Lecturer in HR Management

Job Summary

Aberdeen Business School is a thriving and inclusive academic environment, recently recognised  as Times Higher Education’s Business School of the Year (2020). We offer a range of accredited Masters degrees, and contribute to a range of teaching and commercial activities, informed by our research and professional experience. We are internationally recognised for excellence in professional education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and consistently maintain one of the UK's best graduate employment records. We have a strong commitment to academic citizenship within a friendly environment that benefits from the diversity of our students and our colleagues.  We are seeking a new human resource management specialist to join The People, Organisations and Practice team. 

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, an established member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and ideally possess, or be close to completing, your doctorate.  

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 regarding this opportunity are welcome and should be addressed to Prof. Zoe Morrison, Academic Strategic Lead, z.morrison1@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: £34,804 – £40,322 

Grade 8 Salary Scale: £41,526 – £49,553 

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 


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

Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development  Knowledge

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. 


Previous teaching experience in an academic setting or training in a business environment.  


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

PhD in related area. 


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 for applications: 30th January 2022


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