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Current Vacancies (External)

ACADEMIC 

Lecturers (2 posts) - Institute of Educational Technology

Based in Milton Keynes

£31,342 - £45,954

circulation date : 22/09/2014

closing date : 20/10/2014

You will contribute to the Institute of Educational Technology influencing the direction of the University's approach to teaching and developing the University's reputation for excellence through the conduct of high-quality, internationally recognised research, online teaching and support for the University.

You will be energetic and creative to further the development of the institute, for one post bringing experience of working on Learning Analytics, for the other Inclusion & Open Education.

You will be organized with good communication skills and have experience in online or distance education developing educational resources. Your academic background may be in any relevant discipline, but you will have a doctorate and experience of the research challenges offered by technology enhanced learning relevant to the University's mission of inclusion and openness.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Patrick McAndrew (Director, IET): email IET-Director@open.ac.uk or Prof Eileen Scanlon: email eileen.scanlon@open.ac.uk.

Closing date: Midday 20th October 2014

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

email: iet-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from Staffing Officer, Rosemary Calder on 01908 659059 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10439



Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Ecology - Faculty of Science (Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems)

Based in Milton Keynes, Two posts available

£38,511 - £54,841 p.a.

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 03/10/2014

You will be an ecologist with an established teaching and/or research profile in terrestrial or freshwater ecosystems, with main research interests in one or more of the following areas: population or community ecology; multilevel trophic interactions; wetland, grassland or forest ecology; ecological statistics; evolutionary biology; microbial ecology; ecological sustainability and resilience; quantification of ecosystem services and/or natural capital.

You will contribute to the design and delivery of OU modules at undergraduate level in Environmental Science, and should have a strong track record in research and demonstrable research impact commensurate with the stage of your career. You must be committed to the principles of equality and diversity in the teaching of science.

We welcome applications from individuals with policy advisory experience or an interest in pedagogical research in Environmental Sciences, and from those who are looking to commence their first lectureship.

Closing date: 3 October 2014

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University is proud to have gained an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award in April 2013, as well as holding two individual Department Bronze Awards.



email: science-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on +44(0)1908 653485 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10569



Staff Tutor - Faculty of Social Sciences - The Open University (Wales)

Based in Cardiff

£38,511 - £54,841

circulation date : 18/09/2014

closing date : 16/10/2014

Tiwtor Staff - Y Gyfadran Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol - Y Brifysgol Agored (Cymru)
Lleolir yng Nghaerdydd




As an academic member of both the Faculty of Social Sciences and The Open University in Wales, you will provide the link between the Faculty at Milton Keynes and its students and tutors by working with them in Wales, and with the Social Sciences Student Support Teams. You will have a key role in keeping the OU in the forefront of supported distance higher education, particularly in designing and facilitating effective teaching of the Faculty's modules, qualifications and programmes. You will be responsible for the selection, monitoring and staff development of part-time Associate Lecturers, who teach modules in Economics, Geography and Environment, Politics and International Studies, Sociology and Social Policy and Criminology. You will work with the wider team at the Open University in Wales to implement the University's strategic plan for Wales and contribute to externally-facing activities relevant to your discipline and the Faculty of Social Sciences.

You will hold, as a minimum requirement, a good honours degree in Criminology, Economics or Sociology and will have relevant teaching experience.

Closing date: Noon Thursday 16 October 2014.

Interview date: Interviews will be held early November 2014 at the office of The Open University in Cardiff.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.




Fel aelod academaidd o'r Gyfadran Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol a'r Brifysgol Agored yng Nghymru, byddwch yn darparu'r cyswllt rhwng y Gyfadran yn Milton Keynes a'i myfyrwyr a thiwtoriaid drwy weithio gyda hwy yng Nghymru, a chyda Timau Cymorth Fyfyrwyr y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol. Bydd gennych rôl allweddol i gadw'r Brifysgol Agored ar flaen y gad o ran addysg uwch dysgu o bell, yn enwedig o ran llunio a hwyluso addysgu modiwlau, cymwysterau a rhaglenni'r Gyfadran yn effeithiol. Byddwch yn gyfrifol am ddethol, monitro a datblygu Darlithwyr Cyswllt rhan amser, sy'n addysgu modiwlau mewn Economeg, Daearyddiaeth a'r Amgylchedd, Gwleidyddiaeth ac Astudiaethau Rhyngwladol, Cymdeithaseg a Pholisi Cymdeithasol a Throseddeg. Byddwch yn gweithio gyda'r tîm ehangach yn y Brifysgol Agored yng Nghymru er mwyn rhoi cynllun strategol y Brifysgol ar gyfer Cymru ar waith, a chyfrannu at weithgareddau allanol sy'n berthnasol i'ch disgyblaeth ac i Gyfadran y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol.

Byddwch yn meddu ar radd anrhydedd dda, o leiaf, mewn Troseddeg, Economeg neu Gymdeithaseg a bydd gennych brofiad addysgu perthnasol.

Dyddiad cau: Hanner dydd, ddydd Iau 16 Hydref 2014.

Dyddiad y cyfweliad: Cynhelir y cyfweliadau ar ddechrau mis Tachwedd 2014 yn swyddfa'r Brifysgol Agored yng Nghaerdydd.

Rydym yn hyrwyddo amrywiaeth mewn cyflogaeth ac yn croesawu ceisiadau o bob rhan o'r gymuned.

email: SocSci-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

For detailed information and how to apply email the Recruitment Co-ordinator, SocSci-Recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

Am wybodaeth fanwl a gwybodaeth am sut i wneud cais e-bostiwch y Cydlynydd Recriwtio yn Socsci-Recruitment@open.ac.uk gan ddyfynnu'r rhif cyfeirnod.

