Lecturer in Exercise Physiology

University of Stirling
December 19, 2022
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Lecturer in Exercise Physiology Apply Post Details

Full time, Open ended

The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 19 December 2022 Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 11 January 2023

There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK

For the purposes of sponsorship, this is a postdoctoral role under SOC code 2311

This role is not eligible for sponsorship. Applicants require to have existing right to work in the UK

The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity

The Post

We are looking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic lecturer who has teaching experience in human anatomy and physiology, and research and supervision experience in areas such as muscle physiology, physical activity and health, and/or exercise interventions for pre/rehabilitation throughout the life course. The successful applicant will work with existing Faculty groups to deliver excellence in teaching to our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science programme. They will help build on our success in research and contribute to delivery of the University's strategic plan. The post available is on a Teaching and Research (T&R) basis.

The successful candidate will have relevant subject knowledge and expertise and a PhD in a relevant discipline. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a proven track record in teaching and research and are expected to undertake research activity leading to funding proposals and high-quality research outputs. A recognised teaching qualification is desirable.

Description of Duties
  • Engage in individual and collaborative research, which aligns to the strategic direction of the University, establish a distinctive programme of research and disseminate results through regular publication in high impact journals, books and conference proceedings
  • Identify appropriate sources of funding, prepare research proposals for funding bodies and manage grants awarded
  • Supervise research students and staff as required, providing direction, support and guidance
  • Design, teach and assess a range of teaching and learning, supervision and assessment activities across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including online/digital programmes where required
  • Contribute to curriculum review and enhancement, in a manner that supports a research-led approach to student learning
  • Participate in the Faculty's international engagement activities as required e.g delivering teaching, contributing to joint programmes and recruitment of students
  • Participate in, and develop, networks and collaborations both internally and externally to the Division/Faculty/University
  • Participate in the administrative processes of the Division/Faculty/University including committee membership, quality assurance procedures and recruitment and admission of students
  • Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post
  • Essential Criteria

    Qualifications

  • PhD in relevant discipline
  • Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Established track record of high quality published research
  • A record of involvement in applications for external funding for research and/or knowledge transfer
  • Experience of supervising dissertation projects across the range of undergraduate/ postgraduate and of supervising doctoral students
  • Experience of providing high quality teaching across a range of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level preferably including online/digital programmes
  • Experience of designing and delivering course modules
  • Evidence of successful co-ordination, support, supervision, management and/or mentoring of others
  • Desirable Criteria

    Qualifications

  • Higher Education teaching qualification or equivalent e.g. PGCertand/or holding an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and be working towards Fellowship
  • Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Evidence of collaborative research with other institutions and interdisciplinary work
  • Research expertise in one or more of the following areas: muscle physiology and function in health and disease; physical activity and health; prehabilitation/rehabilitation interventions throughout the life course
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support as a key contribution to high quality student learning
  • Ability to teach in one or more of the following areas: human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, physical activity and health
  • Evidence of programme innovation and development
  • Evidence or knowledge to support international activities
  • Evidence or knowledge of the Higher Education context and regulatory framework
  • Behaviours and Competencies

    The role holder will be required to evidence that they can meet the qualities associated with the following behavioural competencies, as detailed within the AUA Competency Framework.

  • Managing self and personal skills Being aware of your own behaviour and mindful of how it impacts on others, enhancing personal skills to adapt professional practice accordingly.

  • Delivering excellent service Providing the best quality service to external and internal clients. Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to drive up service standards.

  • Finding solutions Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically to analyse problems and to develop workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation.

  • Embracing change Being open to and engaging with new ideas and ways of working. Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, shifting demands and changing roles.

  • Using resources effectively Identifying and making the most productive use of resources including people, time, information, networks and budgets.

  • Engaging with the wider context Enhancing your contribution to the organisation through an understanding of the bigger picture and showing commitment to organisational values.

  • Developing self and others Showing commitment to own ongoing professional development. Supporting and encouraging others to develop their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential.

  • Working together Working collaboratively with others in order to achieve objectives. Recognising and valuing the different contributions people bring to this process.

  • Achieving Results Consistently meeting agreed objectives and success criteria. Taking personal responsibility for getting things done.

  • About Us

    Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport

    The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport is at the heart of the University's sporting and wellbeing life, offering extensive study and research opportunities. Our focus is to make a difference to communities and the people within them, across the world. We focus on delivering excellence in all we do and to make global impact through research, education and practice. We inform policy at national and international levels by ensuring our research and teaching has impact. Our students develop to become competitive, independent, confident learners and our skilled graduates are global citizens, capable of making a difference wherever they work. We value lifelong learning and education, research-led teaching and an excellent student experience. We aim to make a real difference to the global health and sport industries.

