Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Sciences (SPOR22-1)

£34304 - £50296 per annum
21 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
21 Feb 2022
Durham University
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Closing Date: 21 February 2022 at Midnight (UK)

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 a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor and welcome applications from a social scientist with research and teaching expertise in any area of sport, exercise and physical activity. This individual will have a background in any social science discipline including political science, social policy, anthropology, sociology, psychology, geography and public health.

We are looking to appoint a high quality, intellectually curious, and collegial individual who can contribute to excellence in research, teaching and citizenship. We seek to appoint an individual who wants to join a multi-disciplinary research and teaching community and 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 a talented individual that fits and adds to either of our research themes, 'Sporting Lives: Transforming Sport, Transforming Lives' and 'Healthier Communities: Moving, Growing, and Thriving'. The successful applicant 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. This post 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. 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. The Department is the recipient of an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating our commitment to gender equality.

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