Senior Lecturer/Reader – Sport Coaching/Sport Development

Hamilton, South Lanarkshire (GB)
£48,327 - £55,998 per annum
14 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
12 Sep 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Science & Sport
Hamilton Campus (with travel to other locations as required)
Senior Lecturer/Reader – Sport Coaching/Sport Development
Req No: 000463

AC4:  £48,327 - £55,998 per annum
Full-time: 35 Hours per week 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Lecturer/Reader in Sport Coaching or Sport Development to join the academic management team within the School of Science and Sport, at the UWS Hamilton Campus. 

The School of Science & Sport is a multidisciplinary School, with a diverse range of programmes delivered at our Ayr, Hamilton, Paisley, and London campuses with a combined total of circa 1600 students. Teaching and Research is at the heart of all of the School’s activities, with NSS teaching scores at 100% in some of our undergraduate programmes. We are looking to build and diversify from the success of REF2014.

We welcome applications from dynamic and motivated individuals with appropriately focused teaching and research interests, who have experience working with governing bodies related to sport coaching or sport development. 

You will contribute extensively to the Sport, Education and Society research group, within the Institute for Clinical Exercise & Health Science, conducting and publishing relevant research in both national and international contexts. You should therefore have experience of attracting grant funding, appropriate publications commensurate with a competitive REF submission and supervising post-graduate students.  Our Sport, Education and Society research group advance the development and delivery of sport from participation to performance, through key research themes such as sport practitioner development (e.g., performance analysts, sport psychologists), and physical activity promotion. 

An accomplished academic, versed in contemporary learning methods, you will have Line Management responsibility, and be expected to lead and develop curricular refresh to include development and delivery of blended and distance learning at postgraduate level.  You will possess the skills, knowledge and experience to play a leadership role in achieving programme, School, and University goals in teaching, internationalisation, research and commercial activity.

You will join a progressive team of individuals in the delivery and development of undergraduate degrees in Sport Coaching, and Sport Development within the School. Both degree programmes achieved NSS scores of 93% in 2015-16 and have 100% of students in work/further study 6 months after graduating. With a PhD in Sport Coaching, Sport Development or other closely aligned discipline, you will also help the team develop our postgraduate provision internationally, delivering excellence in the field.

University of the West of Scotland is an ambitious, growing university and we are at an exciting stage in our development. We have renewed our academic and international focus and are growing our research and knowledge exchange. In the THE World Rankings, it recognises UWS as within the top 5% of universities worldwide. 

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Professor Vish Unnithan, (email: ) or Dr Des Nicholl, Assistant Dean, Education, (email:  ).

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Closing Date:    Tuesday, 12th September 2017 
Interview Date:     Week commencing 25th September 2017

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.