School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

The School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University is internationally renowned for excellence in teaching and research.

Highly rated in national university league tables and number one in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018, the School’s wide-ranging expertise encompasses such diverse areas as medicine, molecular biology, nutrition, biomechanics, economics, pedagogy, psychology, sociology and sport management.

The School is home to over 130 members of academic and senior research staff, 160 research students and 60 members of administrative, technical and management/specialist staff.

With globally renowned staff collaborating with other academic institutions, centres and industry partners around the world, the School has been recognised for the quality of its research (commended in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise) and enjoys a high profile in the media.

Research within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences continues to have a far-reaching impact and reflects the global interests of staff and their extensive international collaboration. Research is multi-disciplinary, drawing on the full spectrum of natural and social sciences, and is focused on issues of contemporary concern at international, national and local levels.

With access to state-of-the-art laboratories, teaching resources, equipment, sport and exercise facilities including the establishment of a £10m pioneering sport and exercise medicine centre at Loughborough (one of three regional hubs that, together, form the country's first ever National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine), Loughborough University and the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences offer both a truly unique student experience and a dynamic centre of research excellence.

Lecturer opportunities

We are looking for candidates at Lecturer level to join the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

Following hugely successful strategic developments we are looking for academics to join our growing community of scholars in psychology, sport management, physiology and nutrition whose research interests complement our School research, who can contribute in a meaningful way to our varied teaching portfolio and who have an active interest in the application of their world-leading research and teaching ideas.

We welcome applications in the following areas:

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Internationally renowned research expertise in applied exercise psychology, sport and performance psychology, coach-athlete relationships.

Sport Management

Current strengths are in the understanding of the management of sporting organisations and events; sport and physical activity participation and spectatorship; branding, sponsorship, marketing and communications management; governance and policy design and implementation; sport for development and peace; sport economics and politics; sport and globalization; health and physical activity; safe-guarding and integrity management.


We have particular emphasis in this area around the physiology of performance, environmental physiology and in exercise testing and prescription.

Apply now

Follow the link below to apply for Lecturer roles in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.