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Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Psychology of Physical Activity and Health

Department for Health

Salary:  Starting from £39,992, rising to £47,722
Placed On:  Friday 23 February 2018
Closing Date:  Monday 26 March 2018
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  DM5664

The Department for Health is seeking to appoint a Lecturer with a focus on the Psychology of Physical Activity and Health. We are looking for somebody to make a significant contribution to research and teaching in this area. We particularly encourage those with an interest in social and societal influences on physical activity and health behaviours to apply.

Our Department is a vibrant community providing excellent opportunities for academic teaching and research. Our strengths as a Department include the opportunities for interdisciplinary work and as such we take a collaborative approach within the Department, with other Departments within the University of Bath, and external partners and stakeholders.

Our research is organised around three themes: Lifelong Health and Wellbeing, Improving Human Function, and a Fair and Vibrant Society. We are also home to two research centres that are of relevance to this post: the Centre for Motivation and Health Behaviour Change, and the Centre for Pain Research. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF2014), we returned staff across three Units of Assessment, ranking 5th (Sport & Exercise Science), 6th (Allied Health Professions) and 6th (Social Policy) in terms of research quality, with ~90% of our outputs rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (i.e. 3-4*).

We teach across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes related to health, exercise and sport. In the most recent University League Tables for Sports Science, the Department was named Sports University of the Year 2018 and ranked 1st in the 2018 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, as well as being ranked 4th in the 2018 Complete University Guide.

Our department is proud of its achievements and our inclusive and supportive environment, something we strive to maintain. As such we particularly welcome applications from currently underrepresented groups and are delighted to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award.

Initial enquiries should be directed to Professor Keith Stokes (Head of Department for Health, Tel: +44 (0)1225 384190, email: or Dr Fiona Gillison (Deputy Head of Department for Health, Tel: +44(0)1225 384387, email:

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.