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Jobs in the Sport Sector

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.

A list of current vacancies at the Australian Sports Commission can be found at our Careers with ASC site.


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‘Sports Vision’ PhD Opportunity with The University of Queensland and Australian Institute of Sport

The School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at The University of Queensland (UQ), in partnership with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), invite applications from highly-qualified individuals for a fully-funded PhD scholarship commencing in mid-2015 (start date negotiable). This unique position will blend theoretical and applied research to enhance our understanding of how traditional, generalised, and specific approaches to vision and perceptual training influence decision making, reaction time, and skill execution in sport.

The position will be based at the AIS campus in Canberra, as part of the Movement Science team. During the program the successful applicant will engage with high profile sport stakeholders including national sporting organisations, world class coaches, and elite athletes. As part of the PhD program this person will also travel to UQ to fulfil the requirements of their study program including any required coursework.

Are you eligible?

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background and interest in working in high-performance sport. The successful applicant will need to blend academic rigor with emotional intelligence and the ability to work well within small, focused teams. Experience working with athletes in high-performance sporting environments, vision testing, and/or experience with eye tracking methodology are an asset.

This opportunity is open to Australian and New Zealand citizens who possess a relevant first class honours (or equivalent) and/or Master’s degree in a field related to the project (e.g., skill acquisition, psychology). The successful applicant must meet all UQ requirements for admission, detailed at


The successful applicant will be part of the Movement Science team based at the AIS in Canberra and will be jointly supervised by a world-class team of researchers consisting of: Dr Derek Panchuk (AIS), Prof Bruce Abernethy (UQ), and Dr Marc Portus (AIS).


Applications, including: a brief introductory letter, a current academic CV, and academic transcripts should be submitted to by Friday 3 April. For further information about the research, please contact Dr Derek Panchuk.

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