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Current Vacancies (External)

ACADEMIC 

Lecturer in Developmental Psychology and Childhood

Faculty of Education and Language Studies; Based in Milton Keynes

£31,656 - £37,768; Temporary contract to 31 August 2019

circulation date : 04/02/2016

closing date : 03/03/2016

The Department of Childhood, Youth and Sport is responsible for modules covering Childhood and Youth Studies, Developmental Psychology and related topics.

Staff within the department have a background in a range of disciplines and are committed to excellence in teaching and research. High levels of publications and grant income are generated within this area.

You will have a higher degree or equivalent professional knowledge in developmental psychology or a related field and be willing to work in an interdisciplinary Childhood curriculum. You should have some experience of HE teaching and have the ability to contribute to engaging and retaining distance learning students, use of IT in module delivery, and potential for early career REF research. You will have good writing skills, and will be able to work effectively, flexibly and collaboratively to agreed deadlines.


Closing date: 5.00pm on 3 March 2016

email: FELS-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 332247 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 12031



Professor in Governance and / or Public Leadership

The Open University Business School;Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise

Salary negotiable in the professorial range (£63,441 - £71,035) Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 01/02/2016

closing date : 29/02/2016

The Open University Business School invites applicants for the position of Professor in the Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise within the Faculty of Business & Law. This new Chair includes the role of Associate Director of Citizenship and Governance at The Open University and is therefore a role with enhanced research opportunities.

The Open University Business School is accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA and is an acknowledged leader in part-time distance education with a distinctive reputation for research and teaching across the private, public and voluntary sectors. The Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise has been expanding rapidly in the last three years, and is the location for three large research programmes including two research centres.

You will have substantial international research expertise within the field of Governance and or Public Leadership and a strong track record in publications and bidding successfully for external funding. You will also have a record of international research leadership and supporting colleagues in developing their research. You will be experienced in communicating and engaging effectively with practitioner and academic communities. You will have successfully supervised doctoral students to completion and you will be willing and able to contribute to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Closing date for electronic applications Midday on 29 February 2016

Presentation and Interview dates: 3 and 4 May 2016


email: fbl-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 12016



Regional Manager

The Open University Law School, Based in Milton Keynes

£38,896 - £46,414 (pro-rata), Temporary contract until 6 January 2017, Part Time 30 hours per week

circulation date : 28/01/2016

closing date : 25/02/2016

The Open University is the world's leading distance learning institution. The Open University Law School is currently expanding its undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and is seeking to recruit a Regional Manager, willing and able to make a significant contribution to the Student Experience.

The Regional Manager's role is diverse and challenging, embracing the management of Associate Lecturers, advice and support to students including the design and development of targeted learner and learning interventions and contribution to module/programme development.

You will work closely with staff in the Law Student Support Team, the Faculty and University's other Student Support Teams, National colleagues as well as with other colleagues based in the Law School at Milton Keynes.

You will need a relevant qualification at Masters level or equivalent; a successful record of managing people; an understanding and experience of the pedagogy underlying distance teaching and learning; demonstrable experience of using technologies to support online learners, the ability to be flexible, resilient and a team player; and to be computer literate. Experience of teaching law is desirable.

Closing date for applications: Midday on 25 February 2016

Interview date: 17 March 2016


email: fbl-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 11976



Staff Tutor

Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology; Based in Edinburgh; Part time 22.5 hours

£34,576 - £46,414 pro rata

circulation date : 21/01/2016

closing date : 18/02/2016

You will be responsible for managing and developing Associate Lecturers and supporting students on undergraduate Computing and IT modules. You will also contribute to the teaching and the scholarship/research of the Department of Computing and Communications and the work of The Open University in Scotland.

You will need a good honours degree (or equivalent) in computing, information technology, or a closely related area. You will also need to have a sound understanding of the needs of adult learners and experience of supporting/managing people who facilitate their learning. Good communication, administrative and organisational skills are also essential.

Some evening/weekend work will be required in this role and you will be expected to travel extensively in Scotland, to Milton Keynes and to other locations as necessary.


