The Research Unit of Learning and Talent in Sport (LET’S), Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics invites applications for a position as associate professor in youth sport and talent development to be filled as soon as possible.
The vision of the research unit LET’S is to be recognized in Denmark and internationally as ‘the place to go’ for the latest innovative thinking and research, in talent development, pedagogy and entrepreneurship of human movement. LET’S’ main focus is applied research and the unit cooperates with organizations, public institutions and businesses. The unit uses multiple research methods. Within the talent development and sport psychology field, the unit has a focus on topics such as sport environments, talent development, leadership, mental health, dual careers, career transitions and culturally and contextually driven practice.
The potential candidate must possess a solid track record within research in talent development and sport psychology. It will be expected that the candidate is able to develop an independent research line within the research unit, to teach classes in the bachelor and master programs offered at the Faculty of Health Sciences and to mentor undergraduate and PhD students. Furthermore, the successful candidate must assist in public sector consultancy work and international collaborations in which the research unit is involved. The candidate will be expected to contribute to collaborative projects and exchange of ideas within the unit and to the mentoring of younger members of the unit. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate relevant skills in managing research projects.
The potential candidate must hold a PhD within the area of sport psychology (preferably with a focus on social psychology, talent development, elite sport or similar), and to have excellent written and communication skills as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications. It will also be expected that the candidate is able to attract external research funding.
Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation. As the research area may involve children under the age of 15, employment as associate professor will imply a child protection certificate.
Further information can be obtained from the head of research unit, associate professor Kristoffer Henriksen, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: +45 51908192 or from the head of the department Jørgen Povlsen, e-mail: email@example.com, tel: +45 6550 3451.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).
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 docx.-files):
• an application
• a detailed CV
• degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-diploma)
• a complete and numbered list of publications
• 8 scientific peer-reviewed publications considered by the applicant to the most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication.
• a 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.
Incomplete applications with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.
Applications may be shortlisted.
Further particulars concerning the application - please see the link below.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Read the guideline for applicants
|Title||Associate Professor in Youth Sport and Talent Development|
|Employer||University of Southern Denmark|
|Job location||Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M|
|Published||March 21, 2019|
|Application deadline||April 30, 2019|
|Job type||Assistant / Associate Professor  |
|Fields||Sport Science,   Sport Psychology,   Educational Technology,   Health Science,   Educational Psychology  |