Doctoral Associate in Organisation Studies

University of Sheffield - Sheffield University Management School - Faculty of Social Sciences

Contract Type: Fixed-term for six years
Salary: Grade 7
£30,688 - £38,833 per annum.  Potential to progress to £42,418 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution

Are you interested in working for a top-ranked Management School which has achieved accreditation from the three largest and most influential business school associations: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS? 

With world-class facilities, ground-breaking research and cutting-edge thinking, we are seeking applications from ambitious, highly motivated and talented individuals who will be keen to play an active role in maintaining and enhancing the Management School’s international reputation for research, teaching excellence and innovation.

In 2015, we introduced the new concept of a ‘Doctoral Associate’. This innovative position is a six-year development pathway for new Lecturers and allows the incumbent to undertake a part-time PhD in 50% of their role whilst lecturing in the other 50%. We are looking to appoint a Doctoral Associate in the field of Organisation Studies.

You will follow a six-year pathway, during which you will have a 50% teaching role with the remainder of your time undertaking a part-time PhD. The continuation of your post will be dependent on the successful progression through the PhD. It is anticipated that at the end of the six years, subject to the successful completion of a PhD and satisfactory performance in the role, you will be considered for a Lectureship role.

In addition, your PhD studies within the discipline of Organisation Studies will focus on an area aligned with the research interests of the WEPO Division. Applications are welcome from candidates with particular interests in areas such as: new forms of work and organising; social and organisational theory and philosophy; critical management; critical and innovative research methodologies.

Please indicate, in your application, the area of your research interest and also attach a research proposal outlining the topic, question (s) being addressed, methodology and contribution to theory and practice with reference to existing literature. 

You will take a pro-active role in enhancing Sheffield University Management School's reputation for high quality and innovative teaching and be capable of delivering an excellent student experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will be expected to teach across the Division’s portfolio of undergraduate and/or postgraduate programmes with a specific focus on Organisation Studies, Organisational Behaviour and/or HRM. You will also be expected and encouraged to develop your research profile through joint research activities.

You will hold a relevant first degree and postgraduate research at Masters level (or equivalent experience) and appropriate teaching experience in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

As the post will allow the appointee to undertake a part-time PhD, it is not expected that candidates who already have a PhD in the area of Organisation Studies or a related field (e.g. business management, sociology) will apply.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect.  We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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