Lecturer in Sport and Fitness (AC2)

University of the West of Scotland – School of Health & Life Sciences

Lanarkshire Campus

Full time, 35 hours per week, Permanent

We are seeking applications to join the Division of Sport and Exercise as a Lecturer in Sport and Fitness. You will join a dedicated team who strive to continuously inspire our students and wider University community, deliver modern and innovative teaching and lead impactful research. 

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • Masters qualification in sport science or a closely relate discipline
  • Previous experience of teaching and assessing student learning in higher education
  • Experience of hybrid delivery of learning and teaching
  • Recently held industry qualifications in gym instruction and/or personal training recognised by REPS, CIMSPA or NRPT
  •  Experience of delivery fitness instruction and/or personal training to clients
  • Evidence of engagement in research activity
  • Commitment to supporting an outstanding student experience

We are particularly keen to speak to candidates who have: 

  • A doctorate qualification (or close to completion)
  • A qualification in teaching and learning in higher education and/or Advance HE Fellowship
  • Peer-reviewed publications
  • Research supervision experience at undergraduate or postgraduate level

About us

University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses.

The Division of Sport and Exercise currently deliver a range of programmes at our recently developed Ayr and Lanarkshire campuses. Academic staff within the Division contribute to the research activities of the Institute of Clinical Exercise and Health Science who have been recognised as the highest-ranked Sport and Exercise Science research institute in Scotland and within the top 75 worldwide in the Shanghai rankings. Areas of research focus include coach development and education, digital health, healthy ageing, the female athlete, sport nutrition, paediatric physical activity and sport science, sport psychology, and team sport performance.

The Division sits within the School of Health and Life Sciences which collectively delivers a diverse range of programmes. The School offers innovative teaching and research opportunities, firmly focused on the real-world challenges facing the healthcare, life, and sport sciences sectors. Our students benefit from studying in modern learning facilities and the strong links we have with partner organisations.

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • 35 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • 23% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities.

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Interview date: W/C Monday 4th or Monday 11th July 2022