Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£40,926 - £50,296 per annum
29 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science - Full Time, Permanent

Job reference: 0000016071

Date posted: 29/06/2022

Application closing date: 31/07/2022

Salary: £40,926 - £50,296 per annum

Package: Excellent Benefits Package

Contractual hours: 35

Basis: Full Time

Job description
Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science (Exercise Physiology/Physical Activity and Health), Full time, Permanent

Edinburgh Napier University is home to forward-thinking people inspired by the world around them. We create and support personalised learning and research opportunities that develop talent and solutions that really work and matter in todays and tomorrow’s world.

Our phenomenal results from the Research Excellence Framework (2021) are testament to our growing strength and capability as a research institution. These results, alongside our consistently positive National Student Survey results and sustained high levels of graduate employability, demonstrate the increasing impact of Edinburgh Napier's collective work, quality and commitment.

REF 2021 assessed 68% of our research as either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”, up 15% since 2014, making Edinburgh Napier the top ranking Scottish modern university for both research power and research impact.

About the School

The School of Applied Sciences is recognised for the quality of the educational provision we offer, the employability of our graduates and the international reputation and partnerships we have. The Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences Department is based within Edinburgh Napier University’s £60 million Sighthill campus, which is situated in the West of Edinburgh. Our facilities are among the best in the UK. This includes 2 state-of-the-art exercise physiology laboratories with access to a DXA scanner, biomedical science laboratories, an environmental chamber, a biomechanics laboratory fully equipped with 3D motion capture, force plates, EMG and an isokinetic dynamometer.

There is a high-quality research culture, with staff members and postgraduate student populations within the school, working on topics related to clinical exercise science, chronic conditions, and physical activity and health. For example, cardiovascular physiology, exercise and cancer survivorship, exercise metabolism and exercise immunology, and monitoring and evaluation of community-based interventions.

We focus on applied research and consultancy to help deliver impact in relation to health and wellbeing in society. We also have a performance focus with regards to developing talent, coaches and elite athletes. We work in partnership with a number of prominent sport organisations worldwide with Coach Development and Enterprise activities which is also integral to our school’s vision.

The Role

We are looking to appoint one lecturer with a doctoral level qualification and experience of teaching exercise physiology at undergraduate and post-graduate level (Research/Professional Practice Pathway). Joining an enthusiastic team in the Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences Department running successful undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (e.g., BSc Physical Activity and Health; MSc Clinical Exercise Science; MSc Sports performance Enhancement) as well as carrying out international level research.

The appointee will support the academic provision on our undergraduate programmes in Sport & Exercise Science at home and on transnational education programmes in Singapore, in addition to our postgraduate programmes in Clinical Exercise Science and Sports Performance Enhancement, depending on expertise. Given the applied nature of our courses and CIMSPA accreditation, we would highly value applicants with applied/industry/quality assurance experience in healthcare settings and or applied sports performance. We would also value applicants who are able to contribute to the work of our Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland and the development of the World Class Mountain Bike Innovation Centre based in the Scottish Borders, for which Edinburgh Napier are a joint partner in.

The main responsibilities will be; to support our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (e.g., BSc Physical Activity and Health; BSc Sport and Exercise Science; MSc Clinical Exercise Science; MSc Sports Performance Ehancement); to make a significant contribution to research; to be responsible for developing, designing and delivering teaching and student centred learning underpinned by academic scholarship and professional practice within your assigned areas of responsibility; to support commercial activity including post-graduate, PhD and CPD provision within the subject group; and to support students in achieving a positive experience on their programme. Additionally, we are particularly interested in applicants who have been successful in external research grant applications, and who have experience of working collaboratively and with external partners in healthcare settings or sports performance settings.

Who are we looking for

You must have:

  • A doctoral level qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g., Exercise Physiology, Physical Activity and Health).
  • Demonstrable evidence of a teaching specialisation in more than one of the following areas of expertise Exercise Physiology, Exercise and Long-term Health Conditions, Cardiovascular Physiology, Physical Activity and Health. Teaching will predominantly be leading modules and contributing to our BSc Sport and Exercise Science / Physical Activity and Health and MSc Sport Performance Enhancement and Clinical Exercise Science programmes.
  • Evidence of a professional academic research / professional practice profile that is commensurate with the stage of your career alongside a commitment to sustained continuous professional/academic development.
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of experience in sport and exercise science disciplines to develop high quality teaching/learning and research programmes and have experience of research led teaching and/or training.
  • Demonstrable evidence of teaching and learning enhancement initiatives to support the University Strategy of enhancing student experience and increasing graduate employability.

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Salary : £40,926 - £50,296 per annum
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Additional details

Closing date: 31st July 2022 @11:59 pm

Interview date: Week commencing 22nd August 2022

The recruitment contact for this vacancy is Dr Tony Westbury, 0131 455 2520 and e-mail t.westbury@napier.ac.uk 

For general recruitment queires, please contact recruitment@napier.ac.uk

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