Lecturer in Sport Science
University of Gothenburg Faculty of Education

Lecturer in Sport Science

Diary id:PAR 2020/735

Employment level:Open ended

Location:Dept of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science

Apply by:2020-08-14

For information regarding the Department of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science: http://www.iki.gu.se

Subject area

Sport Science

Subject area description

Sport Science is a multidisciplinary subject spanning exercise and physical activity for health promotion as well as performance development in competitive sport.

The discipline Physical Education and Health deals with teaching and learning in the school subject Physical Education and Health. The focus is on didactics in relation to health, movement learning, and sport in their widest sense.

Job assignments

Main job assignments include teaching within the teacher education in Physical Education and Health. Mainly the position deals with teaching within the areas of play and motor skills for young children and within elements such as swimming, play, dance, outdoor life and athletics for young children. You will work in a team of teachers with responsibilities for teaching and developing Physical Education & Health and the courses within this subject as well as practicum internships. Didactics in relation to Physical Education & Health is central. Administration is included in the job assignments such as the learning platform Canvas and reporting of grades in Ladok.


In accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 4, section 4:3, an individual is eligible for employment as lecturer if she/he has demonstrated teaching expertise, completed at least a second-cycle higher education course or study programme or has the corresponding competence or some other expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties it will involve is qualified for appointment as a lecturer.

A teacher education within Physical Education & Health, or equivalent, is required for this position. Applicants are required to have documented experience of teaching Physical Education & Health in primary school. It is beneficial if the candidate has experience of teaching young children.


A teacher education within Physical Education & Health, or equivalent, is required for this position. Beside this, the candidate should have documented experience of teaching Physical Education & Health in primary school. Experience of teaching within teacher education at university is meriting. The candidate should be comfortable teaching both in English and in Swedish.

The applicant has undergone or is expected to undergo a course in academic teaching and learning or has documented evidence that they have acquired the equivalent knowledge.

Another basis for evaluation is the potential of research expertise. Such potential can be shown through the applicants Master thesis, documented experience of scientific work or PhD studies. Experience of scientific work should be relevant for Physical Education & Health.

Collaborative, organisational and administrative ability will be part of the basis for evaluation.


Employment level: Employed until further notice, 100%, from 1 January 2021
Location: Department of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science

For further information:

Frode Slinde , head of department
+46 31 786 42 20, e-mail: frode.slinde@gu.se

Karin Grahn, director of studies
+46 31 786 20 72, e-mail: karin.grahn@ped.gu.se


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

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How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Closing date: 2020-08-14

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

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