Closing date: noon 18 February 2016

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 (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 11782



Lecturer in French

Faculty of Education and Language Studies; Based in Milton Keynes

£38,896 - £46,414; Temporary contract for 24 months

circulation date : 15/01/2016

closing date : 12/02/2016

The Faculty of Education and Language Studies produces a range of distance learning language courses for all levels of undergraduate study.

You will be working in the team that prepares and manages the materials, support, and delivery of these courses. You will contribute to the planning, writing and updating of courses and other materials in French. Academic work typically includes contributing to the development and maintenance of courses, preparation of assignments and examination papers, monitoring of assessment and contact with students through forums etc.

You will be a language graduate, with a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, have native or near native competence in French, and the ability to communicate clearly in English as well. You must have experience of curriculum development and course design in the area of languages and be prepared to engage in research related to language teaching and learning. You should also have a strong commitment to the use of technology in language teaching.



Closing date: 5.00pm on 12 February 2016

email: FELS-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 Staffing Team on 01908 332247 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 11965



Lectureship in Technology and Innovation Management

Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology; Based in Milton Keynes

£34,576 to £46,414

circulation date : 14/01/2016

closing date : 11/02/2016

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Technology and Innovation Management, based in the in the Department of Engineering & Innovation within the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology.

You will contribute to the teaching of Technology and Innovation Management at postgraduate level, including both distance-learning module presentation and module production. An ability to contribute to undergraduate general engineering teaching is also desirable. You will also be research active in an area that aligns with one of the Department's main areas of research activity.

Informal enquiries about this role may be made to the Head of Department, Prof David Sharp, by phone +44(0)1908 653353 or by email on the link below.


Closing date: noon 11 February 2016

email: mct-staffing@open.ac.uk 
email: david.sharp@open.ac.uk. For informal enquiries

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 11940



Staff Tutor, The OU in Ireland

Faculty of Health & Social Care; Based in Belfast; Temporary contract until 31 July 2016;

£38,896- £46,414 (Pro Rata); Part Time 22.2 hours per week

circulation date : 11/01/2016

closing date : 08/02/2016

Applications on a job share basis will be considered

This role is central to maintaining high quality services to students. As an academic member of the Faculty's Nations & Regions team you will be responsible for the management of Associate Lecturers who support students studying modules and qualifications primarily within the portfolio of the Faculty's Health and Social Care department in The OU in Ireland.

You will need a first degree (upper second or higher) or a post-graduate qualification in a subject related to health and/or social care, a professional qualification and/or significant practice experience in health and/or social care and a teaching qualification.

You will also need to demonstrate an understanding of the needs of adult learners and the ability to promote the Faculty's modules, programmes and awards to individuals and corporate customers. Previous experience in developing and maintaining local partnerships is required as well as good interpersonal, communication, team working and organisational skills and a sound knowledge of current issues related to health and social care.

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


Closing date: Midday 8 February 2016

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 Pat Bird on 01908 654235 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 11967



ACADEMIC RELATED 

Marketing Change Manager

Marketing; Based in Milton Keynes

Salary c. £42k

circulation date : 05/02/2016

closing date : 26/02/2016

Lead the development of marketing capability at one of the UK's most highly regarded brands

What do we need?
You will be a strong marketing business manager who will be able to lead projects within the Marketing Unit and represent the Unit on projects outside of Marketing. You will have project management and change or business analysis background will be able to demonstrate customer-centric marketing expertise. You will have a strong knowledge of the principles of customer relationship management and an appreciation of how new technology can be applied to improve the delivery of marketing activities.


Who are we looking for?
You will have strong team working experience and the ability to develop excellence in change across teams. You will need to have outstanding analysis, planning and organisational skills; a higher education qualification along with a specialist project management and/or business analysis qualification.


Why work for us?
The Open University is the UK's biggest & best loved university and is a world leader in part-time education, with over 200,000 students.

