Professor and Head of HRM Group

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£65,573 - £74,735
06 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
07 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Professor and Head of HRM Group – Full time, Permanent

Job reference: 0000016234

Date posted: 06/07/2022

Application closing date: 07/08/2022

Salary: £65,573 - £74,735 (Grade 8)

Package: Excellent Benefits Package

Contractual hours: 35

Basis: Full Time

Job description

Aademic pathway: Research, Learning & Teaching or Professional Practice.

We're looking for a highly ambitious and motivated Professor with vision, experience and international standing to lead the HRM Subject Group.

Edinburgh Napier Business School is one of the largest modern Business Schools in Scotland, at the leading edge of innovation, with a strong academic reputation in undergraduate, postgraduate, executive education, and business research. The school is focused on the delivery of a portfolio of programmes which reflect the needs of students and places greater emphasis on practical experiences and application of learning. 

We are in an exciting phase of growth, as part of our ambitious strategy to be ‘The Business School for Empowerment, Enterprise and Employability for All’, and this is a key role in the School’s Leadership Team. To learn more about our Business School, watch this short video.

Edinburgh Napier University is the ‘#1 Modern University in Scotland’ (Guardian Good University Guide 2021) and the number one university in Edinburgh for Student Satisfaction (NSS 2020). University’s phenomenal results from the Research Excellence Framework (2021) are testament to our growing strength and capability as a research institution. These results, alongside our consistently positive National Student Survey results and sustained high levels of graduate employability, demonstrate the increasing impact of Edinburgh Napier's collective work, quality, and commitment.

The role

As a Professor of HRM, you will have a proven substantive track record of innovative teaching, research, and leadership experience in your field, which may include human resource management; work and employment studies; organisational behaviour; work and organisational psychology, human resource development and employment relations.

As part of the School’s Leadership Team, you will contribute to the continued development and implementation of our strategic plan, with particular focus on the growth and development of the HRM subject area, providing an excellent student experience with real world application and the creation of a distinctive curriculum.

You will have a strong network of industry and academic contacts and engage with relevant stakeholder groups to foster collaboration, innovation and other initiatives, thereby generating income.  A focus for all our academic staff is to maximise networks, build relationships with industry to deliver income growth, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and internationalise our work with a focus on Transnational Education Programmes (TNE). 

Who we are looking for

We are looking for exceptional candidates with a proven track record as a senior academic and who will take an active part in our ambitious strategy for The Business School. Candidates will bring their experience, skills and creativity to the role, whilst demonstrating a track record of high-quality teaching and research activity within their discipline. 

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Academic achievement including international standing, high quality research outputs, income generation and academic leadership
  • Extensive experience of leading and managing large academic programmes
  • Leadership achievement including management experience in higher education
  • High quality teaching/learning and research programmes
  • An ability to deliver teaching internationally, nationally (UK) and online

To know more about this exciting opportunity please click here to view the role profile.

Benefits we offer

Salary: £65,573 - £74,735 (Grade 8) + Pension (Employer contribution of 23% - Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme.

Further information about our benefits can be found here.

Additional information

  • Closing Date: Sunday 7th August @11.59pm
  • Interviews: to be confirmed 

For general queries please contact recuitment@napier.ac.uk

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