    Sport

    The University of Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence and has an international reputation for sport, achieved through research excellence, innovative teaching programmes, coaching expertise and world-class sports facilities and services. The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport is at the heart of the University's strategic commitment towards sport and in recent years has seen significant investment in both staff and new sports science facilities.

    We are ranked in the top ten in the UK for the quality of its sports research (Research Excellence Framework 2014), with 76% of research outputs classed as of international standard. Research spans a wide range of subjects, collectively grouped under two key areas: Physiology, Exercise and Nutrition; and Sport Social Sciences. The former includes; muscle anabolism; nutrition; obesity and neuromuscular function in sport performance, health and disease, while the latter includes; sport doping; psychology; sport coaching; finance and governance; policy and practice; monitoring and evaluation.

    Applied research projects see Faculty staff work closely with sporting partners and key sport and health agencies.

    In teaching, we offer one of the broadest ranges of Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) sports programmes in the UK, to help students acquire the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to enable reflective management practice in a range of sport environments.

    The University

    The University of Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions and helping to shape society. Stirling is 4th in Scotland and 43rd in the UK for research impact, with 87% of its research having an outstanding or very considerable impact on society – and more than 80% rated either world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021). Interdisciplinary in its approach, Stirling's research informs its teaching curriculum and facilitates opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration between staff, students, industry partners and the wider community.

    The University of Stirling is ranked among the top 30 UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey) and top 10 in the UK for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey), and has an overall five-star rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

    More than 17,000 students study with the University of Stirling globally, with over 120 nationalities represented on its scenic central Scotland campus alone. The campus – also home to 1,700 staff – has its own loch and castle, and a recent multi-million-pound redevelopment has delivered modern, flexible, and digitally connected study and social spaces at the heart of campus, including enhanced student support and retail and catering outlets.

    The University has twice been recognised with a Queen's Anniversary Prize – the first for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019). Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence and its recently redeveloped world-class facilities provide the perfect training environment for the University's sports scholars – many of whom compete at the highest level, including at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games – and for students, staff, and the wider community.

    As a signatory to the £214 million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, the University is driving productivity and inclusive growth across the Forth Valley, and beyond. Through pioneering collaborative solutions to global challenges, researchers are putting innovation, skills, and partnership at the heart of a sustainable economic recovery. www. stir.ac.uk @stiruni

    Job number

    FAC01669

    Contract Type

    Open Ended

    Closing date

    19-Dec-2022

    Location:

    Stirling Campus

    Grade

    Grade8 £43,414-£51,805 p.a.

    Faculty/Service

    Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Post Details

    Full time, Open ended

    The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 19 December 2022 Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 11 January 2023

    There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK

    For the purposes of sponsorship, this is a postdoctoral role under SOC code 2311

    This role is not eligible for sponsorship. Applicants require to have existing right to work in the UK

    The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity

    The Post

    We are looking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic lecturer who has teaching experience in human anatomy and physiology, and research and supervision experience in areas such as muscle physiology, physical activity and health, and/or exercise interventions for pre/rehabilitation throughout the life course. The successful applicant will work with existing Faculty groups to deliver excellence in teaching to our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science programme. They will help build on our success in research and contribute to delivery of the University's strategic plan. The post available is on a Teaching and Research (T&R) basis.

    The successful candidate will have relevant subject knowledge and expertise and a PhD in a relevant discipline. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a proven track record in teaching and research and are expected to undertake research activity leading to funding proposals and high-quality research outputs. A recognised teaching qualification is desirable.

    Description of Duties
  • Engage in individual and collaborative research, which aligns to the strategic direction of the University, establish a distinctive programme of research and disseminate results through regular publication in high impact journals, books and conference proceedings
  • Identify appropriate sources of funding, prepare research proposals for funding bodies and manage grants awarded
  • Supervise research students and staff as required, providing direction, support and guidance
  • Design, teach and assess a range of teaching and learning, supervision and assessment activities across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including online/digital programmes where required
  • Contribute to curriculum review and enhancement, in a manner that supports a research-led approach to student learning
  • Participate in the Faculty's international engagement activities as required e.g delivering teaching, contributing to joint programmes and recruitment of students
  • Participate in, and develop, networks and collaborations both internally and externally to the Division/Faculty/University
  • Participate in the administrative processes of the Division/Faculty/University including committee membership, quality assurance procedures and recruitment and admission of students
  • Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post
  • Essential Criteria

    Qualifications

  • PhD in relevant discipline
  • Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Established track record of high quality published research
  • A record of involvement in applications for external funding for research and/or knowledge transfer
  • Experience of supervising dissertation projects across the range of undergraduate/ postgraduate and of supervising doctoral students
  • Experience of providing high quality teaching across a range of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level preferably including online/digital programmes
  • Experience of designing and delivering course modules
  • Evidence of successful co-ordination, support, supervision, management and/or mentoring of others
  • Desirable Criteria

