Senior lecturer in sport science
University of Gothenburg, Dept of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science

Senior lecturer in sport science

Diary id: PAR 2019/958

Employment level: Open ended

Location: Dept of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science

Apply by: 2019-09-02

The Department aims to lay the ground for good health and sustainable development through research and education. Central themes within Food and Nutrition include eating habits, meals, the significance of food in relation to public health, as well as leadership and organization of restaurants and institutional households. Sport science covers a broad spectrum of physical activities, from exercise and health promotion to competitive and elite sports. A major part of the first-cycle education at the Department is within the physical education teacher programme, the sports coaching programme and the health promotion programme. On second-cycle, courses are offered so students can apply for a Master degree in Sport Science. From 2020 courses in Special sport for teacher students are planned to be offered. The Department hosts one of the Swedish National Sports Universities (RIU) and the Center for Health and Performance (CHP).


For information regarding the Department of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science:


Subject area
Sports science with focus on physical education and health


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 Physical Education and Health, teacher education and didactics. Besides teaching on first and second cycle, supervision of students at second cycle and PhD level is included in the job as well as administrative tasks connected to teaching. The position also includes research and development within the social sciences of sport science in in the research group Sports Coaching and Physical Education (SCoPE).


The general qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and the Appointments Procedure for Teachers at the University of Gothenburg.


Eligible candidates should hold a PhD degree or equivalent foreign degree in sport science specializing in physical education and health and have shown great skill in teaching.


Scientific skills and pedagogical skills weigh equally in this recruitment.


In the assessment of scientific skills, special emphasis will be placed on documented skills shown through publications in relevant national and international scientific journals. Documented experience of developing, leading and executing research of high quality within the social sciences of sport science is meriting, especially within the subject Physical Education and Health. Documented experience of participation in and leading of research projects funded by external funding agencies will also be evaluated.


In the assessment of pedagogical skills, emphasis will be placed on documented experience in developing, leading and conducting education of high quality at all levels within the subject Physical Education and Health. Work experience in the school system with Physical Education and Health and/or teacher education can be taken into account. The applicant should have undergone higher education pedagogical training for teaching staff or validated similar qualifications. Meriting is also documented experience of supervising, reviewing and examining thesis for first, second and third cycle students.


Experiences of participation in the “third task” of the university (interaction with the surrounding community) within both education and research is meriting as well as international experience and participation in international networks. Collaborative, organizational and administrative ability will also be part of the evaluation.


The teaching included in the job is both in Swedish and English. To be eligible for the job you have to master a Scandinavian language.


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


For further information:
Frode Slinde , head of department
+46 31 786 42 20, e-mail:


Karin Grahn, director of studies
+46 31 786 20 72, e-mail:


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:


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.


Closing date: 2019-09-02


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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