Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Sport Coaching

Newcastle Upon Tyne (GB)
19 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Sep 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Health and Life Sciences (Department of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation)
Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Sport Coaching
Ref HLS16/68

Permanent, Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: Senior Lecturer – £39,324 – £48,327; Lecturer – £33,943 – £38,183

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in 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 London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe. 

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is passionate about the principles and applications of Science and Technology in all its forms and strives to be excellent in research, teaching and innovation.

Working within the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, you will provide expertise in areas of Sport Coaching to further enhance research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities. This will include designing, developing and delivering high quality teaching activities, undertaking individual and joint research to produce quality academic outputs and inform teaching and participating in external activity to generate income and promote the subject. The Department has particular strengths in coaching skills, practice and behaviour, long term athlete development, talent identification and high performance, coaching science and Physical Education. Candidates with expertise in Physical Education and any relevant areas of coaching outlined above are welcome to apply. The post will also involve a contribution to Research methods teaching and will involve leading coaching practice and Physical Education related modules. The department will consider high quality applicants in any area of related research.

You must hold a first degree and be either qualified (SL) or soon to be qualified (L) to Doctoral level in a relevant discipline and have subject expertise in Sport Coaching with specialist knowledge gained through research activity, professional practice or consultancy. Proven ability to deliver high quality research led teaching within an appropriate field and a publication or potential publication profile are desirable for this role. Membership (or eligibility for membership) of a relevant professional body is desirable.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Professor John Saxton, Head of Department, on 0191 227371 or via email at For more information about the Department please visit their homepage -

For further information about this vacancy and for details on how to apply, please visit Northumbria University’s website at the following link:

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.

Closing Date: 1st September 2017