Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Sport and/or Exercise Biomechanics/Physiology

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
17 Jan 2018
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15 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Health andLife Sciences

Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Sport and/or Exercise Biomechanics/Physiology – HLS17/36
Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne 

Salary:     Senior Lecturer: £39,992 - £49,149; Lecturer: £34,250 - £38,832.

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.

Northumbria is ranked 48th in the Guardian league table 2018, and ranked in the Top 200 Under 50 global University rankings.

The Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation offers an extensive and successful portfolio of teaching, research and innovation across the breadth of sport and physiotherapy disciplines.  The Faculty has experienced a remarkable period of growth embracing a £5 million refurbishment of bioscience and psychology laboratories and a state-of-the-art suite of sport science laboratories, sports courts and track  that form part of a £30 million Sport Central City Campus investment. 

The Department has delivered sport degrees since 1979 and the current suite includes under-graduate degrees in sport coaching, development, management and science. Postgraduate, professional practice and doctoral degrees operate across a range of areas in the Department. Sport and Exercise Sciences staff deliver on a range of highly innovative programmes including the BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Science, the BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Nutrition courses and Master's level courses in Strength & Conditioning and Clinical Exercise Physiology. 

You will be required to teach, lead and manage modules across the subject area; contribute to research and consultancy activity and academic administrative duties, including student volunteering activity and work placement.

You should have sound knowledge of Sport and Exercise Science, with specialist knowledge and experience in Sport and/or Exercise Biomechanics/Physiology and be able to make a significant contribution to the learning and teaching programmes. You should possess or be nearing completion of a PhD in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics/Physiology or a closely related subject, have the ability to teach at UG and PG levels, and also have the ability to contribute to Department research. You will be expected to have good interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Professor John Saxton, Head of the Department of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation:, on +44 (191) 243 3371. 

For more information about the role and to apply please visit –

Northumbria University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and particularly from under-represented groups.

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: 15th February 2018