The University of Wolverhampton

Reader in Clinical Exercise Physiology

Walsall Campus
Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing
Contract Type
Advert Status
52,559 - 60,905 pa
Closing Date
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We are seeking to appoint a Reader in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Wolverhampton. The Readership offers an opportunity to join a vibrant Sport Department, also becoming a member of the Sport Department senior leadership team in the Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing.


We are looking for a dedicated academic member of staff with research expertise in examining the effects of exercise on non-communicable diseases notably rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. You will have a strong track record of publications and income generation, with evidence of research leadership that will strengthen the Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre (SPARC). You will manage a 3-year research project: ‘Exercise in Disease manaGement and rEhabilitation (EDGE)’. This project, awarded £500k of internal funding (including four PhD studentships), is due to commence in September 2021.


You will have a proven track record of delivering research projects. The EDGE is a collaborative project involving colleagues from across the University and key stakeholders outside of academia. You will also be able to demonstrate experience in, and an ongoing commitment to educational excellence. Effective interpersonal and people management skills are essential. You must show a commitment to equality and diversity.


Main Duties

  • Identify and conduct research and scholarly activity which is relevant to the role.
  • Development and management of the EDGE project.
  • Lead the SPARC research theme ‘Exercise as medicine ’Lead and promote research excellence and innovation through individual and collegial practice and mentoring of early career researchers
  • Integrate research into teaching and learning to provide a research informed environment.
  • Contribute to the wider student experience through personal tutoring, excellent classroom teaching and providing support in and outside classroom.
  • Contribute to the delivery and development of taught modules on our undergraduate and postgraduate sport programmes. Identify opportunities for income generation and/or entrepreneurialism through research, consultancy and/or professional practice.
  • Supervise dissertations at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Carry out administrative and other duties deemed necessary by the Head of Department/and research activities via the SPARC lead and/or Faculty Senior Management in line with the changing strategic objectives of the University. Specific objectives will be agreed through the university appraisal process.


Formal interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place during June 2021, for posts to commence in October 2021. Informal enquiries regarding this opportunity should be directed to Professor Tracey Devonport (Research Centre lead for SPARC) via the contact e-mail

The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation.

As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).

We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident employer status, included in the Stonewall list of employers and are working towards improving our practices against Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter. We believe in creating an even playing field for all our colleagues, where we can all belong.


Living Wage  Stonewall Diversity Champion  Disability Confident    Athena SWAN Gender Charter BronzeREC Charter Bronze



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