Associate Professor in Sport & Exercise Psychology and Coach Development

Edinburgh Napier University - School of Applied Sciences

Further your career in Sport & Exercise Psychology and Coach Development with Edinburgh Napier University

Why join us?

Edinburgh Napier University is home to forward-thinking people inspired by the world around them. 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, our graduate employability and the international reputation and partnerships it holds. 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 and postgraduate student populations within the group; areas of recent development and growth include the PG Diploma Sport Performance Enhancement (accredited by Sports Coach UK to support the Scottish Rugby’s UKCC Level 4 award). The development of CPD activity within Coach Development is critical to our future ambitions, along with development of new Post-Graduate provision.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for an Associate Professor in Sport & Exercise Psychology and Coach Development to join our enthusiastic team of Sport and Exercise Scientists running successful undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and carrying out international level research. You will support the academic provision on our across our 3 new programmes in Sport & Exercise Science, Sports Coaching and Physical Activity & Health, 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; and to support commercial activity including post-graduate, PhD and CPD provision. We are particularly interested in applicants who have been successful in external research grant applications, and who have experience of working collaboratively/with external partners. Additionally, candidates with experience of development and approval of postgraduate provision would be welcomed.

You must have:

  • A doctoral level qualification in a relevant discipline (Exercise/Sport Psychology and Coach Development).
  • A professional academic research profile, commensurate with the stage of your career alongside a commitment to sustained continuous professional/academic development.
  • Experience in a subject area/specialism to develop high quality teaching/learning and research programmes
  • Evidence of a teaching specialisation in sport & exercise psychology and coach development.

For a full list of requirements, please view the 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 8 November 2017

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