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Lecturer in Exercise and Sports Science (Biomechanics), The University of Newcastle (Australia)

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  • Lecturer in Exercise and Sports Science (Biomechanics), The University of Newcastle (Australia)

    The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision and our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities.

    The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science is an accredited undergraduate degree with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) which is committed to preparing students for a variety of employment opportunities within the broader discipline area. The Lecturer in Exercise and Sport Science (Biomechanics) will be expected to develop an undergraduate curriculum that aligns with the requisite professional standards as outlined by ESSA. It is expected that the successful applicant will deliver an engaging program of study through a blended approach using both face to face and online delivery mediums. The appointee may be required to operate from both the Callaghan and Central Coast campuses of the University of Newcastle.

    The academic in this role will be required to:
    • With appropriate advice and support from senior academics, develop a curriculum and assessment program that aligns with the biomechanics (and contributes to other domains) professional standards as outlined by ESSA.
    • Develop and deliver a range of exercise and sports science undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In particular, the position holder will be required to strongly contribute to developing and delivering curriculum around biomechanical principles, skill development and practical application towards a variety of populations.
    • Embrace new teaching pedagogies and participate in administrative activities with a view to enhancing the quality of the graduate profile.
    • Establish and build an independent research program to attract undergraduate and higher degree students to the discipline.
    • Attract industry-based research support and competitive external grant funding to the University of Newcastle.
    • Work cohesively within a team environment to strengthen current and future teaching programs and research priorities of the discipline.
    • Participate in activities to maintain academic standards and administrative effectiveness within the School of Environmental and Life Sciences and College of Engineering, Science and Environment.
    Job description click here.

    For additional information on the position contact Associate Professor Ben Dascombe, Head of the Discipline of Exercise and Sports Science on +61 2 4348 4005 or email: