International Society of Biomechanics
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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Above the Bar in Sport Coaching

Lecturer/Senior lecturer
05 Jul 2022
05 Jul 2022
Christchurch, Christchurch
New Zealand
University of Canterbury

College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te HauoraSchool of Health Sciences | Kura Mātai HauoraLocated in Christchurch, New Zealand | Aotearoa

  • Full-time 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE each)

  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

  • Salary range from Lecturer (2.01 - $82,882) to Senior Lecturer Above the Bar (5.03 - $133,110)

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu ki te mahi a te Pūkenga / Pūkenga Matua? Nāia te pōwhiri nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai i te tūranga nei.

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do

Our Sports Coaching team within Te Kaupeka Oranga | the Faculty of Health are looking for a new colleague to join us within our rapidly growing Bachelors in Sports Coaching and Masters of Sport Science programmes. Applications are invited for the full-time, permanent position at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics, with ability to teach into sport science and nutrition courses at 100 level an advantage. This is an exciting opportunity for a new or seasoned scholar to make a significant contribution to research and teaching within a newly established Faculty of Health where the Sport Team are a key academic partner. The successful applicant will provide major contributions to teaching and the delivery of academic courses and programmes, engage in the full range of research activities, including postgraduate supervision, and undertake academic leadership and service duties within the sport programmes, School, College and University.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With

The successful candidate will be either an emerging researcher/teacher (Lecturer | Pūkenga), or a more experienced researcher/teacher (Senior Lecturer | Pūkenga Matua). You will have experience in the sport sector and demonstrate a good understanding of sport in a New Zealand context. The successful candidate will drive research in biomechanics within the team, as well as developing and extending partnerships/collaboration with colleagues in the UC Engineering Faculty and with external stakeholders.

Applicants will need to demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • hold a PhD in sport science, or other relevant discipline

  • relevant and effective university teaching experience in their specialist area(s), including undergraduate and postgraduate. Ability to both develop and lead undergraduate and post graduate courses in biomechanics as well as contributing to teaching in other areas of sport science.

  • competency and confidence in bicultural practice, including a commitment to upholding the values, tikanga, kawa and traditions as guided by Ngāi Tūāhuriri, the mana whenua. Ability in te reo Māori me āna tikanga would be an advantage.

  • applicants at the senior lecturer level should have a record of successful supervision of masters and/or doctoral students.

  • an appropriate research publication history, and plans for future research, grant funding and publication in the area of biomechanics and consistent with appointment at Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Senior Lecturer rank.

The successful applicant will have opportunities for international conference travel to support their research and teaching activities and will have the opportunity to network with international leaders in Sport, Education, Health Sciences and a range of disciplines through the University's unique Erskine Fellowship and Canterbury Fellowship Scheme (which enables the University to host world leading academics) and through the University's academic staff exchange programmes with Oxford and Cambridge Universities in the UK.

Who You Will Work With

Te Kaupeka Oranga | Faculty of Health offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and research activities that respond to the dynamic nature of the health and sport sectors and their workforce. We offer undergraduate programmes in Sport Coaching and Health Sciences as well as postgraduate programmes in Counselling, and Child and Family Psychology, Nursing, Health Leadership as well as various population health and clinical endorsements within the Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Health Sciences. For more information on our Faculty please visit us at Te Kaupeka Oranga | Faculty of Health

The Faculty offers exciting research and teaching opportunities through its new home, the Rehua building, located in the heart of UC's Ilam Campus with modern digital technologies and innovative learning and social spaces. UC is also a partner in Manawa, the health research and education facility in Christchurch's Te Papa Hauora/Health Precinct; bringing together health researchers and doctoral students to collaborate and innovate alongside Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) clinical sand research staff.

For information on our team and qualifications, click on the links to, the School of Health Sciences and the Bachelor of Sport Coaching degreePost-Graduate and Masters in Sport Science, and Postgraduate qualifications in Health Sciences.

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC

Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

Our values are manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha and these uara (values) guide our decisions and behaviour. Our values provide a roadmap for how we do things, affirming our commitment to the oranga (health, safety and wellbeing) of our students through mana-enhancing pastoral care and support. Ngā Uara (our values) challenge and inspire us to be the best we can be. They make UC a great place to work and study.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us:

For more information about the University of Canterbury, please visit

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 31st July 2022 (Midnight NZ time)

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply

Please click "Apply" and provide the following:

  • a cover letter which includes a 2-3 page statement outlining your research interests and goals, teaching philosophy, and your thoughts on how to develop a successful Health Science team

  • a resume which includes a list of relevant research publications.

We do not accept applications by email, however, we are happy to answer any queries at

For further information specifically about the role, please contact: Nick Draper,

Important Information

For overseas applicants, please visit Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19-19 website, to review the latest health and visa requirements for visiting and working in New Zealand.