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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

School of Life Sciences and Education

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £49,553 per annum
Tenure:  Full time permanent
Release Date:  Thursday 07 November 2019
Closing Date:   Wednesday 04 December 2019
Interview Date:   Thursday 12 December 2019
Reference:  LSE19-09

The Sport and Exercise Psychology team at Staffordshire is an established, forward thinking, and highly successful team with an international reputation. We have a strong research profile and education provision (e.g., distance learning MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology) that are highly successful and recognised internationally. We are looking for a highly passionate Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (depending on experience) to join us in delivering our exciting undergraduate and postgraduate courses and to contribute to our high-quality research profile. We seek individuals with knowledge and experience of a range of core sport and exercise psychology concepts and skills, and research methods and data analysis. 

The successful candidate will contribute to shaping the Sport and Exercise subject area in our BSc courses (e.g., Sport and Exercise Sciences) and our highly successful online MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology course. You will have experience of and a commitment to delivering high quality teaching in a multi-disciplinary environment and have excellent communication skills. You will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in Sport and Exercise Psychology. You will work with colleagues from academic disciplines in our Sport and Exercise Department and with others across the wider university community.

We work across the region, nationally, and internationally with a range of elite teams and athletes, sporting bodies and health agencies. Thus, we seek an inspirational candidate that has experience of applied sport and exercise psychology in practice. 

Whilst flexibility is required at times and specific responsibilities will vary, the typical range of duties of this post will include:

  • To teach and assess, as part of a teaching team
  • To contribute to the development of specialist teaching and learning provision
  • To enhance the quality of teaching provision and programme development
  • To contribute to student support in administrative and pastoral roles
  • To contribute to the Sport and Exercise Psychology team’s strong research profile
  • To contribute to the subject’s activities and reputation both internally and externally
  • To enhance the School’s ability to engage with industrial and external partner contacts
  • To maintain and develop areas of expertise under the general guidance and oversight of the Head of Department.
  • To undertake appropriate professional development and mandatory training activities as identified or required

Specific responsibilities of a Senior Lecturer:

  • To be responsible for the development, design, delivery and leadership of modules at various levels
  • To be responsible for course leadership within own area of academic/subject expertise and to set the strategic agenda
  • To undertake operational management and/or academic leadership responsibilities
  • To make an important contribution to curriculum development and new course development
  • To take on responsibilities (leading small projects where appropriate)
  • To support the Head of Department in the effective day to day operation of the allocated academic area.
  • To conduct appraisals in the subject team as directed by the Head of Department
  • To act as a mentor to colleagues and to support the development of less experienced colleagues as appropriate 

The Benefits of this role:

  • Competitive incremental rates of pay;
  • A holiday entitlement of 37 days per annum plus bank holidays and discretionary days;
  • Excellent pension scheme;
  • Access to continued professional and personal development;
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community;
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme;
  • Discounted health and fitness facilities on site at the Stoke Campus;
  • Discounted travel by rail or bus, with the option of season tickets loans.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

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