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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology

Requisition ID:  24923

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  17-Jan-2023


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


What’s in it for you? Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.



Lecturer Grade F: £32,348 to £42,155 per annum

Lecturer Grade G: £43,414 to £51,805 per annum

Senior Lecturer: £53,353 to £61,823 per annum


Closing Date: 16 February 2023


The Role


The School of Psychology is looking for an academic who will build our capacity to deliver high quality teaching in Psychology in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  Our teaching is research-led, and you would be encouraged to collaborate with research groups and access facilities within the Institute of Biosciences and Institute of Population and Health Sciences.


You will have a PhD or Professional Doctorate in Psychology (HCPC registration and/or Chartered Psychologist status with Full Memebership of Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology is essential).  You will have experience relevant to delivery of teaching, assessment and supervising under-, and post-graduate students.  You will be able to contribute specialist knowledge in your area of expertise within the Psychology of Sport and Exercise.  This is a teaching-focussed post based in a professionally oriented School in a Faculty of Medical Sciences. You must have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.


Potential candidates should make informal enquiries to Dr Gabi Jordan, Head of School –


Further information on The School of Psychology can be found here.


Key Accountabilities

  • To undertake teaching, module leadership and supervision of under-, and post-graduate psychology students
  • To offer specialist expertise in sport & exercise psychology
  • To take on the role of Degree Programme Director of our MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • For T&R Grade H appointments to attract external research funding and publish in internationally recognised peer reviewed journals
  • To undertake teaching, module leadership and supervision duties across a range of psychology programmes, including our MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • To undertake administrative duties as deemed necessary, including participation in relevant School and Faculty committees and activities
  • To participate in external activity related to psychology, teaching, scholarship and research including external partnerships/collaborations with relevant organisations
  • To contribute to the promotion of psychology programmes to both current and prospective students
  • To act as a personal tutor to UG/PG students, concerned with students’ academic achievements, and pastoral care
  • To contribute to University administration, course planning, curriculum development, the recruitment of students, engage in teaching and scholarly activities and module/programme leadership
  • To participate in relevant staff development activities
  • To undertake other duties, such as participation in School, Faculty and University meetings, as detailed by the Head of School


The Person (Essential)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Understanding of current themes and issues in the delivery of BPS/HCPC-accredited psychology programmes
  • Specialist knowledge and interest in sport & exercise psychology
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Ability to work well on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Excellent organisational, administrative and planning skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • For Grade H, ability to mentor junior staff
  • For Grade H, ability to provide leadership in teaching, research or scholarship
  • For Grade H, proven project management skills
  • For Grade F/G, potential to provide leadership in teaching, research or scholarship
  • Experience of teaching psychology at under-, and/or post-graduate level, specifically in health and sport & exercise fields; or relevant professional training experience transferable to HE teaching
  • For grades G/H experience in the supervision of under-, and/or post-graduate dissertation students; For Grade F, the ability to supervise under- and/or post-graduate projects
  • For Grade H, understanding of and experience in processes involved in module and programme development/leadership
  • A track record in publishing (Grade F/G) or potential to publish in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with career stage. For Grade H appointment, the ability to publish internationally recognised research in high quality research/pedagogical peer-reviewed journals
  • For Grade H, evidence of standing at national/international level in discipline
  • For Grade H, evidence of ability to undertake a senior role in the school
  • Experience in research and/or trainee practitioner supervision
  • For Grade G, understanding and experience in processes involved in module and programme development and leadership


Attributes and Behaviour

  • Committed and enthusiastic
  • Ambitious
  • Confident communicator
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of (Grade H)/potential for (Grade G) successful engagement with external bodies, bringing demonstrable benefit to the school
  • Empathetic to the needs of staff and of a diverse student body



  • PhD or Professional Doctorate in Psychology (or near to completion)
  •  HCPC registration/BPS Chartered Psychologist status and/or Chartered Psychologist (CPscyhol) with Full Membership of the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology


  • HE Teaching qualification or equivalent experience e.g. Fellowship of the HEA (FHEA)



The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University is also a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 24923