Reader in Diversity & Inclusion

Prof Servs - King's Business School

London, Strand Campus


  • Posted on: 23rd Feb 2021
  • Salary: £57,631 - £64,405 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 016824
  • Closes: 31st March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

King’s Business School is a leading, highly-ranked business school with global reach situated in the heart of London. We undertake ground-breaking research to improve the way people do business and we engage with organisations around the world to create real value for society. There are presently 140 academic staff across the School, with a full range of undergraduate, masters and PhD programmes and a growing focus on executive education. The School places a premium on international levels of scholarship and research excellence, and you will be expected to contribute to the standing and development of the Group in this regard.

King’s Business School has an ambitious agenda in diversity and inclusion and we are seeking a Reader who will play a leading role in driving this forward, for example, chairing the new Faculty EDI group and connecting with the wider College in developing and embedding diversity and inclusion across all our activities.

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to high quality research and will be able to contribute excellent teaching in diversity and inclusion on our undergraduate, postgraduate and executive programmes. You should hold a PhD in a relevant field, have a high-quality track record of publications in leading refereed journals and in securing research income.

The HRM & Employment Relations group at King’s Business School offers a friendly and collegial working environment that encourages teamwork and innovation, and supports individual faculty members in achieving their personal work goals.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are currently under-represented within the faculty at this level.

This post will be offered on a full-time, indefinite contract.

Key responsibilities

  • To contribute to the School’s research profile and reputation in diversity and inclusion through publication in top international journals and participation in the major academic networks.
  • To take a role in the planning, organisation and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • To carry out a range of academic management duties as requested by the Executive Dean, notably chairing the faculty EDI group and representing the Business School at College level in the field of diversity and inclusion
  • Lead and sustain top-quality research activity through a portfolio of individual and/or joint research projects and to secure the funding required for research as required.
  • Supervise, guide and support postgraduate research students and/or research staff.
  • Attend meetings and internationally recognized conferences to present research findings and thereby enhance the national and international standing of the School.
  • Take responsibility for the planning, organisation and delivery of both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities within the School and contribute as appropriate to executive education.
  • Develop and use a variety of methods to assess student learning and provide feedback that is timely, relevant and appropriate.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be required by the Head of Group.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge and experience

Essential criteria

  • PhD in relevant subject area
  • Appropriate list of relevant publications
  • Evidence of world-class research capacity
  • Significant experience of developing research projects on collaborative funding bids
  • Significant experience of teaching at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level
  • Significant experience of carrying out academic administration ideally within the domain of diversity and inclusion
  • Significant experience of being innovative in teaching and curriculum design
  • Engagement in professional organisations (conference papers, workshops, memberships)
  • Temperament suitable to teaching and research
  • Willingness to contribute to the pastoral case of students
  • Desire to promote the subject at all levels

Desirable criteria

  • Willingness to collaborate with colleagues in the Faculty and university
  • Experience of being a team player

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