Head of Research Centre/Professor in Human Resources Management

University of Bradford - Faculty of Management and Law School of Management

Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Tuesday 02 January 2018
Interview Date: To be confirmed

The University of Bradford is a technology university with great strengths. Our ambition is to build on our heritage and areas of strength, with a vision to be a world leader in: 

(a)  the creation of knowledge through fundamental and applied research;        

(b)  the dissemination of knowledge by teaching students from all backgrounds; 

(c)  the application of knowledge for the prosperity and well-being of people. 

This is an exciting time to join the Faculty of Management and Law at the University of Bradford. As an international leader in business and legal education, research and knowledge exchange, we have more than 50 years’ experience of pushing the boundaries, regionally, nationally and internationally. We are proud to have ‘triple accreditation’ from the three leading international bodies, AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. We also perform well in the Financial Times (FT) rankings, and continue to build on our research strengths in readiness for REF 2020. Our activities cover a full spectrum of business disciplines as evidenced through our academic programmes at UG, PGT and PGR. We teach undergraduate, masters and doctoral students, deliver executive education and consultancy and create new knowledge through our research. We are passionate about Making Knowledge Work.

The School of Management has a strong reputation around Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, and seeks a Professor in Human Resource Management to lead a newly created research centre in People, Organisation and Entrepreneurship.

The School of Management is looking for committed and ambitious individuals to lead in readiness for a more inclusive REF2020. These Centres will provide academic leadership and ownership of the curriculum, line-management and day to day responsibility for staff engagement, performance management and development. This is a direct move away from a more traditional departmental academic structure. The new School of Management structure will promote a core tenant of the Faculty 10-year vision (2017-2027) that places relevance and research at the centre of the curriculum.

The post(s) requires that each Head is accomplished academic, with success in research and knowledge exchange, as well as an innovative and creative approach to curriculum enhancement. The ability to persuade, influence, motivate, and establish credibility with a wide range of stakeholders; within the organisation and across the sector is essential.

The successful candidate will be a member of the CIPD, and have teaching and research interests aligned across the UG, MSc and MBA programmes in the School.  We are particularly interested in hearing from those with knowledge of: 

  • Ethical HR Practice
  • New and emerging organisational forms: implications for HRM strategy and practice
  • Technology engaged workforce analytics

The successful candidate will be expected to have a research track record at 4* and 3* journal level and continue to be research active with some grant capture activity and ambition. The post holder will be expected to work closely with established partners and contribute towards Executive Education where necessary.

Further information about the Faculty is available using the following web link: http://www.bradford.ac.uk/management-and-law/ Further institutional details around the Curriculum Framework at the University of Bradford can be found at: http://www.brad.ac.uk/educational-development/curriculum-framework

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Zahir Irani, Dean of the Faculty of Management and Law, Z.Irani@Bradford.ac.uk

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