Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Sport Coaching

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
17 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Feb 2018
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 – HLS17/39

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

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

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 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, and coaching science. Candidates with expertise in these or any relevant area of coaching are welcome to apply.

The post will also involve a contribution to Research methods teaching and will involve leading coaching practice. The department will consider high quality applicants in any area of research, within Sport Coaching

You must hold a first degree and be either qualified or soon to be qualified 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 Paul Potrac: Tel: 0191 349 5215.

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Northumbria University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and particularly females who are currently under-represented in this area.

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: 18th February 2018