TA in Sport and Exercise Science

Temporary (10-month) emergency cover appointment of a Teaching Assistant in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Academic year 2015/16

Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the University of Limerick, Ireland

Salary Scale (€27,685 pro rata) (with 10% less for new entrants to public service)

The Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences (PESS) seeks to make a temporary (10-month) emergency cover appointment of a Teaching Assistant in Sport and Exercise Sciences. To facilitate this we are inviting expressions of interest from potentially suitable candidates for this position.



Bachelor Degree in Sport & Exercise Sciences or equivalent at 2:1 level or above. Candidates must have good laboratory skills in sport and exercise science disciplines, good interpersonal and communication skills. Some relevant teaching experience at 3rd level and /or postgraduate qualification in Sports and Exercise Sciences or cognate discipline would be an advantage.



To contribute to teaching, assessment and routine course development in the subject area of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Ability to contribute to the teaching of the laboratory and/or practical aspects of undergraduate Sport and Exercise Sciences is essential.



A contract Teaching Assistant in Sport and Exercise Sciences within the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences. This appointment will be filled on a contract basis for 10 months from the end of August 2015.The successful candidate will teach mainly undergraduate Sport and Exercise Science students with potentially some teaching in practical aspects of Physical Education.  A 2:1 honours degree or above in Sport and Exercise Science or a related discipline and good interpersonal skills are essential for this post. Experience in teaching or laboratory tutoring in third level students would be an advantage. Some postgraduate research experience is desirable. Candidates with postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline are preferred. The appointee will teach students in laboratory, tutorial and practical settings within the department, and will assess coursework from students.

Expressions of interest should exceed no more than 1000 words and clarify the candidate’s qualifications suitable to the position, their experience of teaching in 3rd level, their experience in working in lab contexts, the potential for involvement in being involved in student undergraduate research, their interpersonal and communication skills and the name and contact details of two referees. The expression of interest statement is to be accompanied by a CV and the name of two referees. All information is to be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject heading ‘Teaching Assistant in SES’ by 5pm on Thursday 27th August 2015.

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