We deliver life-changing learning opportunities, and the quality of our students' experience is at the heart of what we do. We are committed to delivering quality and flexible education for all. Our students rate The Open University as one of the best in the UK and we consistently achieve over 90% in the National Student Satisfaction Survey.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date: 12 noon on 26 February 2016

email: marketing-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 11911



Senior Marketing Manager - Scotland

Based in Edinburgh; Temporary contract for 12 months

Salary c£52k (dependent on experience) plus exceptional benefits

circulation date : 20/01/2016

closing date : 10/02/2016

Open up to the exciting changes at the Open University

The Role
We require a Senior Marketing Manager to lead the development and delivery of a marketing strategy and plan for The Open University in Scotland. You will be the lead representative of the Marketing Unit in Scotland, working closely with senior stakeholders to drive strategic decision making regarding student recruitment and proposition development. You will also plan and deliver engaging B2C events across Scotland.

You will have significant experience of achieving commercial objectives by developing strategy marketing plans and commissioning associated activities. You will have successfully managed multiple projects in virtual project teams and experience of campaign development setting clear objectives, delivering measurable results and insightful recommendations.

You will have high levels of flexibility, enthusiasm and self-motivation and be able to maintain focus during times of change within a complex organisation. A natural flair for working collaboratively along with first rate negotiation and communication skills are essential.

The Team
The Relationship Management team is the consulting arm of marketing, working with key stakeholders and business units across The Open University we identify annual business requirements and translate these into plans that meet business targets and commercial objectives.

Marketing
Change your career, change lives.

A career with the Open University is truly inspirational, a unique and well-loved brand, every day we are helping people change their lives.

Marketing is at the forefront, initiating change and leading the way in widening the Open University's appeal to ensure our brand is as relevant today as it was at our launch in the 1960s.

With a range of exciting new posts we are looking for equally inspirational people to join us, attracting new students and protecting the reputation our brand has built around the world over 40+ years. We want expert marketers with digital, mobile, social media, data, analytical and insight skills, but most of all, we want marketers who’ll challenge us to use the latest technologies and techniques to improve performance, drive new approaches and keep us cutting-edge.

Be a part of the new era in marketing, be a part of The Open University.

What you get in return
For the right people, we offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Benefits include 33 days holiday per annum and an attractive pension proposition.

Closing date: 12 noon on 10 February 2016

email: marketing-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 11904



Head of Student Policy & Regulations

Academic Policy & Governance, Based in Milton Keynes

£49,230 - £55,389

circulation date : 03/02/2016

closing date : 02/03/2016

We are seeking a highly motivated and influential leader who has detailed knowledge and experience of higher education policy and the regulatory environment and a commitment to the highest possible quality of student experience and academic standards.

You will have experience of developing and implementing student policy, leading a professional team, and ideally some experience of student casework or a similar operational function. You will also have experience of managing successful organisation-wide change projects.

You will have highly developed interpretative and analytical skills, with the ability to weigh up competing interests, give sound advice and make unambiguous, timely decisions. You will be able to present complex concepts and policy in an accessible style and format appropriate to your audience.

You will have an exceptional opportunity to help establish the role, and identity of the new Student Policy & Regulations Team in line with the emerging culture of the Academic Policy & Governance Unit. Establishing effective working relationships with key partners across the University and externally.

Closing date: noon 2 March 2016.

Interview date: 16 March 2016.


email: APG-office@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 11972



Workforce Resource Manager

Student Recruitment & Fees, Based in Milton Keynes

£31,656 - £37,768

circulation date : 01/02/2016

closing date : 22/02/2016

The Open University is one of the UK's most respected national institutions and the market leader in distance higher education. Since it opened to students in 1971, it has been inspiring learning and creating higher education opportunities to all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential, whatever their previous academic attainments. It has demonstrated excellence in research and teaching and confirmed its enormous reach through its use of open educational resources.

We are looking to recruit a Workforce Planning Manager with experience of capacity planning and forecasting models using Erlang C and or WFM. Creating long and mid-range resource models for a blended centre of inbound multi-skilled contacts along with outbound calling, email, webchat and back office tasks. You will be working alongside the existing Workforce Planning Manager to provide support to the Resource Planning and Liaison Manager following an expansion into other areas of the business. You will have Line management responsibilities for a small team of Resource Planning Analysts. We are looking for a dynamic individual. You will have experience of delivering change into a new operation which will be desirable along with helping the operation through some cultural challenges it may face in delivering this. Knowledge of analysing contact centre efficiencies and best practices within the Resource Planning industry. You will have had involvement with WFM systems preferably Aspect.

