Faculty of Science and Health
School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science
Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Interview date: 01 June 2021
The University of Portsmouth is a dynamic and ambitious institution with a track record of success. One of only four universities in the south east of England to achieve a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked in the top 150 in the Times Higher Young University World Rankings.
To support the delivery of its psychology-focused provision, the School of Sport, Health, and Exercise Science is seeking to appoint a committed individual to a full-time Lectureship position in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Amongst its course provision, the School boasts Sport and Exercise Psychology courses that are BPS accredited (BSc and MSc) and HCPC approved (Professional Doctorate). The School is situated within the Faculty of Science and Health (that also includes a Department of Psychology), and is 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, progression and graduate outcomes.
The successful candidate will engage in teaching, research and innovation activities and be primarily located within the Individual, Occupational and Organisational Performance school-wide theme. The appointee 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, ProfDoc); and, a capability to contribute to the vocational relevance of our curriculum pathways in accordance with University strategy.
It is expected that candidates will hold a relevant post graduate qualification, a PhD is desirable. We are also particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are able to evidence expertise in applications of sport psychology to support the range of ongoing teaching and research activities within the School. As such, although not essential, it would also be useful for the candidate to hold (or be working towards) Practitioner Psychologist registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.
School of Sport, Health, and Exercise Science
The school comprises ~35 academic staff, ~950 Undergraduate and Postgraduate campus-based taught/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 school is fully committed to ensuring a supportive working and learning environment that embraces equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI).
For further information regarding the position, please contact Professor Richard Thelwell (Head of School; firstname.lastname@example.org
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.
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.