Professor and Director of the Research Centre for Decent Work and Productivity

Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester (GB)
Posted
14 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Professor and Director of the Research Centre for Decent Work and Productivity

Manchester

Competitive

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Who we are

Manchester is one of the most extensive higher education centres in Europe and the most popular city for students in the UK. We are at the heart of it, delivering cutting-edge skills to people from 120 countries – 94% of whom go into work or further study within six months of graduating. Since 2006, we have invested £350 million into our exceptional campus to deliver our vision of being the best modern university, and we continue to achieve and innovate every day.

Where you’ll work:

Decent Work and Productivity engages with a wide range of organisations and policy-makers to conduct world-leading research on the forces that shape decent work and work productivity. Research in the centre aims to help organisations manage work in a way that is evidence led. We seek to build knowledge about the relationship between work quality and performance, and how these can be aligned.

Clearly, for work to be decent it must be sustainable and, so, productive. UK policy is also deeply concerned with creating 'good work' and solving our productivity puzzle by making more work productive. We bring knowledge and stakeholders together to think about what causes decent work and productivity, who has decent and productive work and what can be done to shape a bright future for workers and work.

The Centre for Decent Work and Productivity was established in 2018 by bringing together researchers in human resource management, organisational behaviour, strategy, entrepreneurship and diversity to think across disciplines about the future of work. Like the International Labour Organisation and the United Nations, we passionately believe that all people deserve 'decent work'. Work that is both decent for workers and productive for organisations, is vital to the success of any good society. Our research centre builds knowledge about the relationship between work quality and performance, and how these can be aligned.

We tackle the key question: “What is, and what causes, decent work and productivity?” through our four knowledge platforms:

  • Work and Working Lives
  • Work, Management and Leadership Capabilities
  • Sylvia Pankhurst Gender and Diversity Research Centre
  • Work in Small Enterprise

Further information about the centre and its activities can be obtained via the website at: Decent Work and Productivity

The Role

An opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a Professor to make a major contribution to research and knowledge exchange within the Business School, as Director of the University Centre for Research and Knowledge Exchange in Decent Work and Productivity. The post of Professor is a permanent position and the role of Research Centre Director is available as a rotating position, tenable for 4 years in the first instance. Established in 2018 and currently consisting of around 20 core members plus a further 42 associate and affiliate members, Decent Work and Productivity provides a focus for research in the Department of People & Performance, as well as staff in other business school departments.

Located in the Department of People & Performance, the successful applicant will be expected to play a major role in providing leadership to drive forward research and knowledge exchange within the centre and will have a background in one of a number of cognate areas, namely: human resource management, organisational behaviour, organisation studies, gender and diversity, leadership, strategy and sustainability, entrepreneurship.

Closing date: 14 July 2019

Interviews are due to take place on 21st October. 

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