University of Agder, (UiA) - Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Sport Sciences

The University of Agder offers more than 150 study programmes and an active and leading research environment. We emphasize respect, openness and the ability to show commitment and pride concerning both your own and others’ results. Our 1200 staff and 12000 students enjoy daily life and scholarly activities at our modern and functional campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad.

Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Sport Sciences

Closing date: 31 January 2017.

The University of Agder invites applications for a full-time position as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Sport Sciences. The position is linked to the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, Department of Public Health, Sport and Nutrition. The position is currently located at Campus Kristiansand. The starting date is as soon as possible, and negotiable with the faculty.

The Faculty consists of three departments: The Department of Health and Nursing Sciences, the Department of Psychosocial Health and the Department of Public Health, Sport and Nutrition. We offer five bachelor’s programmes, six master’s programmes and one PhD-programme, in addition to several continuing and further education programmes. The faculty has two research centres and active researchers within Health and Sport Sciences.

We seek applicants with sport science training at the master’s or doctoral level.  The successful applicant will teach bachelor level courses in physical activity and training theory that are part of our bachelor’s programmes in sport science and physical education (Teacher education).  Both specific expertise and a broad background in physical education and sport will be weighed heavily.  Teaching experience from outdoor education is also an advantage in the overall evaluation of applicants.  Advising experience at the bachelor’s and master’s degree level is also desirable. 

The Institute for Public Health, Sports and Nutrition has an active research programme currently organized as two research groups:  SEP-HEP- Pedagogical and psychological aspects of sport and physical activity, and PASTA- Physiological adaption to sport, training and physical activity.  We expect that the person hired will actively contribute to our research programme within her/his  field of interest and expertise.

Information about the appointment criteria for a position as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor can be found in the “Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts”.

Documented relevant teaching qualifications are required. Applicants who lack formal teacher training qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications, or complete UiA’s Foundation Course in Education for University Lecturers within a period of two years.

Emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s personal suitability for the position and good collaborative skills. The languages of instruction are Norwegian and English. The successful candidate must be proficient in oral and written English, and in Norwegian. Applicants who do not speak Norwegian or another Scandinavian language are expected to acquire the necessary proficiency to lecture in Norwegian. The University of Agder offers Norwegian language courses to international employees with little or no knowledge of Norwegian and facilitates participation in such courses. Permanently employed staff are expected to acquire a good command of oral and written Norwegian within a period of two years. This is to be documented by passing the Bergen-test with a score of 450 points.

The Norwegian public service is committed to reflecting the diversity of society, and the personnel policy of the University of Agder aims to achieve a balanced workforce. All qualified persons are therefore encouraged to apply for the positions, irrespective of cultural background, gender, age or disability.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interviews and a demonstration of their teaching qualifications, usually in the form of a trial lecture. The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the public service. Organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected.

Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, Associate Professor code 1011/Associate Professor code 1198 gross salary per year NOK 516.000 – 648.100, Assistant Professor code 1009 gross salary per year NOK 435.500 – 577.400. Higher salary grades may be offered to applicants with superior qualifications. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

Applicants are asked to submit their application and CV online. Please use the link “Apply for this job”.

The following documentation should be uploaded as an attachment with the online application:

  • CV with a complete list of scientific publications
  • Copies of diplomas
  • Doctoral dissertation
  • Copies of selected scientific publications (no more than 10)

The applicants are fully responsible for submitting complete documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process.

Closing date: 31 January 2017.

In accordance with §25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the name of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University's intention to exercise this right.

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In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this description, the Norwegian version takes precedence.

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Søknadsfrist: 31.01.2017

Kontakt: Geir Torstveit (Head of Department)
Telefon: (+47) 38 14 22 62

Kontakt 2: Hilde Lohne-Seiler (Study Group Leader in Sport Sciences)
Telefon: (+47) 38 14 12 89