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Call for Editorial Board Members

We are seeking applications to fill positions on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST).
This year, we especially invite applicants with strong methodological skills of all sorts, but particularly in quantitative, mixed methods, and design studies. We are also especially interested in those with expertise in informal education, emerging multilingual learners, engineering education, computer science education/computational thinking, scientific practices, equity, and STEM education in research on science education at higher education levels.
JRST is the official journal of NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning through Research. JRST publishes reports for science education researchers and practitioners on issues of science teaching and learning and science education policy. For JRST details, visit
The engagement of NARST members with the JRST Editorial Board is crucial for ensuring the quality and rigor of the peer review process. Each year, approximately one-third of the Editorial Board member positions are open for new colleagues as outgoing board members conclude their service.

Writing to get published in STEM education research course at the University of Copenhagen

The course will meet three times for two days each time between February and April, either in-person, virtually or as a hybrid. It is a ‘gratis’ course for European university science education PhD students, worth 5 ECTS credits. Sign-up ends on January 31st. Matches between those who sign-up and the course content and faculty will be made with a short questionnaire at the start of February sent to those who sign-ed up. Contact Bob Evans with questions:

Election of Doctoral Student Board member

Congratulations to Emily MacLeod for being elected to the Executive Board of ESERA. Emily is a PhD student at the UCL Institute of Education in London, England where she researches young people’s aspirations in science. Emily’s election marks the first time in the history of ESERA to include doctoral students on the Board. She will add voices of doctoral and early career researchers to organisational management.

ESERA Summer School 2021

Dear Colleagues,
The 2021 ESERA Summer School will be held in the city of Poznan, Poland from July 5th to July 9th hosted by the University of Adam Mickiewicz. The summer school sessions will take place in the Faculty of Biology at the Morasko Campus and Social events are planned for the Faculty of Educational Sciences.

Call for papers: Special issue of RISE

Historically, science education research has been aligned with a collection of familiar topics and ideas: inquiry-based learning, conceptual understanding and research on multiple representations, to name a few. Today, science education research is considerably more varied. The scope of traditional journals has widened to include topics such as digital technologies, STEM, and equity and diversity. In addition, researchers are increasingly embracing interdisciplinarity, and are employing theoretical and methodological frameworks from other fields, such as computer science, sociology and linguistics, to understand the new and enduring problems in science education.

University College London advert for Full Professor of Science Education

University College London is advertising for a Full Professor of Science Education.
Details are at or for anyone interested in considering this.

ESERA General Assembly 2021

Below your find:
– the minutes from the ESERA General Assembly 2021 here 
– the financial report and membership devdelopment 2021 here
– the financial audit 2021 here

Sad news about Professor Peter Fensham

It is with great sadness that I write to share the news that our dear friend and generous colleague Peter Fensham has passed away. At this stage, we do not have any further details to share, but we will do so as they become available. 
As the founder of ASERA, Peter was instrumental in creating and sustaining the association as a rich and collegial space to share research, foster connections, and assist many of us to establish our careers.

Position in Science Education in Vienna

The Austrian Educational Competence Centre for Biology (AECC Biology) at Vienna University conducts scientific research in the field of teaching and learning of Biology and seeks to fill the full position of a Post-Doc in Biology Education as soon as possible.

Vacancy for a Doctoral Researcher

At Antwerp University (Belgium) there is a vacancy for a doctoral researcher in the field of science education and ‘Nature of science’. 
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Position in Science Education in Copenhagen

The Department of Science Education seeks applications for one position – either a tenure-track assistant professor or an associate professor – in science education research. 

Two new positions in the Department of Science Education at the University of Copenhagen

Tenure-track assistant Professor or Associate Professor in General higher science education
Digitalization of higher education
The Department of Science Education seeks applications for two positions with different profiles (see in link). The positions are at either tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor level. Candidates who are in doubt about which level of position (assistant or associate professor) to apply for are encouraged to apply for both levels. The two positions are open from February 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

ESERA 2023 - Cappadokia

Established in 1995, ESERA aims to enhance scientific
literacy for all through research in science education.

Various professional activities support community building in science education, dissemination of
research findings and professional development of researchers from different career stages.
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