Professor of Sports Science

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Maynooth, LEINSTER
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 18 Sep 2022


Professor A (Post 1995): €124,683 – €157,611 p.a. (6 points)

Professor B (Post 1995): €90,304 – €120,704 p.a. (6 points)

Appointments will be made in accordance with public sector pay provisions.

The decision to appoint as Professor A or Professor B is made by the President based on the report of the Selection Panel and the experience and track record of the successful candidate. To be appointed at Professor A level, the successful candidate will have an excellent record of published work of international quality and demonstrated leadership in their field, will be an excellent teacher and academic innovator, and will normally have experience and demonstrated capacity in administrative as well as academic leadership.

The Role

Maynooth University seeks an outstanding academic to join our staff as Professor to help lead our new initiative in the area of exercise and sports science.   The person appointed should have a strong track record in the area of teaching and educational innovation and experience in the development of new programmes in the area of exercise and sports science.   Developing a strong research activity in this area is a key objective of the University and the appointed person should have an excellent record in research, scholarship and publication, ideally in any of the fields of anatomy, applied physiology, biomechanics, or nutrition, but also capable of leading on an interdisciplinary approach to the subject.  

Maynooth University is developing a number of new programmes in the thematic area of sports and Exercise science - with a focus on the health-related aspects of exercise and sports, particularly human health and well-being, rehabilitation, and healthy aging.   This initiative builds on our existing expertise in the related areas of life sciences, psychology, and business.   The successful applicant will help develop of new undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes but is also expected to help maintain their own ongoing research activities and encourage the growth of interdisciplinary research activity in the general area of health and wellbeing in the University.

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary university goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued. Professors will be expected to provide significant intellectual leadership, through a demonstrated commitment to both education and research, and also to contribute to the effective leadership and management of the department, the faculty and the university.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An outstanding record of research and scholarship, reflected in an excellent publication profile;
  • An outstanding academic record as a university teacher and an educational innovator;
  • The capacity to offer strong academic leadership within the department and across the University;
  • Demonstrated management and administrative skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • The ability to build effective relationships with a wide variety of internal and external colleagues.

For further details including full comprehensive job description please see reference number 017221 on the Maynooth University vacancies page at:

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