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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Sport Sociology) (4657)

We are recruiting a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Sport Sociology or Sport Development to provide research and teaching in the Department.

One of the largest research-led science and technology educators in the UK, our Faculty of Science and Engineering offers a world-class teaching environment covering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. With genuine trailblazing specialisms, our research has real-world impact and cultivates lasting relationships with businesses, the government, sports organisations and the general public to share our innovation and expertise.

We are investing strongly in our Institute of Sport; aiming to be a global leader in sports education and research. New research and teaching spaces provide a unique range of sports performance facilities, human movement laboratories and clinical imaging for detailed investigations of athletes, patients and the general public. We have good relationships with local sports organisations, community hubs and local authorities to facilitate research and community initiatives.

A major part of our strategy is to recruit research active academics to raise the profile and quality of research and education. For this particular position, we are seeking a sport sociologist or sports development specialist with experience of delivering innovative and collaborative research as well as research-informed, vibrant teaching to inspire our students. The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • A doctoral level qualification in Social Sciences, Sociology or Sports Development in a relevant topic.
  • An established track record of publishing high quality original research in peer reviewed journals, 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 or community organisations and academic discipline leaders that may add value to our current education and research agenda.

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 and community organisations around Greater Manchester and beyond. Your research should be aligned to our thematic areas of Sports Medicine and Elite Performance, Healthy Life-course and Movement Impairment (clinical conditions).

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 new 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 ready for delivery in Jan 2022 can be found here:

For informal enquiries contact Professor Jamie McPhee, Head of Department ( or Dr John Daniels, Deputy Head (

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Science and Engineering
  • Salary:
    Grade 8 (£36,382 to £42,149) to Grade 9 (£43,434 to £50,296)
  • Closing Date:
    20 October 2022
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