Professor of Sport and Sustainability

24 October 2019 by

Professor of Sport and Sustainability

Full time, Permanent
Posted 1 year ago

Starting salary from £64,290 – £70,950 per annum with further progression opportunities to £88,070

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

The Department of Sport and Event Management, located in the Faculty of Management and The Business School at Bournemouth University, is a vibrant and future focused department that builds upon Bournemouth’s existing excellence and global reputation for the fusion of research, practice and teaching.

As a Professor of Sport and Sustainability you will be able to demonstrate research leadership and build capacity towards establishing  a sport and sustainability research agenda at Bournemouth University. Aligned with the UN Sustainable Development goals, we consider sustainability in the broadest possible sense and are looking to develop expertise in sport and related areas such as poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, ecological change, the green or low carbon economy, urban renewal, organisational change and development, and socially inclusive environments. As a professor you will enhance our capacity to deliver impact and engage with industry partners and collaborators. You will be expected to attract external grant funding, knowledge transfer, continuous professional development and other forms of external engagement and professional practice, as appropriate.

You will be qualified to Doctorate level or equivalent in a relevant field.  You will have demonstrated global research leadership and you will be committed to a culture of academic excellence and continuous improvement.

Applications are welcome from those with particular expertise in the areas of disciplinary knowledges and expertise, not limited to sociology, cultural studies, geography, management, environmental sciences and sustainability.

For further information and discussion, please contact Dr Carly Stewart by email

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961133 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference (FOM162).

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment. We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society. To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Closing Date: (Midnight) Sunday 17 November 2019

Interview Date: Monday 2 December 2019

Job Features

Email address for enquiriesPlease contact Dr Carly Stewart by email
Instructions for how to applyApply online at
Closing date for applications17th November 2019

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