Lecturer in Physiology (Clinical Exercise)

  • University of Portsmouth
  • 21st July 2019

Employer: University of Portsmouth
Reference: ZZ005408
Salary: £35,211 to £38,460 
Contract Type: Fully time, permanent

The Department of Sport and Exercise Science is seeking to appoint two committed individuals to new full time permanent Lectureships in Physiology (one each in Sport and Performance (ZZ005410), and Clinical Exercise (ZZ005408) cohorts). The Department is based within the Faculty of Science and holds strong teaching, research and innovation links with many areas of the Faculty. The Department performed well in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) and are hopeful of continued success in the forthcoming REF2021, ranks amongst the leading Sport and Exercise Science providers in the UK, and has consistently boasted excellent student satisfaction. At an institutional level, we have recently been awarded Gold standard in the Teaching Excellence Framework, are in the top 2% of the world's universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016, and are one of the world's top 100 universities under 50.


The successful candidates will make a significant teaching, research and innovation contribution to the Department and contribute to our existing, and emerging, department-wide themes: Extreme Environments, Occupational and Organisational Performance, Human Performance and, Physical Activity, Health, and Rehabilitation. The appointees will engage in the full range of academic duties associated with a Lectureship. These include: the ability to produce research to a standard that is REF returnable via collaboration within and outside the University; capability for grant capture and income generation; teaching and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students (e.g., MRes, MPhil, PhD); and, a capability to contribute to the vocational relevance of our curriculum pathways in accordance with University strategy.

In addition to holding a PhD (or being within 6-months of completion) and having published in relevant peer-review journals, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are able to evidence expertise in the following:

Sport and Performance – Contemporary, evidence based, expertise in the theory, monitoring, evaluation and prescription of training. You will need to be able to demonstrate a strong theoretical knowledge base and practical experience working with a range of different athletes and sport groups. Ideally, this will also include experience working with high performance athletes. You will need to be competent in an exercise physiology laboratory as well as with field approaches to performance evaluation. It would also be advantageous to be a BASES accredited Sport and Exercise scientist, or similar.

Clinical exercise physiology – Contemporary, evidence based, expertise in the development and maintenance of physical health and wellbeing through physical activity and exercise training across the lifespan. You will need to be able to demonstrate a strong theoretical knowledge base and practical experience working with clinical cohorts, both performing appropriate clinical evaluations and prescribing interventions. Ideally, the candidate will have experience running cardiopulmonary exercise testing and experience working with at least one of the following broad conditions; respiratory, neuromuscular, cardiac, metabolic, musculoskeletal. Experience working with paediatric and/or older adults would also be desirable.

Information on the Department of Sport and Exercise Science

The University of Portsmouth has delivered sport-related programmes for 25 years. With several recent appointments, the department comprises ~35 academic staff, ~800 Undergraduate and Postgraduate taught students, and ~30 postgraduate research students. Recent investments have supported our student learning experiences (which has contributed to the outstanding graduate-level first destination career statistics), our research environment, and we have planned physical and estate developments to extend beyond the current accommodation within the Spinnaker Building. The department enjoys a supportive environment for the development of excellence in its staff and students, and holds an Athena SWAN bronze award, in addition to adhering to the Stonewall charter across the University.

For further information regarding the position please contact either Professor Richard Thelwell (Head of Department; richard.thelwell@port.ac.uk) or Dr Jo Corbett (Associate Head; jo.corbett@port.ac.uk)

The University of Portsmouth is an equal opportunities employer, fully committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities.

Please note that ZZ005410 - Lecturer in Physiology (Sport and Performance) is being advertised as a separate vacancy, if you wish to apply for this role you are required to submit a separate application.

Interview date: 20 August 2019

The University of Portsmouth is an equal opportunities employer, fully committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities.

To find out more about the University of Portsmouth and this role, please click here to apply on-line.

It is the policy of the University to only accept applications submitted using the University’s application form.

All applications for this position will be processed and conducted in compliance with UK legislation relevant at that time.

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