Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

University of Leeds - Faculty of Biological Sciences

Are you an academic with the ability to carry out teaching and research or teaching and applied support in the psychology of sport and exercise? Do you have an excellent research record or applied athlete/commercial experience and good success or potential to obtain external funding to support your work? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University?

We are seeking a highly motivated and successful psychologist to contribute and further enhance the world-class research and teaching within Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Leeds. The Sport and Exercise Sciences research group were ranked 1st for ‘World Leading’ 4* research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and the University obtained Gold in the recent TEF awards, this is therefore a chance to join a sector-leading group within the UK.

Embedded within Sports and Exercise Sciences you will work with a vibrant, dynamic research group and will complement and / or enhance our current research portfolio. Current psychology research can be found http://www.fbs.leeds.ac.uk/research/ses/ and http://medhealth.leeds.ac.uk/info/1300/school_of_psychology. Current studies include work aimed at developing strategies to promote physical activity as an adjunct to promote well-being during the treatment of cancer and rehabilitation from injury. This closely relates to work developing strategies to promote positive behaviour changes and adherence to physical activity and exercise. 

To complement our existing research we welcome applications from candidates who have a research portfolio related to these areas, but also welcome applications from across all applied areas of applied sport and exercise psychology. We are particularly interested in applicants with extensive applied experience working with teams or in the corporate sector. Alternately you may conduct research in the pedagogical/education domain and bring innovation within educational areas demonstrating potential to enhance practice both locally and elsewhere with a background of excellence in teaching practice and outreach activities.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact any of the following: 

Professor Karen Birch, Head of School

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6713, email: K.M.Birch@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Matthew Lancaster, Director for Student Education

Tel +44 (0)113 343 4285, email: m.k.lancaster@leeds.ac.uk

Professor Stuart Egginton, Research Theme Lead for Sport & Exercise Sciences

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2264, email: s.egginton@leeds.ac.uk

Interview Date: 

Thursday 05 July 2018

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