|Salary:||£35,308 to £43,155 (Grade 7)|
|Placed On:||22nd May 2023|
|Closes:||19th June 2023|
Contract: Full-time (35 hours per week), open-ended
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 Science with specific interests and experience in Physiology and/or Nutrition.
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 physiology 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.
While the overall strategy and shape of the Sport and Exercise Science Team is developing, the main aims are to firstly develop industry-changing Sport and Exercise Science graduates through high quality teaching that includes utilising technology to deliver from the laboratory to the field, embedding Open Scholarship and ensuring integrate approaches throughout Undergraduate and Postgraduate provision. We are also aiming to undertake internationally renowned research in Sport and Exercise Science, from basic science to translational and industry-changing projects.
Key duties & responsibilities
You will be required to make a significant contribution to the design and delivery of 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).
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Education, Qualifications and Experience (i.e., Person Specification)
The successful applicant will have a PhD (or close to completion) in the broader area of Sport and/or Exercise Physiology and/or Nutrition and a clear evidenced growing personal research strategy, and the potential of attracting external research funding, with publications in international journals and presenting at conferences.
How to apply
Applications can be submitted up to midnight (UK time) on the 19th of June 2023
Please submit via the Heriot-Watt on-line recruitment system (1) Cover letter describing their interest and suitability for the post; (2) Full CV that includes the list of publications (3) Research and teaching statements.
For informal discussions about the position or the department of Sport and Exercise Science, please contact Dr Fergus Guppy (F.Guppy@hw.ac.uk).
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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