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

Durham, United Kingdom
18 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Jan 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Grade 7-10: - Please see the advert below
Open-Ended/Permanent - Full Time
Contracted Hours per Week: 35
Closing Date: 23-Jan-2021, 7:59:00 AM 

Durham University

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other.

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

As part of Durham University, you’ll be working with exceptional minds, all with the desire to ask, and answer, the big questions. Access to leading edge facilities and an active contributor to the global research and university community means you’ll be part of an international and diverse network of partners spanning the world’s best research institutions, organisations and businesses. And all this within the evocative and historic surroundings of the city, county and community that is Durham.

We find it easy to be proud of the extraordinary people we have at Durham. We offer the inspiration, they achieve the outstanding. We invite you to join them.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.  We are committed to equality: if for any reason you have taken a career break or periods of leave that may have impacted on your career path, such as maternity, adoption or parental leave, you may wish to disclose this in your application.  The selection committee will recognise that this may have reduced the quantity of your research accordingly.

Durham University’s Athena Swan institutional award recognises and celebrates good practice in recruiting and supporting the development of women. We have also signed up to the Race Equality Charter, a national framework for improving the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education.

The Department

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.

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. 

This post offers a unique opportunity to make an active and meaningful contribution to the strategic development of a recently established department. It provides 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. The post will also mean you 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/