Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Development

Ormskirk, Lancashire
£32,600 - £36,672 per annum
13 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
10 Nov 2016
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Development
£32,600 - £36,672 per annum

An opportunity to develop your research portfolio

About You

You will hold, or be in the final stage of a PhD in a relevant field and have evidence of high quality research, preferably with publications suitable for submission to the next REF exercise. With an emerging or proven track record in research and publication (or the ability to provide convincing evidence of the potential to do so) you will be able to contribute to the growing research profile of the Department and to future assessments of research excellence.

With excellent communication skills and previous teaching experience at undergraduate level you will demonstrate a positive attitude to the teaching and research goals of the Department.

To be successful you will have relevant teaching and research experience in sports coaching and development, or in related fields such as sport policy, the sociology of sport, health and wellbeing, and sports pedagogy.

About the Role

A specialist is sought to join a dynamic and research active teaching team who deliver BA (Hons) programmes in Sports Development, Management and Coaching, and the MSc Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health and MSci Sports Coaching and Development programmes. You will contribute to all aspects of teaching including the delivery of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and online interaction, and the facilitation of student work in a range of different media.

You will supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and act as a personal tutor for students across all years. The successful applicant will also be expected to develop and maintain their own research programme as part of one of the Department’s themed research groups.


We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.

Our comprehensive staff health & wellbeing programme gives you the opportunity to; have a lunchtime stroll across our beautiful campus, a trim from our onsite hairdresser, make an appointment for a massage and to get together with colleagues over free food and drink to watch the latest film. This is just a taste of what we offer for you to take full advantage of at Edge Hill University.

About Us

“A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” - THE University of the Year 2014/15

We are recognised for our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. The Time Higher award also celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, and voted Best University Workplace 2015, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for an ambitious and high performing sport academic.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact
Professor George Talbot, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Dean of Faculty of Arts & Sciences at george.talbot@edgehill.ac.uk

For an online application form and job description, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/jobs

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 10th November 2016.