    Qualifications

  • Higher Education teaching qualification or equivalent e.g. PGCertand/or holding an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and be working towards Fellowship
  • Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Evidence of collaborative research with other institutions and interdisciplinary work
  • Research expertise in one or more of the following areas: muscle physiology and function in health and disease; physical activity and health; prehabilitation/rehabilitation interventions throughout the life course
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support as a key contribution to high quality student learning
  • Ability to teach in one or more of the following areas: human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, physical activity and health
  • Evidence of programme innovation and development
  • Evidence or knowledge to support international activities
  • Evidence or knowledge of the Higher Education context and regulatory framework
  • Behaviours and Competencies

    The role holder will be required to evidence that they can meet the qualities associated with the following behavioural competencies, as detailed within the AUA Competency Framework.

  • Managing self and personal skills Being aware of your own behaviour and mindful of how it impacts on others, enhancing personal skills to adapt professional practice accordingly.

  • Delivering excellent service Providing the best quality service to external and internal clients. Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to drive up service standards.

  • Finding solutions Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically to analyse problems and to develop workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation.

  • Embracing change Being open to and engaging with new ideas and ways of working. Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, shifting demands and changing roles.

  • Using resources effectively Identifying and making the most productive use of resources including people, time, information, networks and budgets.

  • Engaging with the wider context Enhancing your contribution to the organisation through an understanding of the bigger picture and showing commitment to organisational values.

  • Developing self and others Showing commitment to own ongoing professional development. Supporting and encouraging others to develop their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential.

  • Working together Working collaboratively with others in order to achieve objectives. Recognising and valuing the different contributions people bring to this process.

  • Achieving Results Consistently meeting agreed objectives and success criteria. Taking personal responsibility for getting things done.

  • About Us

    Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport

    The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport is at the heart of the University's sporting and wellbeing life, offering extensive study and research opportunities. Our focus is to make a difference to communities and the people within them, across the world. We focus on delivering excellence in all we do and to make global impact through research, education and practice. We inform policy at national and international levels by ensuring our research and teaching has impact. Our students develop to become competitive, independent, confident learners and our skilled graduates are global citizens, capable of making a difference wherever they work. We value lifelong learning and education, research-led teaching and an excellent student experience. We aim to make a real difference to the global health and sport industries.

    Sport

    The University of Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence and has an international reputation for sport, achieved through research excellence, innovative teaching programmes, coaching expertise and world-class sports facilities and services. The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport is at the heart of the University's strategic commitment towards sport and in recent years has seen significant investment in both staff and new sports science facilities.

    We are ranked in the top ten in the UK for the quality of its sports research (Research Excellence Framework 2014), with 76% of research outputs classed as of international standard. Research spans a wide range of subjects, collectively grouped under two key areas: Physiology, Exercise and Nutrition; and Sport Social Sciences. The former includes; muscle anabolism; nutrition; obesity and neuromuscular function in sport performance, health and disease, while the latter includes; sport doping; psychology; sport coaching; finance and governance; policy and practice; monitoring and evaluation.

    Applied research projects see Faculty staff work closely with sporting partners and key sport and health agencies.

    In teaching, we offer one of the broadest ranges of Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) sports programmes in the UK, to help students acquire the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to enable reflective management practice in a range of sport environments.

    The University

    The University of Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions and helping to shape society. Stirling is 4th in Scotland and 43rd in the UK for research impact, with 87% of its research having an outstanding or very considerable impact on society – and more than 80% rated either world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021). Interdisciplinary in its approach, Stirling's research informs its teaching curriculum and facilitates opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration between staff, students, industry partners and the wider community.

    The University of Stirling is ranked among the top 30 UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey) and top 10 in the UK for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey), and has an overall five-star rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

    More than 17,000 students study with the University of Stirling globally, with over 120 nationalities represented on its scenic central Scotland campus alone. The campus – also home to 1,700 staff – has its own loch and castle, and a recent multi-million-pound redevelopment has delivered modern, flexible, and digitally connected study and social spaces at the heart of campus, including enhanced student support and retail and catering outlets.

    The University has twice been recognised with a Queen's Anniversary Prize – the first for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019). Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence and its recently redeveloped world-class facilities provide the perfect training environment for the University's sports scholars – many of whom compete at the highest level, including at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games – and for students, staff, and the wider community.

    As a signatory to the £214 million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, the University is driving productivity and inclusive growth across the Forth Valley, and beyond. Through pioneering collaborative solutions to global challenges, researchers are putting innovation, skills, and partnership at the heart of a sustainable economic recovery. www. stir.ac.uk @stiruni

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