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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise

Requisition ID:  1167

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Posted Date:  05-Nov-2019


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.


Salary: £35,845 - £64,959 

Closing Date: 22 November 2019

This role sits within the School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences, part of our Faculty of Medical Science who deliver world leading innovation and research excellence. With investment of £30million in sport, we have harnessed the latest technology, delivering state of the art teaching and research laboratories for sport and exercise science, embedding our commitment of focus and growth of our Sports Science offering.


This role includes both a teaching and research focus. You will have the ambition to deliver inspiring and innovative teaching to our students and also make a significant contribution to our research. We will support you to develop your independent research profile at Newcastle. 


Teaching will focus primarily on the BSc in Sports and Exercise Science with the opportunity to contribute to Masters level teaching in certain areas. We warmly welcome applications from all areas of Sport Science at PhD level. However, expertise in one of the following would be advantageous: Sports Biomechanics, Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning.


Appointments will be in the School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences ( with affiliation to one of our research institutes as appropriate.


Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Emma Stevenson at, or on 0191 208 7865.

The University has developed Academic Job Summary Guidance which summarises the range of activities that academic staff may be expected to perform.  Academic staff are not expected to be discharging all of the activities all of the time and the actual duties and activities that academic staff are expected to carry out will be determined by the Head of Academic Unit.  The Job Summary Guidance document can be found at

Key Accountabilities
• To support, develop, and deliver sport and exercise science teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Faculty of Medical Sciences
• To support the setup and development of new sport and exercise science facilities
• Perform ground-breaking research utilising high quality specialist facilities to enhance the reputation of Newcastle
• Expertise in your research field should be matched by a strong research record, or potential to develop into a researcher of national/international quality
• To explore opportunities for and support the development of sport and exercise science-related continuous professional development
• To supervise undergraduate and/or postgraduate research projects in sport and exercise science and related disciplines
• To provide pastoral support for students by acting as a personal tutor
• To participate in the management and administration of degree programmes as required
• This position provides a significant opportunity for a highly motivated and productive individual to develop his/her research and teaching career within a successful and supportive research environment


Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential (Lecturer)
• Publications in the leading peer-reviewed journals in the field and willingness to apply for funding to support research from major funding agencies
• A record of excellent research
• The knowledge and the ability to contribute to a highly motivated research and teaching team to teach the relevant subject area at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including large group and small group teaching and project supervision.
• The ability to engage counselling skills and provide pastoral care where appropriate
• Ability to work collaboratively and constructively with both academic colleagues and support staff to encourage the commitment of others
• Good networking skills and the ability to develop productive links with fellow professionals from other organisations and agencies with whom the University interacts
• Effective time management and prioritisation skills and the ability to meet deadlines
• Ability to engage in high quality research that commands international recognition
• A record of achievement in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and administration, commensurate with the level of appointment.
• A regular and good quality publication record for the discipline, with peer reviewed publications at international level
• A clear, ambitious yet realistic vision for their research that represents a good fit with the aims of the academic unit
• Experience of presentation of work to the national/international research community (at conferences, seminars and similar high profile events)
• Previous success in developing innovative research proposals
• Knowledge and experience of the delivery of sport and exercise science programmes in higher education

Desirable (Lecturer)
A developing national reputation in the discipline
Evidence of effective management of projects, especially those involving multi-disciplinary teams
Experience of developing or adopting innovative approaches to delivery of teaching
Experience of engagement and impact-generation arising from research with non-academic research users
Evidence of continuing professional development related to teaching and research
• Experience of coordinating and leading undergraduate modules (essential for Senior Lecturer)
• Ability to mentor junior staff (essential for Senior Lecturer)
• Ability to provide leadership to research or teaching teams (essential for Senior Lecturer)

Essential (additional for Senior Lecturer) 
• To conduct cutting edge research in a recognised discipline and to publish the outcomes of that research in peer reviewed publications
• To show leadership in both teaching and research activities
• Evidence of the ability to win funds to support research from major funding agencies.
• Experience of course development and/or degree programme management 
• Highly developed planning and organisational skills
• High level of analytical and problem-solving capability, with the personal skills, enthusiasm, initiative and drive to achieve the solution
• A regular and good quality publication record for the discipline, with peer reviewed publications at international level
• Able to meet the University’s standard for submission to the Research Excellence Framework
• Previous success in developing innovative research proposals and securing research funding
• Publications in the leading peer-reviewed journals in the field
• Evidence of the ability to win funds to support research from major funding agencies

Desirable (additional for Senior Lecturer)

• Evidence of having initiated interdisciplinary collaborations
• Evidence of effective management of projects and teams, especially those involving multi-disciplinary teams


A honours degree in sport and exercise science or a related subject
PhD (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject

HE Teaching qualification or equivalent experience (essential for Senior Lecturer)
Fellowship of the HEA (FHEA)


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff 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.


Requisition ID: 1167