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Job title Lecturer

Department Department for Health

Salary Starting from £42,149, rising to £50,296

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

Placed on Tuesday 14 June 2022

Closing date Sunday 10 July 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH9528

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We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) to contribute to research and teaching in Sport & Exercise Medicine, Sports Injury biomechanics, or Sports Injury Prevention.

About the role 

You will join a team of lecturers who deliver a suite of units across programmes, and will be asked to take on other roles in teaching support such as personal tutoring, dissertation supervision, course development and other administrative activities as they arise. 

The Department will support you to conduct your research through our vibrant research centres and groups and will likely find collaborators and opportunities through our Centre for Health, Injury and Illness Prevention in Sport, and/or our Clinical Rehabilitation research group.

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

About you 

  • Have an emerging track record in research in relevant subject commensurate with stage of career
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication style and team working
  • Be commitment to excellence in research and teaching and to providing the highest quality experience for students

About the Department 

Our courses attract bright and dynamic students through our strong reputation in sports-related research that informs our teaching, and the opportunity to study at a university renowned for promoting and facilitating sporting excellence; the University was named Sports University of the Year in 2018.

We have been ranked in the top 10 in the 2021 QS World Rankings for Sport-related subjects for the last 2 years. Our research is organised around three themes: Lifelong Health and Wellbeing, Improving Human Function, and a Fair and Vibrant Society.

In the recent Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF2021), we were rated 6th in the country (Sports & Exercise Sciences, Leisure & Tourism, Unit of Assessment), with 98% of our outputs considered either world leading or internationally excellent (i.e. 3-4*).

The Department for Health is dedicated to providing a supportive and inclusive environment for our staff and students. We hold a Bronze Athena Swann award and are committed to enabling a positive working culture that values and recognises collaboration and cooperation as an important part of academic life. 

For informal discussions please contact Polly McGuigan (Deputy Head of Department) on or Adam Brazil (Director of Studies) on 

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 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.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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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 the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.