Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

University of Northampton
May 27, 2024
Offerd Salary:£38,205 - £42,978
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Contract Type:Fixed term for 12 mo
Working Time:Part time
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Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Job Type

Part Time Fixed Term


£38,205 - £42,978 per annum; pro rata


Waterside Campus

Closing Date


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  • About the Job

    Part time: 0.5 FTE (18.5 hours a week)

    Fixed term for 12 months

    Interview date: 13 June 2024

    The University of Northampton is seeking an inspirational Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology. You will join a growing, dynamic and collegiate team with an embedded culture of student-focused teaching and high impact research.

    The post holder will primarily be responsible for delivering high quality teaching to our students and assisting in the design and development of innovative and inclusive teaching materials on our BPS accredited BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise psychology programme. Applications are welcomed from individuals with experience of exercise and sport psychology.

    As an academic, you will also be expected to contribute to the research and scholarly output of the subject area and work collegiately with other researchers within the Faculty and wider University. Research and scholarship are supported through our research centres, mentor scheme, and leave for scholarly activity.

    We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UON and our students, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of the university as well as from one person to another. With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy. However, there will be an expectation to carry out teaching duties appropriate to the session type, meetings with staff and students, and personal tutor support should this require a physical, on-campus presence at various times.

    About you

    You will have academic and / or professional background in exercise and / or sport psychology with the ability to translate theory to practice and create learning environments to develop students' knowledge, skills and professional competencies relating to sport and exercise psychology. An ability to teach across the wider subject area and contribute to other programmes will be considered an advantage.

    The successful candidate will be ICT literate and have experience in leading and teaching modules in HE settings. You will be highly disciplined, organised, supportive, and able to work collegiately within a team. A successful track record of research publications, successful grant applications, and/or generation of commercial income, would be welcomed.



  • Degree qualification or equivalent in relevant subject
  • Professional Recognition as HEA Fellow (D2) or teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or willingness to obtain within an agreed timescale
  • Master's degree in relevant subject
  • Desirable:

  • Doctorate in relevant subject, completed or within 12 months of completion
  • Faculty

    The Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology (FAST) comprises approximately 3,000 students, five subject areas and a diverse range of research centres. The Science subject area is home to the Sport and Exercise, Life Science, Environmental and Geographical Science subject groups.

    The sport and exercise subject group has recently expanded its portfolio to include the development of a new BSc Sport and Exercise Psychology degree (September 2022). The position will support and develop the provision of this programme as it comes to the end of its second year, moving into its third year. As part of our commitment to support athletes and teams, we work closely with professional sport organisations and the community sector.

    Students and staff work closely with key stakeholders on projects that deliver social impact, improve the staff and student experience, and enhance the reach and reputation of the university. Examples of current projects:

  • Active Campus: https: // www. northampton.ac.uk/about-us/services-and- facilities/sport-at-uon/active-campus/
  • Active Quarter: https: // www. northampton.ac.uk/news/uon-academics- supporting-the-voice-of-local-residents-to-shape-communitys-new-active- quarter/
  • Talented Athlete Scholarships: https: // www. northampton.ac.uk/student- life/bursaries-scholarships-and-awards/northampton-energy-elite-athlete- scholarship/
  • Emerging Talent Centre: https: // www. ntfc.co.uk/news/2022/july/etc/
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Deputy Subject Leader for Sport and Exercise Dr Emma Whewell:

    [email protected]

    About Us

    Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

    We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That's why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

    We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

    Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

    Right to Work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Due to the requirements laid out by UK Visas and Immigration regarding Right to Work in the UK, the University can only accept applications from individuals who currently have a status allowing them to work in the UK for this position. Due to this criteria we regret that we are unable to offer sponsorship at this time.


    We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

    The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

    This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

    Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

    Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

    To find out more, please visit: https: // www. northampton.ac.uk/about- us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

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