Reader/Professor of Human Resource Management/Organisational Behaviour

Aston University - Aston Business School

Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Friday 15 December 2017

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Aston Business School is a Triple Accredited University (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA) and one of the leading Universities in the UK for academic research (in the recent REF we received 100% for Research Impact), excellent teaching (awarded Gold rating in the 2016/17 TEF) and business engagement. We are only one of three UK institutions with the Small Business Charter Gold Award. The University actively supports and finances academic spin-offs.  The Work and Organisational Psychology Department hosts three main clusters – HRM, Work Psychology/OB and Social Responsibility and Sustainability - conducting research in various aspects of human and organisational performance. There is a thriving research culture in the Department, which has a strong reputation for being rigorous and relevant. We support participation in international conferences and supervision of PhDs via the Dean’s scholarships, and actively support business engagement/Executive Education opportunities.

We are seeking an inspirational and highly motivated individual to contribute to the development of the Department’s research, teaching, PhD/DBA supervision, and enterprise activities. We welcome discussions with prospective candidates with interests in any area of HRM, OB, and Work/Organisational Psychology. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in the domains of Leadership and Behavioural Insights (nudging), who can lead and develop a research centre. We are keen to discuss new ideas in order to strengthen our research profile and complement our teaching and business support provision.  Applicants should have an excellent reputation with a strong international profile and network in their subject area, manifested in leading HRM/OB/Work and Organisation-related journal publications. They must have significant experience in securing substantial funding from different sources, leading externally funded research projects, mentoring junior faculty and undertaking effectively doctoral/postdoctoral research supervision. Further, they should demonstrate a passion for their subject and be able to communicate that passion effectively to the academic, business and policy-making communities. They should be at least Fellows of HEA (or equivalent). Chartered membership of CIPD/BPS and possession of entrepreneurial skills are highly desirable.

For informal discussions relating to this post please contact the Head of Work & Organisational Psychology Department, Professor Nicholas Theodorakopoulos, Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 3472; email: or Professor Pawan Budhwar, Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 3049; email:

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