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Reader in Sport and Exercise Sciences Education Innovator

Manchester Metropolitan University - Exercise & Sports Science

Location: Manchester
Salary: £56,021 to £64,914 Grade 10.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th December 2023
Closes: 4th January 2024
Job Ref: eArcu-7123

We are recruiting a Reader in Sport and Exercise Sciences Education Innovation to provide leadership in teaching which promotes and enhances the student experience and outcomes.

About the department:
Our Faculty of Science and Engineering offers a world-class teaching environment covering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. With genuine trailblazing specialisms, our research has real-world impact and cultivates lasting relationships with businesses, the government, sports organisations and the general public to share our innovation and expertise. We have invested strongly in our Institute of Sport to establish ourselves as sector leaders for sports education and research. New research and teaching spaces provide a unique range of sports performance facilities, human movement laboratories, extreme environment chamber and clinical imaging for detailed investigations of athletes, patients and the general public. We work with elite sports organisations, local authorities and clinical groups to facilitate teaching, research and innovation to understand human movement across the age and health spectrum and to optimise performance for all.

About the role/Ideal candidate:
We are committed to attracting and retaining the very best academics to work with us. For this vacancy, we are seeking candidates with a strong track record for delivering outstanding teaching to inspire students and improve outcomes. We are looking for someone with:

  • A PhD in sport and exercise sciences and expertise in one or more of: sport coaching, sport development, physiology, psychology and/or biomechanics.
  • Experience of leading changes in a Higher Education setting to enhance the curriculum, learning materials and assessments.
  • Experience of leading initiatives to improve the quality of teaching and learning of colleagues by influencing or inspiring them.

Manchester Metropolitan University is a great place to work and Sports Sciences at Manchester Metropolitan University is a vibrant and ambitious department. With over 1300 students, we provide excellent learning and teaching spaces through innovative programmes delivered from modern facilities in the heart of Manchester. Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

More information about our university, department and courses can be found on our dedicated web pages https://www.mmu.ac.uk/instituteofsport/.

To apply:
If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.

Please submit your CV and a Cover Letter outlining your suitability to the role

For informal enquiries contact Professor Jamie McPhee, Head of Department (j.s.mcphee@mmu.ac.uk).

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this, as well as any reasonable adjustments required throughout the application process.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

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