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Aston University - Aston Business School

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £34,304 to £50,296 per annum. Grade 08
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th September 2021
Closes: 22nd October 2021
Job Ref: R210391

Location: Aston University Main Campus

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Friday 22 October 2021

Interview Date: Friday 12 November 2021

Aston University is The Guardian ‘2020 University of the Year’, the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘2020 Outstanding Entrepreneurial University’, and has been shortlisted for the THE University of the Year 2021.  Aston is part of an elite group of business schools across the world that hold ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (Association of MBAs) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System).  The Economist ranks Aston’s MBA in the top 100 (85th in the world; 12th in the UK), and the Business School has the Small Business Charter.

The Work and Organisation Department hosts three main clusters – HRM, Organisational Behaviour/Work Psychology and Social Responsibility and Sustainability.  We are seeking an inspirational and highly motivated individual, either focused on HRM and or OB/Work Psychology.  Though you will contribute to the Department’s teaching and enterprise activities, we especially welcome applications from those who will increase the research capacity of the department, notably in the area of leadership.

To support you, there is a thriving research culture in the Department, which has a strong reputation for being rigorous and relevant.  Colleagues have impressive publication records, are involved in the editing of leading journals and regularly win competitive grants.  We support participation in international conferences and supervision of research students via the Dean’s scholarships.

The Department is developing two themes to cohere our activities:  1) healthy work and workplaces, and 2) responsible and sustainable transformation.   One of the themes will develop into a centre with its own resources to sustain itself and grow.  We are keen to discuss how your new ideas will strengthen our research profile in these themes.

You should possess a good first degree (or equivalent) and a doctorate in a relevant discipline.  You should show evidence of an emerging track record, and a clear plan to maintain progress.   This includes evidence of progress towards internationally excellent publications in either HRM or OB/Work Psychology-related journals, as well as a developing international network.  You may have experience in securing and leading substantial funding from different sources which deliver impact and in undertaking effective doctoral research supervision.  You should have an effective and innovative teaching practice at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and at least Fellowship of the HEA (or equivalent).  Chartered membership of the CIPD/BPS, industry experience and possession of entrepreneurial skills are highly desirable.  For OB/Work Psychologists, being a Chartered Occupational Psychologist is especially welcome, or a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) as a minimum.

The post-holders will report to the Head of Department and the Head of School. 

For informal discussions relating to this post please contact the Head of Department, Professor Michael Butler.  E-mail Michael ( or Ravinder Kalsi ( to arrange a discussion.

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