Associate Professor in Social Sciences of Sport and Adapted Physical Activity

Closing Date
WorkplaceLausanne, Bâtiment Geopolis 1, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland
Duration6 ans renewable
Occupation rate
Job Start01.08.2025

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



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 post-holder will pursue research in the social sciences of sport and adapted physical activity. They will be expected to produce international-level academic research publications.

The post-holder will be expected to take responsibility for the Adapted Physical Activities (APA) orientation of the Master’s in Human Movement and Sport Sciences. They must support collaboration with public and private institutions connected to adapted physical activities.

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 :

  • Doctorate in social sciences, sports science or equivalent qualification
  • Academic teaching experience in the social sciences of sport and adapted physical activity.
  • Proven record of very high-level research in the social sciences of sport and adapted physical activity.
  • Good links with international research networks in the field
  • Proficiency in French and English, orally and in writing.

We offer

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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UNIL supports early career researchers.
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Recruitment process and conditions of Employment for a full or associate Professor.

Contact and Address

Deadline : 15.08.2024

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

  • a covering letter,
  • a curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications,
  • a copy of their diplomas and qualifications;
  • a selection of five main publications in the field of the position in PDF format.

Only applications submitted via this website 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.

We thank you for your understanding.



In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 247883.