Please quote reference 10606



Professor/Senior Lecturer - Department of Accounting and Finance - Open University Business School

Based in Milton Keynes

Senior Lecturer £48,743 - £54,841 ; Professor: negotiable starting from £62,813

circulation date : 19/09/2014

closing date : 17/10/2014

As professor or senior lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Finance you will contribute to our reputation for high quality research in accounting; developing a group of active research-led scholars and building on our record of academic excellence through research grants, publications and research degree supervision. You will also be expected to engage with policymaker and practitioner communities to increase the impact of your research. An interest in financial accounting research and teaching is desirable.

You will contribute to our teaching portfolio engaging with our distinctive teaching methods and developing new competences in this area. As part of The Open University Business School we are at the cutting edge of pedagogy, on-line education and practice based learning. You will have the opportunity to work in teams who are designing and delivering innovative, high quality and challenging learning experiences for our students.

You should have a passion for distance education and the values of the Open University; with the ability to generate equal enthusiasm and commitment in others, and with a willingness to develop the skills and capabilities required for our unique approach to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Furthermore, you should demonstrate an ability to engage with a wide range of people: your academic peers, your students, their tutors within relevant business and professional environments. You will also be able to demonstrate the organisational skills to deal with innovation and change, and to manage conflicting demands and meet deadlines. You must have a Doctorate in a related area and be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of continuing research publications and associated research activity.

The structure of work at the OU means that central academic staff spend significantly less time in face-to-face teaching and marking than is common in traditional universities. This permits the organisation of more clearly delineated research time each year.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday on 17 October 2014

Presentation and Interview dates: 26 and 27 November 2014

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

email: oubs-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10402



Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Law - The Open University Law School

Based in Milton Keynes

£34,233 - £54,841

circulation date : 11/09/2014

closing date : 09/10/2014

Are you an accomplished and enthusiastic law academic with demonstrable interest in legal pedagogy and courses opening up access to further legal study?

The Open University is the world's leading distance learning institution. The Law School is currently expanding its undergraduate programme and is offering the opportunity to contribute to the development of modules at all levels.

You will have good academic qualifications in Law, demonstrate an interest in legal pedagogy, and have an appreciation of current developments in legal education. You will have good administrative skills and a good research record or evidence of research potential with recent experience of teaching the foundation subjects required for a Qualifying Law Degree.

Closing date for applications: midday on 9 October 2014
Interview date: November 2014

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

email: oubs-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (link above).


Please quote reference 10595



Lecturer in Strategic Management - The Open University Business School (Department for Strategy and Marketing)

Based in Milton Keynes

£38,511 - £45,954

circulation date : 11/09/2014

closing date : 14/10/2014

As Lecturer in the Department for Strategy and Marketing you will add to our growing reputation for high quality research in strategic management and contribute to our acknowledged excellence in online teaching and practice based learning. You will join a team of active research-led scholars and build on our record of academic excellence through research grants, publications and research degree supervision. You will be able to engage with practitioner communities to increase the impact of their research.

You will contribute to our teaching portfolio, engaging with our distinctive teaching methods and developing new competences in this area. As part of the Faculty of Business & Law at the Open University we are at the cutting edge of pedagogy, on-line education and practice based learning. You will have the opportunity to work in teams who are designing and delivering innovative, high quality and challenging learning experiences for our students.
If you do not already have experience in delivering distance learning you will be trained in our distinctive teaching methods.

You will be fully engaged within disciplines related to the study of strategic management, have a PhD in a related area and be able to show an established or developing trajectory of research publications and associated research activity.

You will demonstrate a willingness to develop the skills and capabilities required for our unique approach to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and an ability to engage with a wide range of people; your academic peers, your students and their tutors within relevant business and professional environments. You will also be able to demonstrate the organisational skills to deal with innovation and change and to manage conflicting demands and meet deadlines.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday on 14 October 2014
Interview date: 24 November 2014

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

email: oubs-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10610



Lectureships in Law - The Open University Law School

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary Contract for 24 months, 4 positions available

£34,233 - £45,954

circulation date : 11/09/2014

closing date : 09/10/2014

Are you an accomplished and enthusiastic law academic with demonstrable interest in legal pedagogy and courses opening up access to further legal study?

The Open University is the world's leading distance learning institution. The Law School is currently expanding its undergraduate programme and is offering the opportunity to contribute to the development of modules at all levels.

You will have good academic qualifications in Law, demonstrate an interest in legal pedagogy, and have an appreciation of current developments in legal education. You will have good administrative skills and a good research record or evidence of research potential with recent experience of teaching the foundation subjects required for a Qualifying Law Degree.

Closing date for applications: midday on 9 October 2014
Interview date: November 2014

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

email: oubs-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10593



Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Earth Science - Faculty of Science (Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems)

Based in Milton Keynes

£38,511 - £54,841 p.a.

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 03/10/2014

You will have an established teaching and/or research profile in terrestrial and/or marine sedimentary deposits, with main research interests in one or more of the following areas: palaeoenvironmental/palaeoclimate change from sedimentary deposits; sedimentary systems, processes and basin evolution; stratigraphy; palaeontology including palaeoecology.

You will contribute to the design and delivery of OU modules at undergraduate level in Earth Science, and should have a strong track record in research and demonstrable research impact commensurate with the stage of your career. You must be committed to the principles of equality and diversity in the teaching of science.

We welcome applications from individuals with industrial experience or an interest in pedagogical research in Earth Sciences, and from those who are looking to commence their first lectureship.

Closing date: 3 October 2014

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University is proud to have gained an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award in April 2013, as well as holding two individual Department Bronze Awards.

email: science-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on +44(0)1908 653485 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10568



Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art - Faculty of Arts

Based in Milton Keynes, Permanent full-time from 1 January 2015 (or sooner)

£38,511 - £45,954

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 02/10/2014

We are looking for an academic to join the highly regarded Art History Department of the Open University and play a full role in its teaching and administration.

