TT Professor Sociology of Sports Culture, PA & Health

Tenure-Track Professor in the field of Sociology of Sports Culture, Physical Activity and Health

The position:

We are seeking outstanding candidates who specialize in the interactions between sports and society, social processes, structures, and organizations in sports, as well as social actions in sporting contexts. Additional areas of interest include sports and social inequality, sociology of the body, and the socialization potentials of sports (e.g., current societal discourses of health). Familiarity with sociological theories and concepts related to sports, along with proficiency in innovative empirical-analytical methods in sports science, is required.

The position complements the profile of the centre ( and contributes to research and teaching in the Doctoral School, as well as the interdisciplinary research focal points of the center and the university. The successful applicant is also expected to participate in other university facilities with respect to sociology (e.g. Faculty of Social Sciences) and other inter- and transdisciplinary collaborative structures in research and teaching.

Your academic profile:

• Doctoral degree/PhD

• Two years of international research experience during or after doctoral studies

• Outstanding research achievements, excellent publication and funding record, international reputation

• Gender and diversity competence

• Experience in designing of and participating in research projects, ability to lead research groups and acquire third-party funding

• Enthusiasm for excellent teaching and supervision at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level

We expect the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees.


Application deadline: 15 April 2024



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