Full Professor in Sports History to the University of Lausanne


Field of specialisation:

  • History of sports activities, international and  colonial history, history of the  body

Full-time post


  • PhD. in sport science, in history, or title judged as equivalent.
  • University teaching experience in the field of sports history and in the above mentioned areas of specialization
  • Recognised high level studies in the field of sports history and international history
  • Well-integrated in international networks

Teaching (45%)

It will be necessary to assure 6 weekly teaching hours (168 hours total) per year in the specialty areas covered by the post, according to the academic needs. One teaching hour per week could be given at the College of Humanities (CDH) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).

The incumbent will be responsible for guidance of the Master in Sport Sciences programme. The incumbent will supervise master and doctoral theses.

Research (45%)

The successful candidate will work collaboratively to develop studies in the specialised fields designated as pertinent in the Faculty (Research Sport Group of the University of Lausanne Institute of Sport Sciences (ISSUL) and the Centre of international history and of political studies of the globalisation (CHRIM).  These studies will lead to academic publications.

He/she will take responsibility for research contracts with the vision of favouring high level international collaborations and securing external funding, in particular from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Administrative tasks (10%)

In accordance with the legal system and the requirements of the collegial structure, the successful candidate agrees to assume job related administrative tasks from the Institute, the Faculty, the University and its associated bodies.


The post is affiliated with the Institute of Sport Sciences of the University of Lausanne (ISSUL) and the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences.


Starting date: 1 August 2017

Interested candidates are kindly requested to submit via email a file consisting of: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of degrees, a list of publications and the five most significant publications  in  pdf  format  to rhssp@unil.ch

Only those candidates submitting documents in the above format will be considered.

For further information, please contact Prof. Jean-Philippe Leresche (Jean- Philippe.Leresche@unil.ch)

Closing date: 15 November  2016

Concerned about promoting equal employment opportunities among its staff members, the University encourages female applicants.

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