Two postdoctoral research fellowships in sport sciences at The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS) is a specialized university with a national responsibility to provide higher education, scientific research and communication in specialist areas of Sport Sciences and Physical Education. NSSS was established in 1968 and has today approximately 220 staff members and 1.500 students. A wide range of national and international R&D activities are currently in progress in a number of sports and human movement fields. For more information on NSSS, visit


scientist-at-workPostdoctoral research fellowship – sport sciences

Two positions as postdoctoral research fellow are available at The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS). Applications are accepted with research problems within one or more of the following three broad themes:

  • Training and performance development within sport
  • Content and impact of physical education and physical activity in school
  • Relationship between physical (in-)activity and health in the general population with a particular emphasis on inactive and low-active groups

The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in tenured academic positions within their field. The postdoctoral fellowship period is 3 years. Supervision and teaching obligations can be assigned within the limit of 25 % of the full position.

Competence requirements

Candidates must hold a PhD in sport science or a related field. In addition, the following will be evaluated

  • Quality and relevance of research project outline for the postdoctoral period, maximum 10 pages including timeline and budget
  • Quality, quantity and relevance of scientific publications
  • Personal  suitability

Other requirements

Successful candidates must have projects that cohere with the strategic emphasis of NSSS departments. In developing project plans applicants are encouraged to establish contact with relevant NSSS departments and research groups. For contact details, see below.

Applications and project plans must be written in English.

Knowledge of a Scandinavian language is appreciated.

Selected candidates will be interviewed and if relevant asked to give an introductory lecture to their research and the planned postdoctoral project.

Working conditions

Salary and other terms of employment are offered according to the Norwegian State pay scale, employment code 1352, post-doctoral research fellow. The appointment will be made according to the terms that apply to civil servants. The NSSS is member of the State Pension Fund.

Successful applicants will become members of relevant NSSS departments.

The public workforce must reflect the diversity of the Norwegian population to the greatest possible extent. NSSS personnel policy objective is to achieve a balanced age and gender mix.


Further information concerning the position can be obtained from

  • Professor Sigmund Loland, e-mail:
  • HR-adviser Hanne Skjølås Nygaard, telephone: +47 23 26 20 59

Applications are accepted for the positions on the NSSS website at the latest by 15 March 2013.

Prior to the deadline applicants must send in four copies of the following:

  • Motivation letter
  • A current curriculum vitae listing education, working experiences and other information relevant to the position
  • Outline of the research project
  • List of scientific publications

Number the materials and arrange in four separate batches.Please send the appendices to the following address:

The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Department of HR and Finances
Postbox 4014 Ullevål Stadion
NO- 0806 Oslo




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