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  • Professor/Associate Professor Position in Sport Biomechanics -Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

    The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS) is a specialized university
    with a national responsibility for higher education and scientific research
    within the sport sciences. NSSS was established in 1968 and has
    approximately 250 employees and 1300 students. For more information about
    NSSS, see

    Professor/Associate Professor in Sport Biomechanics

    There is a vacancy in Sport Biomechanics at Professor or Associate Professor
    level at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.

    The Department of Physical Performance
    The position is in the Department of Physical Performance, which currently
    has four professors in the field of Sports Biology (Idrettsbiologi in
    Norwegian, corresponding to Kinesiology, Human Kinetics, Exercise and Sport
    Science), four Associate Professors and five lecturers. In addition, five
    engineer positions in the laboratories and six positions for recipients of
    PhD scholarships are permanently funded. Other graduate student scholarships
    are externally funded. In total, the department has more than 30 employees
    in research and teaching. The section has responsibilities in teaching and
    research in basic biological perspectives on sport (sport biomechanics,
    movement analysis, physiology and anatomy) and has a particular emphasis on
    activities such as skiing, swimming, track and field and orienteering. The
    section has very well equipped laboratories for biomechanical and
    physiological studies in humans as well as for the analysis of biological
    material (biochemistry and histochemistry).

    Specialist tasks and areas of responsibility
    The successful applicant will be responsible for strengthening our sports
    biomechanics research at the department. The applicant is therefore required
    to possess a fundamental and an extensive knowledge and experience in this
    field. The successful applicant will also be required to contribute to the
    teaching programs at bachelor and masters levels, as well as to supervise
    masters and doctoral students work. Furthermore, the applicant will have
    responsibility in the planning and the daily functioning of the biomechanics
    laboratory, in close cooperation with the head of the department.

    Requirements for competence
    Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD) and an extensive experience at
    a high international level in exercise and/or sports biomechanics.
    Applicants must be able to document university level teaching and
    supervisory experience and good knowledge and experience in a variety of
    biomechanical methods and procedures, especially in 3D kinematics,
    kinesiological electromyography, ground reaction forces, imaging techniques
    such as PET scanning, ultrasonography and/or MRI. Involvement in sports at
    an administrative, coaching and/or active level will be viewed as an

    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
    * Relevance and scope of teaching and supervisory experience
    * Documented grants and funding experience
    * Other documented qualifications relevant for the position (e.g. public
    communication skills, ability to communicate popular science)
    * Document specialist involvement in research in physical performance and
    effects of physical training
    * Experience in international collaborative projects
    * Management experience
    * Personal suitability

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

    The workplace will normally be the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. In
    special cases, where the experimental part can better be performed in other
    laboratories, exemption of residency may be granted. This also applies for
    stays in research centers abroad.

    If the applicant is not native Norwegian speaking, it is required within
    three years to demonstrate Norwegian language skills to the same standard as
    the level 3 Course, Norwegian as a second language, at the University of

    NSSS personnel and recruitment policy aims at taking into account the
    diversity of the Norwegian population to the greatest possible extent. It is
    an explicit aim to search for age and gender balance and to recruit
    competent applicants with minority background.

    Applications will be handled according to the relevant regulations as
    defined in the Norwegian Open Files Act.

    Interested applicants are advised to contact the academic community in
    preparing the application.

    Further details can be obtained by contacting:

    Contact person:
    Head of Department Jan Cabri, tel. +47 23 26 23 20 (

    Contact person/Administration:
    HR-Adviser Hanne Skjølås Nygaard, tel. +47 23 26 20 59

    Closing date: 9th of April 2010 (electronic registration at

    In addition to the electronic registered through our website, the applicant
    must submit within the time limit four copies of:
    - Motivation letter of the candidate
    - Complete Curriculum Vitae (including career description, research projects
    and grantmanship, copies of diplomas, certificates and other attachments
    that are relevant to the position)
    - Contacts of at least 3 reference persons (may be contacted during the
    selection process)
    - List of published work (with indication of impact factor and/or citation
    index, where possible)
    - Copies of recent publications (not more than 10)
    This should be numbered and sorted into four piles.

    Application with attachments sent to the following address:
    Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Human Resources and Finance Department,
    PO Box 4014 Ullevål Stadion, 0806 Oslo, Norway.

    Jan Cabri, Phd
    Professor and Head
    Department of Physical Performance
    Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
    PO box 4014 Ullevaal Stadion
    N-0840 OSLO
    tel. +47 23262320