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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour/ Organisation Studies / Human Resource Management (Teaching and Research)

Department: School of Business & Management
Salary: Grade 5/6 or Grade 7 (Grade 7) (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL31780
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 1 March 2023
Closing date: 29 March 2023

Further details and apply


About the Role

The School of Business and Management (SBM) seeks to recruit an outstanding researcher in Organisational Behaviour/Organisation Studies/ Human Resource Management at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level. This post offers an opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of organisational behaviour/organisation studies/human resource management research and teaching in a rapidly growing and distinctive business and management school.

About You

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the capacity to research and publish at an internationally excellent level or higher. Candidates for this lectureship/senior lectureship will have completed a doctorate (or have a doctorate under examination) in a relevant subject and be able to demonstrate the capacity for international-level research achievement. The School is strongly committed to the development of all its staff and we will ensure that the successful candidate has the opportunity to develop their teaching, research and administrative skills.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching in management, and more specifically to organisational behaviour/organisation studies/HRM-related subjects and/or research methods, on our MSc and undergraduate programmes as well as contribute to any future developments at professional training/executive education level. The successful candidate will help develop and contribute to collective team-teaching on large core modules in the subject area. We are looking for inspirational teaching in the classroom and someone willing to work closely with students from more disadvantaged backgrounds.  We will consider applications from any area related to organisational behaviour/organisation studies/HRM. Applicants will be expected to show how their research interests complement those within the School and the Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity (CRED) and/or the Organisational Processes and Practices Research Group (OPPRG) or other research Centres or Groups within the School which includes work on sustainability, race, the global south and non-European contexts, and industrial relations in non-standard, informal contexts.  Applicants will also be expected to demonstrate how they can contribute with creative, innovative ideas to the development of management programmes within the Department of People and Organisations.

About the School of Business and Management and the Department of People and Organisations

The School of Business and Management (SBM) is one of the eight schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The School has been undergoing a period of rapid growth, almost doubling our number of academic staff over the last five years and set to grow even further. We presently have 121 permanent academic staff and a large team of Teaching Fellows and TAs. We have over 2,000 undergraduate business studies students and, at the post-graduate level, approximately 1,000 MSc students and a well-established doctoral programme of around 80 students. 

¿SBM’s core purpose is to promote social justice, sustainability and good governance in the management of private, public and voluntary organisations through our research and education. We are a distinctive School that takes a humanities and social science-led approach to our scholarship and are now the largest school within QMUL’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, with its traditional strengths as a site of critical thinking in the humanities, law, history, geography and politics.

Our core values are social justice and inclusivity. We aim to lead in both education and research in multi-disciplinary fields pertaining to organisational behaviour, human resource management, organisation studies and employment relations. Departmental colleagues are committed to collective excellence in teaching and research. The Department and the wider School offer a supportive and friendly environment. Our international academic staff bring research expertise and sound practical knowledge to their teaching and our research units are focused on public engagement and having a real-world impact. We have a diverse international student population as well as strong engagement with our community through our local students. Many of our students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and we aim to offer them a transformational student experience and engage them in current issues. We wish to promote in our practice and teaching the values of social justice, equality, diversity and inclusion and wellbeing. We explore the interaction between people and organisations in a world that is rapidly changing and facing new challenges around managing equality and diversity, intersectionality, leadership, learning and innovation as well as the challenges to individuals’ personal and professional development in diverse business and management contexts.  We do so by drawing on a range of research methods and pedagogical approaches. 

About Queen Mary  

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that¿a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. 

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers. 

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form. 


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional¿development opportunities. In addition, we¿offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus. 

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time, permanent appointment, with a start date as soon as feasible for the successful candidate. The starting salary will be: Grade 5/6 for lecturer, range £44,931 - £55,805 per annum inclusive of London Allowance or Grade 7 for senior lecturer, range £58,949 – £65,823 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. 

How to Apply

Your application should include:

  • a statement as to whether you are applying for a Lectureship or a Senior Lectureship.
  • a focused CV of no more than five pages , to include up to one page of evidence of teaching quality (for example recent evaluations and teaching awards or other recognition),
  • a brief (one page) outline of your research plans for the next three years.

As part of the selection process you will be asked to present to members of the Department of People and Organisations on your research and teaching. Please do not send research papers or certificates with your application as these will be requested at a later stage in the process.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Enquiries can be addressed to the Head of the People and Organisations Department, Professor Martha Prevezer at

Information about the School can be found at and about the Department of People and Organisations at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 29 March 2023.

Further details and apply

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