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Lecturer (Full Time, Fixed Term, 6 Months)

University of Bath - Department for Health

Location: Bath
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 5th November 2021
Job Ref: CH8779

The Department for Health is seeking to appoint a fixed-term (maternity cover) Lecturer (Teaching) in Physical Activity and Health. The successful candidate will be expected to teach primarily on the BSc Health & Exercise Science, and MSci Sport & Exercise Science degree programmes. These courses attract bright and dynamic students through our strong reputation in sports-related research that informs our teaching, and the opportunity to study at a university renowned for promoting and facilitating sporting excellence.

The successful applicant will join a team of lecturers delivering a suite of units across programmes, and will be expected to teach a range of topics and have expertise in one or more of the following areas; the promotion of physical activity across different populations and life stages, health promotion, public health, evaluation and research methods in sport, health and exercise science. Successful applicants may be asked to take on other roles in teaching support such as personal tutoring, dissertation supervision, course development and other administrative activities as they arise. 

This is a fixed term, 1.0 FTE position of 6-month’s duration to provide maternity cover for Semester 2 of the 2021-22 academic year, with a proposed start date of 3rd January 2022. For more information about the Department and programmes please go to:

Initial enquiries should be directed to Dr Oliver Peacock (Director of Studies, BSc Health & Exercise Science; or Prof Fiona Gillison (Head of Department,

The Department for Health is dedicated to providing a supportive and inclusive environment for our staff and students. We hold a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our ongoing commitment to gender equality. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. The University was named Sports University of the Year in 2018 and we are currently ranked joint 7th in the 2021 QS World Rankings for Sport-related subjects.

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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