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Associate Lecturer in Sports & Exercise Medicine - QMUL17409

Department: William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £41,682 - £42,831 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL17409
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 09-Jan-2019
Closing date: 11-Feb-2019

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The William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI)

Queen Mary University of London

Associate Lecturer in Sports & Exercise Medicine

(0.6 wte, 6 months fixed-term)


The William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI) wishes to appoint an associate lecturer in Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM). The successful candidate will be finishing, or have recently finished, a PhD or have a relevant clinical qualification. This 6 month post is maternity cover and we are seeking someone with a strong interest and some experience of teaching and research who wishes to develop an academic career.

The successful applicant will have expertise in at last one area of sports and exercise medicine, sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, sports podiatry 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, albeit at an early stage of such a programme.

The successful candidate 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 requirement for supervision of student research projects, possibly in our human performance laboratory.

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.

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 administrative 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 and development of high level skills.

This is a part-time (0.6) fixed term post available for 6 months as a result of maternity leave, and it is expected that the successful candidate will hold it for the full period. However, should the post-holder on maternity leave exercise her right to return to work earlier, then this appointment will be terminated, subject to a notice period of one month. Starting salary will be in the range £41,682 - £42,831 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, 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, Professor Dylan Morrissey (

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search by post reference number QMUL17409

The closing date for the applications is 11 February 2019.

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