Assistant Professor / Lecturer in sports coaching and / or sports management at NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Northumbria is a modern, research-intensive university with a worldwide reputation for academic excellence.

Ranked in the UK top 50 (Guardian University League Table 2022 and Complete University Guide 2023)Northumbria recorded the biggest increase of any UK university in terms of research power in the Research Excellence Framework for the second time in 2021 and is now ranked in the top 25 in the UK.

At Northumbria, we embrace tomorrow. We pursue new thinking, forge new partnerships, create and exchange new knowledge and find new solutions. Our inspiring scholars, partners and students work together to meet the challenges of tomorrow. We are ready for the future, whatever it is. We are looking for future colleagues who share our ambition.

Ranked in the top 5 in the UK for research power (REF2021), the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation is a dynamic and inclusive department, where staff are supported to have a positive impact on our students, through research-enriched programs and beyond academia, through world-leading research.

Our research falls under the three cross-themes of (1) Optimize human performance(2) Promote and preserve health and well-beingand (3) Informing practice and policy. Particular areas of excellence include musculoskeletal and neuromuscular adaptations to exercise and post-exercise recovery, the role of sport and exercise in achieving and maintaining optimal human performance in high-performance populations (e.g., elite athletes, military personnel, and astronauts), the use of functional foods to aid recovery after sport and exercise, the micropolitical dimensions of sports work, and the role of exercise in chronic disease management.

Our research and education is facilitated by strong internal collaboration and external relationships, with funding received from a range of governing bodies and national sports clubs (e.g. EIS, TASS, Newcastle United FC, Queens Park Rangers FC, Sunderland AFC, England Athletics), national/international organizations (e.g. Health Education England, UK Space Agency, Medical Research Foundation, National Institutes for Health Research, European Commission, European Space Agency) and industry (e.g. Cherry Marketing Institute, Danu Sports , Naturex, GlaxoSmithKline).

Working within the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, you will bring expertise in the areas of sports coaching and/or sports management. Applications are welcome from all disciplines within these broad fields, but are particularly encouraged in the area of ​​sports performance analysis. The incumbent will undertake and publish high quality collaborative research that will serve to enrich the education of our students. The incumbent is also expected to participate in an outside activity to generate revenue and promote the topic.

Applicants should hold a first degree and be qualified (or exceptionally soon to be qualified) at doctoral level in a relevant subject, have specialist expertise and knowledge acquired through demonstrable research excellence. A proven ability to deliver high quality research-enhanced training in an appropriate field, as well as a strong research profile, are essential for this role. As holders of an Athena Swan Bronze Award, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion into our culture, and we encourage a flexible approach to work for our staff.

For all informal inquiries regarding this post, please contact the Deputy Head of Department, Dr Claire Bruce-Martin ([email protected]) or the Subject Lead for Coaching and Sport Management, Karl Wharton ([email protected]).

To apply for this position, please click “Apply Now”, and submit a cover letter, CV including research/education statements, and a list of grants and publications. Please highlight your highest quality research results up to a maximum of 4. In addition, applicants are requested to provide copies of the top 2 research results (journal/book chapter/practice-based portfolio ). Wherever possible, applicants are encouraged to consolidate all documents into one file.

Northumbria is one of the largest universities in the UK with over 37,000 students from 137 countries. Putting students at the heart of an exceptional experience, and with cutting-edge research and award-winning partnerships, Northumbria is a new kind of great university. Find out more about us.

Northumbria University is a great place to work. We empower our exceptional people to achieve shared ambitions and promote a positive work-life balance. To thank you, we offer a wide range of benefits, including great pension plans, flexible working, generous vacation entitlement, an ongoing commitment to your learning and development and more.

We are an on-campus organization where colleagues work regular and on-campus schedules, with some flexibility in scheduling their hours and where they work in discussion with their manager.

Northumbria University is committed to creating an inclusive culture where we are proud of and value the diversity of our staff. We encourage and welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds a Bronze Athena Swan Award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality, we are a Disability Confident Employer, a member of the Charter for Racial Equality and a participant in the Stonewall Diversity Champion program . We are also a member of the Euraxess network, which provides information and support to professional researchers. The University has a range of flexible working arrangements in place, and we are happy to explore candidate requirements as part of the recruitment process.

We welcome applications from the UK and around the world. Visit our web pages for more details on relocation assistance.

This position is advertised in our Assistant Professor and Lecturer roles (role descriptions are attached). Colleagues appointed to our Lecturer grade are typically early career scholars who are supported throughout their probationary period to develop their academic profile. At the end of the probationary objectives, these colleagues are automatically transferred to the role of assistant professor. The selection committee will assess your application and discuss with you the role for which you are considered during the selection and appointment stages.

Please note that this position will close on 10/14/2022

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