Lecturer (Assistant Professor) Research and Teaching in Sports Coaching, University of Bath, United Kingdom

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) Research and Teaching in Sports Coaching, University of Bath, United Kingdom

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) to contribute to research and teaching in sports coaching.


About the role

Teaching primarily on our BSc Sport Management & Coaching programme, joining a team of lecturers delivering a suite of units across programmes, and will be expected to teach a range of sport related topics but with particular expertise in the field of sports coaching, including but not limited to, the practice of coaching, special populations, coach-athlete relationships, coach development, performance analysis, and performance management.

You will be asked to take on other roles in teaching support such as personal tutoring, dissertation supervision, course development and other administrative activities as they arise.

We support the development of interdisciplinary research through our centres and groups and encourage and support new Lecturers to collaborate with a range of staff from across the Department and University, as well as with external partners and stakeholders, as appropriate to their field.

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) permanent basis.

About you

  • Be able to demonstrate a depth and breadth of understanding of subject matters at a complex conceptual level
  • Possess a creative research vision for development, implementation and delivery of successful research projects
  • Commitment to working within professional and ethical codes of conduct

Initial enquiries should be directed to Dr Shaun Williams (Director of Studies; sw368@bath.ac.uk) or Professor Fiona Gillison (Head of Department for Health, f.b.gillison@bath.ac.uk).

About the Department 

Our courses attract bright and dynamic students through our strong reputation in sports-related research that informs our teaching, and the opportunity to study at a university renowned for promoting and facilitating sporting excellence; the University was named Sports University of the Year in 2018.

We have been ranked in the top 10 in the 2021 QS World Rankings for Sport-related subjects for the last 2 years. Our research is organised around three themes: Lifelong Health and Wellbeing, Improving Human Function, and a Fair and Vibrant Society.

In the recent Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF2021), we were rated 6th in the country (Sports & Exercise Sciences, Leisure & Tourism, Unit of Assessment), with 98% of our outputs considered either world leading or internationally excellent (i.e. 3-4*).

The Department for Health is dedicated to providing a supportive and inclusive environment for our staff and students. We hold a Bronze Athena Swann award, and are committed to enabling a positive working culture that values and recognises collaboration and cooperation as an important part of academic life.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award.

family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce;
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.


Email details to a friend

Further details:


Visa information:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.


Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.