The aim of this article is to highlight perceptions of the main demands and challenges placed on a novice sports science university lecturer and consider sources of support available to assist a novice lecturer during the early stages of their career. A lecturer is typically required to perform the roles of administrator, teacher, personal tutor, researcher and consultant. Discussion is given to the specific challenges a novice lecturer is likely to face within each of these roles and possible ways to overcome these challenges. Finally, a number of sources of support are identified to ensure a novice lecturer maintains the focus of their work and continues their professional development.
Hughes, Gerwyn, "Reflections of a Novice Sports Science Lecturer: Perceptions of the Challenges and Sources of Support" (2010). Kinesiology (Formerly Exercise and Sport Science). 46.