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Assistant professorship in sport psychology 893237

The Research Unit for Sport and Body Culture at the Section for Sport Science, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor in sport psychology with an expected start 1 September 2017. It is a full time position (37 hours/wk) of 4 years and the workplace address is Dalgas Avenue 4, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

The successful candidate will be part of the Research Unit for Sport and Body Culture at Section for Sport Science. Section for Sport Science has the general responsibility for research in sport related matters and teaching of sport science students at Health. Please find an outline of the research unit’s activities on the Department of Public Health’s home page: (in Danish). The position offers good possibilities to develop strong skills in research and teaching in an inspiring and wide-ranging research environment with a strong international profile.

Candidates should have solid knowledge in psychology and a genuine interest in sport and body culture research. A scientific production in sport psychology is not essential to be considered for the post. However, the applicant should present an outline to a research plan focusing on the relevant research topics and questions. The applicant must be willing to collaborate across professional borders. The successful candidate will be involved in the teaching of the two courses in sport psychology associated with the education in sport science at Aarhus University and to teach on equal terms with colleagues from the section. In addition, skills within general knowledge exchange will be preferable.

Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 12 June 2017.

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

  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
  • The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (in Danish).


    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. If you have an assessment within the same job title (completed after March 1, 2016 at AU, Health), then this can be attached to the application.

    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.

  • Deadline

    All applications must be made online and received by:

    Please apply online here

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