Role description

Professor of Human Resource Management

The School seeks to recruit a Professor of Human Resource Management (HRM) to join the Human Resource Management & Employment Relations Subject Group, where multi-disciplinary research spans the fields of human resource management, organisational behavior and employment relations. The successful candidate will be a distinguished scholar with an international profile in the field of human resource management.

The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen the Business School’s research capacity and will require a publication list that includes peer reviewed articles published in world-leading, relevant journals. The post holder must have a proven ability to initiate and lead research projects, together with a commitment to launching new ones. The Group hosts a highly successful MSc in HRM and Organisational Analysis, as well as more broadly teaching on a wide range of core and optional modules and the incoming Professor will have scope to shape the future offering.

The post holder will be joining a vibrant and ambitious Business School, where there are additional opportunities to take a major leadership role and enhance the profile of the Group with external stakeholders. An appetite to develop the activities of the Group; notably in building collaborative global networks, supporting the delivery of high performing programmes, promoting interdisciplinary and research excellence, and ensuring student satisfaction, are highly desirable.

Purpose

  • To contribute to the School’s research profile and reputation through publication in top international journals and participation in the major academic networks

  • To take a role in the planning, organisation and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

  • To contribute to the academic leadership of the School as requested by the Executive Dean

  • Lead and sustain top-quality research activity through a portfolio of individual and/or joint research projects and to secure the funding required for this research as required

  • Supervise, guide and support postgraduate research students and/or research staff

  • Attend meetings and internationally recognized conferences to present research findings and thereby enhance the national and international standing of the School

  • Take responsibility for the planning, organisation and delivery of both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities within the School

  • Develop and use a variety of methods to assess student learning and provide feedback that is timely, relevant and appropriate

  • Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be required by the Head of Group

  • To carry out leadership and administration duties as required in support of the Executive Dean and Vice-Deans
Role purpose

Key responsibilities and objectives of the job

  • Contribute to the ongoing development and design of the curriculum, in a manner that supports a research-led approach to student learning

  • Participate fully in assessment and examination processes as appropriate using a variety of methods and techniques and provide effective, timely an appropriate feedback to students to support their learning

  • Engage in professional development as appropriate

  • Contribute to the development of junior colleagues through guidance and mentoring

  • Accept academic responsibility within the Faculty, involving school administrative responsibilities in respect of student services, student recruitment and advice as well as participating in aspects of Faculty governance on Faculty committees

  • To contribute to the School’s research profile and reputation through publication in top international journals and participation in the major academic networks

  • Act as personal tutor to students as agreed with the Head of Group and assist with difficulties, e.g. learning support problems

  • To take a role in the planning, organisation and delivery of teaching activities within the School in accordance with established School practice

  • Contribute to the development of junior colleagues through guidance and mentoring

  • Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be requested by the Executive Dean and Head of Group

Decision making, planning and problem solving

  • Identify programme development needs and propose how these should be achieved

  • Design, deliver and assess modules through conventional means and through e-learning

  • Advise on strategic issues such as student recruitment and marketing

  • Take responsibility for administrative duties such as admissions, time-tabling, examinations, attendance et cetera

  • Ensure student needs and expectations are met

  • Manage projects relating to own area of research

  • Collaborate with colleagues on implementation of assessment procedures

  • Contribute to accreditation and quality control processes

  • Develop ideas for generating income, promoting the subject, disseminating and applying the results of scholarship

Communication and network

  • Disseminate conceptual and complex ideas to a wide variety of audiences using appropriate media and methods to promote understanding

  • Communicate with students through the e-learning platform

  • Lead and develop internal networks

  • Participate in and develop external networks

  • Provide expert opinion to external organisations where appropriate

Service delivery

  • Provide specialist or professional advice to students

  • Independently provide advice and deal with queries of a specialist nature, interpret student requirements

  • Give support to colleagues in dealing with queries and monitoring service objectives and standards

  • Contribute towards setting the required levels of service

Analysis and research

  • Contribute towards the Business School’s continued excellence in research and impact, including developing relevant research objectives and preparing research proposals

  • Extend, transform and apply knowledge required from scholarship to teaching, research and appropriate external activities

  • Contribute to the development of research strategies

  • Contribute towards identifying sources of funding and the process of those securing funds

  • Seek to secure impact for research findings

Teamwork, teaching and learning support

  • Collaborate with colleagues to identify and respond to student needs both on campus and in the e-learning environment

  • Act as a responsible team member, leading where agreed, and developing productive working relationship with others

  • Use appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods

  • Supervise student projects

  • Collaborate with colleagues across departments to deliver programmes and contribute to the planning, design and development of objectives and material

  • Design teaching material and deliver across a range of modules within subject area

  • Identify areas of current provision in need of revision or improvement

  • Set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide feedback to students

  • Create and ensure a supportive and reflective teaching environment, including the promotion of debate and discussion across faculties, to ensure good educational practice


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