Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

University of Leeds - School of Biomedical Sciences

Are you an academic with the ability to carry out teaching and research or teaching and applied support in the biomechanics 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 biomechanist 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 enhance our current research portfolio. Current studies include work aimed at understanding how muscles are used to move humans and/or animals, including the links between musculoskeletal design, locomotor performance and energetics. We also study the mechanics of lower limb function in sport and injury, the biomechanical impact of physical activity on prosthesis function, and rehabilitation following spinal cord injury. 

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 biomechanics with close associations to sport and exercise, whether in health and/or performance. 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: 

Monday 25 June 2018

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