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Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Physical Education

Health Sciences & Wellbeing - School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £44,960 to £56,023
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Sunday 01 October 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0494-23
Further details:    Job Description    

About the University of Sunderland 

The University of Sunderland offers life-changing opportunities for 27,500 students across its campuses in Sunderland, London, Hong Kong, and through global partnerships with learning institutions in 15 countries. We're proud to be a top 50 UK university (Guardian University Guide 2023), with top-quality facilities, inclusive culture, and our vibrant, ever-changing city.

Sports Coaching and Physical Education is a vibrant subject area in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing at the University of Sunderland. Working collaboratively with colleagues in Sport and Exercise Sciences and Sport and Rehabilitation Therapy to deliver high-quality teaching, alongside a multi-million new investment in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, positions the faculty well for the successful delivery of a range of programmes allied to Sport and health.

About the role

The faculty is seeking an ambitious, enthusiastic, and student-focused Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Physical Education.

The successful candidate will be able to deliver teaching excellence across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Sport and further develop our innovative undergraduate curriculum in Sports Coaching and Physical Education. With extensive experience delivering excellence in sports coaching in the school, community, or high-performance sectors, they will be able to supervise high quality placements for students.

You will strengthen and support the strategic direction of the Team, Faculty and University towards excellence in research, teaching and knowledge exchange in line with the national REF/TEF/KEF frameworks.

What you can bring 

The successful candidate will show a clear willingness to engage in research and knowledge-exchange activities, a commitment towards employability, and continued professional development and will have established strong links with relevant internal and external organisations at regional, national, and international level. They will demonstrate a strong research profile including publications in high esteemed, peer-reviewed, scientific journals alongside successful grant applications and experience leading innovative research and enterprising knowledge exchange activity.

Applications for this challenging and exciting role are welcome from those who have an Honours degree and a postgraduate degree, ideally a Doctorate, in Sports Coaching. Physical Education or related subject, as well as membership of a relevant professional body (CIMSPA, UK Sports Coaching, Association for Physical Education, BASES, or other international or British equivalent) and substantial, relevant teaching experience in Higher Education. A teaching qualification would be advantageous.

What we can offer you 

The University of Sunderland is not just a place of academic excellence, but also a community that embraces inclusivity and support. We value our staff and offer a rewarding package that goes beyond just salary. Joining our team comes with a host of benefits designed to enhance your work-life balance and overall well-being.

  • Enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 36 days, along with an additional 5 closure days over the Christmas break and 8 Bank Holidays. 
  • Enrolment into our workplace pension scheme, ensuring your financial security for the future. 
  • As part of our commitment to your well-being, we offer the My Lifestyle Benefits Platform, where you can enjoy online discounts at hundreds of retailers every day. Plus, take advantage of exclusive schemes that allow you to purchase a new car, bike, or technology at a discounted rate. 
  • Your health and well-being are important to us. That's why we provide access to private medical insurance, health cash plans, and guidance on financial well-being.
  • For those with young children, our on-site nursery offers exceptional care and education for children from birth to school age, operating throughout the year.
  • Maintaining an active lifestyle is made easy with discounted membership for CitySpace Fitness, our state-of-the-art facility for sports and social activities. 

At the University of Sunderland, we prioritise not only your professional growth but also your happiness and well-being. 

Equality, diversity & inclusion 

We strongly believe that an inclusive university, where a diverse range of individuals feel valued and have equal opportunity to get into work and reach their potential, is good for our staff, students, university, and society.

Our work on equality, diversity and inclusivity has never been more important. We believe inclusivity is an essential value at the heart of what we do, and we want all our staff to be part of that journey with us.

Our recent staff survey conducted in 2023 showed that 97% of our staff believed that we were committed to achieving an inclusive university.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 1st October 2023

The post is full-time and on a permanent basis. This post can be considered on a part-time basis or be offered as job-share. Please see additional information in the job-pack. Please indicate in your application whether you are applying for the role on a part-time, full-time, or job-share basis. 

If you have any informal queries regarding the role, please contact -

Dr Lisa Board, Associate Head of School for Sport, Health, and Rehabilitation.

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The University of Sunderland is ranked as a Top 50 university in the Guardian University Guide 2024. You can find out more about all of our achievements here.

The University of Sunderland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, treating all applicants equally and ensuring recruitment is based on merit. However we particularly welcome applications from the following groups as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area: Women, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as well as candidates with disabilities, whether hidden or otherwise. In addition, we are ‘happy to talk flexible working’. Please watch our video below to find out more:

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