Graduate Teaching Assistant (Isometric Resistance Training and Hypertension)

Updated: 8 months ago
Location: Northampton, ENGLAND
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Job Type

Part Time Fixed Term


£27,025 - £33,199 per annum, pro rata


Waterside Campus

About the job

This is a fixed term, four-year 0.5 FTE Graduate Teaching Assistant post within the Sport and Exercise within the Sciences Subject area.  The role requires you to undertake teaching, assessment and related activities, primarily on the Sport and Exercise degrees, whist also studying towards a PhD qualification.  Teaching is primarily on undergraduate courses however, there is some opportunity to deliver postgraduate classes dependent upon exercise and qualifications.   

You will also register for an undertake a PhD in the discipline of isometric resistance training and hypertension under the supervision of Dr Tony Baross.  The fees for four-year duration of the PhD will be fully covered.

About you 

You will have successfully completed an Undergraduate and Master degree in Sport and Exercise Science or a related health or science area with a focus on physiology, cardiovascular physiology or biochemistry.  You should have experience of studying and preferably researching cardiovascular physiology, hypertension and exercise related areas.  A strong working knowledge of quantitative statics is a distinct advantage, although not essential, as is previous experience of teaching in Further or Higher education. 

You will have good written and verbal communication, well developed time management and organisation and a cut through approach to completing tasks.   Good IT skills, including competence in standard Microsoft software packages and SPSS, or a similar statistical analysis package is essential.

In addition to your online application please submit a short proposal for your PhD to no later than 13 October 2019.


Undergraduate and Master degree in Sport and Exercise Science or a related area is essential.


The Science Subject Area at the University of Northampton is a large, collegiate and supportive department with a strong culture of student focused teaching and high impact research.  We deliver an extensive portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate awards and are in a period of growth. 

This is a particularly good time to join the University as we achieved Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and all our undergraduate degrees in Sport and Exercise achieved over 90% satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey.  Therefore, we have an excellent student experience which is important for us to maintain. 

The University moved to our new £330 million Waterside Campus last summer based in Northampton Town which has excellent mainline rail and road links.  Therefore, you will benefit from new purpose built laboratories and research facilities, a supportive team and well established and sustainable links with our regional partners.

About us

The University of Northampton’s focus on a personalised learning experience for our students was recently cited by HEFCE as a reason for our Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. To augment this approach further we have adopted an ‘Active Blended Learning’ (ABL) approach which places greater emphasis on student-centred activities that support the development of subject knowledge, understanding, independent learning and digital fluency. Successful candidates for academic posts at the University of Northampton will be expected to adopt ABL as standard in their teaching practice.

This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching and the ABL model.  We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark , an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet.

Right to work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

The University of Northampton as an employer strives to achieve diversity among its staff which reflects the communities it serves.

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