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Job Description
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sports Studies
Salary Scale: £29,704 - £44,930 per annum

Pamela Taylor BA MA MPhil PGCE Dip Ed FHEA

Principal

Kathryn Southworth BA MPhil FEA FHEA

Vice-Principal (Academic Quality)

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Newman University College
Background Newman University College was founded in 1968 by the Catholic Education Service to train teachers for Catholic schools. Newman still has an outstanding reputation in this field but has also diversified considerably in a range of humanities, arts and social science areas and in a portfolio of programmes from Foundation Degrees to Masters. The founding principles of supporting students and providing opportunity to all continue to inform the work of the College. Newman University College is named after Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-90), who was himself an academic of international influence. His life was marked by a constant struggle for integrity and truth at considerable cost to himself. Newman was an extraordinary thinker whose creative and lively mind engaged with the process by which men and women come to knowledge and truth. His explorations of the human intellectual and spiritual journey anticipate much of the contemporary work on multiple modes of intelligence and understanding that underpin the way we learn and teach at Newman. In his famous lectures The Idea of the University Defined and Illustrated he emphasised that the main role of the university was to train the mind. He combined his intellectual search with a personal commitment to the needs of others. A deeply spiritual man, he worked for, and with, the people of Birmingham, rich and poor. When he died the streets of Birmingham were lined with thousands whose lives he had touched and inspired. He died a Cardinal of the Catholic Church, honoured internationally, but it is his commitment to learning informed by faith and reason that make him such a fitting patron for our University College and its mission in contemporary British society. Mission The aim of Newman University College is to ensure that human beings are enabled to release the excellence of which they are capable. Newman’s mission is centred around Catholic values of mutual respect and social inclusion. As a Catholic University College, Newman is proud to welcome staff and students from all religions and backgrounds. As a smaller Higher Education Institution, Newman is committed to providing excellent student support and welcoming new students into our friendly community. Class sizes are relatively small and lecturers can offer students greater individual support. Newman’s history in and reputation for teacher training ensures that lecturers understand the importance of teaching and enabling a quality learning experience for students. Ensuring the degrees offered are relevant to the modern world is also a key feature at Newman. All full-time degrees and many part-time awards have a work placement module and an important part of the curriculum is developing transferable skills useful for further study or employment after graduation. We believe this is why Newman consistently has one of the best graduate employment rates of UK university colleges and universities. In common with Cardinal Newman, however, the University College believes in the central importance of personal development and of the ability to engage with ideas. Location and Campus Newman University College is currently engaged in an ambitious programme to upgrade its campus including the recently opened all weather pitch, the upgrading of the lecture theatre and classroom provision and the development of a new library. Further developments are planned over the next five years. Situated on the outskirts of south west Birmingham, Newman’s campus is based in Bartley Green, some eight miles from the city centre and overlooks Bartley reservoir and the Worcestershire countryside beyond. Its location makes it convenient for access to both the M5 and M42 motorways.

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Job Description
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Background to the Post: The University College is seeking to appoint a proactive and highly motivated individual who can contribute to the teaching of physical education and sports studies in a well established subject area. The teaching is currently at under-graduate level, but the development of a taught postgraduate course involving the subject is envisaged in the near future. Research in the subject is a developing feature and the person appointed will be expected to assist in the supervision of research students in addition to furthering their personal research interest. The person appointed will be contributing to the teaching of courses on the DL Masters programme commencing in January 2010, the BA/BSc Combined Honours and the BSc Single Honours programmes in Sports Studies. Also, it is expected that the appointee will take a leading role in the development and delivery of courses in the subject area of Sociology of Sport. The appointed person will be joining an expanding subject area and will be working with eight full-time members of staff The Single Honours BSc sport studies at Newman has attained BASES accreditation in 2006. In addition, the sports department is one of the largest, and expected to expand in the coming years. It will also benefit from three new-build labs as part of the campus redevelopments. Principal Accountabilities:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sport Studies Paul Ryan, Head of Physical Education and Sports Studies AC2/3

1. To undertake thorough preparation of material for teaching in lectures, seminars and tutorials.
2. To assess and examine students in the subject area against the criteria set in subject area and programme handbooks. 3. To administer essential elements associated with the taught programmes delivered to students. 4. To update regular knowledge in the subject areas taught. 5. To pursue research and scholarship in the selected specialist area and to disseminate the result of research in publications. 6. To undertake the role of personal tutor for a number of students having regular contact with those students of at least once per term.

