Professor/Associate Professor of Sociology of Sport to the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Copenhagen University (30/5 2013)

gender-boxingAt the section Sport, Politics and Welfare at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Copenhagen University, a position as associate professor or professor in the sociology of sport is available.

The position includes research in the sociology of sport. Ability to combine sociological and historical research methods will be beneficial. We welcome applicants from all over the world specialized in sports sociology or sociologists with an interest in sport sociology in general and Scandinavian sports in particular to apply for the position.

Applicants are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required in order to obtain a permanent position.

The main duties are to contribute to the provision and development of the Department´s master´s programs and supervision of post-graduate students as well as contributing to graduate and under-graduate teaching.

Duties include the applicant´s own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered.

The research group conducts both historical and sociological investigations into how sport has evolved in various political and cultural contexts. The associate professor or professor of the sociology of sport will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating research community which performs to the highest international levels in research and publications and will have access to the excellent research facilities which the newly merged Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports offers in the heart of Copenhagen. In addition, there will be rich opportunities for close working relations with the general sociological milieus in Copenhagen.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Arne Astrup (

The position is open from 1 September 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.Commencing salary is currently
For Professors – DKK 579,959 including annual supplement (+ pension DKK 99.173) Or For Assoc. Professor – up to DKK 441,149 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 75,437)Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY ONLINE below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 30 May 2013.

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 14 August 2013.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0186.

Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. With 37,000 students and 9,000 employees, it is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University consists of six faculties, which cover Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology.

Deadline: 30-05-2013
Publisher: Faculty of Science

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