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Graduate Teaching Assistant (Sport Psychology)

University of Northampton

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Northampton
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £28,762 to £35,333 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Placed On: 6th December 2022
Closes: 8th January 2023
Reference: UN4345
 
Location
Waterside Campus
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About the Job

Part time: 18.5 hours per week

Interview date: W/C 31 January 2023 

This is a fixed term, four-year 0.5 FTE Graduate Teaching Assistant post within the Sport and Exercise discipline of the Sciences Subject Area at the University of Northampton.

This post is funded in partnership with Watford Football Club and will involve conducting research into intra/inter-personal self-determined motivation factors, the competitive environment and optimal functioning in a professional football club environment. In addition, you will undertake supervised applied practice at Watford Football club delivering individual and group sport psychology support to Academy players and coaches.

In addition to the research and applied work, you will also undertake some teaching and assessment duties within the wider Science academic team.

This post is subject to a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service before any appointment can be confirmed.

The PhD will be under the supervision of an experienced team of researchers from the University of Northampton. The fees for four-year duration of the PhD will be fully covered.  For further information on the post please contact Dr Mairi Mulvenna: 

Mairi.Mulvenna@northampton.ac.uk

About you 

You will have successfully completed an Undergraduate and Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology or a related sport science or psychology area. Applicants with knowledge and research interests into self-determined motivation, well-being and performance in sport contexts, particularly football environments, would be welcomed. Prior knowledge of mixed-methods research designs would be advantageous, although not a requirement, as is previous experience of teaching in Further or Higher education. 

Applicants will be currently enrolled on or have recently completed a professional training programme in sport and exercise psychology (BPS Stage 2, BASES SEPAR) and be registered, or working towards registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

You will have good written and verbal communication, well developed time management and excellent organisation skills. Good IT skills, including competence in standard Microsoft 365 software packages and SPSS, or a similar statistical analysis package as well as qualitative methods and analysis tools such as NVIVO, is required.

Please use the provided PhD Research Proposal Template in your application (maximum 1500 words plus references) along with the submission of an up-to-date CV. This must be sent via email to Dr Mairi Mulvenna – Mairi.Mulvenna@northampton.ac.uk - by the closing date.

Qualifications

Essential:

  • Undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology or related discipline
  • Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology or related discipline
  • Professional training (BPS QSEP, BASES SEPAR) successfully completed, or on track for completion

Desirable:

  • Higher Education/Further Education teaching qualification, Higher Education Academy or equivalent

Right to Work 

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

Equality 

The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

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