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7. To engage in the annual peer review of teaching with a designated teaching colleague. 8. To undergo an annual appraisal and development review with the relevant Head of Subject or other person determined by the Principal.

9. To discharge other duties such as school experience or placed supervision, or alternative

determined by the Principal, as necessary to assist the effective operation of the University College.

Person Specification The following qualities, achievements and aspirations are sought in candidates:

Attributes Education and qualifications Experience

Essential Honours degree in physical education, sports studies or equivalent. Relevant specialist Masters or PhD degree. Evidence of recent teaching experience at undergraduate level

Desirable Postgraduate qualification in physical education, sports studies or related area. QTS Teaching experience at undergraduate level.

Evidence of potential to teach at least Experience of research and two sub-disciplines of sports studies at teaching in sociology of sport. undergraduate level Experience of module Recent research experience in physical development in HE. education and sports studies. Experience of undergraduate supervision. Experience of teaching research skills at undergraduate level. An ability to lead on the sociology of sport pathway within the Single Honours Programme. Ability to contribute to the delivery of research methods modules in sports studies.

Job-related skills and aptitudes

Ability to teach across the undergraduate programme and to contribute to the delivery of at least two of the following:  Sociology of sport  Exercise Physiology  Research Methods  Sports psychology  Physical Education  Practical Studies Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Interpersonal skills

Ability to contribute to students’ welfare and the management of

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Evidence of ability to organise time effectively to achieve goals. Ability to teach and communicate effectively. Good oral and written communication skills. Other requirements Energy and enthusiasm. Ability to contribute to future development in PESS. Commitment to working within College procedures. Commitment to safe working practices.

PESS. Commitment to the use of computing and information technology in teaching and research. Interest in teaching research methods and statistics at undergraduate level. Active membership of subject related professional organisations.

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Terms & Conditions of Employment
A full-time post is available on a permanent basis. The post will be remunerated on the single pay spine, at grade AC2 - AC3, with a salary of £29,704 rising to £44,930 per annum. The appointment is subject to qualifications and experience. We will actively support the completion of PhD studies. The standard hours of work are based on 35 hours per week. Your line manager will discuss with you the required working hours. The University College’s holiday year runs from 1 September to 31 August. In addition to Statutory Bank Holidays and local discretionary holidays, the post carries an entitlement to 35 working days of paid leave during the course of the holiday year (pro rata if the appointment is made during the holiday year). If appointed, you will be invited to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. It is now a condition of employment that all relevant posts are vetted by the Criminal Records Bureau. The University College will pay the fee for this service. Any false declarations or any findings from the Disclosure could affect the suitability for employment. Staff Benefits We offer a range of Staff Benefits including Staff Membership for all Sports/ Leisure Facilities, along with Staff Development, Staff Common Room, Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care, Catering Facilities, Library Services Occupational Health Service and discounts on accommodation within the campus. We have also recently introduced Child Care Vouchers. Procedure for Application Applications should be submitted by post or e-mail on the University College Application Form and should be completed in black ink or typescript so as to facilitate photocopying. Considerable emphasis is placed in the selection process on Section 5 of the application form. This should set out the qualifications, experience skills and qualities, which you would bring to the post and should refer explicitly to the essential and desirable qualities for the post as detailed above. Two referees should be identified who must be people who can comment authoritatively on you as a person and as an employee in relation to the level of the post, and must include your current or most recent employer or his/her representative. You must disclose whether you are related to any employee of the University College, or to any member of the Board of Governors. Canvassing for appointment disqualifies. Should you be selected for interview please be aware that we are unable to reimburse interview expenses. Closing date for applications: 9th November 2009

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