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An academic position in Motricity Sciences

1 month ago | Closing on Nov 15
Université catholique de Louvain
An academic position in Motricity Sciences
Université catholique de Louvain
The Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) is internationally recognized for research and teaching quality in many different fields of expertise.
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Published: 1 month ago
Application deadline: Nov 15
Location: Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium
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An academic position in Motricity Sciences

Vacancy Reference : 20648 / FSM 008 / 2019 (to be quoted in any correspondence)

The Université catholique de Louvain invites applications for a tenure track or tenured full time position in Motricity Sciences

Introduction

UCLouvain is a comprehensive university offering, in the context of the present position, the opportunity of cross-disciplinary research and teaching collaborations. The position is attached to the Faculty of Motor Sciences and one research institute within the Health Sciences Sector, which offer opportunities for diverse and stimulating teaching as well as an environment to carry out ambitious research. The Louvain-la-Neuve site offers a unique modern living environment inside a naturally preserved neighbourhood, conveniently connected to the heart of Europe.
 

Description of the mission

Teaching
The successful candidate will have teaching assignments in the field of physical and sport activities, in the different cursus cycles of the Faculty of Motor Sciences, such as motor learning, training theory, or fundamentals in physical and sport activities.

Research
We seek talented individuals who will develop and drive a cutting-edge research program related to the thematic Movement and Health, on topics such as: physical and health education (prevention), motor control, movement analysis, therapeutic physical activity/exercise medicine (in cardiorespiratory, oncological or neurological diseases, for example), in healthy individuals, sportsmen/women patients or disabled people, whatever their age.

Practical Information

Application deadline: Thursday 15 November 2018 at 12.00 am

Starting date:  1st  September, 2019

Further information :
Prof. Catherine Behets Wydemans, Dean FSM – doyen-fsm@uclouvain.be

Localization:
Medical Sector
Faculty of Motor Sciences (FSM) (https://uclouvain.be/fr/facultes/fsm)
A research institute within the Health Sciences Sector
 

General conditions

Tasks : the applicant will:
- be responsible for teaching courses at all study levels (i.e. undergraduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of continuing education;
- supervise the final diploma research (i.e. theses) of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as PhD theses;
- be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes;
- contribute to the international visibility of the University through teaching and research excellence;
- be available to ensure, in the long term, different service activities and responsibilities within the University and its entities. 
- contribute to activities of the University with a societal impact in the fields of the economy, socio-cultural changes or cooperation with developing countries.

Qualifications : the applicant must have
- a PhD degree in Motricity Sciences or any related discipline;
- a significant scientific record with international publications;
- either  studied abroad for an extensive period or have had substantial experience outside UCLouvain;
- experience in and the aptitude for teaching at university level, demonstrated if possible by formal assessments;
- the capacity to work within a team of teachers and to integrate research findings into teaching;
- creativity and must be open to teaching innovation and interdisciplinarity;
- the capacities required to undertake high-level academic research:capacity to raise research fundings, to supervise projects, to animate and lead a research team;
- have team management and communication skills, including if possible fluency in French and English, spoken and written. Otherwise, you will be asked to acquire them within two years after taking office, in order to be able to communicate and teach in these languages. Knowledge of other languages is an additional asset.

Offer
The level of recruitment (appointment to the rank of lecturer or professor) will be discussed if a proposal  is made to you, in connection with your previous academic experience. For more information, see: http://jobs.uclouvain.be/.

Our HR policy supports equal opportunities and diversity including in the academic career. An attention is also paid to reconciliation of private life and professional life.

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