Postdoc in sports and migration research to Aarhus University, Section for Sport Science


A position as post.doc. is available at Department of Public Health, Section for Sport Science at Aarhus University around 1 June 2015 (two years). The fellowship covers research in sports and migration as a part of the humanistic and social science research unit Sports and Body Culture.

Project description

The fellowship is offered within the framework of a larger Nordic research project, Nordcorp: A cross-national study of sports labour migration as challenge and opportunity for Nordic civil society (read more at the project homepage: The project has focused on case studies of emerging professionalisation processes and migration into women’s foodball clubs in Scandinavia. The current fellowship could focus on other branches of sports and groups of informants to uncover (perceived or experienced) problems that develop when processes of globalization, professionalization and commercialization meet the Nordic club-based sports model. It is thus possible for the applicant to define the project in detail and link it to personal fields of expertise (see below for content of application).
In addition to activities linked to the fellowship (including collection of data and analysis), the applicant should be willing to collaborate on the writing of scientific articles and to deliver presentations at international conferences. Moreover, the position may involve teaching activities to a limited extent.

The place of employment will be at Department of Public Health, Section for Sport Science, Aarhus University, Dalgas Avenue 4, 8000 Aarhus C, Danmark. Description of the section’s research activities can be found at the Department of Public Health`s homepage: Additionally, the international network for research in sports and migration is based at the section:

For further information, please contact the head of the Nordic research project, associate professor Sine Agergaard, e-mail:

Required qualifications

Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

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 24.04.2015.

Please apply online here

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