Professor and Head of Sport Science
Clifton Campus

Job reference: 008147

Location: Clifton Campus

Closing date: 17/05/2021

Salary : Competitive

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Academic Schools

School/Section : School of Science & Technology

Professor and Head of Department of Sport Science

Guardian University of the Year 2019; Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018; THE 2017 University of the Year; these are just some of the accolades bestowed upon Nottingham Trent University. We are focused on ‘Creating the University of the Future’, transforming the lives of our students and, through them, the world in which we live.

With over 70 members of staff and 1,000 students, our Department of Sport Science has a long and established history for delivering sport-related programmes. Investment in people and facilities is a cornerstone to our success; facilities include six well-equipped physiology laboratories, the British Olympic Association approved environmental chamber, a newly opened sport and exercise psychology laboratory, the recently refurbished performance analysis suite and two biomechanics and neuromuscular performance laboratories.

Our Sport, Health and Physical Enhancement Research Centre combines expertise from staff in Sport Science, Sport Engineering and Biosciences to form a critical mass of researchers within specialisms that are internationally excellent and have societal, sporting and economic impact. Interdisciplinary working is critical and there are excellent collaborative opportunities with colleagues in Biosciences including the John Van Geest Cancer Research Centre, Chemistry and Forensics, Computer Science, Engineering and in Mathematics and Physics.

We are seeking to appoint a new Head to continue to lead the Department towards international excellence. As our Head you will work collegially in ensuring that our diverse and large student cohort reach their potential and, with a focus on career progression of the team, an important part of your leadership brief will be the support of their roles, whether this be in encouraging our upward research trajectory or developing teaching and practice pathways.

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Anderson Quigley is acting as an advisor to Nottingham Trent University. An executive search process is being carried out by Anderson Quigley in addition to the public advertisement.

Should you wish to discuss the role in strict confidence, please contact Ed Pritchard on +44(0)7980 817 927. The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 17th May 2021.

Applications should consist of:

  • A full CV.
  • A covering letter (maximum of 3 pages) setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the experience section of the person specification.
  • Please include current salary details and the names and addresses of two referees. Referees will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates.
  • Please complete an online Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form.

Completed applications should be uploaded at using the reference AQ1131

NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities, and we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities.

We’re proud of how far we’ve come. With a shared vision, we are a community of more than 4,000 colleagues, all committed to our goal of becoming ‘the university of the future’. Do you have the passion to help us to go even further?