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Assistant Professor in Exercise Science

Life Sciences

Location:  UK Other
Salary:  £42,155 to £53,353 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Saturday 01 April 2023
Reference:  MED030123

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor in Exercise & Health Sciences, within the division of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham.

This is a combined research and teaching position, and the role holder will be expected to lead a research programme relevant to research strengths in human metabolism and physiology in the context of ageing, exercise, inactivity and nutrition, and their contribution to health and disease progression, and to contribute to teaching on the BSc in Sport and Exercise Science.  

The successful applicant will be expected to develop a programme of research that dovetails with current human metabolism, physiology and nutrition research in exercise and experimental medicine in the Greenfield Human Physiology Unit within the Division of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, School of Life Sciences and the wider University strategic research structures. These include the MRC/Versus Arthritis Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research, the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis Versus Arthritis, the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre and the Nottingham NIHR Biomedical Research Centre. 

The role holder will maintain a consistently excellent standard of teaching, support student learning that is underpinned by scholarship, contribute to curriculum development and delivery and assessments in the BSc in Sport and Exercise Science, and provide high quality academic and pastoral support to students at all levels.

The appointee should hold a PhD or equivalent in a subject area relevant to human metabolism and physiology in the context of ageing, disease, exercise, health, nutrition and physical inactivity, and have a track record in research evidenced by first and senior author of original, peer-reviewed publications. As part of the application process, you will be asked to: identify what you consider to be your best 4 papers to date; provide evidence of having secured independent research funding (including as co-investigator for substantive levels of funding), and the ability to identify opportunities for the development of new research projects and collaborations. 

The role holder will have experience of delivering undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching and supervision and pastoral care of students, along with demonstrated success in maintaining an excellent standard of teaching. 

This is a full time, permanent position. However, we are open to discuss flexible working arrangements, and job share arrangements may also be considered. Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and indicate your preferred number of hours.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Paul Greenhaff, email or Kostas Tsintzas, e-mail Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

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