Application closed

The standardized application form must be filled and a complete application package must be submitted electronically to by December 18, 2015 (midnight, CET).

A complete application includes:

  1. Standardized on-line application form
  1. Application package:

Professional portfolio will include/refer to:

  • Curriculum vitae (written in EURO-PASS format), which will provide the selection committee with additional information to better evaluate the application. The CV will summarize all qualifications, educational accomplishments, relevant work or research experience (if applicable).
  • Copies of academic diplomas (including MA/MSc diploma or equivalent)
  • Information about grades, ranking of the students in previous studies / diploma supplements / transcripts of records
  • In case of non-native English speakers, suitable evidence that the applicant meets the English language requirement should be provided (English language competence B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, 2011).
  • Additional documentation for admission which can be required by the EDiTE partners universities

Letter of motivation

The applicant should express his/her motivation for the general field of teacher education and his/ her specific interest focus on the general research topic “Transformative teacher learning for effective student learning in an emerging European context”. Applicants are also required to submit a tentative research project proposal, in order to identify in which direction the applicant is aiming to take his/her research. The motivation letter outlining the reasons for applying and the tentative research project proposal written in English language should be 3 pages in length (single-spaced, font 12).

For more information about specific research area description please go to the institutional website:

Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
University of Innsbruck, Austria
University of Lisbon, Portugal
University of Lower Silesia, Wrocław, Poland
Masaryk University, Brno, the Czech Republic

Recommendation letters

Recommendation letters must be submitted by each applicant, written by two different people qualified to evaluate the applicant‘s academic and professional qualifications (one letter focusing on the applicant’s academic qualifications, one letter focusing on his/her professional capabilities and achievements). In both cases, the recommendations should come from professionals who are in a position to judge the applicant’s potential for succeeding in the completion of the doctoral program and their capacities to carry out research. Personal friends and family members are not appropriate recommenders.

Applicants need to ensure that the application and all supporting documents are provided; a complete application containing all required components must be submitted by the deadline.

Selection Process and Criteria

After you have submitted your application for the researcher position and EDiTE PhD programme you will be contacted by the host university and be informed whether you are invited for a personal interview. A ranked list of all interviewed applicants will be developed at each university and submitted to the joint EDiTE Selection Committee, consisting of academic representatives from all partner universities, for approval. You will be informed about the decision by the host university.

Portfolio (30%)

Academic Qualifications (Type of master degree – final grade)
Professional experience
Research experience

Recommendation Letters (1 coming from academia and 1 from the field of practice) (10%)

Academic profile
Academic motivation
Research skills
Practical/professional skills and experiences
Teamwork skills

Motivation Letter (10%)

Reasons for joining the program
Career Goals
Research focus on the presented strands

Short-listed candidates will be invited to participate in either on-line or in-person job interviews, and will be subject to pre-employment checks prior to any appointment.

Interview (50%)

Academic/professional profile/experience
Reasons for joining the program
Research skills and focus on the presented strands
English Communication skills

Selection Committee Members

Hana Cervinkova, University of Lower Silesia
Gábor Halász, Eötvös Loránd University
Milan Pol, University of Masaryk
Michael Schratz, University of Innsbruck
Luís Alexandre da Fonseca Tinoca, Instituto de Educação, University of Lisbon