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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.

Sad news about Professor Audrey Msimanga

The ESERA Community is saddened to hear about the passing of Professor Audrey Msimanga, Head of School at the Witwatersrand University, South Africa. Professor Msimanga has been a long time member of ESERA, having participated in the summer school and attended many conferences. At the Bologna conference, she was part of a panel on multicultural science education and has co-authored a chapter in the upcoming ESERA book. Professor Hamsa Venkat, the SAARMSTE President has written the following obituary about the professional accomplishments of Professor Msimanga.

Call for nominations of Executive Board Members: Deadline extended to May 31st

ESERA is calling for nominations for new Executive Board members. A Board member and a Secretary are to be elected in 2021. The deadline for nominations has been extended to May 31st, 2021. Please consult the Call for nominations: ESERA Executive Board for details.

Call for Papers: Future-Oriented Science Education for Agency and Sustainable Development

ESERA scholarship call and form

ESERA offers 2 types of scholarships this year to support scholars who otherwise would not be able to attend the online ESERA Conference 2021.

Call for Applications Sandra K. Abell Institute for Doctoral Students

Humboldt State University is hosting the 2021 Sandra K. Abell Institute for Doctoral Students (SKAIDS) June 14-19, 2021. Sandra K. Abell, in whose tribute the institute is named, was Professor of Science Education and Director of the Science Education Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a beloved mentor of science education doctoral students. The institute is sponsored by NARST, a worldwide organization for improving science teaching and learning through research.
Find more information here. 

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. The position is open from 1 November 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.We are looking for candidates with documented research experience in relation to one or more of the following areas:

Postdoctoral position in science education

The successful candidate will be hosted at the Institute for Science Education and Communication ( and will work on an EU-H2020 project (Outdoor Science Education for a Sustainable Future), which aims to examine the role of out-of-school science engagement in diverse contexts (e.g., community-settings, science cafes, science centres, science festivals, science/art events) on young people’s development of scientific literacy and scientific citizenship. Research in these areas includes, but is not limited to, topics related to science identity, scientific literacy, career aspirations, equitable science, diversifying science, gender issues, informal science and science communication. 
The starting date is September 1, 2021 and the duration of the position is 30 months. 

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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