Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Sport & Exercise Psychology

Job title Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Sport & Exercise Psychology

Department Department for Health

Salary Starting from £40,792, rising to £48,677

Grade Grade 8

Placed on Wednesday 24 April 2019

Closing date Sunday 02 June 2019

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference SS6689

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The Department for Health is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology with expertise in motivation and health behaviour change, to contribute to research and teaching in this area. We are particularly interested in applicants whose area of research will complement existing research interests within the department, and the Centre for Motivation and Health Behaviour Change in particular (https://www.bath.ac.uk/research-centres/centre-for-motivation-and-health-behaviour-change/).

Our Department is a vibrant community providing excellent opportunities for academic teaching and research. We currently have 57 core members of research and teaching staff, and 35 postgraduate students from across the disciplines.  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. 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*). 

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 our Sport & Exercise Science programme is ranked 2nd by the Guardian and Complete University guide for 2019. We are currently ranked 10th in the 2019 QS World Rankings for Sport-related subjects. 

The Department for Health are 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, email: f.b.gillison@bath.ac.uk) or Professor Martyn Standage (Professor of Psychology, Health, and Applied Science), Tel: +44(0)1225 383087, email: m.standage@bath.ac.uk

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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.