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Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology


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

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

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
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
   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
   4. Set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide feedback to
   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
   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
   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.

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

 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.
                                                                          A record in attracting
                        Experience of some curriculum                     research funding.
                        management and development.
                                                                          External examiner

                                                                          A track record of
                                                                          educational innovation &

 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

                          Open to new ideas and new ways of

                          Proactive and enthusiastic approach.

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.

University Campus Suffolk is a diverse community and is committed to providing
equality of opportunity to all staff and students.

A no smoking policy operates at all University Campus Suffolk premises.

Informal enquiries are welcome. Please contact Professor Brendon Noble or contact Professor Noble’s PA telephone 01473 338616.

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
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
          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:
 , including the post title and number in the e-mail subject

        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.

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