Duties will include contributing written and on-line teaching material to undergraduate and postgraduate modules in preparation, with particular emphasis on global approaches to modern and contemporary art. You will be expected to work on existing undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the department and Faculty, including assuming administrative responsibility for their maintenance and delivery. You will also be an active researcher with a strong record of published research or evidence of forthcoming publications and able to make a strong contribution to the next Research Excellence Framework (REF). Where appropriate, you will contribute to the supervision of PhD students.

You will have a good honours degree in Art History or other relevant subject(s) and have a PhD completed or about to be obtained. You will have expertise in modern and contemporary art, with a good knowledge of global approaches to the subject.

The Faculty has a strong commitment to collective working in teaching and research.

Closing date: noon on 2 October 2014
Interviews will be held on: 12 November 2014

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


email: Arts-recruit@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the apply go to www.open.ac.uk/employment, call the Deanery Assistant 01908 654703 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10243



Lecturer in Art History - Faculty of Arts

Based in Milton Keynes, Part-time 22.2 hours per week,

£38,511 - £45,954 (pro-rata)

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 02/10/2014

Position available immediately until 31 December 2016

We are looking for an academic to join the highly regarded Art History Department of the Open University and play a full role in its teaching and administration.

Duties will include contributing written and on-line teaching material to undergraduate and postgraduate modules in preparation, with particular emphasis on global approaches to modern and contemporary art. You will also be expected to work on existing undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the department and Faculty, including assuming administrative responsibility for their maintenance and delivery. You will be an active researcher with a strong record of published research or evidence of forthcoming publications. Where appropriate, you will contribute to the supervision of PhD students.

You will have a good honours degree in Art History or other relevant subject(s) and have a PhD completed or about to be obtained. You will have expertise in modern and contemporary art, with a good knowledge of global approaches to the subject.

The Faculty has a strong commitment to collective working in teaching and research.

Closing date: noon on 2 October 2014
Interviews will be held on: 12 November 2014

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


email: Arts-recruit@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Deanery Assistant 01908 654703 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10527



Head of Law School and Professor of Law - Open University Law School

Based in Milton Keynes

Salary negotiable from £62,813

circulation date : 28/08/2014

closing date : 09/10/2014

The Open University is looking for a top-flight academic who is firmly committed to both teaching and research to lead its vibrant Law School through the next phases of development.

Having firmly established itself in the distance-learning sector with an LLM and the largest taught LLB programme in the UK, the OU has recently recruited a significant number of additional academic staff to contribute to the design and development of a wholly new undergraduate Law programme, and to raise and broaden the School's research profile.

We are now seeking an exceptional individual to lead the shaping of the Law School's future including its undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum, to support and develop research and scholarship, and raise the external profile of the School.

You will be an outstanding scholar with a demonstrable commitment to high-quality teaching and research, have a track record of managing, developing and leading colleagues, especially through periods of change, and be able to identify and pursue a vision for the future growth, direction and identity of the Law School.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday on 09 October 2014

Presentations and Interviews are planned for 19 and 20 November 2014

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

email: oubs-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10507



Staff Tutor - Faculty of Health & Social Care

Based in Birmingham, 22.2 hours per week

£38,511 - £45,954 (Pro-Rata)

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 02/10/2014

This role is central to maintaining high quality services to students. You will be responsible for the management of Associate Lecturers who support students on a range of qualifications and, as a result of recent developments, this may soon include the Pre-Registration Nursing Programme and Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice within the OU in the West Midlands.

You will need a good first degree (upper second or higher), a professional qualification in nursing, experience in supporting practice learning, current NMC registration and an NMC recordable teaching qualification (or willingness to acquire one).

You will need to demonstrate an understanding of the needs of adult learners and have the ability to promote the Faculty's modules, programmes and awards to individuals and corporate customers. You will also have good communication, team working and organisational skills, with a sound knowledge of current issues related to nurse education and experience in developing and maintaining local partnerships.

Attendance at meetings in Milton Keynes and wider travel is an essential part of the role.

Closing date: Midday 02 October 2014

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

email: HSC-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01908 654235 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10580



ACADEMIC RELATED 

Head of the Office of Director, Students - Student Services

Based in Milton Keynes

Circa £75,000

circulation date : 30/09/2014

closing date : 21/10/2014

The Open University has an international reputation for providing innovative education of exceptional quality. The Director, Students reports directly to the Vice-Chancellor for the delivery of an outstanding student experience, and acts as an ambassador for the University and its 200,000 students.

The Head of the Office of Director, Students (ODS) supports the Director across the full range of his responsibilities and is responsible for the development and delivery of the strategic plan for Student Services. This includes business and financial planning and oversight, student consultation and engagement, and communications to staff.

You will have a strong track record of managing people, budgets and change within a rapidly evolving environment. You will be an excellent communicator and negotiator, and be adept in the analysis of data to inform evidence-based policy and processes. You will have a keen interest in higher education, with experience of working in a regulated, and politically sensitive, environment.

Closing date: Midday 21st October 2014
Interview date: Monday 10th November 2014

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

email: SS-BS-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator Cheryl-Anne O’Toole on 01908 653516 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10685



Assistant Producer, Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS)

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary contract until 31 July 2015

£31,342 to £37,394

circulation date : 25/09/2014

closing date : 16/10/2014

Learning and Teaching Solutions (LTS) is responsible for the design, development, production and delivery of learning materials and for supporting the Open University's commitment to the provision of open educational resources.

We are looking for an assistant producer with proven experience in audio-visual production to support our in-house sound and vision producers. You will work with other media specialists and academics in the development of high-quality teaching material delivered across a range of platforms, including our virtual learning environment, YouTube and iTunesU.

