Professor of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

Southampton, Hampshire (GB)
08 Apr 2020
End of advertisement period
07 May 2020
Contract Type

Professor of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

HR Management & Organisational Behaviour

Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: Competitive: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (Level 7, Band A) plus Head of Department Allowance
Part Time (from 0.8FTE) or Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date: Thursday 07 May 2020
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 1260020TR

Head of Department, Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour Professor of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour.

We are seeking to recruit an outstanding individual for a key teaching, research and leadership position in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, who will play a crucial role in the School achieving its vision and lead the department of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour.

Taking on a substantive role as a Level 7 Professor, the Head of Department responsibilities will approximate to 0.3 FTE, with an initial term of 3 years.

Southampton Business School

Southampton Business School is AACSB accredited and a Guardian University Guide Top 10 Business School with ambitious plans for growth, including EQUIS accreditation within the next 12 months. The Business School is driven by innovation and enterprise and brings together experts from a diverse range of fields including management and leadership, marketing, healthcare and engineering.

As part of a world-renowned Top 100 QS ranked Russell Group University with a global reputation for academic excellence, we offer a stimulating, challenging and dynamic working environment for all our staff. The Business School is a strong part of the University with successful undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, a large PhD portfolio as well as an MBA and DBA.

The Department of HRM and OB brings together internationally renowned academics with teaching and research interests in the area of careers, corporate social responsibility, crisis, critical management studies, employment, entrepreneurship, ethics, immigration, industrial relations, labour unions, leadership, liminality, mindfulness, psychoanalysis, sustainability, and the changing world of work. Members of the department have published in top tier journals such as the Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Discoveries, Academy of Management Education and Learning, British Journal of Management, Human Relations, Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, and Work, Employment and Society. The department has a thriving undergraduate and postgraduate portfolio, which is built on the research strengths and focus of department staff.

About You

You will have a PhD (or equivalent qualifications/experience), along with an established academic reputation within your specialist discipline, demonstrated by a significant record of high-quality published research and a track record in securing research funding. You will be an engaged and visible leader with a collegiate approach to management and the energy and passion to promote teaching excellence whilst overseeing staff appointments, enterprise opportunities and research within your department.

What we can offer you

Based at our lively Highfield campus, you will have access to state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, as well as our sports complex, Hartley Library and Staff Social Centre.  Having secured a £300m bond investment we are committed to investing in the University’s future and long-term stability. 

We offer some fantastic benefits including 44 days leave per year, options for flexible working, excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption, parental and carers leave), a wide variety of on and off-campus arts and culture facilities and access to a range of staff discounts and offers at local shops, restaurants and service providers.

The University of Southampton is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for delivering world-class research and creating a community that values independent thought.

Applications will be considered from candidates interested in part time hours of 0.8FTE and above.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Head of Southampton Business School, Professor Martin Broad +44 (0)23 8059 3966.

Application procedure:

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Please submit details for 3 referees and include your CV and publication list with your application.

The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on 02380 594043. Please quote reference 1260020TR on all correspondence.