Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

Edinburgh Napier University - School of Applied Sciences

Further your career in Biomechanics with Edinburgh Napier University

Why join us?

Edinburgh Napier University is home to forward-thinking people inspired by the world around them. We create and support personalised learning and research opportunities that develop talent and solutions that really work and matter in today’s and tomorrow’s world. 

We are a truly international University with over 18,000 students from 110 countries. As one of Scotland’s top universities for graduate employability with 95.4% (HESA 2013), we have ambitious plans to grow in size and further strengthen our academic reputation.

Our School of Applied Sciences is recognised for the quality of its educational provision, the employability of our graduates and the international reputation and partnerships in specific research areas. The Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences subject group is based within our £60 million Sighthill campus.  Our facilities are among the best in the UK, and include a biomechanics laboratory (approx. 250m2) full equipped with a 12 camera 3D motion capture system, integrated and portable force plates, wireless EMG, isokinetic dynamometer and other key hard and software.

There are high quality research staff members and postgraduate student populations within the group; working on topics from biomechanics of golf, physiotherapy interventions for clinical populations, return to play in professional football, to computer modelling in measuring concussion in rugby union.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics to join our enthusiastic team of Sport and Exercise Scientists running successful undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as carrying out international level research.  You will support the academic provision on our undergraduate programmes in Sport & Exercise Science, in addition to our postgraduate programmes in Sport Performance Enhancement and Clinical Exercise Science, depending on expertise.

Your main responsibilities will be to; conduct individual and collaborative research projects to integrate and develop international level research within an area aligned to the subject group’s ambitions and contribute to the University’s objective of growing our academic reputation for research-informed student learning; develop, design and deliver teaching and student centred learning underpinned by academic scholarship and professional practice; support commercial activity including post-graduate, PhD and CPD provision within the subject group; and support students in achieving a positive experience on their programme. We are particularly interested in applicants who have been successful in external research grant applications, and who have an experience of working collaboratively/with external partners.

You must have:

  • A doctoral level qualification in a relevant discipline (Sport/Exercise Biomechanics possibly relating to Coach Development). 
  • Evidence of a professional academic research profile, alongside a commitment to sustained continuous professional/academic development
  • Experience of research led teaching and/or training
  • Demonstrable evidence of a teaching specialisation in biomechanics.
  • Demonstrable evidence of teaching and learning enhancement initiatives to enhance student experience and increase graduate employability

Please view the full Role Description here

Edinburgh Napier University is committed to supporting equality in the workplace and encourages diversity. We currently hold a bronze Athena SWAN institutional award.

How we will reward you?

The University offers an extensive personal benefits package, as well as discounted membership to our innovative gym & leisure facilities across various campuses.

Further information regarding our excellent benefits can be viewed here

Interviews are likely to take place on 5 October 2017

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