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Lecturer in HRM/Organisational Behaviour

Kent Business School

Location:  Chatham
Salary:  £34,804 to £40,322 per annum
Grade:  Grade 7 to Grade 8
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date:  Wednesday 18 March 2020
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 19 April 2020  (unless otherwise stated)
Reference:  SS-185-20

Kent Business School (KBS) is seeking to appoint an Education and Research Lecturer in Human Resource Management/Organisational Behaviour to support the expansion of our Medway campusWe are looking for a dedicated scholar who is keen to make a strong contribution to teaching and research as well as our student enterprise and business engagement activities. 

The successful applicant will lead and contribute to the delivery of HRM/OB modules on both our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Apart from a successful teaching record, the post holder will have developed an original and productive research agenda, demonstrating the ability or clear potential to publish in internationally ranked, peer-reviewed journals. We encourage applications from educators with experience in demand-driven curriculum development, technology-enabled learning, and/or executive education and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships. We particularly encourage applications from prospective candidates whose work relates strongly to the School’s mission of sustainable innovation.

While the School seeks to appoint to an open-ended position, we will also consider applications from early career researchers completing their PhD’s who can demonstrate potential to publish in relevant 3* or 4* rated journals, as judged by the Chartered ABS   International Guide to Academic Journal Quality. Potential is demonstrated by manuscripts under review in these journals. In these instances and similar cases, we reserve the right to make a 1 year fixed-term appointment.

As Lecturer in Human Resource Management/Organisational Behaviour you will:

  • Teach and administer modules within the subject area, including management principles, managing people and teams and leadership and change management.
  • Prepare articles of world-leading and internationally excellent quality for submission to refereed academic journals and grant applications, or engage in scholarship at the forefront of the discipline.
  • Contribute to executive education programmes and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD (or equivalent) in relevant area or near completion
  • Teaching experience in HRM/ Organisational Behaviour
  • Evidence of successful publication activity in relevant 3* or 4* rated journals in the field of HRM/OB, as judged by the Chartered ABS   International Guide to Academic Journal Quality
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Kent Business School (KBS) is a leading Business School, ranked in the top 30 in the UK and is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB) which places KBS within the top institutions globally for business degrees, with only 5% of the world’s Business Schools attaining this accreditation.

The School offers the post holder a supportive and collegial work environment as well as an attractive incentive package to include an excellent salary and research funding. Colleagues are engaged and present for most of the working week to ensure time for exchange and collaboration. Colleagues on Education and Research contracts will benefit from comparatively moderate contact hours (typically 6-7 hours per week per term). 

Our School at Medway

At Medway, Kent Business School offers undergraduate programmes in Business and Management and Finance and Investment. Both programmes offer an optional year abroad and year in industry – an important feature driving significant student growth in recent years and supporting the strong focus on employability and business engagement at Medway. Kent Business School at Medway is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic ventures across the entire University.

While the post is based at Medway, the successful candidate may be expected to take up teaching and other responsibilities at the University’s other campuses, study centres and off campus for the delivery of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships. 

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: SS-185-20

Please note - a 2 page, 3 to 5 year research plan should be uploaded as part of your application, as well as a CV and Cover letter.

For informal discussion only, please contact Professor Marian Garcia, Dean of Kent Business School, You may also contact Professor Patricia Lewis, Head of the People, Management & Organisation Subject Group (

Interviews will likely take place in May 2020.

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Please note - Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, all interviews will take place remotely.  Our processes will evolve as the Government advice is updated.