VIEWS: 0 PAGES: 6 POSTED ON: 8/31/2012
University Campus Suffolk Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology Department: School of Science, Technology & Health Location: Ipswich Salary: Within range £31,948 to £37,012 Grade: Grade 8; points 32 to 37 Contract status: Permanent Hours of work: As necessary to carry out the duties of the post Pension: Optional Contributory pension scheme Annual Leave entitlement: 30 days plus Bank Holidays Staff Development: Corporate and Personal Development Programme opportunities. In addition we also offer up to 18 days per academic year to assist you in developing your academic profile Responsible to: Head of Division of Science and Technology Purpose of job: To provide learning, teaching and assessment support to both full-time and part-time students on the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science course, as well as contributing to the delivery and development of other areas within the School including masters degree provision. The post holder will have expertise in the field of sport and exercise psychology. Demonstrate an active and supportive approach to multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within UCS and externally. Provide academic and pastoral support to students and to contribute to a positive student experience. Maintain a track record of research in a relevant area that complements the existing research activity of the School, which facilitates research collaboration with colleagues in the Division. Take an active role in the wider work and administration of the School. University Campus Suffolk University Campus Suffolk (UCS) is a unique institution and one of the newest education institutions in the UK. Founded through the collaboration of the Universities of East Anglia and Essex, UCS was launched in 2007, to offer top quality higher education in Suffolk and beyond. Since our inception, over £75m has been invested in the creation of the Ipswich campus including the opening of our iconic Waterfront Building on the Neptune marina, the extensive refurbishment of legacy buildings, and, most recently, the launch of the James Hehir building, housing specialist teaching facilities and a superb student-led café/bar. In addition, a new 600 bed luxury student accommodation block opened in September 2010 on the waterfront. UCS is a company limited by guarantee – University Campus Suffolk Ltd. The company is jointly owned by the Universities of East Anglia and Essex whose Vice Chancellors chair our company board in rotation and who are committed to our success. Our unique structure brings some challenges, but primarily represents freedom from many of the constraints of more traditional institutions. We have a can- do attitude and a willingness to try fresh ideas and new approaches, in liaison with partners. UCS is comprised of the main Ipswich campus, with UCS centres in Colleges in Bury St Edmunds, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Otley, and at Suffolk New College which is also in the Ipswich Educational Quarter – and has itself just opened a £70m building and sports provision available to students and staff at UCS. This innovative model ensures that UCS can offer its students a broad curriculum at a choice of venues. Student numbers have progressively increased and currently stand at around 5,300 (4,500 fte), of whom around 70% are based at the main Ipswich Campus, with the remainder in the Learning Network. An increasing number are being recruited at postgraduate as well as undergraduate level. In May 2010, Professor Mike Saks joined UCS as our new Provost and Chief Executive from his previous position as Senior Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln. His appointment has brought renewed clarity of vision to UCS, focusing on the student experience, research, enterprise and income diversification. Already, UCS is attracting inward investment from prestigious international private companies, including a Californian biotechnology company, which is now investing in a major and ground breaking translational research project into regenerative medicine at UCS. Since his arrival at UCS, Professor Saks has worked closely with his Executive Team to develop a strategy and an organisational structure that will enable us to move forward and thrive in these uncertain times. In particular we have developed a five School model. Further information about UCS is available at www.ucs.ac.uk School of Science, Technology and Health The School of Science, Technology and Health comprises two Divisions, namely, Science and Technology, and Health. The School has over 500 students and 35 full time equivalent lecturers. It provides foundation degrees, undergraduate and postgraduate level training in a range of subjects including sport and exercise science, biosciences, nutrition, human biology, radiography, operating department practice, community public health nursing, and advanced healthcare practice. The Division of Science and Technology has recently validated two brand new Masters courses; MSc Science of Healthy Ageing and MSc Regenerative Medicine, and is very excited about the opportunities these innovative and unique courses offer students, academic staff and other professional groups working in partnership with us. The Division also provides academic authority to a range of course areas within the UCS network, and aims to grow both in size and reputation over the next ten years. The subjects present and being developed in the Divisions are very much complementary, and provide the basis for the production of an innovative and contemporary academic and enterprise environment. The School is in the process of exciting change and redefinition, and has within the last two years welcomed a new Head of School, restructured, leveraged significant research funding, engaged with a range of patient and public groups and designed a range of new courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Academic staff in the Division of Science and Technology are situated in the new James Hehir building which opened in January 2011. This is a six storey, 4013m² building which stands very near the main Waterfront building. This £22m building is home to all the specialist research and teaching facilities including exercise science laboratories, analytical science labs, biotechnology lab, clinical skills laboratories, and ‘iLab’, as well as general teaching and study space. Researchers within the School are undertaking important, internationally significant research and development work in collaboration with major commercial and public sector partners. This expanding research portfolio underpins high quality teaching and learning. Main Duties & Responsibilities Duties of the Post Lecturer in Science The main duties and responsibilities of Lecturers at UCS include: 1. Undertake learning, teaching and assessment of courses and programmes of study. 