You will have the ability to think creatively and be able to transform complex ideas into engaging content. You will need to work effectively in cross-functional teams, be very well organized and have strong communication and influencing skills. You will have an awareness of emerging technologies and trends in media production and be receptive to new ideas in a rapidly changing environment.

Closing date: Midday (12 noon), 16 October 2014.
Interviews will be held on the 4th & 6th November 2014

email: LTS-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (link above).

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community


Please quote reference 10301



Research and Evaluation Co-ordinator - Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships (CICP)

Based in Milton Keynes, 37 hours per week Fixed Term Contract until 31st July 2015

£25,513 - £30,434

circulation date : 25/09/2014

closing date : 16/10/2014

This is an exciting opportunity for a proactive individual to join the OU to support the delivery of a wide range of projects and activities which are critical to the OU's social justice mission.

You will support institutional research and evaluation activity for widening participation, which includes: developing institutional data and monitoring; delivering discrete evaluation projects; bidding for and delivering on small-scale internal and external research funding; producing an influential academic journal, and organising a series of internal and external seminars.

You will enjoy a supportive and flexible work environment and work within an enthusiastic and committed team, which will support your personal and professional development.

If you would like to discuss the position please contact John Rose-Adams, Centre Manager (Research and Information), CICP (john.rose-adams@open.ac.uk)

Closing date: Midday 16th October 2014

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

email: CICP-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10489



Siebel Developer

Information Technology

Salary up to £40,847, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 02/10/2014

We are looking for an experienced Siebel Developer to join our CRM team within the University's IT Development Department.

Within this team, you will develop and maintain the University's implementation of the Siebel application to meet emerging business requirements, whilst promoting Siebel best practices to our business partners. You will provide third line support to our end users, and will also help to support our underlying Siebel infrastructure.

This is an exciting time to join IT Development. There has been significant change within the University in recent years, and IT has played a large part in this, undertaking a major overhaul of its systems. CRM is seen as a core, strategic application, and features as a central part in a number of past, present and future developments.

Recent practical experience and an in-depth knowledge of the Siebel CRM system (preferably version 8) are essential for this role. Knowledge of integrating Siebel with other systems is a necessity. You should have some experience of using a variety of Siebel components (for example, Task Based User Interface, Workflows, Business Services, EAI, etc.) and recent development experience in Siebel Tools is highly desirable. Knowledge of developing in the .NET framework is desirable but not essential. You should enjoy working collaboratively, have strong communication skills and a keenness to develop your programming and technical skills.

Closing date: Midday 02 October 2014.

email: IT-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10582



Administrator, Academic Conduct

Examinations and Assessment, Assessment, Credit and Qualifications, Student Services

£31,342-£37,394, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 25/09/2014

closing date : 16/10/2014

This is an exciting opportunity to join the small and friendly Academic Conduct Services Office located within the Examinations and Assessment section of Student Services

As a member of our busy team you will manage the use of text comparison software to detect plagiarism and provide detailed management information to Academic Conduct Officers and Examination and Assessment Boards. You will have line-management responsibility for three members of staff.

With a higher education degree or equivalent together with excellent IT skills; you will be an effective communicator both orally and in writing, being able to work as a member of a team and on your own initiative. In addition, you will need to present information accurately and have proven analytical ability.

You will have the ability to establish good working relationships in an environment that is frequently pressurised and challenging. The capability to prioritise effectively and work to deadlines is essential.

Closing date: 12 noon 16 October 2014

Interview date: 24 October 2014

email: SS-ACQ-Recruit-UAP@openmail.open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator Julie Cheah on 01908 652028 or by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10677



Team Lead (Scrum Leader/Project Manager), Media Production Systems Development Team

Information Technology, Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary contract to 31 July 2015

Up to £45,954

circulation date : 25/09/2014

closing date : 16/10/2014

This is an exciting opportunity for you as a skilled individual with experience of successful project delivery and leading an agile development team.

You will be leading and guiding an existing small development team in planning and delivering technical projects, as well as advising on and implementing strategy. You will also act as line manager to developers and 2nd/3rd line support team staff.

You will have a solid technical background and be able to demonstrate the value you have delivered via previous projects. You should be comfortable as team lead, running sprint planning and review meetings as well as daily stand-ups. You will have experience of managing both technical and non-technical stakeholders successfully.

Closing date: 16 October 2014. Interview date: tba.

email: IT-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (link above).

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community


Please quote reference 10585



Business Analyst

Open University Worldwide Ltd, Part of the Business Development Unit, The Open University

Salary: Competitive, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 19/09/2014

closing date : 17/10/2014

The Open University has ambitious plans to diversify and grow its income streams and to achieve the associated growth in the number of its students worldwide.

As a member of the Business Development Unit's (BDU) Business Analysis team, the Business Analyst is responsible for conducting insightful analysis to support the development and growth of the BDU's three business lines. We believe that analysis, and the insights yielded from analysis, should play a pivotal role in informing strategic and operational decisions and driving up the performance of the BDU's business lines.

You will be provided with an immense challenge and variety that will suit an ambitious self-starter with proven analytical skills and experience.

You will need to possess strong academic qualifications in a relevant subject area (eg Business & Finance, Science, Engineering or equivalent), exceptional analytical skills, coupled with advanced Excel skills and experience working with large and complex datasets. You will also need to have commercial acumen combined with a strong customer focus and professional interest in insight and analysis.

This recruitment is open to internal & external applications; any external applicants will be applying via an agency.

Closing date: midday 17 October 2014

email: bdu-staffing@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.



Please quote reference 8199



Careers Adviser

The Open University in Scotland, Based in Edinburgh

£31,342-£37,394, Temporary contract until 31 July 2015

circulation date : 19/09/2014

closing date : 10/10/2014

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced career guidance professional to work as part of the Open University Careers Advisory Service working with a range of colleagues both in Scotland and elsewhere across the OU.

