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The Department of Sport Sciences is one of six institutions at the Faculty of Social Sciences. The institution has about 40 employees and is located in Kalmar and Växjö.
At the Department of Sport Science, research and education is conducted on sporting culture, development and management. The department has direct responsibility for the Coaching and Sport Management program, as well as a number of courses with corresponding content
Field of subject for the appointment Sport Science
Placement city Växjö
Scope of Employment Full-time position with conditional tenure. A 6 month probationary period will apply.
The position focuses on research and education in sports coaching, leadership, education, and development within the field of sport. General involvement in the overall sports science community is also expected; this may include work in other sport science fields.
Teaching responsibilities associated with the position include teaching, supervision and examination, education planning, and development work. These responsibilities may apply to education programs, elective courses, and collaborative assignments. Teaching responsibilities include teaching students studying in both campus-based and distance-based programs, but may also take the form of contract education vis-à-vis the sport industry.
Research development work constitutes a central responsibility of the position, and focuses mainly on sports coaching, leadership, training and development within sports-related business. This includes both personal research and development work and (in collaboration with other staff members) contribution to the development and operation of the associated research community. The community has a focus on sports culture, development, and management. Work within the sport science community also includes collaboration with national and international researchers/networks, as well as the local community. In addition, senior lecturers are expected to take part in the overall sport science research community, which includes participation in the department’s research collegium and seminars.
Eligible applicants to the senior lecturer position is a person who has demonstrated teaching expertise and been awarded a doctorate, or has equivalent scientific experience considering the subject matter of the post and the duties it will involve.
In accordance with Linnaeus University's appointment procedure, pedagogical proficiency is considered to include the planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching as well as supervision and examination.
The level of a candidate’s proficiency in the areas required to be eligible for the position constitutes the primary criteria for assessing his/her suitability. The examination of the candidate’s pedagogical proficiency will be given as much consideration as the examination of the her/his scientific accomplishments.
Other desirable attributes include documented interpersonal skills, documented relevant experience in teaching and educational planning at the university level (within the field of study associated with the position) and documented work experience within or associated with the sport industry.
When the university hires a new teacher, it must select him/her according to a qualitative assessment of his/her overall competence and skills, and choose the candidate who is considered to be best prepared to carry out and develop the relevant work responsibilities, and to contribute to the successful development of the university’s operations.
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Welcome to send in your application by August 27, 2017 at the latest
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