Lecturer in Applied Sports and Exercise Sciences - School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Scie

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University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
£41,526.00 - £55,750.00
Apr 11, 2021
Apr 19, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £41,526 to £49,555, with potential progression once in post to £55,750

Grade 8

Full Time/Permanent

Closing date: 8th February 2021

The School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences is world-leading School that performs cutting-edge and translational research in all aspects of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Rehabilitation and Sports Pedagogy. This unique platform allows us to address societal challenges from a multidisciplinary perspective and enrich our curricula with a research intensity that ranks us at 6th place in global league tables.

We are seeking to appoint a full-time lecturer to make a significant contribution to the development of the University's new Graduate School of Sport. The Graduate School of Sport brings together the expertise of the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences and University Birmingham Sport to lead cross campus engagement in the delivery of innovative graduate level sports programmes through collaboration between disciplinary areas.

The post holder will be expected to contribute to the whole range of research, teaching and administration within the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences with a focus on high-performance sport.

They will be expected to develop, conduct and disseminate original research in the area of sports performance that will result in a growing national reputation. The post holder will be expected to generate income through research and/or commercial funding and to attract and supervise high-quality PhD and doctoral students.

Through the Graduate School of Sport teaching duties will include the leadership of modules in areas aligned with sporting performance, along with contributions to the development and management of new modules and programmes. The post holder will contribute to the management and administration of the graduate school of sport and be provided with opportunities to develop their leadership across the wider School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences.

We encourage applications from individuals in the areas of applied sport and exercise physiology or applied sport biomechanics.

Main Duties

  • To plan and carry out high quality research, using appropriate methodology and techniques.
  • Pursue personal research including developing research ideas and winning support, including financial support.
  • Plan, execute and publish high quality research outputs
  • Manage personal research activities.
  • Supervise and examine PhD students, both within the institution and externally
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer into applied sport performance environments.

Learning and Teaching

To use a variety of methods in teaching and advising individuals and groups of undergraduates, postgraduates, or CPD students. Where appropriate this may include:
  • Teaching and examining courses at a range of levels
  • Planning and reviewing own teaching approaches
  • Development of module proposals and making contributions to the design of teaching programmes more widely in the School
  • Use of appropriate approaches to learning and teaching in their field
  • Devising and supervising projects, student dissertations and practical work


To contribute to School administration, this may include:
  • Contribution to the administration/management of research and/or teaching across the School
  • Contribution to devising and implementing new and/or revised teaching and research processes.
  • Contribution to the development of external relationships with key stake holders in high-performance sport.

Person Specification

  • Doctoral qualification in a related area.
  • Experience of high-performance sporting environments.
  • Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation in a research area related to high-performance sport.
  • Evidence of having contributed to externally funded projects
  • Experience of post-graduate supervision at masters and doctoral level ideally in projects related to high-performance sport
  • Experience of leading and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate learning and teaching
  • Ability to conduct and manage own and original research
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching modules.
  • Excellent academic writing skills for publication of research articles in high impact journals
  • Excellent organisation and time-management skills

  • Experience of working in high-performance sporting environments
  • Evidence of contributing to the development of successfully funded research projects
  • Established research partnerships with high-performance sport organisations.
  • BASES accreditation
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively

We value diversity at The University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community '

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