Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£39,992 – £49,149
25 May 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Health and Life Sciences

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Ref HLS17/64

Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary:    Senior Lecturer: £39,992 – £49,149

Northumbria University’s Department of Psychology is seeking to appoint an ambitious HCPC accredited Sport and Exercise Psychologist to lead our successful MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology programme, and whose research complements or builds upon our existing strengths. Our current research themes are: Brain, Performance and Nutrition; Health and Wellbeing; Psychology and Communication Technologies; Cognition and Language; Perception, Evolution and Behaviour. The Department also plays a leading role in two university-wide multidisciplinary research themes: Integrated Health, and Digital Living.

Your responsibilities

  • Programme leadership of the BPS accredited MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology programme (Stage 1 training)
  • Design, development and delivery of high quality modules that embed your expertise into research-led teaching
  • Delivery of high-quality academic outputs to strengthen a future REF submission for one or more of our research themes
  • Submission of competitive research funding bids
  • Supervision of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students, as appropriate
  • Development of internal and external collaborations
  • Contribution to management and administration

Your qualifications

You will have accreditation with the Health and Care Professions Council. You will have a PhD in Psychology or a related area, or be prepared to enrol on a PhD within six months of joining the Department. You will have a high-quality publication or consultancy record and the clear potential to develop high-quality research. You will be able to supervise Stage 2 Sport and Exercise Psychology Trainees, or be ready to train and apply for BPS accreditation as a supervisor. You will have a proven ability to deliver high quality research-led teaching within Sport and Exercise Psychology. You will have subject expertise with specialist knowledge gained through research activity or consultancy. 

Why Northumbria University

Northumbria University, situated in the heart of the city of Newcastle, is a dynamic and aspirational university, firmly committed to excellence in research, teaching and enterprise. The University holds an institutional Athena SWAN Award in recognition of its organisational and cultural practices promoting gender equality. As programme leader for the MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology programme you will take responsibility for the future development of this well established programme, and work collaboratively with the leads of our professional routes in Occupational and Health Psychology to further enhance the reputation of our postgraduate offer.  

As a researcher within the Department of Psychology, you would have access to a wide range of research resources, including: DEXA body composition scanner; 3DMD photogrammetry body scanner; 14-camera Vicon motion capture suite; SR Research and Tobii eye tracking equipment; NIRS, transcranial magnetic stimulation; an immersive virtual reality suite; a two-bedroom sleep laboratory; psychophysiological assessment tools (e.g. GSR, EEG, EMG); and wet labs for taking human samples. Our popular Psychology courses cater to a vibrant student community of nearly 1000 undergraduate students and nearly 200 postgraduate students, across two undergraduate and five postgraduate programmes. 

The Department actively works with all academic staff to ensure teaching activity does not come at the expense of research time, and promotes engagement with sabbaticals to facilitate the development of grant submissions and collaborative projects. Academic staff have the choice of enrolling in the sector-leading Teachers’ Pension Scheme, or (subject to conditions) the USS pension scheme.  
For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Mark Moss (

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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.

Closing Date:              Sunday 1st July 2018, 23:59pm
Selection Date:             Week commencing 16th July 2018