Associate Professor/Professor in Sport and Exercise Science

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 01 August 2021

Salary: Associate Professor £52,669 - £56,225 or Professor £58,075 - £62,012 per annum

Specific Hours: 36 hours per week

Associate Professor/Professor in Sport and Exercise Science

£52,669 - £56,225 per annum (Associate Professor salary band)

£58,075 - £62,012 per annum (Professor salary band)

36 hours a week



About Us


Hartpury University and Hartpury College are among the UK’s leading specialist education providers in agriculture, animal, equine, sport and veterinary nursing. Located in Gloucestershire, Hartpury University and Hartpury College of Further Education sit side-by-side on a beautiful 360-hectare campus. We provide world-class facilities to almost 4,000 university and college-level students studying undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, A-levels and diplomas, as well as undertaking industry research. The University holds Teaching Excellence Framework Gold and has 98% graduate employability, whilst the College is rated Ofsted Outstanding in all areas. A passionate and innovative business culture and exceptional support networks make Hartpury an ideal career choice.


About the Role


  • You will be an Associate Professor/Professor who brings a wealth of experience of leading on research and knowledge exchange activities.
  • As a young university, we are developing a growing reputation for research and knowledge exchange in sport and exercise and we can offer outstanding opportunities to lead and develop a dynamic research portfolio and contribute to the creation of an enthusiastic RKE community.
  • We have a small but vibrant community of post graduate research students and you would be expected to supervise doctoral candidates within this area.
  • With experience in any disciplinary field within sport and exercise, you will have the motivation and exceptional leadership qualities to plan and develop activity within our new Sport and Exercise Research Centre, which focuses on playing to the environmental strengths that Hartpury has to offer.


About You


  • Experience of PhD supervision to completion is essential, as is a track record of income generation. We have a strong ethos to ensure that research benefits our full student community and all staff are expected to contribute to teaching as part of their role.
  • Hartpury University values student experience and outcomes, so you should be able to evidence having a positive impact in this area within your application.
  • You will aim to ensure the continuous improvement of the student experience and have the skills and experience to contribute to potential postgraduate curriculum development.
  • You will need to have a clear appreciation of the connectivity between theory and practice, and be able to foster industry partnerships to promote this.


What we Offer


  • Wellbeing events and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Teachers’ pension scheme
  • Employee discounts scheme
  • Support for continuous professional development
  • 35 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks along with other relevant employment checks. 


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The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 1st August 2021.


Hartpury values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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