Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in People Management and Organisation Studies

Open University - The Open University Business School

The Department for People and Organisations is seeking to appoint senior lecturers and lecturers who will contribute to our growing reputation for high quality research in people management and organisation studies. We are looking for candidates who are dedicated to The Open University’s historic mission of providing socially impactful research and teaching. We are open to a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds that can help advance the Department’s commitment to pursuing innovative thinking on contemporary economic and social issues.

You will join a group of active research-led scholars in the Department and build on our record of academic excellence through publications, research degree supervision and research grants. Additionally, you will be expected to engage with policymaker and practitioners communities to increase the public impact of your research. 

You will also contribute to our teaching portfolio engaging with our distinctive teaching methods in the areas of people management and HRM; especially on the new MSc (HRM) accredited by the CIPD. As part of the Faculty of Business and Law at The Open University, we are at the cutting edge of pedagogy, on-line education and practice based learning. You will have the opportunity to work in teams who are designing and delivering innovative, high quality and challenging learning experiences for our students.

We want to hear from you if you are fully engaged within disciplines related to the study of people management, work, employment and society and are capable of generating that enthusiasm in others. You must have a Doctorate in the social sciences, HRM, organisation studies or a related discipline and must be able to show a trajectory of research publications and associated research activity. You must also be able to demonstrate a willingness to develop the skills and capabilities required for our unique approach to teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You should be able to demonstrate an ability to engage with a wide range of people: your academic peers, students and their tutors within relevant business and professional environments.  You will also be able to show an ability to deal with innovation and change and to manage conflicting demands and deadlines.

The OU offers a good employment package that includes generous holiday entitlements, pension scheme, training and learning opportunities and other staff benefits. Every member of academic staff also has an annual entitlement to research time. Please send your application with a supporting letter setting out clearly how you feel you can meet the criteria set out here and in the job and person specifications. 

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Closing date for electronic applications: Midday on 9 November 2016

Interview date: 9 December 2016

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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