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Lecturer in Sports & Exercise Medicine - QMUL13553

Department: William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £40,865 - £43,152 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL13553
Date posted: 13-Dec-2017
Closing date: 12-Jan-2018

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The William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI) wishes to appoint a lecturer in Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM). The successful candidate will have expertise in at last one area of sports and exercise medicine, sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy or sports science (eg exercise physiology, exercise as a health tool, biomechanics). The successful candidate will be comfortable developing and delivering teaching in multiple formats including lectures, small group tutorials, workshops and on-line learning, capable in creating and maintaining resource materials, supervising and assessing student learning activities, and participating in public engagement. We expect the successful candidate to be engaged in a relevant area of research. We are happy to consider a job share arrangement.

The successful candidate will co-lead the MSc programme. They will work with the SEM and WHRI Education leads to contribute to the development and delivery of teaching and assessment across post-graduate modules on the QMUL MSc / PGDip in Sports and Exercise Medicine, which is the longest-running postgraduate sports & exercise medicine course in Europe and/or our successful intercalated BSc in SEM. There is a significant requirement for supervision of student research projects.

The MSc / PGDip can be studied full time in 1 year or part-time over 2-4 years. The curriculum covers core elements of Sports Injury Treatment, Sports Injury Rehabilitation, Exercise Physiology, Medical Problems in Sport Sports Injury Assessment and Research Methods.  There will be scope for the development of new courses which reflect the evolving nature of the specialty, initiatives to which the post-holder would be expected to contribute.

The continuation of the successful candidate’s existing research interests will be supported alongside student research supervision. The WHRI has particular strengths in SEM, education and three core WHRI research themes (cardiovascular, inflammation and endocrine; SEM has a particular interest in clinical trials, systematic reviews and the link between movement and pathology, and has a fully equipped Human performance Laboratory. An appropriate balance of teaching, research and administration activities will be negotiated.

The role would suit a person skilled in one or more of the areas listed above who now desires new challenges for the application of acquired high level skills. The person would have demonstrable capability in teaching through prior engagement with educational activities in her/his career to date.

The post is full time and permanent. Job share will be considered. Starting salary will be in the range £40,865 - £43,152 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, defined-benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

For a discussion of the role and further information, please contact the academic lead, Dr Dylan Morrissey (

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The closing date for the applications is 12 January 2018

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