Associate Professor in Sport & Exercise Science


School of Life Sciences, Nottingham
Closing date: 
14 August 2017
Dr Kostas Tsintzas

The University of Nottingham seeks applications for a full-time Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Science to lead a research programme relevant to research strengths in human metabolism and physiology at the University and to contribute to teaching on the BSc in Sport and Exercise Science (launched September 2018).  The successful applicant will already have a successful track record of human volunteer research and will primarily be expected to develop a programme of research that dovetails with current translational research initiatives within the Metabolic and Molecular Physiology Group in the newly established Division of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience and wider University strategic research structures (MRC/ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing, ARUK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis, ARUK Pain Centre, Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre and the Nottingham NIHR Biomedical Research Centre).  They will work within the Division of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience in the School of Life Sciences and have access to excellent human imaging, metabolism and physiology research facilities.

The role holder will be expected to already have developed a research track record and be a principal investigator on major research projects in the field of human metabolism and physiology in the context of nutrition, exercise, health, ageing and chronic disease, and be able to identify opportunities for the development of new research projects and collaborations within the School and wider University research framework, and outside of the University. As part of the application process, please identify what you consider to be your best 4 papers to date.

The role holder will take responsibility for the quality of the design of courses/programmes to maintain high teaching standards and contribute to the delivery and assessments in the BSc in Sport and Exercise Science.

The role holder may have line management responsibilities including the responsibility for the professional development of junior colleagues and contribute to the overall administration of the School.

Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in a subject area relevant to human metabolism and physiology in the context of nutrition, exercise, health and chronic disease.  A strong publication record, experience of supervision and pastoral care of students at all levels along with demonstrated success in delivering teaching within an agreed quality framework is also required. An excellent track record in research evidenced by first and senior author of original, peer reviewed publications is essential.  A history of securing research grant income as a principal investigator supported by evidence of successful consultancy activities and/or delivery of specialist services to external customers/clients is also required.

This role is a full-time permanent position starting 1 April 2018. £49,772 - £55,998per annum depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

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