Vacancy | Assistant professorship in sport and social science | Aarhus University, Danmark. Apply before August 15, 2018

The Research Unit for Sport and Body Culture at the Section for Sport Science, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, is seeking applications for one or more Assistant Professorships in disciplines within the social sciences focused on sport with a start as soon as possible. It is a full-time position (37 hours/wk) and the workplace address is the Department of Public Health, Dalgas Avenue 4, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

The Section for Sport Science conducts research in sports-related matters and teaching of sport science students at the Department of Public Health. The position offers good opportunities to develop strong skills in research and teaching in an inspiring and wide-ranging research environment with a strong international profile. The university offers competitive starting packages, depending on qualifications.

Applicants should have solid knowledge of sport through a discipline within social science, and candidates from sport science, political science, social studies, sociology, and philosophy are encouraged to apply. In addition, skills relating to general knowledge-exchange will be preferable.

The successful candidate will be part of the Research Unit for Sport and Physical Culture and is expected to

    • deliver innovative research of the highest international standard;
    • participate in the teaching provided by the unit, which includes undergraduate and postgraduate courses in for instance Sport and Globalisation, Qualitative Methods and Project Design, Sport and Health, and Humanistic and Social Science Sport Theory. For more information, see and See under programme structure for course details;
    • supervise students;
    • complete postgraduate teacher training for Assistant Professors at Aarhus University;
    • obtain competitive research funding from external funding bodies;
    • write and speak English fluently;
    • within an agreed timeframe be sufficient in Danish to participate in exams held in Danish.

The employment is a fixed-term appointment (up to four years).

Interviews are expected to be held in week 45, 2018.

For further information, please contact Professor Verner Møller, telephone 27782832; email or Head of Section, Associate Professor Ask Vest Christiansen, Section for Sport Science, Dalgas Avenue 4, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark, telephone 27782833; email:

Required qualifications

Appointment as an assistant professor requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

Formalities and references

Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications, a research plan 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 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.

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

Apply no later than August 15, 2018. Apply here!
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