Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Exercise Psychology

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
20 Apr 2018
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23 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Exercise Psychology – HLS17/58
Full Time 
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary: Senior Lecturer: £39,992 to £49, 149; Lecturer: £34,520 to £ 38,832

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research rich, business focused professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Located in Newcastle –upon-Tyne and with a campus at 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 Malaysia, London, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalisation, 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 application 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 Exercise Psychology. This will include designing and delivering high quality teaching activities, undertaking individual and joint research to produce internationally recognized academic outputs and participating in external activity to generate income and promote the subject.

The Department has particular strengths in health and wellbeing, the role of exercise and physical activity in the management of chronic health conditions, behaviour change and physical activity promotion for children and ageing populations. Candidates with expertise in exercise psychology are welcome to apply. The post may also involve a contribution to research methods teaching and generic skills modules. The Department will consider high quality applications 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, have subject expertise in exercise psychology 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 profile (or clear potential to develop one) are desirable for this role. Membership (or eligibility for membership) of a relevant professional body is also desirable.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Professor John Saxton:  Tel: 0191 227 3371 or Dr Sarah Partington: Tel. 0191 243 7554

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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.

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.

Closing date; 23rd May 2018