Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour (focus on Organisational Psychology)

Job Title: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour (focus on Organisational Psychology)
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: Cranfield
Salary: £43,351 to £48,323 per annum OR £53,205 to £59,302 per annum
Reference: 3585
Contact Name: Richard Kwiatkowski / Alison Collins
Contact Email: /
Job Published: April 26, 2021 15:44

Job Description

School of Management

Organisation Behaviour and Applied Psychology Group

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour (focus on Organisational Psychology)

Flexible working / shared posts will be actively considered

Lecturer - Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £43,351 to £48,323 per annum, with potential progression up to £60,403 per annum

Senior Lecturer - Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £53,205 to £59,302 per annum, with potential progression up to £74,126 per annum

Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Cranfield University School of Management welcomes applications for two exciting positions in the expanding Organisational Behaviour and Applied Psychology Group; one post focusing on Leadership and Organisational Behaviour and the other concentrating on Organisational Behaviour and Organisational Psychology working with our postgraduate students and executive clients across a wide range of programmes.

As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships focuses on creating leaders in technology and management globally. Our distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.

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All our people have a critical role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the organisations we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here: Working life at Cranfield.

This post will be within the Organisational Behaviour and Applied Psychology Group, a growing team of OB specialists and Applied Psychologists. Cranfield School of Management has long been recognised as a leading centre of excellence for Organisational Behaviour and Applied (Organisational) Psychology teaching and learning.  It has never been out of the FT ranking of the “top of their class” Top 10 OB departments (in the world by subject), and was ranked #1 globally in 2015. OB is core to nearly every programme in the School of Management as we develop people for the future; the success of every enterprise depends on its people, and our graduates fill senior positions in global firms, in industry, in consultancy, in charities and not for profit enterprises.

The Organisational Behaviour and Applied Psychology Group has ambitious plans including cross campus masters programs and the creation of doctoral pathways in Organisational Psychology. Both roles will report directly to the Group Head, Professor Richard Kwiatkowski. The Group sits with the CWW Group Headed by Professor Emma Parry and so interesting cross fertilisation often occurs, for example concerning HR, Flexibility, or Gender Leadership and Inclusion.

You will provide teaching in the fields of leadership, Organisational behaviour, and applied /Organisational psychology (depending on role) as well as leading modules and designing and developing teaching material.  You will undertake managerial and leadership responsibilities as appropriate. These posts will be offered on either the Education & Scholarship track or the Research & Teaching track depending on the successful candidates. We envisage one post at Senior Lecturer Level (Leadership & OB) and the other at either L or SL (OB-AP) depending on qualifications and experience.

You will preferably be educated to doctoral level (or equivalent, for example charted status) in a relevant subject (Leadership related and Psychology related, respectively) and will have already developed some experience of teaching or training in the field.  You might also have publications or conference presentations. With excellent communication skills, you will be able to collaborate effectively with academics, practitioners and policy makers.  You will be respectful towards others and collegiate in approach. Experience of teaching and leading modules at post-graduate level is a plus.

In return, you will have exciting opportunities for career development in these key positions, while joining a supportive team and environment and contributing to this growing area of importance within the School.

At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential.

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role; the present global pandemic has brought about significant changes to work, and we are very mindful of the changing landscape.  To find out more, please visit

For an informal discussion, please contact Richard Kwiatkowski, on (T); +44 (0)1234 751122 x 3156 to arrange a time to speak (via Alison Collins the Group Administrator / PA) or email with cc to

Apply online now at or contact us for further details on E: or T: +44 (0)1234 750111 Ext. 4575. Please quote reference number 3585.

Closing date for receipt of applications:   12th May 2021