Professor in implementation and intervention science related to physical activity and health

University of Southern Denmark
February 12, 2023
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Professor in implementation and intervention science related to physical

activity and health

Professor in implementation and intervention science related to physical

activity and health

The Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics invites applications for a position as professor in implementation and intervention science related to physical activity and health.

The candidate will be expected to initiate and conduct research as well as to teach and supervise bachelor, master and PhD students, enrolled in the programmes of the Faculty of Health Sciences, primarily Sport and Health.

We are looking for a candidate with a strong national and international research profile aligned with the department's strategy. In particular, we are interested in candidates working with themes related to implementation science focusing on physical activity, children and youth. Candidates who have published in relation to organizational and/or other contextual factors impacting implementation issues are especially welcomed.

The successful candidate will be part of Active Living - a multidisciplinary research unit team committed to the strategy and values of the department and of the University of Southern Denmark. Based on health and social science approaches, the research unit generates and disseminates knowledge about the conditions for and significance of lifelong physical activity and movement. The members of Active Living have developed a culture of cooperation, and the candidate will be expected to contribute to collaborative projects, exchange of ideas and mentoring both senior and junior researchers.

The current research lines of Active Living include, but are not restricted to:

  • Social science and implementation research related to physical activity and human movement
  • The role of environments in promoting physical activity and health
  • Physical activity, learning and well-being of children and young people
  • Physical activity and people with disabilities
  • Motives and habits of physical activity
  • The ideal candidate has:

  • A PhD degree within health sciences
  • Research experience related to the area of physical activity and health, documented by a sustained and sizable research output in national and international peer-reviewed publications
  • A documented record of ample teaching and supervision experience at all levels relevant for the department's portfolio of study programmes
  • A solid track-record on management of research projects and groups
  • Experience with supervision of PhD studies
  • Experience and success with external funding
  • Competencies to engage in knowledge exchange activities and collaborations with and for the wider society
  • Solid experience with and motivation for study programme and/or course development and coordination
  • Experience with participating in department, faculty and university committees
  • Experience with board services and chairmanships
  • Additional information

    See IOB job descriptions.

    Within a three-year period, non-Danish-speaking applicants will be expected to master the Danish language at a level which enables her/him to read Danish exam papers and administrative documents and within five years enables her/him to teach in Danish. The department offers free language classes and a reduction in workload to support non-Danish speaking employees.

    About us

    The Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics is part of SDU's strategy and values, see https: // www. As department 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

    Further information can be obtained from Jens Troelsen, Head of Department, tel. +45 6550 3493, email: [email protected]

    Salary and terms of employment

    The successful applicant for the position 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
  • 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
  • a record of obtained research funding
  • 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.

    Living and Working in Denmark

    Foreign applicants will be offered Danish language training as part of the employment. International Staff Office (ISO)at SDU provides a variety of services for new employees, guests and people who consider applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Among other things, the staff answers questions concerning salary, taxation, housing and accompanying family.

    Further details

    Read the Guideline for applicants.

    Campus: Odense

    Application deadline: 12/02/2023

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