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Job id: 086746. Salary: £62,696 - £71,857 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 21 March 2024. Closing date: 22 April 2024.

Business unit: King's Business School. Department: Human Resource Management.

Contact details: Mike Clinton.

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.

Job description

The last few years have crystallised the growing sense that organisational success must take account of all stakeholders in business and the economy. King’s Business School has been at the centre of that conversation and we put our commitment to drive positive change at the heart of our research and education.  

We are part of an internationally renowned university with a track-record of pioneering thinking and have the limitless energies of London’s businesses, policy-makers, entrepreneurs and change-makers to draw on. This is an exciting place for collaboration and innovation that will help to make the world a better place.  

We have an exciting opening for an outstanding Employment Relations scholar to join the Human Resource Management & Employment Relations Department at Senior Lecturer or Reader level. This post is open to applicants on the Teaching & Research pathway. You should hold a PhD in a relevant field, have a high-quality track record of publications in leading refereed journals and an impressive research pipeline, and have achieved demonstrable success in education. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are currently under-represented within the faculty at this level.   

The Human Resource Management & Employment Relations Department includes leading scholars in the fields of HRM, Organizational Behaviour and Employment Relations who publish in top-tier journals, generate impact and win funding across these fields. King’s Business School offers a friendly and collegial working environment that encourages teamwork and innovation, and supports individual faculty members in achieving their personal work goals.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract  

This is a full-time post 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

  • Play a role in the planning, organisation, and delivery of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • Sustain high-quality research activity through a portfolio of individual and/or joint research projects and secure adequate funding.
  • Publish research findings in highly rated internationally recognised journals and/or influence wider policy and practice in this area.
  • Carry out academic management duties as requested by the Executive Dean or Head of Department.
  • Supervise postgraduate research students and/or research staff.
  • Participate in major internationally recognised academic networks, attend meetings and conferences to present research and thereby enhance the national and international standing of the School.
  • Develop and use a variety of methods to assess student learning and provide feedback that is timely, relevant, and appropriate.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria - Senior Lecturer / Reader

1.       PhD in relevant subject area

2.       Appropriate list of relevant publications and significant experience of developing research projects and/or collaborative funding bids

3.       Significant evidence of a pipeline of scholarly activities with potential for excellent future publications and/or impact

4.       Significant experience of teaching relevant topics at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, and willingness to contribute to the pastoral care of students

5.       Experience of carrying out academic administration

6.       Engagement in professional organisations (conference papers, workshops, memberships)

7.       Experience of being innovative in contemporary HRM-related teaching and curriculum design.

Desirable criteria

1.       Willingness to collaborate with colleagues in the Faculty and university

Further information

The interviews for this post will be held in mid-May 2024. The potential start dates for the post will be between 1st September 2024 to 1st January 2025

If you would like further information about the post, please contact Professor Mike Clinton, Head of Department (