Associate Professor/Professor in Exercise and Sports Science, Motor Control and Skill Acquisition

Armidale, Australia
21 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Science and Technology

  • Continuing, full-time
  • $137,117to $150,941per annum (Level D) or $176,292 per annum (Level E)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation.Salary packaging options are available.
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Applicants must have ongoing full time work rights

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia boasts an excellent national and international reputation being a leader in research and academic innovation that has industry impact. We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive. 

The School of Science and Technology comprises subject disciplines including Biomedical Science, Physics and Electronics, Chemistry, Human Biology and Physiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Mathematics, Pharmacy, Exercise and Sport Science, Statistics and Computer Science. The School conducts teaching and research through an exciting range of undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate courses and research degrees by dissertation within these disciplines. These courses are offered via on campus and flexible online education modes. 

About the role

 An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced Exercise and Sports Scientist to join our team as Associate Professor or Professor in Motor Control and Skill Acquisition.  

This area has achieved significant growth in recent years offering students an exciting program of study including an Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) accredited degree. Additionally, the research performance of the discipline was assessed at 'well above world standard' in the 2015 ERA ratings for research excellence. The University has invested significantly in infrastructure for the program over the past several years and a new building with world class facilities is planned for 2020.

Skills & Experience

This position will provide leadership in the discipline of Exercise and Sports Science, particularly in research, and candidates with an internationally acknowledged track record of research excellence in their field are strongly encouraged to apply. The School of Science and Technology strongly supports multi-disciplinary research and this position will have the opportunity to work closely with researchers in biomedical science, mathematics and computer science as well as other relevant disciplines. The successful candidate will also have an excellent track record in teaching and education development and be committed to the delivery of high quality outcomes for UNE students. 

To view further detail relating to the role, including selection criteria, please refer to the position information document available with the advertisement on the UNE current vacancies page, visit:

Additional information

To discuss this role please contact Professor Aron Murphy, Dean, Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law, phone:02 6773 3118 or email:  To find out more about the School visit:

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please provide responses to the selection criteria, contained in the position information document in your application.

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.To find out more, visit: and/or

Closing Date: Monday 12th February 2018       

Reference No:   217247

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.