Professor (Education and Research) in Cardio-Respiratory Physiotherapy and/or Exercise and Rehabilitation

Opening Date:
1 Jun 2021
Closing Date:
27 Jun 2021
Salary Range:

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2,000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Professor in Cardio-Respiratory Physiotherapy and/or Exercise and Rehabilitation in the growing School of Allied Health Professions. The post holder will have clinical exercise rehabilitation and/or cardio-respiratory physiotherapy expertise and be expected to make a substantial contribution to the research agenda of the School, leading research in cardio-respiratory research. You will offer support and academic leadership in the School as well as contribute as an expert to teaching across the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum. The School offers high quality undergraduate and postgraduate provision and is part of a wider research community via the Faculty Research Institutes. Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation and Exercise Science are established and growing programmes within the School. From September 2019 we have successfully recruited to a 4 year MSci in Physiotherapy, and since January 2020 a pre-registration Masters in Physiotherapy. A new MSc in Prosthetics and Orthotics is scheduled to recruit for a January 2022 start.

You will play a part supporting the development of educational initiatives (especially in the BSc Rehabilitation and Exercise Science programme) that are aligned with the School strategic direction and focus. You will have a PhD in a related subject that supports the School profile, a higher degree in an area complimentary to Cardio-respiratory rehabilitation and relevant professional membership. (e.g. HCPC, ACSM, BASES, BASRAT, CIMSPA or equivalent). You will also have a track record of substantial contribution to professional / clinical services associated with cardio-respiratory medicine and exercise rehabilitation and a proven track record of successful engagement in research (e.g. grant success, high quality publications, impact nationally/ internationally) and substantial experience of UG and PG teaching to include CVR.

The School is situated at the heart of Keele University’s beautiful and vibrant campus. The University has excellent transport links and is situated within an hour of the cities of Manchester and Birmingham.

Keele University values diversity, and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, and to proper and fair representation across its senior decision making groups. In support of these commitments, the University particularly welcomes expressions of interest and applications from women and from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, for this post.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. The School is proud to have Athena SWAN bronze status. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

Please note this appointment is subject to both medical clearance by the University’s Occupational Health provider and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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