Lecturer in Sport Coaching (AC3)

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

You will join a dedicated team who strive to continuously inspire our students and wider University community – and, through modern teaching and impactful research, continue to deliver innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. 

We are seeking applications to join the Division of Sport, Exercise & Health as a Lecturer in Sport Coaching. 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:

  • Doctorate qualification or close to completion
  • Professionally recognised coaching qualifications and relevant experience working or volunteering as a sport coach
  • Experience of leading the development and delivery of sport coaching modules in higher education, including the use of authentic/real-world assessment approaches
  • Evidence of engagement in research activity and authorship of peer-reviewed publications
  • Research supervision experience at undergraduate level
  • Experience of hybrid delivery of learning and teaching
  • Commitment to supporting an outstanding student experience

We are particularly keen to speak to candidates who have:

  • A qualification in teaching and learning in higher education and/or Advance HE Fellowship
  • Expertise in sport performance and/or strength and conditioning
  • Research supervision experience at postgraduate level


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.

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others. 

UWS is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 200 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2023 Young University Rankings).

The School of Health & Life Sciences at UWS offers innovative teaching and research opportunities, firmly focused on the real-world challenges facing the healthcare and life sciences sectors. You will join a supportive and committed team, where you will play a key role in continuing to establish the University as a force for good. Our students benefit from studying in modern learning facilities – among the very best in the country – and the strong links we have with partner organisations across the private, public and third sectors.

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
  • An additional days leave on your birthday
  • Defined benefit contribution pension scheme (currently 23%), including death in service benefits upon joining the 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.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Dr Angela Beggan (Division Teaching and Learning Lead – or Professor Nicholas Sculthorpe (Division Research Lead –

Closing Date: Monday 29th July 2024

Interview Date: w/c 12th August 2024

The University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of suitable applications are received. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, an early application would be encouraged.

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.