Lecturer in Human Resource Management

Job Summary

We are seeking a new Human Resource Management specialist to join the People, Organisations and Practice Department within Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University (RGU).

RGU is an innovative, inclusive, impactful and professionally-focused institution, focused on demand-led teaching and research. We are proud of our excellence in education and research. The University delivers a high quality vocational education and relevant curriculum which provides learners with the skills they require to thrive throughout their careers. As a result, the University has a reputation for producing graduates that are highly sought after by employers. Over the last decade RGU has consistently had one of the best records of any UK university for graduate level employment. The University celebrates a high quality student experience and is currently ranked in the top three universities in Scotland for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. We were named as the Scottish University of the Year 2021 in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2021.

Aberdeen Business School is one of 12 Schools at the University and is a vibrant academic community. It was named Business School of the Year 2020 (THE Awards 2020) and is also accredited by AACSB International (AACSB), an accolade achieved by only 5% of global Business Schools. The People, Organisations and Practice Department is one of three departments within the School. It offers accredited Masters degrees to students studying both on campus and online and contributes to a range of teaching and commercial activities, informed by our research and professional experience. We have a strong commitment to academic citizenship within an inclusive environment that benefits from the diversity of our students and colleagues.


This role offers opportunities for teaching and research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You might currently be in an academic or professional role with experience of teaching in online, bimodal and traditional on campus modes, student support and project supervision. We would particularly welcome candidates with expertise in one or more of the following: HR analytics and digitisation, advanced diversity and inclusion, personal effectiveness, ethical practice, leadership management development, learning and development.

You will be educated to Masters Degree Level and ideally be an established member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Applicants need to be confident in developing inspiring course materials and learning activities and providing excellent student care. We are committed to promoting academic attainment and inspiring student employability and ambition.

Informal enquires are welcome and should be addressed to Jane Innes, Academic Strategic Lead, j.innes2@rgu.ac.uk

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check. For more information visit: https://www.mygov.scot/basic-disclosure/

Grade 7 Salary Scale: £35,326 – £40,927

Grade 8 Salary Scale: £42,149 – £50,296

Full-time hours are 35.0 hours per week although we would welcome applications from those seeking fractional contracts.

Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience. Candidates with limited or no prior experience as an academic will be placed on the first point of the Grade 7 scale. Consideration will be given to offering an Academic Attraction Payment (adjusted annually) for those candidates who have specific industry knowledge, skills or, expertise which are required for the position.

Please see the job attachments for further information regarding the Grade 7 and Grade 8 criteria. Further guidance on Academic Attraction Payments can be found here.

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Academic Strategic Lead - People, Organisations and Management

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibility

PURPOSE OF POST: To contribute to the delivery and development of the School's portfolio of courses. The successful applicant will have teaching in online and traditional modes, student support and project supervision with HR analytics and digitisation, advanced diversity and inclusion, personal effectiveness, ethical practice, leadership management development, learning and development.


*Carries out designated teaching (e.g. via lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, field trips, studio work, practicals, etc.), student supervision and assessment duties in areas of expertise, or as otherwise required by the Academic Strategic Lead.

*Participates in the development and preparation of teaching materials.

*Provides tutorial and personal guidance for students.

*Develops and maintains expertise in subject areas

*Engages in research activities relevant to the School independently and in collaboration with other staff.

*Participates in subject and course development.

*Participates in curriculum development and, in particular, contributes to the introduction of innovative and engaging delivery of teaching and learning.

*Undertakes appropriate administrative responsibilities (e.g. year tutor, student selection, examination organisation, placement organisation, timetabling, maintaining attendance records, etc.).

*Assists in the supervision and visiting of students during their periods of work experience.

*Maintains working relationship with other Schools/Departments/Units within the University, as necessary, for the smooth operation and continued development of the School and its courses.

*Establishes and maintains relevant professional and industrial links, as necessary, for the effective operation of the School's course (e.g. liaison with professional bodies, support for accreditation activities, engagement in work of external bodies, educational and professional).

* Carries out such other related duties as may be required.


Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience can still be considered but will work to the Developing Academic. Full details of both roles can be found in the attached PDF.


Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Masters Degree in Human Resource Management or related area.


Subject knowledge specific to Human Resource Management including one or more of the following: HR analytics and digitisation, advanced diversity and inclusion, personal effectiveness, ethical practice, leadership management development, learning and development.


Teaching experience in an academic setting or training in a business environment.



Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.


Understanding of professional accreditation of teaching and learning.


Experience of commercial consultancy and/or academic research.

Previous employment in an accredited Business School.

Supervision of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.



Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner.

Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of: calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress; dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters; providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support.

Behaviour 3: Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of: providing standard information or delivering teaching or training; designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks; developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum.

Behaviour 4: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards.

Behaviour 5: Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation and producing reports that identify key issues and findings.

Behaviour 6: Liaison and Networking - Experiences of: circulating information in an accurate and timely manner; working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships; leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest; leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation.


Salary:  £35,326 - £50,296 per year

Position Type: Full Time  Permanent 35 hours per week

Closing date:  ​15/5/2022
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