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Job - PhD fellow in Sports Sociology/Policy 2020 - 2021, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Publish Date: Sep 20, 2020

Deadline: Sep 20, 2020

PhD fellow in Sports Sociology/Policy

Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in sports sociology/policy commencing 1 November 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
The Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports (NEXS) engages in research, education, innovation and knowledge dissemination within the areas of nutrition, human physiology and sports at the highest international level, covering disciplines related to the health sciences, humanities and social sciences. 

Project description
Since 2012, the Centre for Team Sport and Health has been researching the sociological, physiological and psychological health benefits of team sports. From 2016, the research has been concentrated around the implementation of customized and adapted team games in practice in the municipal context. Since the municipal reform entered Danish politics in 2007, the municipalities have been responsible for addressing the health of the Danish population. This responsibility has led, among other things, to many short-term projects and efforts in the area of social, physical and mental health. One of many ways to address municipal health issues has been by involving civil society voluntary associations in partnerships in order to solve the challenge of creating lasting changes in the health of Danes through physical activity and sport within the framework of the local associations. There is a lack of knowledge about how to create and ensure sustainable bridge building from municipal institutions to voluntary sports associations and how to implement this bridge building in the best possible way.

Job description

The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the Department


Formal requirements

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Humanistic-Social Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology, Public Health or similar with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience. 

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