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RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
£37,386 - £52,841 per year
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Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
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Job Summary

Robert Gordon University is an innovative, inclusive and impactful organisation, delivering a high quality vocational education, sustained by a combination of academic and professional colleagues. As a result, the University has a reputation for producing graduates that are highly sought after by employers. Aberdeen Business School was named Business School of the Year 2020 (THE Awards 2020) and is also accredited by AACSB International (AACSB), an accolade achieved by only 5% of global Business Schools.

You might be a current academic, a PhD student close to completion (in which case we would be happy to discuss flexible options to facilitate this) or a human resource management professional, motivated to use your knowledge and expertise to educate the next generation.  Whatever your background you will have some teaching/training experience, in person/online and more importantly, we expect you to be as passionate as we are about providing excellent student care, promoting academic attainment and inspiring student employability and ambition.

In keeping with RGU's commitment to work/life balance we will consider applications on a full or part-time basis. You will also have the opportunity to work from home for a portion of the working week, but you must be in a position to deliver teaching on campus to meet the requirements of the course. You will benefit from a generous pension scheme, 46 days annual leave (including statutory holidays and Christmas closure) an onsite nursery and sports centre as well as a range of voluntary health and travel benefits.

You will be responsible for teaching and research, predominantly at postgraduate level; development of inspiring course materials and learning activities; marking course work; supervision of MSc students; module coordination and participation in assessment boards. You will be educated to Masters Degree Level and ideally be an established member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

RGU's ultra-modern campus, located on the outskirts of the vibrant and prosperous city of Aberdeen, offers a superb place to live, work and develop your career. This is one of the most impressive university campuses you'll find anywhere in the world, with first-class educational infrastructure and outstanding sporting and leisure facilities set against a stunning rural backdrop on the banks of the river Dee. A relocation package is available to assist with your transition to the area.

We understand that any career move is a big decision, but particularly if you are changing direction or in the process of completing your PhD. If you would like to discuss your situation further before proceeding, please contact us for an informal discussion: Lisa Collie, Principal Lecturer – Human Resource Management,

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check. For more information visit:

Full-time hours are 35.0 hours per week although we would welcome applications from those seeking fractional contracts.


Grade 7 Salary Scale: £37,386 – 43,155
Grade 8 Salary Scale: £44,414 - 52,841
Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience.

Candidates with limited or no prior experience as an academic will be placed on the first point of the Grade 7 scale. Consideration will be given to offering an Academic Attraction Payment (adjusted annually) for those candidates who have specific industry knowledge, skills or, expertise which are required for the position.

Please see the job attachments for further information regarding the Grade 7 and Grade 8 criteria. Further guidance on Academic Attraction Payments can be found here.


Job Description


RESPONSIBLE TO: Principal Lecturer – Human Resource Management

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibility

PURPOSE OF POST: To contribute to the delivery and development of the School's portfolio of courses. The successful applicant will have teaching in online and traditional modes, student support and project supervision.


*Carries out designated teaching (e.g. via lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, field trips, studio work, practicals, etc.), student supervision and assessment duties in areas of expertise, or as otherwise required by the Principal Lecturer – Human Resource Management. 

*Participates in the development and preparation of teaching materials.

*Provides tutorial and personal guidance for students.

*Develops and maintains expertise in subject areas

*Engages in research activities relevant to the School independently and in collaboration with other staff.

*Participates in subject and course development.

*Participates in curriculum development and, in particular, contributes to the introduction of innovative and engaging delivery of teaching and learning.

*Undertakes appropriate administrative responsibilities (e.g. year tutor, student selection, examination organisation, placement organisation, timetabling, maintaining attendance records, etc.).

*Assists in the supervision and visiting of students during their periods of work experience.

*Maintains working relationship with other Schools/Departments/Units within the University, as necessary, for the smooth operation and continued development of the School and its courses.

*Establishes and maintains relevant professional and industrial links, as necessary, for the effective operation of the School's course (e.g. liaison with professional bodies, support for accreditation activities, engagement in work of external bodies, educational and professional).

* Carries out such other related duties as may be required.

Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience can still be considered but will work to the Developing Academic. Full details of both roles can be found in the attached PDF.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Masters Degree in Human Resource Management or related area.


Subject knowledge specific to Human Resource Management including one or more of the following: HR analytics and digitisation, advanced diversity and inclusion, personal effectiveness, ethical practice, leadership management development, learning and development.


Previous teaching experience in an academic setting or training in a business environment.


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.


Understanding of professional accreditation of teaching and learning.


Experience of commercial consultancy and/or academic research. Previous employment in an accredited Business School.

Supervision of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.


Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner.

Behaviour 2: Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum.

Behaviour 3: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards.

Behaviour 4: Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships, leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest and leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation.

Behaviour 5: Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others. 

Behaviour 6: Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings.