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Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics

Northumbria University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £41,526 to £51,034 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th May 2021
Closes: 27th June 2021
Job Ref: HLS/20/4526

Northumbria University, Newcastle, is a research rich, business focused professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne and with a campus at the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students.  At Northumbria, we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in Malaysia, London, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalisation, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe.  Northumbria is ranked 27th in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide League Tables 2021 and is the top-rated UK young university in global rankings.

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is passionate about the principles and application of science and technology in all its forms and strives to be excellent in research, teaching and innovation. One of five departments within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation has particular strengths in health and wellbeing, the role of exercise and physical activity in the management of chronic health conditions, exercise recovery and neuromuscular adaptations, and the optimisation of human performance. The Department is ranked 22nd in the UK for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2020) in the Sport and Exercise Sciences discipline.  As holders of an Athena Swan Bronze Award, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion within our culture, and we encourage a flexible approach to work for our staff.

Working within the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, you will provide expertise in the area of Biomechanics.  This role will include designing and delivering high quality teaching activities, undertaking individual and joint research to produce high quality, internationally recognised, academic outputs and participating in external activity to generate income and promote the subject.

Applicants should hold a first degree and be qualified (or exceptionally soon to be qualified) to doctoral level in a relevant subject, have expertise in the relevant subject area with specialist knowledge gained through research excellence. A proven ability to deliver high quality research informed teaching within an appropriate field and a strong research profile are essential for this role.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact the Head of Department, Professor Nick Caplan ( or Head of Subject (Sport and Exercise Sciences), Dr Penny Rumbold (

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 therefore the successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 4) up to a maximum of 4, since 2017.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio).Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. 

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