Academic Associate – Sociology of Sport

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Job Description

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and talented Academic Associate in the Sociology of Sport to contribute to teaching in the Department of Sport Science. Most of the teaching will be in the format of seminars and tutorials. The post is part-time (salary 0.5 FTE) and in addition you will be required to register for a PhD part-time for the duration of the 5-year post (part-time fees will be paid by the Department). The PhD is not part of the Academic Associate position.

You will make a significant contribution to the Department’s learning and teaching in the Sociology of Sport. The post-holder will be joining sport and exercise scientists and social scientists in the Department of Sport Science and in the Sport, Health and Performance Enhancement (SHAPE) Research Centre. High level mentoring is available for all staff. The start date is as soon as possible.

Background information on the Department of Sport Science

The Department of Sport Science resides within the School of Science and Technology on the Clifton Campus and there are excellent collaborative opportunities with colleagues across the School and University. Currently the Department comprises ~46 academic staff and ~35 PhD research students, as well as large undergraduate and taught postgraduate cohorts.  Recent investment into the Department has enhanced our physical resources, research environment and the student learning experience. With four well-equipped physiology laboratories, the British Olympic Association approved environmental chamber, the recently refurbished performance analysis suite and biomechanics and neuromuscular performance laboratories in the £4m Natural Sciences Research Centre, we offer a friendly environment of excellence and invite you to join us.

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Dr Graham Sharpe, Interim Head of Department for Sport Science via email

Please see information attached regarding PhD element.

Closing date: Friday 22nd October 2021

Further application details are available at If you require documentation in alternative formats (e.g. Braille, large print) please contact us at

Nottingham Trent University is committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity and we seek people who share those values.​​​​​​​

Additional information:

NTU will pay for UK/EU PhD student tuition fees for this post only, as international students applying would need to pay the differential between UK and international student fees.

Furthermore, as this is a part-time academic post coupled with a part-time PhD scholarship, this role does not meet the minimum requirements set by UK Visas & Immigration to enable sponsorship of migrant workers.

Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

NTU do not currently support part time study under a Tier 4 Visa. International Students are welcome to apply for full-time PhD’s. ​​​​​​​