Assistant Professor in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Heriot Watt University


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Job Posting Title: Assistant Professor in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Salary: Grade 7 (£35,308 – £43,155) or 8 (£44,414 – £52,841)

Length of contract: Open Ended

 

Heriot-Watt University has five campuses: three in the UK (Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, and Orkney), one in Dubai and one in Malaysia. The University offers a highly distinctive range of degree programmes in the specialist areas of science, engineering, design, business, and languages. 

With a history dating back to 1821, Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made it one of the top UK universities for business and industry. We connect with industry at every level and develop programmes to match their needs – so employers get work-ready industry-fit graduates. 

Heriot-Watt is also Scotland’s most international university, boasting the largest international student cohort. 

We have an established set of values that help us to nurture innovation and leadership, and show our commitment to continuous improvement and development in all our activities.

For full details on our University please view our Careers website at Heriot-Watt http://www.hw.ac.uk/about/careers-at-heriot-watt.htm

The School of Social Sciences at Heriot-Watt University comprises of Edinburgh Business School, the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies and the Department of Psychology. We are the largest academic school within Heriot-Watt University, and we specialise in research and industry-informed undergraduate and postgraduate teaching across our core disciplines:

Edinburgh Business School:

  • Department of Accountancy, Economics, & Finance
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Marketing & Operations

Department of Languages & Intercultural Studies

Department of Psychology

 

Role Description

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management. The successful candidate will be required to lead a range of postgraduate teaching, learning and assessment activities across our various delivery modes including our three global campuses, approved learning partners and online. In addition, the successful candidate will support our plans to grow our Executive Education, consultancy and knowledge exchange activities in the areas of Diversity & Inclusion, Sustainable HRM and other related topics.

This role is ideal for an academic who aspires to work in an environment that allows them to combine practical experience with contemporary approaches to management theory to bring the best ideas to their students. The ideal candidate will have a PhD or equivalent, experience of postgraduate teaching and relevant managerial industry experience. Experience with MBA students and online or distance-learning programmes would be an advantage.

 

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Undertake teaching and assessment duties on academic programmes, with a specific focus on supporting the online MBA programme.  This may require international travel.
  • Contribute to the content, design and delivery of the curriculum, and the quality of teaching and learning, in consultation with colleagues and within the international structures and mechanisms established by the University.  Review teaching design and delivery by obtaining and analysing feedback from students and peers. 
  • Mentor and supervise students, including PhD students, providing effective, well-documented and timely feedback, both formative and summative. Provide pastoral support, recognising when to refer a student for further support.  Play a key role in the delivery and support of an excellent student learning and living experience at HWU.
  • Develop the level of subject expertise in line with latest development in research, and ensure these developments are reflected in teaching materials and methods. 
  • Develop and maintain strong links with business and industry, external organisations and the education sector.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in the UK, at other campuses, and with external networks both for the exchange of information, to share learning, and to form relationships for future collaboration. 
  • Undertake a proactive role in promoting and marketing the University, ensuring the effective recruitment of students and the achievement of recruitment targets.  Play a full role in Open Days and other student recruitment events.
  • Undertake leadership and administrative tasks associated with programme planning, preparation for examination boards and progression boards, etc, as instructed. Participate in relevant committees. 
  • Undertake continuous professional development (CPD) and participate in staff development activities.

 

The successful candidate should have:

  • A good undergraduate degree. A postgraduate qualification or a PhD would also be desirable.
  • Previous experience of working in an OD/HR role would be desirable.
  • Possess sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline to provide leadership learning, research, portfolio development and industry engagement.
  • Proven track record in engaged scholarship
  • Demonstrable capability in engaging and enthusing students at all levels – undergraduate, post graduate and post-experience
  • Proven track-record of working in Higher Education

 

Applications can be submitted up to 23:59 (UK time) on Wednesday 28th June

At Heriot Watt we are passionate about our values and look to them to connect our people globally and to help us collaborate and celebrate our success through working together. Our research programmes can deliver real world impact which is achieved through the diversity of our international community and the recognition of creative talent that connects our global team.

Our flourishing community will give you the freedom to challenge and to bring your enterprising mind and to help our partners with solutions that can be applied now and in the future. Join us and Heriot Watt will provide you with a platform to thrive and work in a way that also helps you live your life in balance with well-being and inclusiveness at the heart of our global community.

Heriot-Watt University is committed to securing equality of opportunity in employment and to the creation of an environment in which individuals are selected, trained, promoted, appraised, and otherwise treated on the sole basis of their relevant merits and abilities.  Equality and diversity are all about maximising potential and creating a culture of inclusion for all.

Heriot-Watt University values diversity across our university community and welcomes applications from all sectors of society, particularly from underrepresented groups. For more information, please see our website https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/services/equality-diversity.htm  and also our award-winning work in Disability Inclusive Science Careers https://disc.hw.ac.uk/  .

We welcome and will consider flexible working patterns e.g.; part-time working and job share options.

Use our total rewards calculator: https://www.hw.ac.uk/about/work/total-rewards-calculator.htm  to see the value of benefits provided by Heriot-Watt University.

We are seeking to appoint to TWO roles at either Assistant or Associate Professor level in Operations and/or Project Management. These roles will be either Teaching and Scholarship (T&S) or Teaching and Research (T&R) depending on candidate profile.

The successful candidates will be required to lead a range of postgraduate and undergraduate teaching, learning and assessment activities across our various delivery modes including our three global campuses, approved learning partners and online. Specific courses that are offered include Project Management (PG and UG), Strategic Project Management (PG) and Operations Management (PG, UG and online).

In addition, the successful candidate will support our plans to grow our Executive Education, consultancy, and knowledge exchange activities in the areas of Sustainability and Digital Technology and other related topics.

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