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March 29, 2015 / Sian Moore

Looking for new WERU director!

Professor in Employment Relations and Human Resource Management
Salary: £56,482 to £67,413 plus £3,437 London weighting. Contract Type: Permanent. Closing Date: Friday 24 April 2015
The University of Greenwich is one of London’s largest universities with almost 24,000 students across three campuses in London and Kent. The University is consistently ranked in the top five of London universities for student satisfaction, reflecting their commitment to provide all students with a high quality learning experience, supported by an environment of excellent teaching and facilities. The Faculty of Business is based in the iconic Greenwich campus, former home of the old Royal Naval College and a World Heritage Site.

The Faculty of Business is looking to appoint a professor to conduct and lead world-class research in employment relations and/or human resource management. This research will enable the Faculty of Business to play an active role in public debate on these issues, as it does on many others. The successful applicant will have a strong track record in publishing, attracting research income, supervising PhD students, teaching on postgraduate programmes and working with stakeholders outside of academia. Applications from across the social sciences are welcome, particularly from economics, employment relations, geography, political science, social policy, and sociology.

The professor will be situated within the Business Faculty and affiliated with the Work and Employment Research Unit (WERU) and the department of Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour (HROB). WERU’s members include 20 members of staff, 15 PhD students, and 13 associates. Over the past four years we have won more than £1.5 million in research income and published in top journals on a range of work and employment-related topics. The HROB Department comprises of 26 academic staff and is responsible for a suite of successful undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the fields of human resource management, general business management and business psychology.

The Professor will occupy a senior leadership role within the Faculty, take over the directorship of WERU, develop their own research, and support the research of other members of staff. As a member of the HROB department, the post-holder will be expected to contribute to the full range of the department’s activities by operating in a collegiate manner and upholding standards of academic excellence. This includes contributing to improved research, teaching, pastoral care, management and administration, enterprise/consultancy and other professional activities.

If you wish to discuss the post, please contact the Head of the HROB Department, Dr Patrick McGurk (


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