The Policy in Sports & Physical Activity Research Group (KU Leuven) is looking for talented and enthusiastic applicants for a full-time PhD position. Candidates should have a particular interest in the field of sociology of sports and physical activity. The successful candidate will prepare a doctoral thesis within a timeframe of four years. He or she will assist in courses related to the KU Leuven Sport Policy & Sport Management Programme. The Policy in Sports & Physical Activity Research Group is embedded within the Department of Movement Sciences at KU Leuven. This department has systematically achieved high rankings for research and educational quality by independent accreditation committees. The Policy in Sports & Physical Activity Research Group has an extensive international and national network in the academic, governmental and non-governmental world, as well as a supportive work environment.Website unit
The successful candidate is expected to perform social scientific research in order to prepare a doctoral thesis within the field of sociology of sports and physical activity, including the preparation of a study design, data collection, statistical analyses, the presentation and publication of scientific contributions, etc., with a special focus on aspects of diversity, inclusion, social equ(al)ity and societal sustainability.
He or she will give teaching assistance to (practical) courses and seminars, both at Bachelor level and Master level, and to master theses. In both cases, it concerns courses that are related to the KU Leuven Sport Policy & Sport Management Programme. He or she will also provide administrative and technical support to activities and projects of the research group.
The candidate we are looking for
- holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology, Movement & Sports Sciences, History, Political Sciences and/or Sociology, or any other relevant discipline;
- should have a strong interest in academic research and education, in particular related to sociology of sports and physical activity;
- is in an advantaged position if (s)he has research and/or policy experience related to diversity, inclusion, social equ(al)ity or societal sustainability;
- should have achieved excellent academic results;
- should master basic skills in statistical techniques and analyses;
- has oral and written communication competences, both in Dutch and English;
- has strong organizational skills;
- is capable of taking initiative, working independently and respecting deadlines.
We offer a full-time employment in an intellectually challenging environment. The successful candidate will be employed initially for two years, with a possible two-year extension provided after a positive evaluation. The job position has a starting date of October 1, 2021. Successful completion of the PhD programme will result in a doctoral degree.
Complementary to their letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and an overview of the grades obtained during the bachelor and master programme, candidates are invited to upload both a research proposal (maximum one page) and their vision on education and teaching (maximum one page). After a first selection based on the written applications, candidates will be invited for an interview.
For more information please contact Prof. dr. Jeroen Scheerder, tel.: +32 16 32 90 50, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.You can apply for this job no later than August 16, 2021 via the online application toolKU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.