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Senior Lecturer (MER1) in Socioeconomics of sport and leisure

Closing Date
WorkplaceLausanne, Bâtiment Geopolis, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland
Duration6 years, renewable
Job Start01.08.2024

UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 17,000 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.

In order to complete our team, the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences opens the position of

Senior Lecturer (MER1) in Socioeconomics of sport and leisure


Teaching (45%)

Six hours a week of teaching throughout the year, in French and English, at Bachelor and Master level. Additionally, supervision of Master dissertations.

Research (45%)

The person recruited will pursue their own research in connection with socioeconomic and management issues in sport and leisure, particularly in Switzerland. An interest in sustainability and/or digitalisation in sports management would be an advantage.

High-quality academic publications are expected.

The person recruited will participate in the Institute of Sports Sciences (ISSUL).

They will seek external funding, in particular from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Administrative duties (10%)

In accordance with statutory requirements and in the name of collegiality, the person recruited will take on any administrative tasks that may be assigned to them by the Institute, Faculty or university-level decision-making bodies.


  • PhD in sports sciences, management, social sciences, political science or equivalent;
  • Previous academic teaching experience;
  • Proven record of research in the socioeconomics of sport and leisure, including management issues faced by public and private actors in the sports and leisure sector, particularly in Switzerland;
  • Ability to work closely with colleagues from other social science disciplines (e.g. history, sociology and psychology);
  • Good links with international networks;
  • Excellent knowledge of French; good writing and speaking abilities in English.

We offer

Institutional environment

The position is based in the Institute of Sports Sciences (ISSUL) and the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP).

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

UNIL is committed to promoting gender equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.
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Recruitment process and conditions of Employment for a full or associate Professor

Contact and Address

Deadline for applications: 15 April 2023

Candidates are invited to submit their application via the online recruitment platform in PDF format, including:

  • a cover letter,
  • an academic CV, including a list of publications,
  • a copy of their diplomas and qualifications,
  • five main publications in PDF format.

Only applications submitted via the online system will be considered.

References: a maximum of three names with e-mail addresses is sufficient. There is no need to contact them at this stage of the application process; we will do so if necessary.

Further information can be obtained from Prof. Markus Lang ( Markus.Langunil.ch )


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