Two Assistant Professor posts in Sport & Exercise Science


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

The University of Nottingham seeks applications for these two full-time Assistant Professor roles 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 applicants 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).  Working within the Division of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience in the School of Life Sciences the role holder will have access to excellent human imaging, metabolism and physiology research facilities.

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

Initially the role holders will have time to concentrate their efforts into developing their research and securing funding, but eventually will take responsibility for the quality of and 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.

There maybe line management responsibilities, including responsibility for the professional development of junior colleagues and PhD students along with contribution 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.

Both roles are full-time permanent positions starting 1 April 2018. £34,956 - £41,709per annum depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

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