Professor / Associate Professor and/or Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Durham (County) (GB)
Friday, 18 December 2020
End of advertisement period
Friday, 22 January 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Durham University offers a vibrant, innovative and friendly academic environment for talented individuals to flourish, whose research and teaching interests and experiences align with and extend the existing thematic strengths of the department. As a key part of our growth, we seek to appoint talented individuals to the roles of either Professor, Associate Professor and / or Assistant Professor and welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in Sport and Exercise Sciences. As part of our developmental strategy, two posts will be reserved for individuals working on sport and exercise physiology or psychology. One further post is for an individual working on any area of sport and exercise sciences. There is the potential to appoint at either Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor level for one of the three advertised posts. 

We are looking to appoint high quality, intellectually curious, and collegial individuals who can contribute to excellence in research, teaching and citizenship. We seek to appoint individuals who want to join a multi-disciplinary research and teaching community who are dedicated to tackling inequalities, promoting social justice and ensuring better health and wellbeing within and through sport, exercise and physical activity. We seek talented individuals that fit and add to our research themes, ‘Sporting Lives: Transforming Sport, Transforming Lives’ and ‘Healthier Communities: Moving, Growing, and Thriving’. The successful applicants will contribute to the Department’s taught programmes, which are ranked in the Top 10 best sport-related degrees in the country. They will participate in the recruitment and supervision of postgraduate research students at an appropriate level. They will also be required to be an excellent citizen by successfully contributing to the administration and management of the Department, undertaking leadership and management roles appropriate to their career stage. 

These posts offer a unique opportunity to make an active and meaningful contribution to the strategic development of a recently established department. They provide the opportunity to conduct internationally excellent research and teaching within a highly collegiate department that is already recognised among the world’s best, as shown by our World Top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings for Sports Related Subjects in 2020.  You will have unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career within one the world’s great universities and one of the most distinctive.  

Durham University’s strategic plan identifies a diverse and inclusive workforce as one of our key priorities. The Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences therefore welcomes colleagues with the experiences and competencies to contribute to our principles of inclusion, equity and diversity throughout campus life.

For more information, please visit our Department pages at https://www.dur.ac.uk/sportandexercise/   

Open date:                                         18 December 2020

Closing date:                                      22 January 2021 at midnight

Working arrangements:                The role is full time, but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares

Assistant Professor £33,797 - £49,553

Associate Professor £52,560 - £59,135

Professor Grade 10 Competitive salary based on our professorial Pay Scales (starting at £64,606 and going considerably higher based on experience)