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  • Postdoc position in Training and Movement Science, University of Potsdam, Germany

    The University of Potsdam, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Division of Training and Movement Sciences is seeking to fill the following position:
    Academic Staff Member (Requisition No.: 126/2015)

    Founded in 1991, the University of Potsdam has firmly established itself within the scientific landscape. Nationally and internationally renowned scientists research and teach here at the largest university in Brandenburg. The University of Potsdam is successful in acquiring third-party funds, it demonstrates outstanding performance in technology and knowledge transfer, and it has a very service-oriented administration. Around 20,000 young people study at five faculties located within the university's three campuses (Am Neuen Palais, Griebnitzsee and Golm). The University of Potsdam has a total of about 2,650 faculty and staff members and is an academic institution set in one of the most scenic surroundings in Germany.

    The person appointed will be expected to contribute to teaching (i.e., German or English-speaking classes) and research programs. Research will include collaborative work in relation to acute and long-term exercise and training interventions (e. g., effects and mechanism of balance/strength training on neuromuscular performance across the lifespan), data collection and analyses using established methods (kinematics [e. g., opto-electric systems, motion analysis systems], kinetics [e.g., force plates, isokinetic devices], and electrophysiological testing devices [i.e., surface electromyography, electroencephalography]). The successful applicant will be able to present information on research findings and outcomes including writing of scientific articles, communicate complex information, and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies. The preparation of a habilitation/postdoctoral thesis is possible. Speaking German is not mandatory for the successful applicant. Communication with staff and students will be possible in English. However, learning the German language will be welcomed.

    Applicants will possess a PhD degree (sports science, biomechanics, movement science, or any related discipline) and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and publication skills within the discipline (i.e., Biomechanics, Training and/or Movement Sciences) and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programs. Applicants will be able to contribute to the planning of research projects, contribute to collaborative decision making within our research group and to engage in continuous professional development.

    The University of Potsdam strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and specifically encourages female applicants to apply for this position.
    Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal suitability.

    Application (including requisition number, cover letter, CV and two references) should be sent to:

    Prof. Urs Granacher, PhD
    University of Potsdam, Faculty of Human Sciences
    Research Focus in Cognition Sciences, Division of Training and Movement Sciences
    Am Neuen Palais 10,
    D-14469 Potsdam, Germany

    or via email at

    Closing date: May 22nd 2015
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    Last edited by Rainer Beurskens; April 26, 2015, 02:51 AM. Reason: inaccuracies regarding language requirements were fixed

  • #2
    Re: Postdoc position in Training and Movement Science, University of Potsdam, Germany

    Is there a language requirement for this position?
    Gary Christopher
    Iowa, USA


    • #3
      Re: Postdoc position in Training and Movement Science, University of Potsdam, Germany

      Thank you for the remark.

      Primary language in Potsdam will be German. However, the position is open to international candidates and speaking German is not mandatory.
      The applicant needs to be able to communicate in English.
      Regarding the contribution to teaching:
      the University of Potsdam offers English-speaking courses and if German is not the applicant's first language, teaching classes in English will be possible.

      I'll also add this information to the main post (if possible).