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Assistant Professor in Sport and/or Exercise Biomechanics

Heriot-Watt University

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £34,308 to £51,805 Grade 7/8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th November 2022
Closes: 18th December 2022
Job Ref: 2578

Contract: Full-time (35 hours per week), Open-Ended 

Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and leading-edge, relevant research, which has made it one of the top UK universities for innovation, business and industry.  

Heriot-Watt University has five campuses: three in the UK (Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Orkney), one in Dubai and one in Malaysia. The University offers a highly distinctive range of degree programmes in the specialist areas of science, engineering, design, business and languages. Heriot-Watt is also Scotland's most international university, boasting the largest international student cohort. 

About the Role 

Heriot Watt University is expanding its portfolio into sport education and has recently re-introduced  a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science at its Edinburgh Campus which commenced in September 2022. In collaboration with Oriam, Scotland’s National Performance Centre, the launch of the new BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science is an exciting opportunity to develop an outstanding, modern and inclusive programme of teaching and research in Sport and Exercise Science.  As a result, we are seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Sport and/or Exercise Biomechanics. 

You will be an enthusiastic and friendly professional with proven communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a commitment to providing an enriching student experience, allowing students to develop the key skills needed as a modern Sport and Exercise Scientist. An established national profile in the field of biomechanics with extensive teaching experience on relevant programmes is essential. To be successful you will further enrich our students’ experience through your expertise and subject knowledge as evidenced through your qualifications and experience. 

The overall strategy and shape of the Sport and Exercise Science Team is developing, the main focusses of the programme are to create high quality Sport and Exercise Science by 1) utilising technology to deliver from the Laboratory to the Field, 2) embedding Open Scholarship throughout undergraduate and postgraduate delivery; and 3) ensuring Integrate Approaches, where appropriate, so that the core disciplines of Sport and Exercise Science are taught alongside one another. 

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in the broader area of Sport and/or Exercise Biomechanics and have a clear and evidenced personal research focus, and experience of attracting external research funding, publishing in international journals and presenting at international conferences.

Key Duties & Responsibilities  

You will be required to make a significant contribution to the design and delivery of Biomechanics within the new BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science. Enthusiastic about student-centred pedagogy, you will contribute to the educational delivery, as well as a significant contribution to professional engagement with relevant internal and external organisations, at a regional, national and international level. You will be expected to contribute to the research profile of the School and to meet the qualitative and quantitative requirements for submission to the next Research Excellence Framework (REF).

How to Apply 

Applications can be submitted up to midnight (UK time) on 18th of December 2022. 

A full job description can be found on our website: https://enzj.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX/job/2578/?utm_medium=jobshare

Heriot-Watt University is committed to securing equality of opportunity in employment and to the creation of an environment in which individuals are selected, trained, promoted, appraised and otherwise treated on the sole basis of their relevant merits and abilities.  Equality and diversity are all about maximising potential and creating a culture of inclusion for all. 

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