Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Sport Psychology Practitioner (Pracademic working in football)

Glyndwr University - Sports

The School of Social and Life Sciences at Glyndwr University is looking for a dynamic and applied individual to join its innovative academic Sports Department. The Department of Sport has a thriving teaching and research environment with a growing population of undergraduate and postgraduate students. The department delivers a range of high quality degree programmes in BSc Coaching Science, BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences and BSc Football and the Performance Specialist (applied sport science).

The department is seeking to extend its portfolio and wishes to extend its provision in the specialist area of the psychology of player development in football (main role) and promote an increased understanding of how sport can be used as a vehicle for influencing behavioural change (minor role). The suitable candidate will have experience of working in the capacity as a psychologist in the area of individual/player development and team performance in football. The successful individual will therefore demonstrate the ability to work across the performance spectrum in football, from grass route to high performance level, demonstrating the ability to work with psychological issues across the age range. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to use sport as a mechanism to bring about behavioural change. The successful candidate will illustrate how sport has the power to address health and mental health issues within the general population.

Main Role: 
The individual will be responsible for the development (or contributing to the development) of an innovative hybrid degree programme in the areas of BSc Coaching Science, BSc Football and the Performance Specialist and health, physical activity. The successful candidate will be required to manage and teach modules relating to sport psychology, psychology of football, coaching science and contribute to health psychology (behaviour change). Successful candidates will also be able to contribute to research methods were relevant. The successful individual will support student’s development through the personal tutorials and will supervise undergraduate and post graduate dissertations. S/he will have an emerging track record in applied work / research in football and will be able to contribute to developing research profile of the department. This post may be of interest to applicants who have a background and passion in the football psychology, player development and psychological issues of player development across the age range. 

Secondary Role
Successful candidates will also demonstrate an understanding of how sport can be used as a vehicle to facilitate health benefits across the age range. This element of the post will account a small percentage of delivery but will explore how sport (particularly football) can be used to enhance the health benefits of all individuals.

For an informal discussion please contact Pam Richards, Associate Head, School of Social and Life Sciences on 01978 293459.

This post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure.

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received.

Interviews will be held early October 2017 however if the vacancy closes early, interviews will be held week commencing 18th September 2017.

Please note CVs will not be accepted unless accompanied by a completed application form.

To apply in Welsh, please complete the attached application form and return to jobs@glyndwr.ac.uk

I wneud cais yn Gymraeg, cwblhewch y ffurflen atodedig a'i dychwelyd at jobs@glyndwr.ac.uk

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