Lecturer in Sport Psychology

University of Auckland, New Zealand - The Faculty of Science - Exercise Sciences

The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the largest and most highly ranked science faculty in New Zealand. The Faculty of Science is ranked among the 90 science facilities worldwide by the QS World University Rankings. The 10 departments and schools that form the Faculty of Science represent the breadth and diversity of science in our modern world.

Auckland's harbour setting, magnificent beaches and verdant bush make it a great place to study and work, while the University's close proximity to New Zealand's major businesses and hospitals enables staff and students to rub shoulders with leading practitioners in their field. Auckland offers a diverse range of employment and leisure options, including easy access to high quality schools which prepare students extremely well for the transition to university.

The main purpose of the Department is to deliver excellent teaching, conduct cutting-edge research and serve our local and international communities through scholarship in the exercise sciences. From the perspectives of biomechanics, movement neuroscience, exercise physiology, exercise metabolism, exercise and sport psychology, we seek to understand the role of exercise in sustaining health, improving disease outcomes and enhancing human performance.

The Department of Exercise Sciences is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic individual with experience in Sport and Exercise Psychology to fill a newly created Lecturer position in Sport Psychology.

As a successful candidate you will:  

  • Possess a PhD in an appropriate discipline along with postdoctoral experience demonstrating excellence in teaching, scholarship, and success in acquiring research funding.
  • Be skilled and practiced in research informed undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in sport and exercise psychology. Success in contributing to supervision of postgraduate research students will be an important attribute of your academic profile.
  • Coordinate and lead the teaching of courses in sport and exercise psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Engage in collaboration through teaching and research within and beyond the department.
  • Be expected to continue and extend an active research programme including links to external stakeholders, supported by external research funding and/or contract revenues. 
  • Contribute to departmental committees and the service activities of the department and faculty.

Initially this position will be based at the Tamaki Campus and from 2018 will be located in the department’s new purpose built facilities on the Newmarket Campus near the university’s City and Grafton campuses.

Why work for us?
The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices and a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential. We offer a competitive salary, five weeks’ annual leave per year, and over 300 different career development courses. In addition, the University offers a company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, childcare and a number of other subsidies on internal and external services. For more information please visit: Career development and benefits.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, equity groups, parenting support and flexible work go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz.

Applications for this role close on Monday 26 June 2017. All applications must be made online. Please visit www.opportunities.auckland.ac.nz

Job code: 18568.

To learn more about working & living in New Zealand, please visit: www.jobs.ac.uk/new-zealand

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