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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Sport & Physical Activity

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £36,386 to £54,949 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Sunday 04 September 2022
Reference:  EHT0217-0722

Your discipline. Your passion. Our success, together. 

About the Role

As Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology you will be required to make a significant contribution to the delivery of our delivery of the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree, contributing to the leading and delivery of our modules in the areas of Sport and Exercise Psychology and Exercise and Health, as well as other areas of our core curriculum depending on your areas of expertise and experience. We would particularly welcome candidates who could teach one or more modules of our newly validated MSc program in Applied Sport and Exercise Science.  You will also supervise undergraduate dissertations and act as a personal tutor for students across all years.  Ability and commitment to design and implement an innovative approach to enhancing the student experience are essential.

You will be expected to contribute to the research activities of one of our Research Units and meet the qualitative and qualitative requirements for submission to the next Research Excellence exercise.

About You

You will be an enthusiastic and friendly professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a commitment to providing an excellent student experience. An established or promising research profile in Sport and Exercise Psychology and very good teaching experience on undergraduate Sport and Exercise Science degree programmes is essential. A background in Sport and Exercise Psychology with supporting qualifications and experience would be an advantage.

To be successful you will further enrich our student’s experience through your expertise and subject knowledge as evidenced through your qualifications and extensive experience of professional practice. In return, you will join a forward thinking and dynamic team that pushes the boundaries of curriculum development within the field of Sport and Exercise Science.

Rewards & Benefits

We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.

From the moment you join us you have the opportunity to enhance your skills. We offer various routes for progression, a range of specialist development sessions and academic development opportunities along with an award winning and comprehensive staff health & wellbeing programme (HR Excellence Awards 2017). This means you will receive a full academic induction, be enrolled if appropriate on our PGCTHE, benefit from the Edge Hill University CPD scheme (UKPSF) and our annual University Learning and Teaching day all to support your professional development. 

This is just a taste of what we are able to offer you at Edge Hill University.

About Us

 “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

We are recognised for our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award also celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, you may wish to contact: Lars Mc Naughton, Professor of Sport and Exercise at

Please note, DBS checks will be carried out at any point during your employment if your work requires this.

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.


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