Reader/Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Sport and Social Science
Department for Health
Salary: Starting from £47,328, rising to £54,841
Closing Date: Monday 16 March 2015
Interview Date: To be confirmed
As the largest component of the Department for Health, Sport Health & Exercise Science (SHES) was ranked 5th out of 51 submissions in Unit of Assessment 26 of the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), with 90% of the return ranked 3-4*. Currently the Department is ranked 3rd in the 2015 Complete University Guide and 1st in the Guardian League Tables for Sports Science/Social Science subjects in the UK. The group has an excellent trajectory, as evidenced by all metrics.
The Department is seeking to appoint a full-time Reader/Senior Lecturer in Sport and Social Science who is a scholar with a strong track-record of peer-reviewed publications and research grants, as
well as academic leadership. You should also be able to demonstrate teaching excellence.
We are seeking a dynamic, adaptable colleague who will work with us to ensure the continuing strength of the Department in both research and teaching. You will be expected to maintain and develop your own programme of research, be successful in seeking external funding, and contribute to teaching and research supervision on relevant programmes. It is expected that your scholarly activities will complement and further enhance existing research foci in Physical Cultural Studies and the wider Department for Health and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
While applications are welcomed from all social science disciplines relevant to the study of sport and physical culture, we are particularly interested in those whose scholarship fosters interdisciplinarity through socio-cultural research in Sport and Physical Activity, with additional areas of expertise such as; Health and Wellbeing; Politics, Urban Studies and Inequality; Youth, Ageing and Disability Studies.
If you wish to make an informal and confidential enquiry about this post, please contact either Professor Simone Fullagar, Physical Cultural Studies, Tel: +44 (0)1225 385654, email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or the Head of Department, Dr James Bilzon, Tel: +44 (0)1225 383174, email: email@example.com.