Professor/Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
21 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

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, with a campus in Amsterdam. Northumbria is ranked top 50 in the Guardian University Guide 2022 and the Complete University Guide University League Tables 2022. We are one of the best UK young universities in global 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. One of five departments within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation has particular strengths in health and well being, the role of exercise and physical activity in the management of chronic health conditions, exercise recovery and neuromuscular adaptations, the optimisation of human performance, and informing practice and policy within sport and health contexts. As holders of an Athena Swan Bronze Award, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion within our culture, and we encourage a flexible approach to work for our staff.

Working within the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, you will provide research leadership in the area of Sport and Exercise Psychology.  As a senior Academic colleague, you will assist the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of Department 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 levels.

To be successful in this role you will have externally recognised research outputs of a quality that are internationally excellent and/or world leading 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 the Head of Department, Professor Nick Caplan ( or Deputy Head of Department, Claire Bruce-Martin (

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 up to a maximum of 4.  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.

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about the Relocation Assistance Scheme

Please note this vacancy will close on 13/02/2022