Associate professorships in sport biology at Section for Sports Science at the Department of Public Health, Aarhus University

experimetal-physiologyTwo associate professorships at Section for Sports Science at the Department of Public Health, Aarhus University are vacant for employment with starting date 1 January 2015.

The Department of Public Health comprises a number of sections, including Section for Sport Science. In addition to offering a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree Programme in Sport Science, the Section carries out research in sport science. The Associate Professors will be part of the sport biology research group teaching at Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses in the field of sport biology. The research group uses experimental physiological, cellular and biomechanical study designs as well as clinical study designs when examining responses and adaptations to exercise or training in different populations. Current research themes include training & rehabilitation of patients suffering from neurological diseases, and the effect of nutritional interventions on the optimization of performance & health. A specific research plan should be included in the application.

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The candidate is expected to teach at all the educations at the department, however, primarily at the BSc and MSc sports science and at Phd-courses.

Furthermore, the candidate will be expected to participate actively in the development of the Department and the Section. Finally, the candidate is expected to participate in the general tasks at both departmental and sectional level.

Required qualifications

Appointment as an associate professor requires research and teaching qualifications at such level as can be attained following a satisfactory period of appointment as an assistant professor, but which could also be achieved otherwise. It is assumed that applicants have received supervision and training in university education and have received a positive written assessment of their teaching qualifications.

Formalities and references



Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, at least one letter of reference, a list of publications as well as a teaching portfolio. A maximum of ten of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted.

Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants (in Danish) and Aarhus University’s Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its assessment. In such cases, the applicant will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless the application is withdrawn.

Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form below or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

For guidance on how to complete the application form see here.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.


All applications must be made online and received by 19.09.2014 

Please apply online here

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