Professors in Human Movement and Health

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Sep 24, 2023 21:59:00 GMT+00:00
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The Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics invites applications for a number (3-6) of full-time/part-time positions as professors in human movement and health to be filled as soon as possible.

The professorships will be expected to strengthen the profile within research on the role of physical activity and exercise in health promotion, prevention, or in the treatment of major health challenges such as musculoskeletal disorders, loss of function and disability across the life span, including the aging population.

The successful applicants will be expected to have research leadership experience and documented skills in utilizing different study designs such as cohort studies, randomized trials, register-based studies, systematic reviews etc. to address relevant research questions within the above-mentioned or related areas. Good collaborative ability with interdisciplinary research teams and other stakeholders spanning from academia to the health care sectors should be documented.

The successful applicants will be expected to bring significant experience in teaching and supervising students, and in mentoring PhD students and junior faculty members. The candidates will be expected to contribute to the refinement and further development of curriculum on education programmes offered by The Faculty of Health Sciences.

In addition, the applicants will be expected to demonstrate the ability to attract competitive funding, to have a strong international network of collaborators and to have a track record of high-quality publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals.

The professors’ main tasks will be to apply for, manage and lead large innovative research projects. The applicants will also be expected to be involved in knowledge transfer to society, to have administrative responsibilities and to teach/supervise students at all levels at the education programmes hosted by the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The successful applicants will also be expected to help form and support the strategies of the Department of Sports and Clinical Biomechanics, including the future research strategies of the research units concerned.

For information on job description of professorships in general at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, please click.

About us

The Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics adheres to the SDU’s strategy and values. We are recognized for our interdisciplinary research. The scientific, technical and administrative staff support this through active participation in the department’s professional and social life. We prefer candidates with the ambition to make mutual working relationships thrive. 

Further information and contact 

Non-Danish-speaking applicants will be expected to have and show an interest in learning the Danish language at a level which enables her/him to read Danish mails and administrative documents as well as to understand spoken everyday Danish. The department offers free language classes and a reduction in workload to support non-Danish speaking employees.  

For further information please contact Jens Troelsen, Head of Department, e-mail:, tel. +45 6550 3493.


The successful applicants will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). 


Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the below-mentioned link “Apply online”.Only online applications will be accepted. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 MB.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

The application must contain (as pdf- or Word/docx- files):

  • a motivation letter
  • a detailed CV
  • degree certificates (inclusive of PhD diploma)
  • a complete and numbered list of publications
  • 10 scientific peer-reviewed publications considered by the candidate as most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf- or docx- file must be attached for each publication
  • teaching portfolio detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy
  • a research plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future research work
  • an account of obtained research funding

Incomplete applications will not be assessed.

Applications may be shortlisted.

Living and Working in Denmark

Foreign applicants will be offered Danish language training  as part of the employment.

The International Staff Office (ISO) at SDU provides a variety of services for new employees, guests and people who consider applying for a job at University of Southern Denmark. Among other things, the staff answers questions concerning salary, taxation, housing and accompanying family.  

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Further details

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LocationOdense, Denmark

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Deadline 2023-Sept-24

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