Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

  • University of Portsmouth
  • 17th February 2019

Employer: University of Portsmouth
Reference: ZZ005051
Salary: £35,211 to £38,460
Contract: Full time, permanent
Interview date: 22 March 2019

The Department of Sport and Exercise Science is seeking to appoint a committed individual to a full time permanent Lectureship in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics. 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 very well in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), is ranked amongst the leading Sport and Exercise Science providers in the UK across all major University League Tables 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 candidate will contribute to the Department across its teaching, research and innovation activities and be expected to 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 and having published in relevant peer-review journals, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are able to significantly contribute to our existing, and emerging, department-wide thematic teaching, research and innovation activities that comprise: Extreme Environments, Occupational and Organisational Performance, Human Performance and, Physical Activity, Health, and Rehabilitation.

Information on the Department of Sport and Exercise Science

The University of Portsmouth has delivered sport-related programmes for nearly 25 years. With several recent appointments, the department comprises ~35 academic staff, ~800 Undergraduate and Postgraduate taught students, and ~25 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 currently 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).

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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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