Senior Lecturer/ Reader in Human Resource Management Ref 6505

School/department: University of Sussex Business School
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Salary: starting at £51,799 to £60,022 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 28 September 2021
Closing date:  20 October 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: January 2022

Job description

The Department of Management is looking to recruit a full-time faculty member at Senior Lecturer/ Reader level to contribute to our undergraduate and postgraduate courses on human resource management and to contribute to research and scholarship in this field.

The successful candidate will be part of a growing and enthusiastic team of academics with specialisms in human resource management, social psychology, occupational psychology, and organisational behaviour. Expertise in the areas of quantitative and qualitative research methods is particularly desirable.

The successful candidate will be a research active academic who enjoys working in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment. Candidates are expected to have a strong research track record in terms of publications in internationally-rated journals at the level of ABS 3, 4, and 4*. In addition to publications, the applicant should demonstrate success in research income generation and should be actively involved in activities aiming to generate external funding and demonstrate impact on policy and practice.

The successful applicant needs to demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching and for collaborating with colleagues to deliver teaching in teams. They are expected to teach modules broadly related to human resource management, assist in the professional and academic development and mentoring of students, and will enrich our teaching portfolios by drawing upon their research and/or professional practice. 

The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop innovative research and teaching strands (in line with the Sussex ethos), and can expect to enjoy protected research time (see below), a range of opportunities to secure internal research funds and support, and a wide range of teaching and development training. There are a number of relevant research groups that the successful candidate will be welcome to join within the Management Department, including the Future of Work Hub and the Digital Futures at Work Research Centre.

Informal enquiries may be made with the Head of Department, Dr Benjamin Everly ( )

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

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How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to  

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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