Divisional Lead and Reader/Professor in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

Brunel University London - College of Health & Life Sciences - Department of Life Sciences

The Division of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences is committed to building on its strong academic and research credentials in the application of exercise to health and human performance. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, for example, the Division was ranked 5th in the UK for research power and 1st in the Greater London area. This reflects a strong tradition of sport, health and exercise sciences coupled with major investment in state-of-the-art facilities for research and teaching leading to significant growth and development over the last five years.

We are now seeking an exceptional senior academic to lead the Division. The post holder may be in any area of sport, health and exercise sciences, particularly in areas that align with the research aims of the Centre for Human Performance, Exercise and Rehabilitation (CHPER), the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN), or the Welfare, Health and Wellbeing (WHW) Theme. The post holder will also contribute to discipline-specific teaching on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Division of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences. Specific teaching duties will depend on the expertise of the applicant. However, a central theme of the new programmes within the Division is exercise and health – recognising the need to improve health across the whole of the population and throughout the life course. Thus, applicants with specific expertise in this area will be especially welcome.

You will have a substantial national and international research profile with commensurate and sustained research outcomes, teaching experience in higher education, and a track record of research, publication and income generation appropriate to appointment at Reader/Professor level.

The successful applicant will also undertake the responsibilities of Divisional Lead for Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, which will be reviewed on an annual basis. Attendance on a bespoke leadership development programme will be expected.

We work hard to provide a supportive and positive environment and the Department of Life Sciences has recently been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. We are also a Disability Confident employer. The diversity of our staff adds greatly to this inclusive ethos, and we particularly welcome applications from women and under-represented groups.

For further details about the benefits of working at Brunel University London please visit https://careers.brunel.ac.uk/home.html.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Prof. Alex Blakemore, Head of Department (Tel: +44(0)1895 268430, email: alex.blakemore@brunel.ac.uk).

Interviews due to take place on Friday 15th December 2017.

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