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Lecturer in Physical Education and Youth Physical Activity

Sport & Physical Activity

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £34,804 to £39,152 per annum
Fixed Term for 12 months
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Wednesday 16 June 2021
Reference:  EHT1154B-0621

Your discipline. Your passion. Our success, together. 

About You 

You will have relevant subject knowledge and experience in physical education and school-based youth physical activity and health, and have evidence of high quality research or be able to demonstrate research potential. With excellent communication skills and previous teaching experience at undergraduate level you will demonstrate a positive attitude to the teaching and research goals of the Department. You will have effective interpersonal skills and be able to use your own initiative as well as being able to operative effectively in teams. We are seeking someone with the ability to reflect on their own skills and knowledge and to seek opportunities to develop. 

About the Role

An academic with specialism in school-based youth physical activity is sought to join a dynamic and experienced team to contribute to the delivery of the BA (Hons) Physical Education and School Sport degree. You will be required to lead and teach modules focused on youth physical activity and health. In addition, having expertise to contribute to other aspects of the programme would be desirable. You will supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and act as a personal tutor for students across all years.  

This post will be of interest to applicants with a background in the theoretical and practical aspects of school-based youth physical education activity and health.

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.

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Professor Stuart Fairclough at stuart.fairclough@edgehill.ac.uk 

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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