We are recruiting a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Sport Science and Performance Analysis to provide research and teaching around elite athlete performance.

We’re ranked amongst the UK’s top rated Sports Science departments and we’ve invested strongly to reach our goal as a global leader in sports education and research. We have a strong team ethos and we’re keen to develop this by recruiting research-active academics. For this particular position we are seeking someone with experience working in elite sports settings and providing performance analysis to deliver high quality, innovative and collaborative research as well as research-informed, vibrant teaching to inspire our students. The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • A PhD in Sport and Exercise Sciences, Coaching Science or other related discipline
  • Post-doctoral experience with a major responsibility for designing and delivering ambitious research projects
  • An established track record of publishing high quality original research in peer reviewed science or medical journals
  • An established track record of applying for external research funding and translating research findings for athlete/public/patient benefit
  • Experience of delivering high quality teaching and student experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Existing collaborations with elite sports organisations or clinicians that may add value to our current education and research agendas
  • The successful candidate will be based in the new Institute of Sport building and will access the Platt Lane Sports Complex to develop links with a wide range of sports organisations around Greater Manchester and beyond. Our facilities also include a new Siemens 3T Magnetom Vida with a variety of dedicated coils alongside MR compatible cycle ergometry, dynamometry, neuro stimulation and EEG. We have human performance laboratories with extreme environment chamber, eye-tracking, x-ray imaging, EEG, EMG, CPET, VICON, instrumented treadmill and staircase for research aligned to our thematic areas of Sports Medicine and Elite Performance, Healthy Life-course and Movement Impairment (clinical conditions). We also work with world-leading elite sports organisations in the Northwest England region, including football clubs, rugby and swimming.

    Manchester Metropolitan University is a great place to work and Sports Sciences at Manchester Metropolitan University is a vibrant and ambitious department. We provide excellent learning and teaching spaces through innovative programmes delivered from modern facilities in the heart of Manchester. More information about our university, department and courses can be found on our dedicated web pages and a video fly-through of the new facility opened in Jan 2022 can be found here:

    Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

    We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.

    We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

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