Lecturer in Sports Studies (Maternity Cover)

University of Hertfordshire
July 16, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,099 to £44,263
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Contract Type:Fixed term: 10 month
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Post Title: Lecturer in Sports Studies (maternity cover)

SBU/Department: Life and Medical Sciences/Psychology, Sport and Geography

FTE: 1.0 FTE

Duration of Contract: Fixed term: 10 months

Salary: UH7 £37,099 to £44,263 by annual increments

Annual Leave: 35 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: de Havilland campus, Hatfield; College Lane campus, Hatfield (and online requirements)

This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding department in our new state-of-the-art academic sports building adjacent to the Hertfordshire Sports Village. The University of Hertfordshire's vision is to transform lives. We are committed to having a positive transformational impact on every member of our university community, and to sharing our successes with the community around us. We are seeking candidates who enjoy being innovative and enterprising while challenging individuals and organisations to excel.

Main duties and responsibilities

The School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire is seeking to appoint a Lecturer to make a major contribution to the BSc (Hons) degree programme in Sports Studies. Contributing to the teaching and administration across the undergraduate degree programmes in our Institute of Sports portfolio, specifically in the areas of Sports Studies, Sports Studies with Psychology, Sports Business Management and Sports Coaching.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their career by contributing to the School's research and commercial/consultancy activities, and to the development and administration of undergraduate and postgraduate courses within their area of expertise.

Skills and experience required

You will bring applied sports experience and proven teaching experience in sports studies or a directly related area. Applications will be welcomed from those with previous academic lecturing and research experience, consummate with their career stage. You will have knowledge of high-performance and the sociology of sport, as well as knowledge of contemporary issues and work-based learning practices in sport.

Proficient in English, you will have effective communication skills, with the ability to work to deadlines. Effective pastoral skills are essential, as is the ability to teach online and face to face, for lectures, workshops and practical sessions.

You will bring the ability to work constructively as part of a team, with a flexible approach, as well as a commitment to UH values and engaging in a teaching environment.

Qualifications required

Honour's degree and a Postgraduate qualification (or equivalent qualifications) in sports or a relevant discipline. Desirable qualifications include a Doctoral qualification or equivalent in the relevant subject area, a HE Teaching Qualification and having membership to a relevant professional body, e.g. CIMSPA.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate

This post cannot be visa sponsored unless the applicant has a PhD / Doctorate.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Jenny Jones. Email: [email protected]

Closing Date : 16 July 2024

Interview Date: 22 July 2024

Reference Number: 060195

Date advert placed: 02 July 2024

The University offers every individual the opportunity to succeed. We want our staff to represent multi-faceted life experiences, varied cultural heritage and to encourage cognitive diversity. We recognise that the field is not ‘level' and want to actively address barriers to progression. Markers of success to date include no gender pay gap within the School where this post sits and holding an Athena Swan Bronze Award. We also challenge stereotypes and partner with networks both within and outside of the University to enhance inclusion in the workplace. We wholeheartedly encourage applications from BAME and LGTBQ candidates, who are currently under-represented within the School.

We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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