Lecturer in HR Management

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£42,155 - £51,805 per annum (Grade 6)
16 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
27 Nov 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

The Human Resource Management (HRM) team is well-established with a strong academic reputation. The subject area of HRM is consistently rated very highly in the National Student Survey (in 2019 the HRM subject area was ranked 1st in UK). The team is well-known for its approach to practice-based learning and research around the theme of 'maximising human potential', which focuses on well-being, diversity, talent and leadership development and performance improvement.

The subject area delivers HRM programmes at Degree and master’s Levels and runs programmes on-campus, overseas and online. We also run bespoke part-time programmes with commercial partners.

A truly international community of practice, the School is one of the largest Business Schools in Scotland and offers expertise, teaching, and research across: Accounting & Finance, Business & Management, Law, Marketing, Tourism, Hospitality, and Festival & Events Management.

Our industry links are second to none and we have developed excellent connections with the corporate community and organisations such as Scottish Enterprise, Quality Scotland and the Chamber of Commerce. We also act as official advisers to the Scottish Government. 

The Role:

We will be appointing a Lecturer in Human Resource Management to the Research, Professional Practice or Learning & Teaching academic pathways.

We are looking for an Academic to contribute to a busy HRM department in the areas of teaching, module and programme leadership and research. 

Academic areas of expertise that would be particularly attractive are behavioural studies, change management, data analytics, digital working, and leadership. 

You will deliver across our suite of HRM programmes (on campus, online, offshore and commercial) at all academic levels, including our Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) accredited MSc HRM, and our MBA. You will also supervise student research projects at all levels and take on a programme leadership role.

You will be required to conduct individual and collaborative research projects, leading to the production of high-quality research outputs, and will be expected to have published in the HRM discipline/ pedagogy stream, and have plans for further scholarly outputs.

For a full role profile and comprehensive list of duties, please click here.

What we will need from you:

In addition to the role profile, the following criteria are essential:

  • A doctoral level qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • Member of the CIPD and well networked across the HRM discipline, especially in your area of expertise.
  • Evidence of a professional academic and research profile, alongside a commitment to sustained continuous professional/academic development.
  • Evidence of innovative teaching and learning practice and experience and high-level skills in on-line learning.
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of experience in specialism to develop high quality teaching/ learning and research projects.


In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 46 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme with an Employer contribution of 23%, flexible working and professional development opportunities. Further information regarding our excellent benefits can be viewed here.

Salary: £42,155 - £51,805 per annum (G6)

Additional information:

Closing date:  27th Nov 2022@11:59pm
Interviews: WC 5th December 2022 (via Microsoft Teams)

Please note that this vacancy has been re-advertised and previous applicants need not apply.

For an informal discussion about the position please contact Dr Kirsteen Grant k.grant@napier.ac.uk and for general queries recuitment@napier.ac.uk 

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