We are looking for a motivated and passionate PhD Candidate to contribute to the exciting field of Computer Science Education, particularly in relation to the intersection with the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs). In collaboration with your daily supervisor you will define the exact subject of the project and write a research proposal. You will engage in cutting-edge research and disseminate your results through publication in scholarly journals and participation in international conferences and workshops. Alongside your research, you will be involved in the teaching activities of the institute. You will take part in the institute’s research on scientific literacy, which can be seen as the interplay between gaining a knowledge base (science content knowledge), being aware of the influence of science in society (living with science), and understand how science works (nature of science). Current complex sustainability issues require a more powerful interpretation of scientific literacy. Organisations such as UNESCO and OECD have signalled that understanding social contexts in terms of scientific concepts is no longer enough: modern science education must educate young people to feel socially responsible and be willing and able to take real action to bring about necessary changes. This contemporary understanding of scientific literacy calls for transformative science education, in which research (inquiry) and making (design and construction) are important learning activities. We explore suitable approaches to teaching and learning, as well as the roles and competencies required of teachers. Computer science has a dual role in the context of transformative education. It deals with empowering technology, instrumental in facilitating young people’s agency through design and construction skills, and crucial in implementing SDGs. On the other hand, sustainability concerns (e.g. relating to power consumption) impact responsibilities and competencies to be addressed in modern computer science education. You will carry out research as a member of the Institute for Science Education, under the supervision of Dr Mara Saeli and Prof. Erik Barendsen. Your teaching load may be up to 10% of your working time.