Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Postdoctoral fellow in psychology with specialisation in sport psychology and/or health psychology

The Department of Psychology offers an active and creative research and education environment for both employees and students. Further information about the activities carried out at the department can be found on our website

We are now seeking a postdoctoral fellow within the Department of Psychology. The position is full-time and limited to two years. The position is financed by secured project funds. Delivery of teaching may be included up t a maximum of 20% of the time within the position.

Description of the project

The duties will include work within a project that explores time perception in sports and physical activity with a focus on health and performance.

The research project will involve a variety of research methods, including psychophysiological data collection in a laboratory, health promotion initiatives in society, and work with large databases. The position is within the Department of Psychology.


  • PhD in psychology or other relevant subject areas.
  • Doctoral degree, completed no more than three years before the end of the application period (unless there are special reasons such as parental leave, military service, sick leave, etc.)
  • No previous postdoctoral position (under the postdoctoral agreement) for more than one year in the same or related subject area at the same higher education institution/authority.
  • Documented knowledge and research qualifications in health psychology, sports psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive/experimental psychology, or related areas such as health education and public health sciences.
  • The position requires good knowledge of English in both speech and writing.
  • It´s good if you have good knowledge of both quantitative method, statistical analysis, and qualitative interview and analysis methodology.
  • Meritorious is competence in psychophysiology and experience of working with large databases.

A complete application shall include:

  • A cover letter with a short (approximately 2 pages) description of your research interests related to the projects described above, and how your expertise fits the call.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV), with a complete publication list.
  • Doctoral degree certificates and other relevant diplomas and transcripts.
  • Your doctoral thesis, as well as a maximum of five relevant scientific publications.
  • Other information relevant to your application.

For applicants who are called for an interview, work tests may be included. Work tests may consist of written and/or oral assignments carried out before or in connection with an interview.

Invoked documents must be in Word or PDF format. The deadline for applications is November 14, 2021.

Further information is provided by Professor Paul Davis

+46-90-786 68 24 or Head of Department Annika Nordlund +46 (0)90-786 78 30.

Scheduled date for commencing the position is February 1, 2022, or by agreement.


Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1th of February 2022
Salary Payed monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-1468-21
  • Paul Davis, 090-786 68 24
  • Annika Nordlund, 090-786 78 30
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
Published 14.Oct.2021
Last application date 14.Nov.2021 11:59 PM CET

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