211-0238/20-2E Associate Professor of the sociology of sport/social science of sport (Reannouncement)

Associate Professor of the sociology of sport/social science of sport
Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

A position as associate professor in the sociology of sport/social science of sport is now available in the Sport, Individual and Society section of the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Copenhagen University. The position will include research and teaching in the sociology of sport/social science. The position is open from 1 December 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

We welcome applicants who specialize in the sociology of sport/sport studies. We particularly welcome applications from those with expertise in sport governance. Holding an education in sports science, sports studies or allied disciplines would be an advantage. Experienced researchers in the study of sports organizations in Denmark and Scandinavia would be preferred. The applicant must demonstrate a track record of working with organizations in the sport sector, having carried out research that has direct relevance to the sports sector. Furthermore the applicant should have experience of working with qualitative methods and health promotion and implementation. The applicant should also be proficient in the Danish or another Scandinavian language, as teaching in these areas at both Undergraduate and postgraduate levels are currently conducted in Danish.

Applicants will be assessed according to their documented track record of original scientific contributions at the international level, including their contribution to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Applicants’ experience of administrative and out-reach activities, including the ability to attract external funding, will also be considered.

Applicants are also required to have teaching experience at university level, be able to demonstrate their teaching competencies, and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice via their teaching portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or experience of supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required in order to obtain a permanent position.

The main duties of the role are:

  1. To maintain and develop his or her own research programme including, for example, continuing publication at an international level, join the research group Heath, implementation and innovation and in due time build a research group around the applicants area of research.
  2. To contribute to the provision and development of the Department’s masters programmes and supervision of post-graduate students as well as contributing to graduate and undergraduate teaching and examinations.
  3. To contribute to academic leadership and governance in the Department, including contributing to the development of teaching and research activity. This includes administrative roles and participating in relevant committees within the Department and in the wider University.
  4. Securing external funding for the section and the research group by means of participation in international networks and the ability to develop and participate in inter- and cross-scientific applications that amalgamate societal studies and natural sciences perspectives.
  5. Securing that the research has genuine social impact. The research should be engaged and be relevant especially in the field of sport governance. The applicant must demonstrate work with organizations in the sport sector, carrying out research that has direct relevance to those in the sector - seeking to understand and improve governance.
Applicants are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required.

Duties include the applicant’s own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered.

Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Section Laila Ottesen, lottesen@nexs.ku.dk

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Commencing salary is currently up to DKK 481.751 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 82.379).

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 19 July 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 5 November 2020.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0238/20-2E.






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