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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£53,353 - £61,823 per year
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35 hours per week
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Glasgow Caledonian University - the University for the Common Good - is a vibrant, values-led, multi-cultural, civic University with a global outlook and strong commitment to delivering social innovation and sustainable development in its education and research.  

Our organisational strategy is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and our globally recognised researchers advise governments, industry and international bodies. We’re ranked fourth in the world and first in the UK for promoting gender equality, in the top 70 universities globally for social impact, and first in Scotland for health and wellbeing, and reduced inequalities, for which we are also ranked 21st in the world (THE Impact Rankings, 2022). In 2020-21, we contributed £1.7 billion and more than 14,000 jobs across the globe (BIGGAR Economics, 2022). 

GCU is committed to widening participation, and delivering positive outcomes for our students. We are Scotland’s leading provider of Graduate Apprenticeships. With campuses in Glasgow, London and New York, we have transnational partnerships around the world, supporting more than 22,000 students from 130 countries. Guided by our values – integrity, responsibility, creativity and confidence - we transform the lives of the people and communities we serve. 

An opportunity has arisen to join us as a Reader in Human Resource Management. The role is based within the Department of HRM, located within Glasgow School for Business and Society. The Department delivers a range of programmes and modules for the School, in a variety of people management and development areas such as HRM, HRD, Organisational Development, Organisational Behaviour, Change Management and Leadership. Readers in HRM are expected to inspire learning and contribute to the enhancement of the student experience across the range of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. These include the highly successful MSc HRM and MSc International HRM programmes, which are fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and aligned to the US Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) standards; the Global MBA programme and our undergraduate suite of programmes, including our BA(HONS) International Business and HRM programme, which is also CIPD accredited.

To support our continuing development, we are seeking to appoint a Reader who will contribute to the academic vibrancy of the Department. This will be achieved through high quality learning and teaching, research and scholarly activity. We are seeking to appoint an energetic and inventive individual with a forward -thinking vision for HRM/HRD programme design and delivery. You should be able to demonstrate a track record of strategically relevant publication output and income generation to complement the work of the team; and you will also be expected to continue to engage in research and scholarly activity.  


A key part of this role will be to help develop the overall profile of the Department in the UK and internationally, as well as support and guide the HRM team members in their research plans. You will have experience of contributing effectively to the quality delivery of learning, research led teaching and assessment at both undergraduate and postgraduate level; as well as supervising students at all levels, including PHD supervision. Competence and/or experience of supervising/ teaching related to quantitative research topics, would be desirable.

You will be flexible with the ability to work independently and use your own initiative, while also contributing to the various programme and scholarly activity teams you will be part of. Applicants are expected to have excellent communication, planning and organisational skills. You should also be able to demonstrate a student-centred approach and an ability to work in a collaborative manner with colleagues.  Applicants must be qualified to doctoral level within the HRM discipline and the successful applicant will be expected to undertake a teaching qualification if not already qualified.

All applicants must complete the online application form detailing how they meet the essential and desirable requirement for the role. A covering letter (1 page) and a short CV may also be included.

Further details on this post are available by contacting Irene Mains, Head of Department; Email:

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to people with disabilities. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for applicants with a disability during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).