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Professor of Organisation, Work, and Technology

Organisation Work & Technology
Closing Date:   Sunday 26 March 2023
Interview Date:   Monday 17 April 2023
Reference:  1247-22

The Department of Organisation, Work and Technology at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) invites applications from accomplished researchers for a Professorship in the intersection between society, technology and organisation studies. We welcome applicants with a proven record of accomplishment in the social study of technology, especially with a critical and interdisciplinary orientation. The successful candidate disciplinary background could be in areas such as information systems, science and technology studies, or organisation studies more generally. We are particularly interested in applicants with a strong theoretical orientation, and/or with a focus on the sociological aspects of cybersecurity and resilience. 

The department offers an excellent research environment, with a high level of collegiality, a strong seminar series, and strong collaborations with departments in the social sciences and health research, supported through joint appointments. LUMS is a leading UK management school. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, LUMS was ranked first in the UK for research power and joint-first for our research environment. We are one of a select group of management schools accredited by all three international business school accreditation bodies: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB.  As an influential management school, we recognise that we have a responsibility to help make the world a better place through our research, and to transform the lives of our students. Join us as we fulfil our responsibility to deliver research, teaching and engagement that makes a positive impact on society. Become part of a community using academic excellence to respond to societal needs, find solutions to research grand challenges, and help develop the responsible managers of the future. Find out more about our responsible approach, and what it is like to work in a place where you have the support and academic freedom you need for a successful career:  More information about the department can be found at: 

The successful candidate will contribute to the intellectual life of the department and the school through an established international research profile. This will typically be reflected in an excellent profile of high-quality journal publications, a track-record of securing external funding, engagement with international research networks, and convincing evidence of esteem indicators such as editorships of journals, membership of editorial review boards, etc. The successful candidate must also have a PhD in a relevant discipline and an established track record of competent teaching. Preference will be given to applicants with experience of supporting the development of junior faculty and PhD students. 

Lancaster University and the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology is committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential and is expressed by initiatives linked with recruiting, recognising, and supporting protected characteristics including age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and sex and sexual orientation in alignment with the Equality Act 2010. 

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Prof Bogdan Costea, Head of Department

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We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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