Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Durham University - Sport and Exercise Sciences

There has never been a more exciting time to be part of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Durham. With an outstanding reputation for pedagogy with innovative social-facing research, we are embarking on an ambitious programme of investment in estates and staff. Joining us as an Assistant Professor, you will teach aspects of our highly ranked Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity degree and help to recruit and supervise excellent postgraduate research students. At the same time, you will develop world-class research with a range of theoretical, conceptual and methodological approaches. Here, you will enjoy such advantages as dedicated research time and funding support.

You’ll need:

  • A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in Sport and Exercise Sciences or a related subject (either completed, or currently in progress).
  • The ability to produce world-class research, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
  • Proof that you have contributed to research groups and can mentor early career researchers.
  • The confidence to supervise PhD students.
  • Willingness to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income.
  • Experience of delivering high-quality teaching across lectures and in smaller study groups, with the ability attain fellowship of the HEA.
  • Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

If you haven’t specifically met the above criteria but have recently completed or are concluding your PhD and feel you have the skills needed to do so, then you are invited to apply for the role at grade 7.

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