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Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Job title Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Department Department for Health

Salary Starting from £44,414, rising to £52,841

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Friday 19 May 2023

Closing date Sunday 18 June 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH10629

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We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a promising track record to make a contribution to our sport and exercise psychology research group.

About the role

You will join our Centre for Motivation and Health Behaviour Change, which brings together staff at all career stages and postgraduate students to develop collaborative research so as to deliver internationally leading research outputs, impact, and knowledge exchange. 

You will contribute to teaching on our leading BSc Sport & Exercise Science programme, with opportunities to teach across other courses including BSc Health & Exercise Science, and distance learning MScs in Sports & Exercise Medicine, Sports Physiotherapy and Football Medicine.

Lecturing staff are asked to contribute to our academic community by taking on other roles in teaching support such as personal tutoring, dissertation supervision, course development and other administrative activities as they arise.

The role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) permanent basis. 

About the Department 

The Department for Health is dedicated to providing a supportive and inclusive environment for our staff and students, while delivering excellence in teaching and research. The Department is currently ranked 7th in the world for sport-related subjects in the 2023 international QS rankings, and 96% of our research was considered world-leading or internationally excellent in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework exercise. 

Initial enquiries should be directed to Professor Martyn Standage (Professor of Psychology, Health, and Applied Science; or Dr Polly McGuigan (Head of Department;

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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Visa information

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Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.