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Professor in sports science

  • Ort


  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, Tillsvidare

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    2 maj

  • Sök jobbet senast

    16 augusti

Om jobbet

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 47 500 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.


The Department aim 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 organisation in 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, courser are offered so students can apply for a Master degree in Sports Science. From 2020 courses in Special sport for teacher students are planned to be offered.  The Department hosts one of the Swedish National Sports University (RIU) and Center for Health and Performance.

For information regarding the Department of food and nutrition, and sports science:

Subject area

Sports science with focus on physical education and health

Subject area description

Sport Science is about exercise and physical activity to promote health, and about performance development within competitive sport and is a multidisciplinary subject.

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

Job assignments

Main job assignments include research and teaching within Physical education and Health, teacher education and didactics. The job also includes to lead research and development within the social science part of sport science within in the research group Sport Coaching and Physical Education (SCoPE). The SCoPE research group focuses on pedagogical aspects of sport coaching and physical education. These aspects relate to learning and development; teachers, teaching and didactics; coaches and coaching. The main aims of the group are to forge links between research and practice and to provide a supportive environment in which members can thrive. Besides teaching on first and second cycle, supervision of students at second cycle and PhD is included in the job as well as administrative tasks connected to teaching.


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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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