Associate Professor / Professor of Performance Science (Exercise Physiology)

  • University College Dublin
  • 27th February 2020

Employer: University College Dublin
Reference: 012179
Salary: 69,865 to 114,236 
Contract Type: Full time, permanent

Applications are invited for a permanent appointment as Associate Professor / Professor of Performance Science (Exercise Physiology) in the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science. The person appointed will provide the academic vision, innovation, strategic leadership and management that will further develop a sustainable teaching, learning and research programme in Performance Science (Exercise Physiology). S/he will serve as Subject Head for Performance Science for term/s set out by Head of School.

The successful applicant will have a distinguished international research record and a track record of securing research funding. S/he will have relevant research and teaching interests and experience that will build upon the opportunities presented by the combination of subjects which comprise the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science and its associated research institutes. The role will involve the provision of research leadership including high quality scholarship and international publications, securing new research funding, and the supervision of research doctoral students.

The School is dynamic and multi-disciplinary with fields of public health, dietetics, food safety, physiotherapy, sport management and performance science, and occupational safety and health. The School is committed to the highest standards in undergraduate and graduate teaching and research supervision. The post holder will enhance and expand undergraduate and graduate education, up to and including PhD level and will play a key role in the expansion of School and internationalisation, including; international student recruitment, summer schools, semesters abroad and CPD. S/he will lead and manage programme changes, modes of delivery, expansion of PhD opportunities and identification and development of UCD and industry partners for teaching and research collaboration.

Applications from candidates across the spectrum of Exercise Physiology would be welcome. Current research emphases include; exercise and aging (notably sarcopenia), muscle physiology relating to performance, metabolic physiology, in particular relating to exercise and/or metabolic diseases including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease. University College Dublin (UCD) is a market leader for the study of sport, with sport related subjects at the University having attained a QS world (top 50) ranking in 2019 while the UCD MSc in Sport and Exercise Management is ranked in the EU top 15 postgraduate programmes globally.

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BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.



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