You will have responsibility for delivering careers advice and guidance to students based in Scotland; and also students from across the UK and beyond studying either an undergraduate qualifications or a postgraduate qualification in business and management.

This work will be undertaken primarily by telephone, email and other online media (e.g. Skype). You will have a first degree, (or equivalent) a professional qualification and proven experience in careers guidance within adult, further or preferably higher education. An understanding of the needs of adult or distance learners would be an advantage.

Closing date: 10 October 2014

Interview date: 23 October 2014

email: Scotland-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on 0131 226 3851 or by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10394



Student Experience Manager - The Faculty of Business and Law

Based in Milton Keynes

£38,511 - £45,954

circulation date : 18/09/2014

closing date : 09/10/2014

As Student Experience Manager you will take overall responsibility for the experience of students relating to areas of curriculum management such as student casework and plagiarism. You will also work across the curriculum and student support teams to improve processes and approach in these areas. You will be a key team member in the restructured Curriculum Management team and will support the new Head of Curriculum in establishing the team and ensuring its success.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday on 9 October 2014.

Interview date: 20 November 2014.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

email: OUBS-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10639



Senior Manager (Statistical Modelling)

Information Office

£38,511-£45,954; Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 18/09/2014

closing date : 09/10/2014

The purpose of this role is to develop and implement statistical modelling and reporting tools related to student numbers. You will develop new models for a range of business applications, review and redevelop existing models, and create reports and visualisations.

You will work closely with stakeholders at all levels to analyse requirements, build forecasts and reports using SAS, and mainstream outcomes. You will plan and manage the work of your team to deliver to challenging deadlines and high quality standards.

You will have strong analytical skills and experience of exploiting statistical techniques to analyse data and apply to business problems, including experience with SAS, or a similar statistical package. You will have evidence of excellent influencing, negotiating and interpersonal skills, including the ability to present effectively and to influence decision makers and stakeholders.

Closing date: Noon 9 October 2014.

Interview date: w/c: 20 October 2014.

email: Univ-Sec-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10475



Head of Stakeholder Communications

Communications Unit

£48,473- £54,841, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 12/09/2014

closing date : 03/10/2014

We are looking for an individual who will champion creativity alongside slick project management to develop and deliver the most effective content for engaging consumer audiences across owned, earned and paid-for channels. You will in still effective project management processes, providing the space for innovation and creativity to deliver compelling and clear content which will optimise impact, minimise cost, and deliver great results.

You will lead the Stakeholder Communications team, inspiring creative communications solutions to meet our objectives most effectively.

The projects will vary from multi-media campaigns to channel management and individual content projects for social media, websites, stakeholder emails and print production. The target audiences for these communications include current students, alumni, staff and friends of the University. Their purpose is to establish new connections and build long term relationships in order to advance the reputations and impact of The Open University.

You will be required to flex resource to maintain work on core communications projects whilst responding to communications opportunities and issues management as they arise.

Closing date: 12 noon on 3 October 2014

Interview date: 16 October 2014

email: comms-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator, Diane Seymour, on 01908 652938 or by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10649



Project Officer (Image Sensor Scientist) - Faculty of Science (Department of Physical Sciences - Centre for Electronic Imaging)

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary 12 month contract

£31,342 - £37,394

circulation date : 11/09/2014

closing date : 09/10/2014

You will work on the characterisation of a new CMOS image sensor for the JANUS high resolution camera, part of the payload on board the forthcoming JUICE spacecraft by the European Space Agency to study Jupiter and its moons Ganymede, Europa and Callisto. You will join a vibrant team of scientists and engineers at the e2v Centre of Electronic Imaging and will play a key role in the electro-optical and radiation characterisation of the new sensor.

You will have a good understanding and experience in electro-optical characterisation of image sensors, data acquisition systems and data analysis. A degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. electronic engineering or physics) is required, and a working knowledge of CMOS image sensors, radiation damage effects in semiconductors and analogue electronics is desirable.

You will be based in Milton Keynes, working closely with our industrial collaborators e2v Ltd., and our international partners the European Space Agency (ESA) and the German Space Agency (DLR). Good team working and inter-personal skills will be required, including the ability to travel to attend meetings in the UK and Europe.

Closing date: 9 October 2014

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

email: science-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on +44 (0)1908 653485 or by email (link above).



Please quote reference 10442



Intellectual Property Development Officer

Research, Scholarship and Quality

£31,342-£37,394; Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 11/09/2014

closing date : 02/10/2014

We are looking for a confident and highly motivated Intellectual Property Development Officer with experience in intellectual property management, university technology transfer and exploitation, and external relations management. This is a diverse and challenging role with potential for development for the right candidate. We are seeking someone who can take responsibility for the intellectual property portfolio and identify and assess opportunities for commercial exploitation. The ability to develop key relationships with external collaborative partners is a key feature of the role.

This challenging opportunity will enable you to apply your knowledge and experience, gained in a similar role, to develop and shape the enterprise programme in a growing and expanding research and enterprise department. Of crucial importance to the work performed by the role holder, will be the interactions with external organisations / internal academics and the post holder must be a confident and effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills who will take a lead in promoting enterprise and knowledge exchange activity at The Open University.

You will need to demonstrate initiative and the capability to work independently, but as part of a team, to drive the enterprise programme forward. This role requires that you have good organisational skills, an aptitude for co-ordinating, analysing and disseminating complex information, and the tenacity and persistence in finding business development solutions.

Closing date: noon 2 October 2014.

Interview date: week commencing:13 October 2014.

email: Univ-Sec-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.



Please quote reference 10656



Communications Officer - Institute of Educational Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Fixed term contract for 24 months

£31,342 - £37,394

circulation date : 11/09/2014

closing date : 09/10/2014

The vision of the Institute of Educational Technology places it at the hub of the OU; connecting together a network of innovation and expertise in learning and teaching, and using this collective power to change the face of education.

