Lecturer/Associate Professor in Exercise and/or Health Psychology

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 an exercise psychologist 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 in the Sports and Exercise Sciences undergraduate programme of the School of Biomedical Sciences (SBMS) and will complement our exciting research portfolio. Research in sport and exercise psychology is primarily focused on the psychology of exercise as a health-related behaviour including the efficacy of regular physical activity in reducing adverse effects of debilitating health conditions, for example, Cancer, Cardiovascular disease, as well as the promotion of physical function and mental well-being across the lifespan. To compliment our existing research we welcome applications from candidates who have a research portfolio allied to one or more of the following areas:

  • Theories of health behaviour applied to exercise in clinical and non clinical populations.
  • Theory-based health behaviour change interventions applied to exercise.
  • Evaluations of exercise interventions in clinical and public health.
  • Strategies to increase activity levels across the lifespan including the adoption and maintenance of physical activity.
  • Psychological recovery from disease and disability.
  • Psychological antecedents and consequences of sedentary behaviour and physical inactivity.

You should have a PhD in Exercise or Health Psychology, 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.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

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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