Lecturer – Sports Coaching and Development 

Ayr (GB)
£35,550 - £47,722 per annum
30 May 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Science and Sport
Ayr Campus (with travel to other locations as required)
Lecturer – Sports Coaching and Development 

Salary Scale £35,550 - £47,722 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer in Sport Development and/or Management to join the academic team within the School of Science and Sport, at the UWS Ayr Campus. 

We welcome applications from enthusiastic and motivated individuals with appropriately focused teaching and research interests in sport development/sport/fitness management or a closely related field. Academic and professional preparation consistent with an ability to contribute at a high level to the undergraduate curriculum is also required.

Well versed in contemporary learning methods, you will also be able to contribute to curricular renovations to include development and delivery of blended and distance learning at undergraduate and potentially postgraduate level.

As a Lecturer you will help to expand our enterprise and research activities, and will exhibit an entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset to enhance the impact of your work. You will also contribute to the Sport, Education and Society research group within the Institute for Clinical Exercise & Health Science, conducting and publishing relevant research in both national and international contexts. Our Sport, Education and Society research group advances the development and delivery of sport from participation to performance, through a range of key research themes such as social issues in sport, and physical activity promotion.

You will join a progressive team of individuals in delivery and development of the undergraduate degree in Sport Development within the School. The programme achieved an NSS score of 93% in 2015-16 and has 100% of students in work/further study 6 months after graduating. With a PhD in Sports Coaching, Sport Development or other closely aligned discipline, you will help the team develop our postgraduate provision internationally, delivering excellence in the field. 

Appointment will be made at a salary level appropriate to the successful candidate’s experience & career stage, with role requirements commensurate with expertise and experience.

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

Informal enquiries can be made to Drew Wallace, Programme Leader for Sports Coaching & Development ( or Interim Assistant Dean for Education, (

Closing date: 15th June 2018
Interview Date: 28th June 2018

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