Job title Lecturer

Department Department for Health

Salary Starting from £41,526, rising to £49,553

Grade Grade 8

Placed on Thursday 09 January 2020

Closing date Thursday 20 February 2020

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference SB7378

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The Department for Health is seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Culture, Media and Sport. We are looking for someone with an established research track record or emerging research potential in this area. Particular topics of research expertise may include; sport and mega-events; sport/health, new media and society (e.g. social media, digital technologies); sport and big data; physical activity and social movements. We would particularly welcome applicants with related methodological expertise in areas such as big data analysis or digital methods. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach primarily on the BSc Sport Management & Coaching undergraduate programme (e.g., topics such as sport media, culture media and society, sport and social theory) and to supervise undergraduate research projects. 

The Department provides excellent opportunities for academic teaching and research. We currently have over 60 core members of research and teaching staff, and 70 postgraduate students from across the disciplines.  Our strengths as a Department include the opportunity for interdisciplinary work, and we encourage collaborations with other Departments within the University of Bath, external partners and stakeholders. You would have the opportunity to be a part of the Department’s Physical Culture, Sport, and Health Research Group. 

We teach across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes related to health, exercise and sport. The University of Bath was named Sports University of the Year 2018, and we are currently ranked 10th in the 2019 QS World Rankings for Sport-related subjects. Our research is organised around three themes: Lifelong Health and Wellbeing, Improving Human Function, and a Fair and Vibrant Society. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF2014), we returned staff across three Units of Assessment, ranking 5th (Sport & Exercise Science) and 6th (Allied Health Professions), with ~90% of our outputs rated as 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 SWAN award in recognition of our ongoing commitment to gender equality.

Initial enquiries should be directed to Dr Fiona Gillison (Head of Department for Health, Tel: +44 (0)1225 384387), or Dr Brad Millington (Director of Studies, BSc Sport Management & Coaching, tel: +44(0)1225 384357).

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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.