Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Sport and Exercise

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£38,473 - £54,421
23 May 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time


Working as part of multi-disciplinary teams, you will be responsible for contributing to an exceptional student experience through the delivery of sport and exercise focused teaching, research, knowledge exchange and business and enterprise engagement activity.
This post is advertised across our Assistant Professor and Lecturer roles. Colleagues appointed into our Lecturer grade are usually early career academics who are supported through their probationary period to develop their Academic profile. Upon completion of probation objectives these colleagues are automatically moved into the Assistant Professor role.  The selection panel will assess your application and discuss with you which role you are being considered for at selection and appointment stages.  

The role is offered within the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation. The Department a leading UK department across both research and education, ranked 5th in the UK for research power (REF2021), and 13th and 5th for sport sciences an physiotherapy, respectively, in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide League Tables (2023).


Applicants should hold a doctoral qualification and have demonstrable specialist expert knowledge and subject expertise in a relevant subject discipline.  
Experience of designing, delivering, and assessing high quality teaching and learning practice as well as evidence of high-quality research outputs are essential. 
Further information about the requirements of the Assistant Professor and Lecturer  roles is available in the person specifications.
 If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Associate Professor Penny Rumbold, or Professor Nick Caplan, 
We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about Relocation Assistance. 
To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now'.  Your application should include a covering letter and a CV.  Please ensure your CV includes research / education statements, and grants and publications list highlighting your highest quality research outputs up to a maximum of four.  For your most recent grants please include the grant title, funder reference, funder, amount, and your role.  In addition, you are asked to provide copies of the top two research outputs (Journal / book chapter / practice-based portfolio).

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Awarded the title of University of the Year in the 2022 Times Higher Education Awards, Northumbria University is a research-intensive modern university with a global reputation for academic excellence. 
Northumbria recorded the biggest rise of any UK university for research power in the Research Excellence Framework for the second time in 2021 and is now ranked top 25 for this measure. 
One of the largest universities in the UK with over 37,000 students from 137 countries, filled with world-leading research, award-winning partnerships, and students at the heart of an outstanding experience, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university.  Discover more about us.  
Northumbria University is a great place to work.  We empower our exceptional people to achieve shared ambitions and promote a positive work life balance.  To say thank you, we offer a wide range of benefits including excellent pension schemes, flexible working, a generous holiday entitlement, continued commitment to your learning and development and more. 
We are an on-campus organisation where colleagues work regular patterns of hours and on campus, with some flexibility on the timing of their hours and the location of their work in discussion with their manager. 
Northumbria University is committed to creating an inclusive culture where we take pride in, and value, the diversity of our staff.  We encourage and welcome applications from all members of the community.  The University holds a bronze Athena Swan award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality, we are a Disability Confident Employer, a member of the Race Equality Charter and are participating in the Stonewall Diversity Champion Programme.  We also hold the HR Excellence in Research award for implementing the concordat supporting the career Development of Researchers and are members of the Euraxess initiative to deliver information and support to professional researchers.  
The University has implemented a range of flexible working arrangements, and we are happy to explore candidate requirements as part of the recruitment process.