen, tel.: 45 40469626, jpha@dtu.dk and DTU Skylab Project Manager Marie Louise Pollmann-Larsen, tel.: 45 6165 5669, mlml@dtu.dk . You can read more about Skylab at www.skylab.dtu.dk . Application procedure Please submit your online application no later than 27 November 2019 (local time) . Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file . The file must include: Application (cover letter) CV Diploma (MSc/PhD) List of publications Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. Technology for people DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup.
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