Professor in Organisation Studies/ Human Resource Management

University of Essex - Essex Business School

Essex Business School
This is an exciting opportunity to join the newly established Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management Group at Essex Business School.

If successful, you will be part of a team of over 14 research active colleagues with a global reputation for their work in critical organisation studies, Human Resource Management (HRM) and equality and diversity.

The Role and Duties
With a demonstrable commitment to social scientific research, engagement with external stakeholders, and experience of the demands of teaching and working within a business school environment, you will be expected to develop and provide leadership across the subject field through high profile research, teaching and leadership activities, alongside collaboration with other institutions regionally, nationally and internationally.

You will contribute to the delivery of our CIPD accredited MSc in Human Resource Management and the development of our planned MSc in Organisational Change Management. You will also be prepared to take part in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision across a range of courses.

Furthermore, as a senior scholar you will also be expected to undertake, when required, administrative and leadership responsibilities within the School and/or Group.

Qualifications and Skills required
We are keen to appoint a talented scholar with experience in any area of Organisation Studies or HRM or other related specialism. We would, however, especially welcome applications from those with expertise in:

  • Organisational Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Organisational Culture and Symbolism


  • International HRM
  • Strategic HRM
  • Human Resource Development

You should have a PhD in Organisation Studies, HRM or a related specialism (or be in the final stages of completion), evidence of published research output of peer-reviewed international quality, and experience of teaching in the areas of Organisation Studies and/or HRM. Academic membership of the CIPD, or a willingness to obtain this, is also desirable.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority group, as they are under-represented at this level.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

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