Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

Southampton, United Kingdom
£32,348 to £39,745 per annum
22 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2022
Contract Type

HR Management & Organisational Behaviour

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £39,745 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 16 October 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1977322TR

Southampton Business School 

Applications will be considered from 0.6FTE and above 

Inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs and leaders in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

There are few better places to launch an influential, long-term career.  This is your chance to develop future-defining expertise at the cutting edge of contemporary business thinking. Working at the heart of a thriving academic community with a worldwide reputation, you’ll have every opportunity to progress your professional profile and research interests. At the same time you’ll be shaping the next generation of leaders.

Southampton Business School at the University of Southampton is one of the UK’s top business schools. With a truly distinctive multidisciplinary approach, we educate ambitious leaders who want to change business and society for the better. Our world-class, cutting-edge research shapes future business practices and solves problems for businesses, organisations and governments. Over the past year we have strengthen our links with leading businesses and organisations internationally and in the local community. And we bring together experts from a diverse range of business fields through an integrated enterprise strategy that supports both our research impact and students’ experiential learning.  

The Department of HRM and OB at SBS brings together a multidisciplinary team of internationally renowned academics with teaching and research interests in the fields of human resource management and organisational behaviour, as well as in associated fields such as industrial/employment relations, employment studies, organisation studies, labour economics, and work sociology. The Department has a thriving undergraduate and postgraduate portfolio, which is built on the staff’s research strengths and expertise. We lead the MSc HRM programme, and contribute to several other programmes offered by SBS.

Recent research topics of the HRM and OB group members include alternative theorising of leadership, careers and skills, digital media, technologies and people, corporate social responsibility, sustainability and ethics, entrepreneurship and self-employment, human resource development, independent professionals, individual and organisational responses to hardship, labour market institutions and workplace trade unions, new ways of working, power in technological change programmes, work/non-work interface, work quality and well-being, and workforce diversity and inequalities. Members of the Department have published in leading academic outlets, such as the British Journal of Management, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Gender, Work & Organization, Human Relations, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Organization Studies, Public Management Review, Research Policy, and Work, Employment and Society.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Interim Head of the Department, Dr Michail Veliziotis, Associate Professor of HRM, via email:

About you

As a lecturer, you will teach at an undergraduate and postgraduate level and act as a leader and ambassador for us across management and engagement activities. Whether developing your own teaching approaches, acting as supervisor to your students or contributing to the effective administration of our department, you will enjoy scope to innovate and make a significant impact. You will be involved in the school or departmental management and enterprise or other engagement activities.

You will play a central role in furthering the research of the department.  You will bring a strong professional reputation to the role and will demonstrate the ability to produce world-class research for publication in leading academic journals. 

What we can offer you

We recognise that this may be your first role in an academic institution.   Through our Centre for Higher Educational Practice, we promote academic professional learning for every member of University staff.  We actively support educators through either a taught programme (Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice) or a portfolio based approach (Professional Recognition of Educator Practice).

Committed to supporting our teaching and research community we are open to a flexible working approach.  With an understanding that there is a need to be on campus for teaching duties we are open to a hybrid approach.  We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and those who have taken a career break. Proud to be a founding signatory of the Athena Swan gender equality charter we hold an institutional Silver award.

As well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days. We will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts.  

As a university we aim to create an inclusive environment that attracts, supports and retains the best students and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences from across the world. We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.

To find out more about Southampton Business School, 

We are interested in applications from individuals from 0.6 FTE and above. 

For applicants interested in a Part Time role, please note: this role is unlikely to support a Certificate of Sponsorship with a part time salary amount (a Certificate of Sponsorship is required to obtain a Skilled Worker visa to work in the UK). 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Holly Shergold (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5719, or email Please quote reference 1977322TR on all correspondence.