Research Fellow, Changing World of Work

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£33,309 per annum
22 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School/Department School of Management
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period 24 months
Salary £33,309 per annum
Apply by 23/02/2020

Role Description

Cranfield School of Management, has long been recognised as one of the most established and respected business schools in the UK, with 50 years’ experience of educating business leaders. We are known for excellence in leadership development, deep-rooted relationships with organisations of all kinds, and our focus on transforming learning and research into improved management practice.

The Changing World of Work Group focuses on examining the implications of the changing work context on managing people and organisations. The Group provides thought leadership in areas such as generational diversity, emerging technologies and work, gender, leadership and inclusion, global mobility, HR and technology, flexible and agile working and employee engagement, and brings together expertise in Human Resource Management (HRM) Organizational Behaviour (OB) and Diversity.

Within this group, you will be responsible for supporting research projects in the areas of the future of work and future workforce, and HRM. In particular, a large proportion of your workload will involve supporting a project entitled “Understanding the Future Workforce” which is to be undertaken within the UK Defence context. In addition you will be asked to support other projects within Defence and for other clients.

This is an ideal role for someone who wishes to both apply and develop their research expertise within an academic setting while undertaking applied research with practical outcomes. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to get involved with the activities of this growing academic group and to contribute to a number of research projects, as appropriate. Support will also be provided for the development of the successful candidate’s own research agenda, via academic publications.

You will be Educated to Doctoral level (or close to PhD completion) in Human Resources Management, Organisational Psychology, Organisational Behaviour or closely related area and have experience of management research using both qualitative and quantitative methods. In particular, you will have experience of undertaking structured literature/evidence reviews and qualitative research methods, as well as of writing to a high standard.

As the research involves working in a Defence context, it is expected that the successful applicant will be eligible for at least Baseline security clearance.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Emma Parry, Professor of Human Resource Management, on (T); +44 (0)1234 754808 or (E);

At Cranfield, we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role.