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Associate Professor in Intervention in physical education and sport

Workplace1015, Bâtiment Géopolis, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland
Duration6 years, renewable
Occupation rate
Job Start01.02.2024

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

Associate Professor in Intervention in physical education and sport


In your functions, you will have to :

Teaching (45%)

Six hours a week of teaching throughout the year, at Bachelor’s and Master’s level. Additionally supervision of Master’s dissertations and PhD theses.

Research (45%)

The person recruited will pursue their own research in the field of educational interventions and/or socialisation through physical education and sport in school and community settings, with a focus on integration and equality.

They will contribute to the Institute of Sports Sciences at the University of Lausanne (ISSUL), participate in the academic activities of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP) in the field of education (Education and Training Observatory – OBSEF) and work in collaboration with the Haute École Pédagogique in Vaud canton.

It is expected that the person recruited will be affiliated to one of the Faculty’s research centres.

They will be expected to produce high-quality academic publications.

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

Administrative responsibilities (10%)

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


In order to complete our team, we are looking for someone with the following skills :

  • PhD in sports studies or equivalent;
  • Academic teaching experience;
  • Proven research record in the field of physical education and sports interventions in school, institutional and community settings (e.g., inclusion through sport; anti-discrimination in relation to disability, origin, gender, etc.);
  • Excellent links with international networks;
  • Experience in physical education and sport interventions;

With a view to strengthening links with the Hautes Écoles Pédagogiques (HEP – teacher training colleges in Switzerland) and Institut Universitaire de la Formation des Enseignants (IUFE – University Institute of Teacher Education in France), knowledge of didactics and the school environment would be an advantage.

We offer

Institutional environment

The post is located in the Institute of Sports Sciences at the University of Lausanne (ISSUL) and the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.

What the position offers you

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 applications via the recruitment platform in PDF format including :

  • a cover letter,
  • a CV, including a list of publications,
  • a copy of 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 sate of the application process; we wil do so if necessary.

Further information can be obtained from Prof. Francesco Panese ( Francesco.Paneseunil.ch )


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