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Lecturer in Human Resource Management

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£48,039 to £55,547 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Job Details

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: Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period: 2 years
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £48,039 to £55,547 per annum
Apply by: 30/04/2024

Role Description

We welcome applications from people with interest and academic expertise in Human Resource Management (HRM) to join our team and contribute to the exciting growth of the Changing World of Work Group at Cranfield School of Management.

About the Role

This opportunity is within the Changing World of Work Group, which focuses on examining the implications of the changing work context on managing people and organisations. The Group provides thought leadership in areas such as emerging technologies and work, generational diversity; gender, leadership and inclusion, global mobility, HR and technology, organisation design, flexible; sustainable HRM; and agile working and employee engagement, and brings together expertise in Human Resource Management (HRM), Employment Relations, Organisational Behaviour (OB) and Diversity. This is a flourishing group that is particularly active in relation to producing high quality applied research, and includes the Gender, Leadership & Inclusion Centre (GLIC). The Group has ambitious plans including the development of a digital learning pathway in HRM, and a range of Executive Development offerings. The role will report directly to the Group Head, Professor Emma Parry.

This role would suit a recent doctoral graduate with the potential to develop into an outstanding academic or someone in the first few years of their academic career that seeks to progress their research and scholarship, in an applied and commercially focused school, while teaching a variety of audiences. Each member of faculty is allowed 40 per cent of their time to focus on research and scholarship, practitioner/policy engagement and/or business development. This post will be offered initially on the Research & Teaching career pathway as the successful candidate may be expected to support funded research projects within the Group.

This role is initially offered as a two-year fixed-term post but given the growth trajectory of the Group, it is hoped that this could become a permanent role in the future.

About You

You will be educated to doctoral level in a relevant area, and you will be able to demonstrate experience of, or potential for, teaching, training or executive development in HRM. You will preferably be able to show recognition of your expertise through outputs such as publications, conference presentations, professional involvement, industry demands, or similar. With excellent communication skills, you will be able to collaborate effectively with students, executive learners, academics, practitioners and policy makers. You will be respectful towards others and collegiate in approach.  Experience of teaching and leading modules or programmes at post-graduate level and of developing digital modules is preferred. Applications from those with an interest in Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (alongside HRM) are particularly welcome.

In return, you will have exciting opportunities for career development, whilst joining a supportive team environment and contributing to this growing area of importance within the School.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Cranfield School of Management has long been recognised as a leading centre of excellence for Organisational Behaviour.  It has never been out of the FT ranking of the “top of their class” Top 10 OB departments (in the world by subject) and was ranked #1 globally in 2015.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community.  Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do.  Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Emma Parry on

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E:  Please quote reference number 4805.

Closing date for receipt of applications:  30 April 2024


Cranfield is world-leading in its contribution to global innovation. With our emphasis on the aerospace, agrifood, defence and security, environmental technology, leadership and management, manufacturing and transport systems sectors, we have changed the way society thinks, works and learns.

We generate and transform knowledge, translating it to the benefit of society. Our partners, from micro SMEs to the largest blue-chip multinationals, from governments across the world to NGOs and charities, tell us this is what they value about Cranfield.

Innovation is part of Cranfield’s ‘corporate DNA’, evolved over 60 years of commitment to this agenda.

Our work informs policy for governments and produces new technologies and products for the world of commerce. We draw on this pool of research and consultancy to provide our students with a distinctive ‘real-world’ learning environment, allowing them to develop as professionals and transfer their new knowledge to the global economy. This has always been the ‘Cranfield way’ but it has never been more important than in today’s world.

People are key to our competitive advantage and so we need to attract, develop and retain the best talent for our business. We aim to create a culture where you can flourish and succeed and, in turn, contribute towards Cranfield’s success.

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