Public defence of doctoral thesis | Identities and Images in Football: A case study of brands and the organisational settings in the development of Scandinavian women’s club football by Mattias Melkersson

On Friday, September 15, at 13:15, Mattias Melkersson will present and defend his dissertation, which investigates and analyses four Scandinavian women’s football clubs (Stabæk Football, Fortuna Hjørring, Linköpings FC and LdB FC Malmö) and the contextual conditions that influence their organisations.

Call for Papers | Women, Sports and Media: Careers, Coverage, and Consequences | Call ends January 30, 2018

“We seek research on three key themes: women sports journalists; audiences for women’s sports; and coverage of women athletes. We are particularly interested in work that addresses intersections with race/ethnicity and sexuality, and that identifies possible implications, impacts and potential solutions to problems.”

Ny magisteruppsats | ”Idrottslärarstudenters berättelser om möten med friluftsliv” [Physical Education teacher students’ stories about encounters with friluftsliv] | Maria Howding

Maria Howding är förskollärare med inriktning lek, idrott, rörelse samt utexaminerad friluftslärare. Hon har arbetat som förskollärare, inom friluftsturism och sedan 2011 som adjunkt på Malmö högskola vid institutionen för idrottsvetenskap. I juni i år framlade hon sin magisteruppsats i pedagogik, som hon presenterar här.

Vacancy | Post Doc position in sport coaching and learning in team ball sports at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. Closing date September 20, 2017

The Department of coaching and psychology has a vacant three-year postdoc fellowship in the field of sport coaching and learning in team ball sports. The predefined postdoc project aims to establish a cohort of players within a Scandinavian team ball sports that will be followed throughout adolescence and senior years to identify and compare different sport participation outcomes.

Call for Papers | “The Dark Side of Performance Enhancement, Sport and Lifestyle” | Special issue of Performance Enhancement & Health. Call ends March 1, 2018

Each year people spend billions of dollars to get in shape, improve their appearance and to maintain or restore a healthy lifestyle. For this special issue we are interested in the fine line dividing a healthy lifestyle and an unhealthy obsession with improving the human condition – the ‘dark side’ of performance enhancement, sport and lifestyle.

Vacancy | PhD studentship in sport psychology at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. Closing date September 30, 2017

The successful candidate will conduct cutting-edge research within sport psychology, examining mental health and elite sports with a focus on youth, current elite athletes, as well as retired athletes. The successful candidate must demonstrate competence in both oral and written English as well as in a Scandinavian language.

Call for papers | “Football. A multidisciplinary perspective on the world’s most popular sport” | Special issue of German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research. Call ends December 31, 2017

This thematic issue will include a broad range of perspectives on football from science and medicine (e.g. physiology, exercise science, biomechanics), the humanities (e.g. philosophy, history, physical education) as well as social and behavioral academic disciplines (e.g. sociology, psychology, sport management) to arrive at a multifaceted description and theoretical understanding of the world’s most popular sport.

Call for Papers | “Sport for Social Change: Bridging the Theory-Practice Divide” | Special Issue of Journal of Sport Management. Call ends August 30, 2018

Sport for social change, broadly speaking, captures change that occurs both in and through sport. Scholars engaged in sport for social change are well positioned to make essential contributions to the nexus between theory and practice. Empirical and conceptual work focusing on theory to practice and practice to theory perspectives within the sport for social change genre is welcome for this special issue.

Vacancy | Research Associate in Sport, Culture & Education for Sustainable Development | Loughborough University

A Research Associate is required to work on an exciting, ESRC-funded project studying the role of sport, cultural and educational programmes in promoting sustainable development. As part of our research team, you will undertake research into the organisation and delivery of these programmes in three international locations (Cape Verde, Nepal and Timor Leste).

Call for Participants | Helsinki Nordic Sports Law Seminar, October 27–28, 2017 | Helsinki, Finland

This seminar will be bringing together leading Nordic sports law professionals, academics and enthusiasts and this is a great way to share information and stay up to date on relevant issues that impact sports law as well as establish and maintain networks with international professionals.