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Lecturer in Human Resource Management
University of Sydney

Date Posted Nov. 29, 2022
Title Lecturer in Human Resource Management
University University of Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Department The University of Sydney Business School
Application Deadline Jan. 12, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Human Resources
  • Full time fixed term 3 years
  • Opportunity to research and teach Human Resource Management and closely related areas, and to work in a collaborative and supportive environment at the internationally renowned and accredited University of Sydney Business School
  • Academic Level B, Base Salary $113,184 - $134,403 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney Business School has an outstanding international reputation in management research and teaching, and works in close cooperation with industry, government and the not-for-profit sectors. We are regarded as a leader in the region and is one of the very few Australian schools to hold business and accounting accreditation from AACSB International and EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development. The University of Sydney Business School is also the only Australian member school of CEMS, the Community of European Management Schools & International Companies. 

The Work and Organisational Studies (WOS) Discipline within the Business School is a progressive and engaged Discipline and home to over 20 leading international scholars and outstanding professional staff.  WOS researchers are particularly active in the fields of human resource management, employment and industrial relations, gender and work, labour regulation and organisational behaviour. We use both qualitative and quantitative research methods and publish in top disciplinary journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Leadership Quarterly Human Resource Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, British Journal of Industrial Relations, and Work, Employment and Society. Our research has national and international significance and policy impact, and informs our teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

There is a strong tradition of teaching excellence and innovation within the discipline, ensuring we expose students to contemporary challenges and cutting-edge research. Several market-leading textbooks in our areas of expertise are written by WOS academics and we offer the top Masters in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations in Australia. We nurture critical thinking and relevant industry knowledge to prepare students for their careers. Our graduates report high levels of teaching satisfaction and many of our alumni are leading successful careers in the business, government and community sectors.

We are looking for outstanding developing academics with a passion for research and teaching excellence who will thrive in a collegiate supportive and ambitious academic culture.  We are particularly interested in increasing our depth of expertise in key Human Resource Management areas such as equity, diversity and inclusion, workforce planning, utilising data insights for HRM, and labour markets and international human resource management. We will consider outstanding applicants with strength in other areas which align with the development of the Discipline.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • develop, teach and coordinate units of study (i.e. courses) on HR topics for culturally-diverse cohorts of undergraduate, postgraduate and specialist Masters students
  • contribute to the research strengths of the Discipline, through regular publication in top tier international journals and securing research grants
  • supervise higher degree research students
  • be involved in multidisciplinary collaborations with scholars from other Disciplines and Faculties as well as external stakeholders. Both multidisciplinarity and external engagement are highly valued and materially supported at the University of Sydney.

About you

The discipline of Work & Organisational Studies is looking to appoint a lecturer in Human Resource Management who possesses:

  • a PhD in Human Resource Management or closely related field
  • demonstrated experience in, or strong potential to deliver high quality teaching and course development in one or more of the Discipline’s core domains
  • an active research program with significant potential for future publications, in the broad domain of Human Resource Management or closely related fields and ideally an established research record of publications in high quality refereed journals
  • the ability to work successfully in a team and a commitment to a collegial approach
  • a commitment to engage with industry, community, government, and professional bodies in order to expand the School’s program of professional and industry research collaboration and to develop innovative teaching programs.

To be considered for this position, please provide a CV and a cover letter which demonstrates your suitability and enthusiasm for this role.  These will provide evidence of how your experience, aspiration and scholarship aligns with the role and should be uploaded online, along with any additional information you may have in support of your application.


For the right candidate visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.


Closing date for applications

11:59 pm, 12 January 2023

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