Assistant Professor in Sport, Exercise and Health Psychology

Interview Date
Wednesday, 10th January 2018
Closing Date
Tuesday, 28th November 2017
Job Type
Research & Teaching
Primary Care
£35550 to £47722 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The University of Nottingham seeks applications for an Assistant Professor role in Sport, Exercise & Health Psychology to lead a research programme in physical activity and health psychology at the University and to contribute to teaching on the BSc in Sport and Exercise Science (to be launched September 2018). 

The successful candidate will join the vibrant and successful Division of Primary Care in the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham. The Division has an established team of clinical and non-clinical researchers covering all the main methodologies in applied health research including statistics, health economics, clinical medicine, health psychology, public health and social science. The Division is also part of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research and one of the leading academic centres for Primary Care in the UK.

The post-holder will also be required to contribute to the research activities of the Division of Primary Care (see: and School of Medicine by establishing appropriate research collaborations with colleagues within the Division and the wider University and will be encouraged to develop an independent programme of research.

The post-holder will also be required to work collaboratively with colleagues in the School of Life Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering to deliver the undergraduate curriculum in the University’s new BSc in Sport and Exercise Science. This will be through the provision of undergraduate teaching and research project supervision in Sport and Exercise Psychology in all 3 years of the course. The post-holder will also make significant administrative and/or management contributions to the Division of Primary Care as appropriate to their academic role.

Initially the post-holder will have time to concentrate their efforts into developing their research and securing funding, but eventually will take responsibility for the quality of and the design of courses/programmes to maintain high teaching standards and contribute to the delivery and assessments in the BSc in Sport and Exercise Science. There may be line management responsibilities, including responsibility for the professional development of junior colleagues and PhD students along with contribution to the overall administration of the School.

Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in Sport and Exercise Psychology or Health Psychology as applied to Sport and Exercise Psychology. A strong publication record, experience of supervision and pastoral care of students at all levels along with demonstrated success in delivering teaching within an agreed quality framework is also required.

The role is a full-time permanent position starting 1 April 2018. Job share arrangements may be considered for this post.

As part of the application process, please identify what you consider to be your best 4 papers to date.

Informal enquiries may be addressed Kavita Vedhara (email and Kostas Tsintzas (e-mail Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.