Conjoint Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Sports Coaching)

University of Queensland
February 13, 2023
Offerd Salary:$74,308 - $99,426
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
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  • School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences / Queensland Academy of Sport

  • Academic Level A

  • Full-time, fixed-term position for 3 years

  • Closing date Monday 13 February 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (R-19703)

  • About This Opportunity

    Would you like to work and research with industry-leading sporting partners in the lead up to the Brisbane 2032 Olympics and Paralympics? This is your chance!

    This is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow , with expertise in sports coaching and pedagogy, to join UQ's world-leading School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, and The Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) in a conjoint arrangement. This unique position will be embedded within an applied sports setting and will be a partnership between our School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences and the QAS, with research funding contributed by The Australian Sports Commission / Australian Institute of Sport and sporting partners including Athletics Australia and Basketball Australia.

    Our School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences is consistently ranked in the World's Top 5 and is highly regarded nationally and internationally for its teaching, research and community outreach programs. The 2021 QS World Rankings by subject area ranked UQ first in Australia and second in the world in sports-related subjects.

    The Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) was established in 1991 as an initiative of the Queensland Government aimed at assisting the State's elite and developing athletes. The QAS has a bold new 2032 High Performance Strategy to propel us forward to enable more medal winning moments by Queensland athletes to ultimately inspire extraordinary sporting success of the State and the Nation at the Brisbane 2032 Olympics and Paralympics. The QAS Coach Development Unit is designed to support sports to identify and develop current and future successful high-performance coaches. By delivering this effectively, Queensland will have coaches enabling world class outcomes at each level of the pathway.

    As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, you will have the opportunity to develop your expertise and emerging research profile and contribute to service and engagement roles and activities within UQ and the QAS, as well as with the other research funding partners.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Work with colleagues and sports partners in the co-construction of joint research into representative coaching.

  • Develop a coherent research program that meets the needs of the university and sporting partners and build a research profile.

  • Review and draw upon best practice research methodologies to help inform current and future activities of sports.

  • Produce quality research outputs consistent with discipline norms by publishing or exhibiting in high quality outlets.

  • Contribute to progressing towards the transfer of knowledge, technology, and practices to research end users.

  • Contribute to the effective supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research students (as appropriate).

  • Participate in applications for competitive research funding to support projects and activities.

  • Show leadership through collaboration and active participation in priority activities for partners, including contributing to teaching agenda where appropriate.

  • Collaborate in service activities that contribute to the ongoing development of partner priorities (e.g. professional development of coaches within the sports network, review and dissemination of research to partners).

  • Begin to develop external links and partnerships by cultivating relationships with industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider sports community.

  • This role will be based at UQ's vibrant St Lucia campus and is subject to The University's Code of Conduct.

    About You

    We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow with expertise in sports coaching and pedagogy. You will possess:

  • A completed PhD in sport pedagogy / sport coaching or a similar discipline.

  • An emerging profile in research in sport pedagogy / sport coaching or a similar field.

  • Evidence of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.

  • Research and/or servicing experience in applied sport settings.

  • Willingness to contribute towards obtaining external research funding and evidence of contributions towards successfully obtaining external research funding.

  • Evidence of capacity to communicate research to non-expert audiences.

  • What We Can Offer

    This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 3 years through to February 2026 at Academic Level A.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $74,308 - $99,426 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $86,941 - $116,329 per annum.

    For further information about UQ's benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 - 2021.


    To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Steven Rynne, School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, via email at [email protected]

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • Responses to the ‘About You' section (selection criteria)

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    Other Information

    Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

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