NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY -NTNU

Associate Professor in Health Sciences, Movement Science

Location
Trondheim, Norway
Posted
27 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Mar 2018
Ref
17/35289
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (MH) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) announces a newly created post as Associate Professorship in Health Sciences (Movement Science) as a permanent post. The position is affiliated with the Centre for Elite Sports Research (SenTIF). This is a 100 % post, funded by The Ministry of culture through grants to SenTIF. The position is funded by earmarked state funds and ceases if the funding and work tasks expire.

SenTIF's purpose is:

  • to conduct applied research focusing on developing new knowledge of movement technique, physiology and motor behavior in competitive sports for abled-bodied and disabled athletes, and
  • to convey new knowledge of movement technique and motor behaviour that can improve Norwegian elite sport achievements at international level.

Olympiatoppen Midt-Norge is a central partner. For more information, see: www.ntnu.no/toppidrettsforskning

Administratively, the post is attached to the Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science (INB). For more information about INB, see: www.ntnu.no/inb.

Subject area and description of the area of responsibility for the post

Together with the department’s other academic staff, the person holding the post is responsible for teaching and research in the discipline of movement science. This includes the person's own research, and supervision of students in the discipline. The person holding the post is also obliged to take part in administrative duties. 

Specific responsibilities

The person holding the post will be given special responsibility for research and teaching within the field of human movement science, focusing on biological subjects and SenTIF's activities, and for the development of the Centre for Elite Sports Research. He or she should lead projects under the SenTIF mandate and will be given space to develop own research within the center's research area. However, the focus must be on movement technique and physical performance in elite sports.

Qualifications

For appointment as an associate professor is a doctoral degree in the subject area concerned or competence at a corresponding level documented by academic work of the same scope and quality. A further requirement is documentation of relevant practical competence in teaching based on education or on teaching and supervision. The successful applicant must be able to document extensive professional qualifications as well as scientific expertise in one or more aspects of the discipline for which this post is responsible. The ability to initiate and lead research and teaching will be emphasized, in addition to teaching and supervision at PhD level.

Employees who do not have formal qualifications in teaching at university level and who cannot provide documentation of equivalent qualifications must complete an approved course in teaching at university level within two years of appointment. The University offers such courses.

It is important that applicants have good teamwork skills, management experience and ability to work interchangeably across traditional subjects. Emphasis will also be placed on personal aptitude and teaching skills. The evaluation will be based on documented material related to teaching, including qualifications in educational theory and practice, presentation skills in academic work, teaching experience, and other pedagogical background. Quality and breadth will be evaluated.

Specific requirements

Applicants must have a PhD degree in movement- or sports science with biological direction (biomechanics, physiology, motor behavior) or equivalent. Experience with coupling of applied and basic research in performance sport or related areas is a requirement. Applicants must have experience with computer programming and development of analytical tools.

General information about the post

The person holding the post is obliged to participate in implementation of the teaching programme according to the curricula in effect and in further development of the subject areas and teaching programmes, including continuing and further education.

The appointee is expected to teach within their relevant expertise across all study programmes at the faculty.

The person holding the post must help to ensure that students develop a global perspective on health and knowledge about global health challenges in their own subject area, and must contribute to cooperation focused on global health challenges in both research and education.

The person appointed must comply with the decisions about changes due to developments in the subject area, and the organizational changes resulting from decisions regarding the university's activities.

The appointment is subject to the conditions in effect at any time for employees in the public sector.

We offer:

  • Challenging and stimulating work.
  • A good work environment.
  • Good pension, insurance and loan schemes in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Depending on qualifications and academic background, Associated Professors (in code 1011) at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences will be remunerated at a minimum of NOK 490 500 per year before tax. Normal wage level is NOK 490 500 - 649 800 of which 2% is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. If necessary, we will adapt the workplace for people with disabilities.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a course in problem-based learning (PBL) for supervisors. Employees who do not have formal qualifications in teaching at university level and who cannot provide documentation of equivalent qualifications must complete an approved course in teaching at university level within two years of appointment. The University offers such courses.

The application must include a concise summary of the applicant's education, qualifications, previous experience, and motivation for the position. Applicants are also requested to specify their teaching qualifications as described in the list of factors available at the website: http://www.ntnu.edu/vacancies/pedagogical-qualifications

Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree: http://ec.europa.eu/education/resources/diploma-supplement_en

The following documents must be enclosed as PDF files with the application:

  • CV, diplomas and certificates and references
  • Up to 15 academic works – published or in press in international peer-reviewed journals – that the applicant wishes to be taken into account in the assessment of the application (the academic works should be enclosed as pdf files as well).
  • Description of the academic works that the applicant regards as most relevant and that the applicant particularly wants to be taken into account in the assessment
  • A list of all the applicant`s academic works with information on where they have been published.

Joint works will also be considered. If it is difficult to identify the applicant's contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

The most suitable applicants will normally be invited for interview and testing of their teaching skills.

For further information about the position, please contact:

Professor Gertjan Ettema, Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science (INB), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), e-mail: gertjan.ettema@ntnu.no

For further information about the application process, please contact:

HR Advisor Gøril Madsø Halvorsen, Human Resources Division, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), e-mail: goril.m.halvorsen@ntnu.no

Deadline of application: 21.03.2018.

Applications are to be submitted electronically through this page. Please note that applications will be assessed based on the information submitted at this page and it is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all relevant attachments are submitted by the deadline.

Under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his or her name entered on the list of applicants.

About this job

  • Deadline Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service Trondheim
  • Jobbnorge ID 148709
  • Internal ID 17/35289
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Permanent

About applications

  • Applications on this job are registered in an electronic form on jobbnorge.no
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