2. Undertake research to an international standard and to publish the outputs of such research. 3. Ensure course deliverables are relevant and reflect best practice and current thinking. 4. Set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide feedback to students. 5. Respond to the pastoral care needs of students, seeking help and support from specialists within UCS (or beyond) as necessary. 6. Engage in subject, professional and pedagogical scholarship as required to support learning. 7. Work to raise the academic profile of UCS through the dissemination of the results of scholarly activity and through the development of external relationships. 8. Where appropriate, contribute to consultancy, knowledge exchange and continuing professional development activity within the discipline. 9. Participate in cross-school and cross-institution networks and committees, chairing groups within own area of expertise as necessary. 10. Participate in the recruitment of students, attending open days and contributing to recruitment materials as necessary. 11. Undertake a range of activities that contribute to the management and/or administration of the School, which may include course/programme/module leadership, year tutor, chair of ad hoc working groups and timetabling. 12. Mentor and support colleagues as appropriate, and provide advice and guidance as to their teaching practice and personal development. 13. Adjust teaching materials and methods to take into account the needs of students with disabilities or other special needs, seeking expert advice and guidance where necessary. 14. Organise and oversee student placements, projects and field trips. 15. Take responsibility for the health and safety of students and others, conducting risk assessments as necessary, seeking expert help and guidance as needed. 16. Ensure own conduct, particularly teaching practice and content, reflects UCS’ Equality and Diversity Policy and, where possible, supports UCS’ duty to promote disability, race and gender equality. 17. Where relevant, comply with relevant regulatory/professional Codes of Conduct. 18. Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Head of Division or School or his/her nominee. This is a generic job description. The duties described are a guide to the work that the post holder may be required to undertake and may be changed from time to time to meet changing requirements. SELECTION CRITERIA – LECTURER IN SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY Candidates will be assessed against the following essential/desirable attributes: Essential Desirable EDUCATION and PhD within the discipline of sport and A recognised teaching QUALIFICATIONS exercise psychology. qualification. Relevant professional qualification (e.g. BASES or BPS accreditation). KNOWLEDGE and Demonstrable potential to attract research A track record of EXPERTISE funding. publication and presentation at learned Experience of teaching, learning and society meetings. assessment. A record in attracting Experience of some curriculum research funding. management and development. External examiner experience. A track record of educational innovation & professional developments SKILLS Ability to enthuse others. Partnership working, specifically with Good interpersonal and communication employers and industry skills; presentation of research results at lab collaborators. meetings and/or conferences. Able to plan and organise own activity so as to meet objectives and deadlines. Effective team worker. Flexible and able to move with the demands of the job. Sound professional judgement. ATTITUDE An understanding of and commitment to providing equality of opportunity. Commitment to providing students with an appropriate and professional role model. Motivated to contribute to both an increase in scientific knowledge within the School, and to establish funding streams for research. Open to new ideas and new ways of working. Proactive and enthusiastic approach. APPOINTMENT TERMS This is a full time, permanent post on Grade 8 of the scale. The salary range for the post is £31,948 - £37,012 per annum. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES University Campus Suffolk is a diverse community and is committed to providing equality of opportunity to all staff and students. NO SMOKING POLICY A no smoking policy operates at all University Campus Suffolk premises. INFORMAL ENQUIRIES Informal enquiries are welcome. Please contact Professor Brendon Noble email@example.com or contact Professor Noble’s PA telephone 01473 338616. APPLICATIONS Candidates should feel free to submit additional information in the form of a CV, but should note that we will not shortlist anyone who returns an application form that is incomplete. Closing date: Friday 31st August 2012 Interview date to be arranged. To apply for this post: Fill in the cover sheet and monitoring form on our website at www.ucs.ac.uk/jobs Attach a curriculum vitae and a letter of application setting out clearly how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for this post Return them as Word (.doc or .docx) attachments by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org, including the post title and number in the e-mail subject area Or by post to: The Human Resource Team University Campus Suffolk Waterfront Building Neptune Quay Ipswich IP4 1QJ If you are unable to apply via the website please ask for an application pack from the address above, or by phone on 01473 338351.
Pages to are hidden for
"University Campus Suffolk - DOC"Please download to view full document