Lecturer in Applied Sport Psychology (E&S)

University of Exeter
March 28, 2024
Offerd Salary:£41,732
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The starting salary will be from £41,732 on Grade (F), depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Lecturer in Applied Sport Psychology (E&S)

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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences: Physical Health and Sport Sciences

The above full time role is available from July 2024 on a permanent basis.

The post

This role will encompass delivery of lecturing on sport psychology and related modules on our UGT and PGT programmes, as well as the delivery of sport psychology services to athletes and teams within the University performance programme, TASS and key external partners. A key component of the role is to develop, coordinate, and oversee student placements (internal and external) in line with academic modules and strategic needs. It is expected that the role will be roughly 0.8 E&S teaching and student support and 0.2 applied work, however these boundaries may be fluid at different times of the academic year. Fractional contracts will be considered.

About you

This is a new type of role for us which seeks to expand on our sport psychology education and applied delivery; working between the academic department and our student athlete support team. The successful applicant will be able to develop teaching content that brings the applied nature of working as a sport psychologist to ‘life' for students and support student athletes with their sport psychology needs.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or possess an equivalent qualification/experience) in a related field of study and have experience of teaching sport psychology. Applicants will either be Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) or have completed (or be on) a recognised training pathway - Either the British Psychology Society (BPS) Qualification in Sport & Exercise Psychology (QSEP) or British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Sport and Exercises Psychology Accreditation Route (SEPAR).

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What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career

  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a Fertility Treatment Policy

  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

  • The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

    Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

    Of particular relevance, we were ranked No1 in the UK for world-leading research in Sport Science in REF2021, with 100% of our impact rated as 4.

    We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    We are proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant and welcome applications from service people.

    For further information please contact Prof Richard Winsley (Director of Education; [email protected]) or Prof Mark Wilson (Head of Department; [email protected])

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