Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour

Birmingham, United Kingdom
£35,211 to £58,089 per annum
06 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Aston Business School

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £35,211 to £58,089 per annum
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Thursday 06 December 2018
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R180521

Aston Business School is a Triple Accredited University (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA) and one of the leading Universities in the UK for academic research (in the recent REF we received 100% for Research Impact), excellent teaching (awarded Gold rating in the 2016/17 TEF) and business engagement. We are only one of three UK institutions with the Small Business Charter Gold Award. The University actively supports and finances academic spin-offs. The Work and Organisational Psychology Department hosts three main clusters – HRM, Work Psychology/OB and Social Responsibility and Sustainability - conducting research in various aspects of human and organisational performance. There is a thriving research culture in the Department, which has a strong reputation for being rigorous and relevant. We support participation in international conferences and supervision of PhDs via the Dean’s scholarships, and actively support business engagement/Executive Education opportunities.

We are seeking an inspirational and highly motivated individual to contribute to the development of the Department’s research, teaching, PhD/DBA supervision, and enterprise activities. We welcome discussions with prospective candidates with expertise in any area of OB and Work/Organisational Psychology. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in the domains of Leadership and Behavioural Insights (nudging). Applicants should possess a good first degree and a doctorate in a relevant discipline. For Senior Lecturer, you should have an established research profile, including evidence of a growing body of internationally excellent and leading publications in OB/Work and Organisational Psychology-related journals, as well as a developing international network. You must have experience in securing substantial funding from different sources, leading externally funded research projects, mentoring junior faculty and undertaking effectively doctoral research supervision. For Lecturer, you should have demonstrable ability or potential to excel in these domains of work. All applicants should have a passion for their subject and be able to communicate that passion effectively to the academic, business and policy-making communities. You should be able to demonstrate effective and innovative teaching practice at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You should be at least Fellows of HEA (or equivalent). Chartered membership of BPS, industry experience and possession of entrepreneurial skills are highly desirable.  

For lecturer posts, the minimum period for which initial appointments are made is normally five years with the possibility of transfer to a continuing appointment.

For informal discussions relating to this post please contact the Head of Department, Professor Nicholas Theodorakopoulos; email:

Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a bronze award. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly, supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere.