Professor/Associate Professor HR & Employee Relations

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
14 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor/Associate Professor HR & Employee Relations

Faculty of Business and Law

Ref: BAL/22/13356

Salary: Competitive

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Grade: 8 or 9

Closing date: 09/10/2022

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Type: Full Time

Northumbria is a research-intensive modern university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Ranked in the UK top 50 (Guardian University League Table 2022 and Complete University Guide 2023), Northumbria recorded the biggest rise of any UK university for research power in the Research Excellence Framework for the second time in 2021 and is now rated within the top 25 in the UK.

At Northumbria, we embrace tomorrow. We pursue new thinking, forge new partnerships, create and exchange new knowledge, and find new solutions. Our inspirational academics, partners and students work together to tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on. We are ready for the future whatever it may hold. We are looking for future colleagues that share our ambition.

Within the Leadership and Human Resource Management (LHRM )department we offer a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees specialising in leadership, human resource management and business management. The LHRM department consists of around 70 academic staff who currently teach over 1800 students. Our programmes are professionally recognised by the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development (CIPD),Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and other professional bodies and are underpinned by world-leading research, including in areas such as Human Resource Management, leadership & Management Development, Organisational Behaviour and Business Ethics.

Our research is organised around three core research interest areas: public policy and management, building better business, and creating sustainable work futures. The 2021 REF results placed our research power at 9th in the rankings for Business and Management Studies.

In the area of public policy and management, we have had recent success with Research England on the support for a new Policy and Evidence Hub, in conjunction with department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation,and Strategy, and have formed the academic building blocks of Human Learning Systems, a complexity-informed approach to public management. In management studies more broadly, our Responsible Business Seminar series, Sustainable Working Futures,and the launch of our Baltic Sessions has attracted internationally recognised speakers.Supporting sustainable and responsible business growth is central to our work in organisational studies, human resource development and learning, and critical management studies.

Our knowledge exchange (KE) portfolio is continuing to proliferate as we develop strong partnerships to deliver a force for good. We have a strong record of collaborative and contract research, CPD, consultancy and KTPs across the public, private and third sectors. Among our most significant initiatives is our pioneering work with Mersey Care on developing restorative just cultures (over 1,200 people from 25 NHS Trusts have completed this programme so far), our leadership and career development work with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), and our leading role in the delivery of the Help to Grow Management programme,supporting small and medium sized businesses to boost their business performance, resilience and growth.

Successful candidates must be qualified to doctoral level in a relevant discipline, with specialist knowledge of HR & Employee relations gained through research activity, professional practice, or consultancy. A track record of high-quality research and teaching is essential, together with an excellent publication profile and ability to bid for external income. Proven experience of generating wider impact through research and knowledge exchange activities will be a distinct advantage.

Once appointed, you will contribute to further enhancing our research, enterprise,and teaching activities. This will include undertaking individual and joint research to produce high quality academic outputs,teaching at all levels of curriculum, contributing to the generation of external research income, mentoring junior members of staff, as well as taking on departmental and faculty-level leadership roles.

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact the Head of LHRM Department Dr Gosia Ciesielska

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs up to a maximum of 4.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all documents into a single file.

Northumbria is one of the largest universities in the UK with over 37,000 students from 137 countries. Putting students at the heart of an outstanding experience, and with world-leading research and award-winning partnerships, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university.  Discover more about us

Northumbria University is a great place to work.  We empower our exceptional people to achieve shared ambitions and promote a positive work life balance.  To say thank you, we offer a wide range of benefits including excellent pension schemes, flexible working, a generous holiday entitlement, continued commitment to your learning and development and more.

We are an on-campus organisation where colleagues work regular patterns of hours and on campus, with some flexibility on the timing of their hours and the location of their work in discussion with their manager. 

Northumbria University is committed to creating an inclusive culture where we take pride in, and value, the diversity of our staff.  We encourage and welcome applications from all members of the community.  The University holds a bronze Athena Swan award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality, we are a Disability Confident Employer, a member of the Race Equality Charter and are participating in the Stonewall Diversity Champion Programme.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers. The University has implemented a range of flexible working arrangements, and we are happy to explore candidate requirements as part of the recruitment process.  

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about Relocation Assistance

Please note this vacancy will close on 09/10/2022