Senior Lecturer/Reader in Gender, Leadership and Inclusion

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Cranfield, United Kingdom
£53,205 to £57,715 per annum
01 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2021
Contract Type
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 Permanent
Salary £53,205 to £57,715 per annum
Apply by 31/01/2021

Role Description

Cranfield University School of Management welcomes applications for this exciting opportunity to lead and develop an existing world-class research centre in gender, leadership and inclusion. The School is seeking an individual who can providing intellectual leadership and business development for this centre, as well as providing teaching and learning activities in the areas of both leadership and diversity and inclusion. 

As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally.  Our distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world. 

Our people are our most valuable resource and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here. Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

The Changing World of Work group focuses on examining the implications of the changing work context on managing people and organisations and brings together expertise in the areas of Human Resource Management, Employment Relations, Leadership, Organisational Behaviour and Gender, Diversity and Inclusion in order to explore and address these changes.  The Group provides thought leadership in areas such as gender and leadership, generational diversity, global mobility, HR and technology, flexible and agile working, employee engagement, career development and management and performance management.  The group works closely with employers, government, consultants and policy groups to provide support in understanding and responding to these changes, via research, consultancy and executive development. 

You will report directly to the Group Head, Professor Emma Parry, who is also the Head of the Work and Learning Centre.  Prof. Parry reports directly to the Dean and PVC School. You will be expected to work with the Group Head and others to build a strong portfolio of research, create new knowledge and develop impactful contributions to both academic, practitioner and government constituents. 

Gender, leadership and inclusion is a focal and important area of Cranfield’s activity. The Gender, Leadership and Inclusion Centre (GLIC) is a thriving research community that bridges research and practice in the areas of gender, diversity, leadership and inclusion at work. 

You will also provide teaching in the field of gender, diversity and leadership, and also in the broader area of leadership, for qualification and executive development programmes, as well as designing and developing teaching material.  In addition, you will be expected to take on a small number of doctoral students in the field of diversity and leadership. You will undertake managerial and leadership responsibilities as appropriate.

You will be educated to doctoral level (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and will have already developed some reputation in this field through publications, conference presentations and winning research income. With excellent communication skills, you will be able to collaborate effectively with academics, practitioners and policy makers.  Experience of leadership, or of working with external clients is desirable. 

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In return, you will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key position, and to develop this world leading research centre while joining a supportive team and environment. In particular, this is an ideal opportunity for an academic who is committed to influencing policy and practice via high quality rigorous research and teaching, and who is at the stage of their career where they would like to lead and develop an area of strategic importance within an institution, while developing their profile for eventual promotion to Professor. 

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. 

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

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. Find out more here.

For an informal discussion, please contact Emma Parry, Professor of Human Resource Management, on (T); +44 (0)1234 75 4808 or (E);

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