Join us at Middlesex - recruiting 4 new colleagues!

Announces a major recruitment round for the Department of Managment, Leadership and Organization at Middlesex University

As my regular blog readers know, I have been working at Middlesex University since July 2014. Middlesex was ranked the best modern university in London for research power in the 2014 REF; we are expecting to further improve this ranking in the 2021 REF. Recently, Middlesex became one of the top-ranked UK universities in the THE Young Universities ranking and it has been rising in all other international research rankings too.

At Middlesex University Business School, I have a dedicated role in research mentoring and improving the research profile of the entire School by stimulating research and research output. This is realised by one-on-one support, monthly research lunches and social media clinics, informal paper development groups, a yearly writing bootcamp and regular publishing and research skills seminars such as publishing pedagogical research, networking and external engagement, and doing qualitative research with(out) Nvivo. A partial write-up of all our activities, as well as guest blogposts by some of my Middlesex colleagues can be found here. A 7-minute YouTube video presentation of our - now virtual - research support can be found here.

We are now looking to build on these successes by making new appointments in a several areas. If you would like to be part of a thriving, collaborative, and supportive research community and meet the criteria below, we would love to receive your application. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Closing Date: 25 November 2020 / 03 December 2020

About the Jobs

The Department of Management, Leadership and Organization is the biggest department in the Middlesex University Business School. The Department has recently embarked on a major transformation, including an ambitious plan to renew our existing programme portfolio whilst developing new and innovative programmes. As part of this transformation, we are looking to make a range of new appointments in the areas of:

This is an exciting opportunity for talented individuals to make a direct contribution to our next stage in development and help us to keep building an exceptional learning environment, fit for the 21st century. The jobs combine research endeavours with Learning & Teaching and Knowledge Transfer to strengthen the School’s research-teaching nexus and Knowledge Transfer for the benefit of students, School, University and the wider community. We support a personalised hands-on approach to Learning & Teaching, empowering students to develop skills for their future and get ready for success in a changing world.

About You

We welcome applications from experienced, challenge-seeking academics looking for an innovative context and from early career academics seeking to make their mark in a dynamic environment. You must be flexible, creative, innovative, ambitious for yourself, your colleagues and above all committed to your students. We have a uniquely diverse student base (for a sample see this unscripted video), so our tutors must be culturally aware and able to engage with such a demanding group.

You will design and deliver interactive learning opportunities, applying a range of technologies to engage learners and support their success. You will engage in self-directed scholarship to ensure that your Learning & Teaching reflects current thinking and practice. You will be willing to undertake administrative responsibilities, subject to operational needs.

You will bring

  • A demonstrable specialism in one or more of the specified areas and the ability and willingness to work across the wider subject domain.
  • An enthusiasm for Learning & Teaching, and the skills to share your expertise in innovative ways to engage and motivate learners.
  • A commitment to scholarship to inform curriculum development and delivery.
  • Either a track record of research outputs or evidence of substantial, successful professional practice.
  • Cultural sensitivity and a commitment to equality and inclusion.
  • Personal values that align with our commitment to social impact.

To find out more about the jobs and apply, please visit the Middlesex University website. Please indicate clearly the area you wish to apply for, direct links for each position can be found above. Candidates who can cover more than one area will be very welcome.

Closing Date: 25 November 2020 / 03 December 2020

Middlesex University

Middlesex is ranked 90th worldwide in the 2020 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings of institutions 50 years old and less - the second highest position of any university in the UK. In the last five years Middlesex has steadily climbed the international research rankings; it currently ranks #198 world-wide in the Business & Economics discipline in the US News Global universities ranking. Reflecting the diverse disciplinary composition of its staff, it is also highly ranked in seven Social Science disciplines in the Academic Ranking of World Universities: Management, Business Administration, Tourism, Economics, Law, Sociology and Political Science. Only a handful of universities in the UK are ranked for all seven of these disciplines.

In 2017, it was awarded Silver by the Teaching Excellence Framework, whereas in 2020 we were shortlisted in the Teaching Excellence category in the Guardian University Awards 2020. In October 2018, Middlesex was the first university to receive UK Investor in Equality and Diversity Charter Mark. Under the capable and caring leadership of our new Vice Chancellor - Nic Beech - Middlesex is further strenthening its vision to transform potential to success, both for its students and for its staff.

Business School

Based in London, Middlesex University's Business School is one of the most culturally diverse institutions in country. At Middlesex, learning from our diversity, teamwork, and collegiality are considered as important as individual excellence. The School offers a broad portfolio of programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels including several degree apprenticeships, and maintains a number of successful academic partnerships in the UK and internationally. The Business School also offers a very supportive research culture helping researchers to not only do research that makes a real difference in the world, but also publish in top journals in the field and make successful funding applications. Our research infrastructure includes research allowances, conference funding, internal research facilitation funding, dedicated research clusters, monthly research coffees and social media clinics, paper writing groups, academics skills development and funding seminars, and a yearly off-site writing bootcamp weekend.


The Department of Management, Leadership and Organization is the biggest department in the Business School, a multi-disciplinary centre with dedicated research clusters in Gender & Diversity; Business Ethics, CSR & Governance; Alternative Organisations and Transformative Practices; Transnational Labour and Social Movements; and Science and Technology Communication. We are passionate about teaching and deliver a range of face-to-face and online programmes, which provide our students with the skills they need to pursue successful employment. We combine a close engagement with professional practice with high quality research and scholarship to ensure that our students and staff are working at the forefront of their disciplines. Departmental expertise extends to providing consultancy services, specialist projects, learning programmes, coaching activities tailored to external client needs and working with relevant professional bodies such as CMI and CIPD.

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