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Associate Professor in Sport Sciences, Educational Science, Natural Science – Stavanger, Norway

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The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a position as Associate Professor in Sport Sciences at the Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Education and Sport Sciences. The position is open for appointment from 01.08.2022.

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General Info

Position: Associate Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply:
Joining Date: Aug 01, 2022
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: 630.000-715.000 NOK/Year

Workplace:
Faculty of Arts and Education
Department of Education and Sport Sciences
University of Stavanger, UiS
Stavanger,

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Qualification Details

We are seeking an Associate Professor with a PhD or equivalent qualification in Sport Sciences, possibly Educational Science, Natural Science or other relevant sciences, if the dissertation has a relevant and clear sports professional profile.

We emphasize that the person hired has:

  • experience from the field of practice, such as PE teacher, coach in voluntary sport, instructor/coach in fitness industry, or work related to health promotion and health prevention
  • experience with teaching at college/university
  • experience with research projects in sport sciences.

You must be able to document active, ongoing research at a high academic level and write a short research plan for future high-level research in the subject area.

It is expected that you have a reflective and conscientious attitude towards your teaching and supervision. You must be able to document pedagogical and didactic skills relating to higher education, and basic skills in planning, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision. If you do not meet the competence requirement you must complete a university pedagogy course within a period of two years of the appointment start date. The course will be provided by the university.

Norwegian is the language mainly used at UiS. The working and teaching languages are Norwegian and English. It is expected that you can teach and supervise in Norwegian. You must have good command of both oral and written Norwegian/Scandinavian and English.

In the absence of applicants with sufficient scientific expertise, the university may consider temporarily employment for up to three years, during which time he/she will endeavour to gain the qualifications necessary for a permanent position. You must be considered capable of gaining the necessary qualifications during the period of employment.

The following attributes are also desirable

  • ability to involve and engage students in teaching where the course's objectives, content and assessment situations are closely interlinked
  • experience and/or interest in the development of varied learning methods and digital tools in teaching
  • research results published in recognised publications, and references indicating progression in research and publications
  • ability to initiate, obtain external funding for, lead and carry out research and development projects
  • experience of partnerships with businesses relevant to the subject area
  • contributed to the use of research-based knowledge in society and that you can refer to results from innovation and the commercialization of research
  • demonstrated the ability to build and preserve professional networks - regionally, nationally and internationally
  • ability to manage heavy workload, inquisitiveness and motivation to contribute to the development of academic and interdisciplinary collaboration at the university
  • good teamwork and communication skills, and ability to contribute to a constructive working environment

Responsibilities/Job Description

The subject area for the position is Sport Sciences. Relevant teaching areas are Research Methods, Physical Activity and Health, as well as practical activities such as swimming, ball games and athletics.

The hired candidate will primarily teach and supervise students at bachelor's, master's and PhD level within the subject area, conduct research and disseminate research results within relevant research areas at the department, and contribute to the development of partnerships with business. The development/use of digital and diverse learning methods, innovation, value creation based on results from research, and academic development work, will be included in the position.

The Sports Science/Physical Education – group consists of 16 colleagues. The main tasks are teaching and supervising Physical Education in the Teacher Education Programmes, in the Bachelor of Sports Science and the newly established MA of Sports Science. The group is also doing research and development within a broad field within Sports Education, Health and Physical Education.

The group is also involved in national and international research, development and innovation projects within Teacher Education Programmes and professional development for teachers.

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Documents Required

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application:

  • CV with a full summary of your education and experience
  • a pedagogical portfolio with a professionally based description and discussion of your teaching and educational competence as well as relevant documentation that supports this, see guidelines for assessment of educational competence
  • complete list of academic publications with information on where they are published
  • up to 10 academic publications which are pivotal to your research output, including your PhD thesis or published monograph based upon the thesis
  • a short research plan for the next 5-10 years
  • transcripts and certificates, and other documentation that you consider relevant

About the Department

The Faculty of Arts and Education is the region’s most important institution for educating teachers for kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, upper secondary schools and higher education. The Faculty also provides basic education in sport, languages, religion and history, as well as eight Master’s programmes and two doctoral programmes.

The Faculty has three national centres: The National Centre for Reading Education and Research (the Reading Centre), the National Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research (The Learning Environment Centre) and the Knowledge Centre for Education (KSU), as well as the Filiorum Centre for Early Childhood Research. The Faculty collaborates with the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training and local government authorities in respect of further and continuing education. The Faculty has a total of around 3,000 students and 320 employees divided between the Faculty administration, Department of Early Childhood Education, Department of Education and Sports Science, Department of Cultural Studies and Languages, Reading Centre, Learning Environment Centre and Knowledge Centre for Education.

The Department of Education and Sports Science offers primary teacher training and postgraduate education in Education Science. Education Science is an academic focus at the university, and we are prepared to take a larger national responsibility for educating the labor needed in the nation and in the region, within the academic field. There are currently 90 employees and 900 students at the department.

About the Employer: University of Stavanger, UiS

Note or Other details

The university's guidelines for appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts, sections 2 and 3.3, provide further discussion of criteria for employment as Associate Professor.

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload.

We offer

  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
  • good development opportunities, associate professor is encouraged for further qualification with a view to promotion to professor
  • colleague-based guidance programme during your first year of teaching at UiS, NyTi.
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.510, code 1011, NOK 630.000-715.000 gross per year. A higher salary may be considered in special cases. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the company sports club, SiS sportssenter
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • Hjem-jobb-hjem, discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme
  • language courses: Look up “language courses” under employment conditions

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Contact details

More information on the position can be obtained from Head of Department Lars Rune Waage, tel: +4795246140, e-mail: lars.r.waage@uis.no or Professor Rune Giske tel: +4751833536, e-mail: rune.giske@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-adviser Grete Marnburg, tel: 51833545, e-mail: grete.marnburg@uis.no.

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