Jobs in sport

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) delivers a number of programs in  partnership with National Sporting Organisations, State Institutes and Academies of Sport, Sate Departments of Sport and Recreation, just to name a few.

There are many opportunities  for careers in sport in Australia. This page includes information on current sporting employment opportunities which are not at the ASC.


Centenary Professor in Sport Medicine - University of Canberra

Joint appointment between the University of Canberra and the Australian Insititute of Sport

Salary Range: An attractive salary package will be negotiated pro rata plus super

This is a five year fixed-term, full time position

Vacancy Reference No: 130216

Do you want to play a significant part in improving the performance of Australia’s elite athletes and in the development of Sports Medicine?

This is an exciting role jointly funded and managed by the University and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).  We are seeking an individual who has a passion for applied sports medicine research in high performance athletes.  The position is critical to gaining a competitive advantage in athlete health and sport performance; which will help the AIS to achieve its aspirations outlined in the “Winning Edge” strategy. At the same time, highly significant research collaborations and outputs will enhance the profile and reputation of the University of Canberra as it strives to become Australia’s leading sporting University.  The Centenary Professor in Sports Medicine will lead world-class research projects seeking to enhance the health and performance of elite athletes.  The post will also involve mentoring and guiding early career researchers at the University and AIS clinical/athlete support staff, to develop their capacity to investigate and interpret data sets and to effectively disseminate findings to key user groups (sports medicine researchers, clinicians and support practitioners, coaches and athletes).  

More information and how to apply is available here

Applications Close Friday, 9 May 2014

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Australia has competed in every Summer Paralympics since the first games in 1960.

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