Assistant Professor in Management (Employment Relations and/or Human Resource Management)

London School of Economics and Political Science - Department of Management

The Department of Management plays a central role in the LSE, a global, single-faculty, social science university located in the heart of London. The Department’s faculty and research strength is centred in employment relations and human resource management, organisational behaviour, managerial economics and strategy, information systems and innovation, marketing, public management and governance, and operational research. The Department’s faculty members are engaged in research and scholarly activity across LSE, through research centres such as the Centre for Economic Performance, the Behavioural Research Lab, and interdisciplinary Institutes. The Department’s own portfolio of degrees includes the BSc Management, a two-year Masters in Management, and specialist one-year masters programmes. The aim of management education offered by LSE and the Department is to enable academically gifted students to boost their social science knowledge and managerial problem-solving talents so that they are well prepared to contribute to organisational success and social betterment in any place, within any sector, and at any scale.

The Department of Management at LSE seeks to hire one or two Assistant Professors who will strengthen our internationally renowned, innovative and publicly engaged faculty. Applications will be considered from candidates with research interests in the areas of employment relations and human resource management. You would be joining a group of scholars with a strong interest across the field, including international and comparative employment relations and HRM, innovative labour and HR practices, workplace governance, work in global value chains, migration, work/family balance, discrimination at work, motivation and rewards.

Successful applicants will have a PhD or be close to completing a PhD by the post start date in a social science discipline and/or an interdisciplinary field relevant to employment relations and human resource management. They will have a track record of internationally excellent publications, or a trajectory for achieving this, as well as a well-developed strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications in top journals. They will also have a demonstrable ability to teach on undergraduate, postgraduate, or executive programmes in management.

The criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system. 

In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, a research incentive scheme with personal reward options, generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities.

Informal enquiries about this post should be directed to Nenna Opara,

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail: quoting reference 53419.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 9 January 2017 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.

Salary is competitive with Departments at our peer institutions worldwide. For legal reasons, we have to inform applicants that the minimum salary for Assistant Professor at the LSE is £53,004 pa inclusive.

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