We are looking for an inspiring, creative and talented individual to join our communications team. You will be responsible for improving the visibility and reputation of the Institute internally, externally and internationally. You will develop, implement and manage communications plans and activities, identifying priority areas and themes for communications outreach that meet our objectives, using social, digital and traditional media to reach and engage through informative and compelling content and design.

You will need to have strong communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, excellent copywriting and editorial skills alongside a demonstrable ability to manage projects.

For an informal discussion please contact Kevin McLeod, email: kevin.mcleod@open.ac.uk.

Closing date: 9 October 2014
Interview date: to be advised

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

email: IET-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator (Tracey Hawker) on 01908 653781 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10502



Project Officer (Euclid Sensor & Simulation Scientist) - Faculty of Science (Department of Physical Sciences - Centre for Electronic Imaging)

Temporary contract until 31 December 2016, Based in Milton Keynes

£31,342 - £37,394

circulation date : 11/09/2014

closing date : 09/10/2014

You will work on the characterisation and optimisation of a new CCD image sensor on board the forthcoming EUCLID spacecraft by the European Space Agency. Euclid will seek to understand the geometry of dark energy and dark matter by accurately measuring the acceleration of the universe. The Visible Imager (VIS) instrument on EUCLID will use a 600 million pixel camera to measure the shape of distant galaxies to build a map of dark energy and dark matter.

You will join a vibrant team of scientists and engineers at the Centre of Electronic Imaging; playing a key role in the electro-optical and radiation characterisation and optimisation of the new sensor and modelling of the CCD performance with regards to the radiation damage the sensor will receive in orbit.

You will have a good understanding and experience in electro-optical characterisation of image sensors, data acquisition systems and data analysis. A degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. electronic engineering or physics) is required, and a working knowledge of CCD image sensors, radiation damage effects in semiconductors and analogue electronics and modelling (both writing bespoke code and using publically available packages such as GEANT4) is desirable.

You will be based in Milton Keynes, working closely with our industrial collaborators e2v Ltd., and our international partners the European Space Agency (ESA), Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) and other partners. Good team working and inter-personal skills will be required, including the ability to travel to attend meetings in the UK and Europe.

Closing date: 9 October 2014

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


email: science-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on +44 (0)1908 653485 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10603



RESEARCH 

Research Assistant/Associate, Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary contract until 31st May 2016

£28,695 - £37,394

circulation date : 25/09/2014

closing date : 23/10/2014

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have recently come to the fore through high profile providers such as Udacity, Coursera, edX and the OU's own FutureLearn. According to some commentators this new initiative will radically change the higher education landscape through the provision of high quality freely available educational materials. The FORGE project will apply technologies related to rich interactive eBooks, social networking learning platforms and Linked Data to turn large scale Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) facilities into a learning resource.

The weSPOT project aims at propagating a scientific inquiry approach for science learning and teaching in combination with current curricula and teaching practices. It lowers the threshold for linking everyday life with science teaching in schools through technology. weSPOT supports the meaningful contextualization of scientific concepts by relating them to personal curiosity, experiences, and reasoning founded on a theoretically sound and technology supported personal inquiry approach.

Closing date: 23 October 2014.

email: kmi-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (link above).

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community


Please quote reference 10673



Research Associate (EPSRC - Monetize Me) - Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Based in Milton Keynes, Fixed term contract to 31 May 2017

£31,342 to £37,394 depending on experience

circulation date : 25/09/2014

closing date : 23/10/2014

As a Research Associate you will be involved in conducting research into the challenges associated with engineering privacy in the technologies that are used in the emerging area of the self-quantification. The research will be carried out as part of the EPSRC funded Monetize Me project, which involves a multi-disciplinary team that spans software engineering, business strategy and privacy.

You will need to have completed a PhD in Software/Requirements Engineering or related discipline by the time you start, and will already have an excellent research profile and potential for continued achievement.

You will have an opportunity to work both independently and as part of a large collaborative, interdisciplinary research team based in the Security and Privacy lab in the Computing and Communications department, as well as working with colleagues in the Open Business School.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Blaine Price by email to (Blaine.Price@open.ac.uk) before applying.

Closing date: noon on Thursday 23 October 2014

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


email: mct-staffing@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10681



SUPPORT STAFF 

Learner Support Assistant

The Open University in London, Based in Camden Town, London

£18,549-20,781, Plus London Weighting Allowance £3,803

circulation date : 25/09/2014

closing date : 09/10/2014

We require an enthusiastic and experienced team member to work within our Learner Support area, which supports students through a range of front-line, operational and administrative activities throughout their studies. You will be committed to providing first class customer service primarily on the telephone and by e-mail, and be able to work accurately dealing with a wide range of complex information. The Learner Support Team is part of the Student Support Team providing a service to specific areas of the University's curriculum.

You will have excellent IT, communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to interpret and deal with a wide range of administrative procedures and regulations and a proven aptitude for telephone work and explaining complex policies and procedures to our students. You will be good at listening to people and at explaining things clearly both in writing and on the telephone, as well as an ability to work well in a team.

Closing date: 9 October 2014

Interview date: 22 October 2014


email: r01-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator Alex Bower on 020 7485 6597 or by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.




Please quote reference 10607



Project Secretary - Faculty of Science (Faculty Administration)

Temporary contract until 31 March 2017, Based in Milton Keynes

£21,391 - £24,057

circulation date : 25/09/2014

closing date : 16/10/2014

This is an exciting opportunity for an organised and highly motivated individual to work within the Faculty Administration team, supporting the Department of Physical Sciences. Reporting to the Department Administrator, you will provide secretarial and administrative support to research projects within the department and assist with the coordination and promotion of events. In addition, you will also act as a liaison with the Faculty, to ensure that arrangements are in place for research studentships, and contribute to the effective running of the Department Office as required.

