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    Professor in Sport Biology: Department of Physical Performance

    The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS) is a specialized university
    with a national responsibility to provide higher education, scientific
    research and communication in the specialist area of Sport Sciences and was
    established in 1968. Today, NSSS has approximately 220 staff and 1,400
    students and a variety of highly developed teaching and research facilitiesA wide range of exciting R&D activities are currently in progress,
    including, international collaborative projects in a number of
    sports-related fields. For more information on the NSSS, visit

    Associate or Full Professor in Sport Biology

    There are two vacancies in Sport Biology at The Norwegian School of Sport
    Sciences at either Associate or Full Professor rank. Sport Biology
    (idrettsbiologi in Norwegian) corresponds with Kinesiology, Human Kinetics
    or Exercise and Sport Science programs internationally.

    The positions are in the Department of Physical Performance which currently
    has four full Professors and two Associate Professors in the field of Sport
    Biology, two Associate Professors and three University Lecturers in Sports
    Training Theory (in the sports of skiing, orienteering and swimming). In
    addition, five engineer positions in the laboratories and five positions for
    recipients of PhD scholarships are permanently funded. Other graduate
    student scholarships are from externally funded projects. The department has
    about 170 m2 of well-equipped laboratory space for biomechanical and
    exercise physiology testing of humans as well as for analysis of biological

    The discipline
    The department¹s core focus in both education and research is ³Physical
    performance: determining factors and effect of physical training². Physical
    performance refers to an individual¹s physical ability to perform in sports
    as well as in everyday life. We study various societal groups from elite
    athletes to patients with clearly reduced performance levels. Our research
    improves understanding of the biomechanical and physiological bases for
    performance and the effects of physical training on technique, endurance,
    strength and mobility. The department¹s principal sports are skiing,
    swimming and orienteering.

    Specialist tasks and areas of responsibility
    The new positions will be responsible for strengthening research in our
    specialist fields. An applicant is therefore required to have fundamental
    and extensive knowledge and experience from his/her own research in one or
    more of these areas. The successful applicant will also be required to
    contribute in his/her specialist area to the teaching program for the
    bachelor and master programs in Sport Biology, as well as supervise masters
    and doctoral students.

    Competence requirement
    A PhD and extensive research experience at a high international level in
    exercise physiology or sport biomechanics is required. Applicants must be
    able to document university level teaching and supervisory experience.

    Selection criteria
    In rating competent applicants, the following will be emphasized:
    * Quality, relevance and scope of scientific work
    * Documented knowledge of research methods in sport biomechanics or exercise
    * Relevance and scope of teaching and supervisory experience
    * Other documented qualifications relevant to the position, for example,
    public communication skills and the ability to communicate popular science
    * Documented specialist involvement in research into physical performance
    and effects of physical training
    * Experience from international collaborative projects
    * Management experience
    * Personal suitability

    Salary and other terms of employment are offered according to the Norwegian
    State pay scale, employment code 1013 Professor, or employment code 1011
    Associate Professor. The appointments will be made according to the terms
    that apply to civil servants. We have obligatory membership of the State
    Pension Fund.

    The successful applicant will be based at the Norwegian School of Sport

    If the successful applicant(s) are not native Norwegian speakers, they are
    required, within three years, to demonstrate Norwegian language skills to
    the same standard as the level 3 course, ³Norwegian as a second language²,
    at the University of Oslo.

    Other information
    An on-site interview and trial lecture will be arranged for a small number
    of the most highly rated applicants.

    The public workforce must reflect the diversity of the population to the
    greatest possible extent. Therefore, our personnel policy objective is to
    achieve a balanced age and gender mix, and to recruit people with
    international backgrounds. Women and non-natives are encouraged to apply for
    the positions. If the applicants are rated as approximately equal, the
    gender that is under-represented will be given preference.

    Further information concerning the positions can be obtained from:
    Contact person/field:
    Jostein Hallén, Head of Department
    tel: +47 23 26 23 14

    Contact person/administration:
    Hanne Skjølås Nygaard, Personnel Consultant
    tel: +47 23 26 20 59

    You can apply for these positions on our website by 25th February

    Prior to the deadline applicants must send in four copies of the following:

    * A current curriculum vitae listing education, scholarship, work in
    progress, teaching experiences and other information relevant to the

    * A description of potential projects of interest to the applicant (no more
    than 10)

    * Several reprints of the applicant's scientific publications (no more than

    * Contact information for three references who are knowledgeable about the
    applicant's qualifications and professional characteristics

    Number the materials and arrange in four separate batches.

    Please send the appendices to the following address:
    Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
    FAO/Personnel Department
    Postboks 4014 Ullevål Stadion
    0806 Oslo

    Send inquiries to the addresses listed above
    and not to the poster of this message.

    Gerald A. Smith, PhD
    Professor of Biomechanics
    Department of Physical Performance
    Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
    Oslo, Norway

    telephone: +47 2326 2320