Lecturer in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health

United Kingdom
Feb 06, 2017
Mar 06, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
We are seeking five highly motivated and successful academics to contribute to world-class research and teaching within Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Leeds, recently awarded the prestigious title of ‘University of the Year’ by The Times/Sunday Times for 2017.

As a successful academic with interests in Nutritional Science and its interaction with Physical Activity and Public Health you will work with a vibrant, dynamic research group who were ranked 1st for ‘World Leading’ 4* research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), you will be embedded within Sports and Exercise Sciences in the School of Biomedical Sciences (SBMS) and will complement our exciting research portfolio. We wish to investigate nutrition across the lifespan, its underpinning of exercise performance, including strategies for disease prevention and health promotion and further expand research into patterns of daily physical activity, and overcoming sedentary behavior. Additionally, to complement our existing research (http://www.fbs.leeds.ac.uk/research/ses/) we welcome applications from candidates who have a research portfolio that includes, but is not limited to, the following areas: 

• Evidence-based practice in nutrition and physical activity
• Physical activity and nutrition interventions
• Scientific basis for promotion and maintenance of health and wellbeing
• Physical activity and nutrition relationships with disease
• Public health issues in nutrition and physical activity

You should have a PhD in Nutrition, Physical Activity, or a related area, together with a track record of original publications and evidence of grant income to support research activities commensurate with career stage. You should be able to demonstrate your ability to teach effectively at an undergraduate level, as well as being able to enthuse and inspire our students. The primary criterion for appointment will be academic excellence. Although the post is fixed term for 5 years, there is a possibility for further extension.  

Informal enquiries may be made to:

Professor Paul Millner, Head of Biomedical Sciences, tel +44 (0)113 343 3149, email p.a.millner@leeds.ac.uk
Dr Sarah Astill, Director for Student Education, tel +44 (0)113 343 7267, email s.l.astill@leeds.ac.uk
Professor Stuart Egginton, Research Theme Lead for Sport & Exercise Sciences, tel +44 (0)113 343 2264, email s.egginton@leeds.ac.uk

Candidates are expected to be in post before Academic Year 2017/18.

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