Professor of International Human Resource Management

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
Nov 03, 2020
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Jan 03, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor of International Human Resource Management
Faculty of Business and Law

Northumbria University is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Amsterdam, Malaysia, and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe.

We are seeking appoint a Professor to spearhead the development of our International Human Resource Management and Development research and teaching. Our current undergraduate portfolio includes a new BA Business and HRM programme and we have two current PGT offers, a part-time MA Human Resource Management and Development programme and MSc Business with HRM programme. Our aspiration is to develop new internationally attractive PGT programmes in the areas of HRM and HRD to run at our home campus in Newcastle, our London and Amsterdam campuses and potentially with our overseas partners in the middle east and southeast Asia. Our research activity covers a wide range of areas principally in Public Policy and Public Management, Business Ethics and in Leadership and Organisational Change organised within a number of research interest groups including “Risk, Responsibility Ethics and Governance”, “Global Entrepreneurial Talent Management” and “Public Policy and Public Management (3PM)”. You will assist us in developing a vibrant research group in the area International Human Resource Management and Development building on the expertise of our current Associate Professor’s and Senior Lecturers working in this area.

Working within our Department of Leadership & HRM, part of the award-winning Newcastle Business School, you will join a team of more than 60 academic staff, including 7 full-time professors dedicated to advancing the field of leadership and human resource management. You will possess an outstanding record of publications in high quality academic journals and a sustained record of research funding success. You will continue to undertake research and scholarly activities contributing to the Faculty’s research profile and development of its next REF submission, together with contributing to consultancy, enterprise, and other income generation and business development activities.

You must have excellent interpersonal skills coupled with the ability to teach effectively on a range of programmes using a variety of approaches to student learning. You will also demonstrate multicultural competence, including awareness, knowledge and skills needed to work in meaningful, relevant and productive ways with others who are culturally different from you.

We encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic and women candidates, who are currently under-represented at this level of appointment

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Alex Hope, Head of Leadership & HRM, via email

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 4) up to a maximum of 4, since 2017.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Currently, due to COVID-19, academic staff will normally be on campus for approximately two days per week when face to face teaching is scheduled, and as required to undertake research using specialist facilities. 

Please note this vacancy will close on 03/01/2020 

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