Lecturer in Sports Science (Learning, Teaching & Scholarship Track)

University of Glassgow
February 12, 2024
Offerd Salary:£48,350 - £56,021
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Lecturer in Sports Science (Learning, Teaching & Scholarship Track)

The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Sport Science to contribute to teaching and programme development in the broad areas of Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine, Sports Injuries and Sport Performance.

The School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health is one of eight Schools within the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow. The School is internationally leading in the areas of research, education (at undergraduate and postgraduate level) and has a wide ranging internationalisation, engagement and enterprise portfolio. Research in the School focusses on the areas of cardiac diseases (including but not limited to ischaemic heart disease, heart failure, arrhythmias and cardio-oncology), metabolic diseases (including but not limited to diabetes and obesity) and vascular diseases (including but not limited to hypertension, cerebrovascular disease and kidney disease), supported by a cross-cutting research theme in cardiovascular data science. The School is proud of its translational research strategy from fundamental and discovery science to experimental medicine, epidemiology, clinical trials and implementation research.

Job purpose

The post holder will contribute to the delivery of excellence in student experience by delivering, organising and reviewing teaching, assessment and administration processes associated with the Masters of Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine and to undertake scholarship to enhance learning and teaching in the School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health. You will also supervise students at postgraduate level, contribute to curriculum development, and undertake appropriate administration as requested by the Director of School.

Main duties and responsibilities

1. Make a substantial contribution to delivering and leading a range of teaching, supervision and assessment activities, across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Subject/School.

2. Fully participate in teaching at postgraduate and potentially undergraduate level, as required by the Director of School.

3. Take a lead in the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment, reflecting subject advances.

4. Design and teach on modules in undergraduate/postgraduate courses, to a high standard, in line with research and departmental goals.

5. Carry out course administration within required timescales ensuring effective communication of information, in particular assessment requirements and criteria and timely and constructive feedback on assessment.

6. Develop effective approaches which enhance intellectual understanding and innovation in the field and support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision.

7. Ensure an inclusive and evidence-based approach to facilitating learning in a range of face to face and potentially online delivery formats such as tutorials, lectures, problem-based learning, that promotes student participation and learning outcome attainment.

8. Develop relationships with external stakeholders in support of knowledge exchange, public understanding and appropriate forms of outreach such as widening access.

9. Develop effective working relationships with students and early career staff in the subject specialism, providing specialist advice, support and academic leadership. Work in partnership with relevant student services teams, respond appropriately to the diverse range of learning approaches and learner needs.

10. Develop a growing portfolio of scholarship outputs and activities by undertaking methodologically rigorous, educationally relevant, enquiries into student learning and disseminate evidence to enhance your own, and potentially others', teaching practices. Attend and participate in appropriate seminars and conferences to support research-led teaching and scholarship in your disciplinary and/or professional area.

11. Supervise project work at undergraduate and Masters levels and take forward the supervision and training of postgraduate research students.

12. Participate in local, and potentially overseas, activities associated with student recruitment (e.g. open days), orientation and induction and other School and University initiatives such as support for student transitions, employability and student mobility as appropriate.

13. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.

14. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.

15. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World.

Knowledge / Qualifications


A1. Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in related discipline with a growing reputation for scholarship within the subject area.



C1. Track record of scholarship and development and delivery of teaching, and proven ability to develop and devise teaching programmes, techniques and methods in sports science.

C2. Extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in sport science to develop teaching programmes/methodologies/learning support.

C4. Proven ability to design, review and enhance multiple learning, teaching and assessment programmes.

C5. Ability to communicate complex or conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding, and developing early career academic colleagues.

C6. Continuing engagement with current practice and developing knowledge in sports science.


D1. Ability to contribute to broader leadership and management activities along with an awareness of current and future priorities of the University/College/School/Service.

D2. Proven commitment to supporting the career development of colleagues and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stage.

D3. Clear understanding of equality and diversity issues relevant to students and employees.

D4. Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or similar.

D5. Contributions to scientific/learned societies.



E1. Experience and achievement in the relevant field reflected in an expanding personal academic portfolio.

E2. Experience of developing and demonstrating teaching and research methods and devising models, approaches, techniques, critiques and methods.


F1. Experience in using online and distance learning technologies and developing online content for remote students.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 8, £48,350 - £56,021 per annum.

This post is full time and open ended.

The successful candidate will be enrolled onto the University's Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career. Information on the programme can be found on our website at: https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.

Informal Enquiries should be directed to Professor Stuart Gray, [email protected]

Vacancy Ref: 136489, Closing Date: 12 February 2024.

Vacancy Ref : 136489 Close Date : 12-Feb-2024 23:45

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