Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Strength and Conditioning

Ayr (GB)
£42,418 - £56,950 per annum
30 May 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

University of the West of Scotland
School of Science and Sport
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Strength and Conditioning

Lanarkshire Campus (with travel to other locations as required)
Salary Scale £42,418 - £56,950 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning to join the academic team within the School of Science and Sport, at the UWS Lanarkshire Campus. 

The School of Science & Sport is a multidisciplinary school, with a diverse range of programmes delivered at our Ayr, Lanarkshire, Paisley, and London campuses and a combined total of circa 1600 students. Both teaching and research are at the heart of all of the School’s activities. With NSS teaching scores and a successful REF2014 we are looking to build and diversify our portfolio in programmes and research.

We welcome applications from enthusiastic and motivated individuals with teaching expertise at both under-graduate and post-graduate level in the area of strength and conditioning, but the capacity to make selected contributions in other areas. Research interests would be in the area of strength and conditioning. Academic and professional preparation consistent with an ability to contribute at a high level to the undergraduate and post-graduate curriculum is also required.

You will be well versed in contemporary learning methods with the ability to contribute to curricular renovations to include development and delivery of blended and distance learning at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

You will also help to expand our enterprise and research activities, and will exhibit an entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset to enhance the impact of your work. With a particular focus on strength and conditioning, you will contribute to the Institute for Clinical Exercise & Health Science; conducting and publishing relevant research in both national and international journals. Our research centers advance the development and delivery of sport from participation to performance, through a range of key research themes such as strength and conditioning and sport pedagogy. The Exercise, Nutrition and Environment group has a world-leading research agenda in both sport and health-related issues. 

You will join a progressive team of individuals in delivery and development of the undergraduate and post-graduate applied sports performance content within the School. Undergraduate sport programmes consistently achieve above 90% in the National Student Survey. With a PhD in sports science, you will help the team develop our postgraduate provision (Masters in Sport Coaching) internationally, delivering excellence in the field. 

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Vish Unnithan ( or Dr Hayley McEwan (Senior Lecturer):

Closing date: 15 June, 2018
Interview Date: 27 June 2018

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