You will be familiar with working in a busy office environment, and have the ability to deal with conflicting priorities and with a wide range of internal and external contacts. You will also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including tact and discretion, a flexible approach to team working and be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to customer service.

Closing date: 16 October 2014
Interview date: TBA

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


email: science-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01908 659672 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10641



Learner Support Assistant

Learner Support Services, The Open University, Based in Gateshead

£18,549-£20,781, Temporary contract until 31 July 2015

circulation date : 25/09/2014

closing date : 09/10/2014

We require an enthusiastic and experienced member of staff to work within our Learner Support Team. We provide support to students throughout their University studies via a range of front-line, operational and administrative activities. You will be committed to providing a first class customer service and be able to work accurately and deal with a wide range of complex information.

You will have excellent IT, communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to interpret and deal with a wide range of administrative procedures and regulations and a proven aptitude for telephone work. You will be good at listening to people and at explaining things clearly both in writing and verbally. The team is responsible for the support of students studying Arts & Humanities and for local support of students across the North East and Cumbria as well as those living in Continental Europe.

Closing date: 12 noon 9 October 2014.

email: R09-Directors@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10668



Library Assistant (Learning and Teaching) x 2

Library Services

£18,549-£20,781, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 18/09/2014

closing date : 02/10/2014

We are seeking two full-time Library Assistants to join our Learning and Teaching team. You will be supporting the delivery of virtual and face-to-face frontline customer facing services to our students and staff and providing administrative support to the Learning and Teaching team of professional Librarians.

You will be educated to A-Level standard or equivalent, have excellent communication skills (face-to-face, telephone, online and written), excellent customer relation skills, have proven competency in the use of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Outlook and Excel and be confident in the use of new online technologies. You must be able to work as part of a team and across teams.

You will have a flexible pro-active approach and be prepared to support other areas of Library Services' operation, depending on business needs.

Closing date: 12:00pm (noon), 2 October 2014.

Interviews will take place on 14 October 2014.

email: library-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10645



Associate Lecturer Services Assistant

Associate Lecturer Services, Based in Edinburgh

£18,549-20,781, Temporary contract until 31 July 2015

circulation date : 19/09/2014

closing date : 03/10/2014

This is a modern and friendly office with stimulating work in a rapidly changing environment. Working at The Open University in Scotland involves helping a wide range of people with their educational ambitions. We are currently seeking to appoint a proactive and motivated person to work as part of the AL Services team. In addition to good IT skills, you will possess excellent communication and organisational skills, a good eye for detail and enjoy working as part of a busy team.

This is an interesting and challenging post which includes dealing with a wide range of duties including regular contact with Associate Lecturers. This post involves a high level of autonomy and as such we are looking to appoint someone with the appropriate skills to match.

Closing date: 3 October 2014

Interview date: 21 October 2014

email: Scotland-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on 0131 226 3851 or by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10584



University Secretary's Office Assistant

University Secretary's Office

£18,549-£20,781; Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 18/09/2014

closing date : 02/10/2014

We are seeking an experienced Office Assistant to provide secretarial and administrative support to the Governance Team and the Senior Manager, Regulations in the University Secretary's office.

There is significant keyboard work, requiring the use of word processing and spreadsheet skills, formatting committee documents and correspondence to high quality standards. You will be in contact with other areas of the University at all levels and also with individuals external to the University. Aspects of the work are highly confidential

You will require a good standard of education, advanced secretarial skills, confidentiality and discretion, experience of office administration and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Closing date: noon 2 October 2014.

Interview date: 22 October 2014.

email: Univ-Sec-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 10466



Research Technician (Analytical Chemistry) - Faculty of Science (Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space & Astronomical Research)

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary contract for 28 months

£25,513 - £30,424

circulation date : 19/09/2014

closing date : 17/10/2014

You will play an important multipurpose role in supporting the analytical chemistry laboratories, both in terms of general support to users but also technical support for instrumental techniques including NMR, HPLC, GC and HPLC/GC-MS.

You will have a degree or equivalent in a scientific subject, ideally chemistry. You will have substantial proven relevant laboratory experience with evidence of professional training in laboratory procedures.

Closing date: Midday 17 October 2014

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

email: science-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on +44 (0)1908 653485 or by email (link above).

Please quote reference 10596



EXECUTIVE 

Vice-Chancellor

The Open University

Excellent Package - Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 18/09/2014

closing date : 20/10/2014

The Open University (OU) is a world-class institution that has established its reputation for distance learning through its use of flexible and progressive technology. One of the most important post war innovations in higher education since its foundation in 1969, the OU is now by far the largest university in the UK, offering over 200 qualifications to more than 200,000 students worldwide within a vibrant research and enterprise portfolio. In the years ahead, the University will continue to innovate in its teaching and support of students with an increasing focus on promoting students' employability.

The current Vice-Chancellor, Martin Bean, is stepping down at the end of 2014 following five successful years in post. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to ensure the future success of one of the UK's most important and respected institutions.

The role

- Provide leadership and the continued achievement of academic excellence.

- Drive and implement the OU's strategic vision, provide financial stewardship, and maintain competitive edge in a fast-moving and dynamic global market.

- Grow the OU's profile at home and abroad, and promote its interests within government and industry.

The person

- Influential and highly visible senior leader, with a strong executive track record of success in a large and complex organisation.

- Credible in an academic environment, with the political and commercial acumen to lead a teaching and research institution of considerable scale.

- First-rate communicator who embodies the OU's values and is committed to its vision and social mission.

Please quote reference 10658



OTHER 

Academic Assistants - 2015 Language Residential Schools

Residential Schools, Teaching & Learner Support, Student Services

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 02/10/2014

We are now recruiting for Academic Assistants at our 2015 Language residential schools. Languages covered include French, German and Spanish.

