Lecturer in Human Resource Management

University of the West of England


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About the role: The Human Resource Management (HRM) subject group sits within the Department of Business and Management and we are seeking an academic who can contribute fully to departmental activities, including teaching, research and external engagement.

The focus of this role is to deliver outstanding learning outcomes for our students through exceptional teaching and learning on academic programmes, within the department and to engage in research and other activities that enhance and inform teaching design and curriculum development.

We deliver an innovative practice-led curriculum at UWE Bristol and have a range of well-established stakeholder engagement activities regionally, nationally and internationally.

About you: You should hold a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline, preferably a PhD (or be close to completion) and be committed to teaching and research. You will join a vibrant and growing HRM team comprising 27 academic members of staff and will be expected to make a significant contribution to teaching activities of the group at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

We particularly welcome applicants with proven ability to teach and lead in the areas of HRM/HR practice, people analytics, reward, or learning and development.

The nature of the subject group’s teaching means that you should be confident, outgoing and comfortable working as part of a teaching team on large modules as well as independently on specialist HRM modules. 

Where is this role based?

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed, while we continue to develop incredible new facilities  to enhance our offer even further.

The campus has excellent transport links ; we are within walking distance of two train stations , our bus terminus connects us to the local bus and metrobus network and we also have a range of cycling and changing facilities.

Bristol is a city that’s famous for its rebellious streak, independent thinking, unique style and edgy creativity. Home to over 460,000 people hailing from 187 different countries – you can find over 91 different languages spoken here, and 45 religions practiced. Topping polls on a regular basis, Bristol isn’t just a great place to live, but a great place to work.

Why UWE Bristol?

We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with 32,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 4,000 staff from across the globe. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with a strong network of employer and partner connections.

We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements  include scoring above sector average for student satisfaction, we are ranked 24th in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2023 and 39th in the latest Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables ‘.

We are an ambitious and values led  university. We’re focused on solving future global challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise and we are looking for people who share our core values to help us achieve those aims. 

With inclusivity as a core value, UWE Bristol recognises the power of a truly diverse university community . We support and celebrate the diversity of our staff and students as a key driver for innovation and success, promoting pathways and achievements to inspire and generate confidence and ambition.

In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • hybrid working
  • career average pension schemes available for all staff groups
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • 1st month free to our Centre for Sport facilities for all new starters
  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme
  • access to a wide variety of in-house training courses and development programmes

We also provide a tailored professional programme to support our academic colleagues in delivering the highest in professional teaching standards.

Add your individuality to ours

Proud to be part of a vibrant, multicultural city that celebrates diversity, we’re always on the lookout for talented people from all backgrounds to join us. Our people are our strength, and diversity enhances our creativity and leads to better decision-making and problem-solving. Bring your talent and ambition to our growing staff community of over 4,000 individuals and find yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment where you’ll thrive. Add your individuality to ours to help set us apart.

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Mahwish Khan by email on: [email protected]    

This is a full time, permanent post.

UWE Bristol is a campus-based University, and it is important for our success and the delivery of an outstanding experience for our students that our campuses are dynamic and vibrant places to learn and spend time. This role is therefore campus based with the opportunity for some remote/home working.

We are unable to provide endorsement for the Global Talent visa route with this role however we may be able to sponsor qualifying candidates under the Skilled Worker visa route. Please read our Skilled Worker Guidance  to assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.

Please also refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist  which provides details of which documents are acceptable to prove your right to work in the UK. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to produce your right to work documents at your interview.

Please note that UWE does not cover any visa or health surcharge costs.

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