Monday, November 01, 2010

JOB: Durham University (UK)


Job Details
Lecturer in Sport (Exercise and Health Psychology)
Reference Number0580
Location Durham City
Faculty/Division Social Sciences and Health
Department School of Applied Social Sciences
Grade Grade 7
Position Type Full Time
Contract Type Permanent
Salary (£)29853 - 35646
Closing Date 23 November 2010
Job Description

The School of Applied Social Sciences is seeking to appoint a permanent Lecturer in Sport with expertise in Exercise and Health Psychology.

The successful candidate will have research interests that reflect a social science orientation to Sport, broadly defined, and that align with the research interests and strengths of the School. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience and the potential to produce internationally excellent research and publications. S/he will also have the potential to generate research funding, and have clear plans for attracting future research income.

The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate Sport within their specialist areas of research expertise, broadly in exercise or health psychology.

The BA Sport programme at Durham is ranked third in the UK by The Times Good University Guide 2010. The degree develops a comprehensive understanding of academic and applied aspects of sport, exercise and physical activity in contemporary society. Our teaching facilities include a recently established human performance laboratory which supports the teaching of exercise physiology and physical activity.

The School of Applied Social Sciences is a large interdisciplinary unit with research and teaching strengths that encompass sport, criminology, sociology, social policy, social work, and community and youth work. The School is committed to building upon its strong performance in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Undergraduate programmes are taught in sport, criminology, and sociology. Postgraduate programmes include social policy, sociology, social work, and community and youth work. The School has a large pool of UK, European, and international research students. The School is committed to producing a world-class standard of applied, interdisciplinary research which engages with contemporary issues and debates in the policy and wider public spheres. Located in the historic and beautiful City of Durham, the School is an integral part of one of the UK's top 'research-intensive' universities. The School has close ties to several of the University's research institutes, notably the Wolfson Institute, the Institute for Hazard and Risk Research, and the Institute for Advanced Study.

The post-holder will contribute to development of the School's teaching and research in Sport.


The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to: 1.Sport-related research in the School.
2.The School's broad research profile by participating in School research groups; publishing articles in international refereed journals; producing research outputs that have notable international impacts; and, promoting the School's research activities both within the University and externally.
3.Teaching in Sport. The successful applicant will be a convenor of one or more modules on the BA Sport programme (e.g., 'Introduction to Sport & Exercise Psychology', and 'Psychology of Exercise and Health').
4.The School's targets for income generation by attracting grants from a range of funding bodies.
5.Supervision of research students, and undergraduate/postgraduate students; and, the recruitment of new research students, alongside the securing of appropriate financial support.
6.Administration, governance and leadership in the School, in terms of supporting or mentoring colleagues and undertaking key defined roles.

Person Specification


*A first degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., sport & exercise psychology, health psychology, social psychology, social / health policy, public health or other cognate disciplines).
*A PhD in a relevant area (e.g., sport & exercise psychology, health psychology, social psychology, social / health policy, public health or other cognate disciplines).
*Experience/ potential to publish excellent research in leading peer-reviewed journals.
*Clear plans for the development and dissemination of outstanding future research.
*Clear plans for pursuing future grant income.
*Experience of teaching in a HE context.
*Be a team-player, able to work collaboratively with others both in the School and beyond.
*An ability to contribute to the strategic development of research and teaching in the School.

*Experience of supervising research students to completion.
*Experience of external research income generation.
*Knowledge of applied and professional aspects of sport, exercise and /or health psychology.
*Ability to provide leadership in teaching and curriculum development.

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Departmental Contacts:

Professor Richard Giulianotti
0191 334 6832
Dr Sue Bock
0191 334 6996

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