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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Physical Education & School Sport

Sport & Physical Activity

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £37,386 to £48,423 per annum
Fixed Term for 12 months
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Friday 14 April 2023
Reference:  EHT0617-0323

We’re here to create and harness knowledge, to deliver opportunity for everyone. 

About the Role

As Lecturer in Physical Education & School Sport, you will have a background in the pedagogical and sociological aspects of physical education, with the ability to teach practical activities, and experience in teaching and assessment at undergraduate level. Committed to enhancing the student experience, you will have excellent communication skills and the ability and commitment to design and implement innovative approaches to subject and module delivery. 

Holder of a PhD in a relevant field (or working towards) you will have an emerging or proven track record in research and publication with the ability to contribute to research activity across the complementary areas of sport and exercise sciences, physical activity and health, sports injuries, professional practice and pedagogy, and social science of sport and physical activity.

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

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, you may wish to contact: Professor Stuart Fairclough, Professor of Physical Activity, Health, and Wellbeing at

About You

You will be able to undertake the teaching and assessment of theoretical and practical aspects of our Physical Education and School Sport undergraduate degree programme and be expected to contribute to our other undergraduate programmes, to the Department’s research activity, and as appropriate, to the academic administration of the Department. This is an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer in Physical Education & School Sport to join our dynamic Sport and Physical Activity department that is committed to providing a high-quality and innovative teaching and learning experience. 

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 physical education and school sport.

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.

Rewards & Benefits

  • A minimum of 48 days annual leave per annum, pro rata (inclusive of bank holiday and University closure days) 
  • Access to a range of CPD to support your career development, with three defined pathways for progression.
  • Automatic enrolment into the Teacher’s Pension Scheme with our employer contribution of 23.68%
  • Discounted membership to our onsite state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities
  • Beautiful award-winning on-campus working environment
  • Staff benefits scheme, which provides you with discounts across the high street, supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more

About Us

At Edge Hill University we believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before. 

Today, the effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too. So, if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students, and award-winning staff.

Because for us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world. 

Inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885, Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education.

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