The schools will run between 21 February and 13 March and appointments are usually for one week or two consecutive weeks. Accommodation and meals are provided and staff are expected to be fully resident for the duration of their appointment.

The Open University is only able to accept applications for Residential Schools from applicants who are resident in the UK or ROI. Applicants will be expected to travel to overseas schools as part of their appointment.

The job description available with this advertisement gives details of academic and personal requirements for this role.

Please complete and submit the application form available with this advertisement.

You can access information about the post on our website see link below:-

If you need any further information, please contact the Residential Schools Team by emailing (see link below) or calling +44 (0)1908 653 235.

The closing date for applications is 2 October 2014 at 5pm.

Equal Opportunity is University Policy.

email: ss-res-schools-job-applications@open.ac.uk 

Please quote reference 8119



Teaching Opportunities, 2015 Language Residential Schools

Residential Schools, Teaching & Learner Support, Student Services

circulation date : 04/09/2014

closing date : 02/10/2014

We are now recruiting for teaching posts at our 2015 French language face to face and online (Alternative Learning Experience) residential school and our Spanish language online (Alternative Learning Experience) residential school.

The face to face schools will run between 28 February and 13 March and appointments are usually for one week or two consecutive weeks. Accommodation and meals are provided and staff are expected to be fully resident for the duration of their appointment.

The online schools will run throughout April, individual session times are included within the tutor job description.

The Open University is only able to accept applications for Residential Schools from applicants who are resident in the UK or ROI. Applicants will be expected to travel to overseas schools as part of their appointment.

The job description available with this advertisement gives details of academic and personal requirements for this role.

You can access information about the post on our website - see link below:-

To apply please complete and submit the application form available with this advertisement and return it by email (see link below).

If you need any further information, please contact the Residential Schools Team by emailing on link below or by calling +44 (0)1908 653 235.

The closing date for applications is the 2 October 2014 at 5 pm.


Equal Opportunity is University Policy.

email: ss-res-schools-job-applications@open.ac.uk. 

Please quote reference 8100



POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH OPEN DAY - CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN EDUCATION AND EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Milton Keynes 29 October 2014 10am - 3pm

circulation date : 14/07/2014

closing date : 29/10/2014

You are warmly invited to the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET) Open Day at on 29 October 2014, where you can find out about our full range of higher degree courses and our current research themes.

Our Open Day is an opportunity to meet CREET students and supervisors. You can discuss your research interests, see our research facilities and hear about some of our current research projects.

Research within CREET is grouped into clusters reflecting our main interests:
- Childhood studies
- Education Futures (including higher education)
- Language and literacies
- Technology-enhanced learning

We hope to offer a small number of partly or fully funded studentships, covering some or all of the cost in terms of fees and maintenance for our three or four year PhD programme. To find out more about our PhD programme please go to http://www.open.ac.uk/creet/main/postgraduate.

We also offer a Professional Doctorate in Education. To find out about this part-time research degree, please go to the Doctorate in Education website http://www.open.ac.uk/creet/main/postgraduate/doctorate-education .

At our Open Day you will receive advice about completing your application form and if you decide to attend one of the afternoon workshops you will find out more about writing a research proposal.

To register for a place on our Open Day or find out more about our postgraduate programme, email CREET-student-enquiries@open.ac.uk or telephone Anne Foward on 01908 655364.

email: CREET-student-enquiries@open.ac.uk 

Please quote reference 7994



PhD Studentships - Faculty of Health & Social Care

Based in Milton Keynes, Part-time - Commencing February 2015

circulation date : 21/08/2014

closing date : 06/10/2014

The Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University is seeking high-quality applications for self-funded part time students.

The Faculty's research focuses on the following areas: ageing and later life; reproductive and sexual health; death and dying; living with a disability and/or long term condition; children and young people; parenting and families. Applications are encouraged in a range of research projects outlined at: Health & Social Care - Post-Graduate Research

Our research draws on various methodologies and is largely multidisciplinary work across the social sciences, including medical sociology, critical psychology, anthropology and other critical, applied social sciences.

Study commences February 2015. Applicants must normally reside in the UK for the duration of their registration.

All students are supported to develop a range of academic and other research skills.

Closing date: 12 Noon 6 October 2014
Interview date: November/December 2014

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

email: hsc-research-enquiries@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01908 858373 or by email hsc-research-enquiries@open.ac.uk

Please quote reference Studentship 8098



2014 full-time studentships, Department of Physical Sciences; Faculty of Science

Based in Milton Keynes

Closing date: Ongoing

circulation date : 23/12/2013

The Science Faculty invites applications for full-time studentships; projects are divided into different categories based on the disciplines and the range of backgrounds expected from applicants:

Physics / Astronomy / Planetary and Space Sciences / Cosmochemistry / Detector Technologies

We have a number of full-time quota studentships funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) as well as other earmarked studentships funded by the University and industry.

The three-year research studentships provide a maintenance grant of £13,726 per year (2013 rate) and all academic fees are covered.

Scientific proposals for each of the PhD projects, along with information about training, the department and how to apply can be found at the following address:

http://www.open.ac.uk/science/physical-science/job-and-studentshipopportunities/studentshipsphd-opportunities

Shortlisting from the first set of applicants will take place in February 2014 with the first round of interviews taking place in late February/early March 2014.

email: science-research-degrees@open.ac.uk  

For general postgraduate admission enquiries in the Department of Physical Sciences or if you would like to apply then please send an up to date CV including names of referees, list of individual courses taken and grades obtained, plus any other relevant information that you think may support your case for consideration, together with an indication of project(s) of interest, to the contacts listed against individual projects above or to science-research-degrees@open.ac.uk

Equal opportunity is University policy.

Please quote reference 7528