NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY

Professor / Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
Posted
Thursday, 3 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 3 November 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Professor / Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences


Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research rich, business focused professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne and with a campus at the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students.  At Northumbria, we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in Malaysia, London, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalisation, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe.  Northumbria is ranked 48th in the Guardian league table 2019 and ranked in the top 150 under-50 global university rankings.

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is passionate about the principles and application of science and technology in all its forms and strives to be excellent in research, teaching and innovation. The Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation has particular strengths in health and wellbeing, the role of exercise and physical activity in the management of chronic health conditions, , exercise recovery and neuromuscular adaptations, and the optimisation of human performance.

Working within the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, you will provide expertise in the area of Sport and Exercise Science.  The Department will consider high quality applications in any area of related teaching and research but are particularly looking for candidates with expertise in sport or clinical biomechanics, exercise physiology, clinical exercise science, sport and exercise nutrition, sport and exercise psychology or coaching. 

As a senior Academic colleague, you will assist the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to maintain, enhance and improve the University’s national and international reputation in your academic field. You must demonstrate continuing academic attainment and achievement and provide academic leadership (of your subject and associated colleagues), through active contribution to your discipline and to the life and work of the Faculty and the wider University. This will include contributing to significant change within practice, the discipline, profession and/or community at regional, national and international level.

To be successful in this role you will have externally recognised research outputs of a quality that are internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, and demonstrable success in securing research funding. You should also demonstrate academic leadership experience and strong standing with external bodies and networks in your field.   

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Professor John Saxton: john.saxton@northumbria.ac.uk.   Tel: 0191 227 3371
To apply for this vacancy please click ‘Apply Now’, and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 5) up to a maximum of 5, since 1 January 2014.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 03/11/2019