Postdoctoral Researcher in Sport, Leisure & Tourism (Fixed-Term)

Bournemouth University - The Faculty of Management

At BU our vision is to create a stimulating, challenging and rewarding University experience, through sharing a unique fusion of education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students and staff to enrich the world. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences to build our global learning community.

The Faculty of Management is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to undertake a significant role in the review, evaluation and development of the societal and economic impact of our research. Based in the Faculty, this is an opportunity for a competent researcher to undertake work to understand the impact of our research in the area of Sport, Leisure & Tourism.

You will work with staff in the Faculty and the Research and Knowledge Exchange Office to plan and deliver the investigation, evaluation and demonstration of the impact of our research. Our portfolio of research impact in these areas of work include: sport policy and media, the role of leisure in the lives of migrants and asylum seekers, heritage and sustainable living, digital tourism, economic modelling, consumer behavior and food choice, and disaster management. You will contribute to Bournemouth University’s international reputation for excellence in Tourism, Sport and Leisure, and/or Disaster Management. You will be responsible for building upon previous and current activities to identify, plan and develop the focus for impact activities, and support us to define, develop and deliver a body of practice that we could disseminate more widely. You will take a leading role in the dissemination of research findings and will establish and support innovative forms of public engagement.

You will have demonstrable research experience in one or more of the following: Tourism and/or Heritage, Sport & Physical Activity, Leisure and Events. You will need to be self-motivated and able to work using your own initiative as well as in a team and have highly developed communication skills and be able to work under pressure.

Starting salary from £28,936 - £33,518 per annum (pro rata) with further progression opportunities to £36,613

The post is available on a 24-month fixed term contract basis.

For further information and discussion contact Prof Michael Silk (email:

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form.  Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961133 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference (FOM124)

BU is an equal opportunities employer which values a diverse workforce. We provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can fulfil their potential. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in inspirational learning, world-class research and the latest thinking.  We provide a powerful fusion of research, education and professional practice, creating a unique academic experience.

Closing Date: (Midnight) Wednesday 10 January 2017

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