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Reader in the Department of People and Performance

An opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a Reader to make a major contribution to research, knowledge exchange, academic leadership and teaching within our Business School. Located in the Department of People & Performance, the successful applicant will be expected to play an important role directly through their own research and, also, indirectly through their research leadership to the School's and Faculty's strategic research objectives, particularly via membership of the Decent Work and Productivity Research Centre.

Established in 2018 and currently consisting of 36 core members, Decent Work and Productivity provides an inter-disciplinary forum for research within the Business School focused upon understanding and promoting decent work and employment in contemporary society. Its research profile includes major funded projects from the ESRC and Leverhulme, as well as from government and industry sources (e.g. Greater Manchester Combined Authority, GM Applied Research Collaboration). Further information  about the research centre can be found at

Applicants will also be expected to contribute towards teaching in the Department, which offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in HRM, Business Psychology and leadership, including the MBA, and which contributes courses in organisational behaviour, HRM and psychology to other business school programmes. Applicants will have a background in one of a number of cognate areas, including: human resource management, organisational behaviour, organisational psychology, organisation studies, gender and diversity, and leadership.

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School is triple accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS and offers a full range of programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate and post experience level, including the MBA and PhDs. The Business School has a thriving research culture and a strong and developing research profile, and offers the opportunity for passionate and committed individuals to make a difference to transforming lives, businesses and communities locally, nationally and internationally.


Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Mike Bresnen (Head of Department, People and Performance) at


Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Business and Law
  • Salary:
    Grade 10 (£51,799 to £60,022)
  • Closing Date:
    4 February 2022
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