Closing date: 22 February 2016

Interview date: Week commencing 29 February 2016


email: srf-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 12026



Project Manager x 2

Information Technology; Based in Milton Keynes

£38,896 - £46,414; Temporary contract for 24 months

circulation date : 25/01/2016

closing date : 15/02/2016

We are seeking highly skilled hands-on Project Managers with a track record of successful project deliveries on a broad range of complex and varied project assignments.

You will ideally be a self-motivated individual who relishes the challenge presented by business and IT change projects which deliver real and tangible bottom-line value. Working within a team of professional Project Managers in a matrixed environment to deliver projects through the full project lifecycle, you will be a strong team player and communicator who can confidently drive projects forward.

Although experience of successful project delivery using Agile and waterfall methods will be highly advantageous, of equal relevance will be your drive and determination to develop and enhance your Project Management skills. You will also need to demonstrate excellent influencing, negotiation and relationship-building skills with a positive, delivery-focussed can-do attitude.


Closing date: Midday 15 February 2016

Interview date: To be agreed


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.




Please quote reference 12037



Programme Manager

Business Change Team, Information Technology Delivery

£49,230 - £55,389, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 20/01/2016

closing date : 10/02/2016

The Open University is seeking a highly motivated, dynamic and experienced Programme Manager to lead a complex portfolio of business change initiatives, which deliver at a scale and pace which is unprecedented for the University.

You will be responsible for producing and delivering programme strategies that encompass all elements of organisational wide change, producing robust Governance processes, resource allocation plans and recruiting, managing and inspiring project teams to deliver outputs that exceed organisational ambition.

Your proactive management and attention to detail will ensure programme dependencies are identified and managed and activities are aligned with other University-wide projects. You will embody leadership excellence and be capable of engaging and directing stakeholders at all levels of the organisation. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be capable of influencing and leading colleagues with clarity and enthusiasm.

You will demonstrate a sound political awareness and diplomacy that will enable you to collaborate effectively across departmental, geographical and operational boundaries and will have excellent organisational skills, with a passion for making change happen and delivering outputs of the highest quality.

You will have significant experience of leading programmes of organisational and strategic change. Your track record will demonstrate your ability to design and deliver programmes illustrative of industry best practice, which have significantly enhanced operational effectiveness and culture. You must be capable of managing a complex brief and of exercising the initiative, judgement and energy required to drive this integral programme of work through to completion.

Closing date: Midday 10 February 2016

Interview date: tbc


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 on 01908 653285 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 11962



Learning & Teaching Analyst

Institute of Educational Technology, Based in Milton Keynes

£31,656 - £37,768, Temporary contract until 31 July 2017

circulation date : 18/01/2016

closing date : 08/02/2016

We are looking to recruit an experienced data analyst to join the Student Statistics Team based in IET. You will be working in collaboration with colleagues across the University, especially those colleagues in Academic Services to provide monthly and annual analytics reports for the University's Student Support Teams (SSTs).

You will have excellent information management skills including the ability to gather, analyse, interpret and present qualitative and quantitative information from a wide range of sources effectively. Experience in using SAS or other visualisation tools will be an advantage. You will be able to demonstrate good organisational skills and be able to work well as part of a team and independently and the ability to present your work in ways that engage your audience and promote action.

For an informal discussion please email Anne Jelfs, Head of Evaluation & Data Insight, email: anne.jelfs@open.ac.uk.

Closing date: 12 noon 8 February 2016

Interview date: to be advised


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 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 11971



Business Systems Analyst x 2

Information Technology; Based in Milton Keynes

£31,656 to £37,768

circulation date : 21/01/2016

closing date : 11/02/2016

The Open University's IT Delivery department is looking for experienced Business Systems Analysts with good knowledge of development methods, requirements analysis techniques and experience in data and systems analysis to join its Centre of Excellence for Analysis.

IT Delivery is working to deliver the OU's IT change programme and we need additional analysts to work on the end-to-end project lifecycle and to provide on-going systems support.

You will be working in an agile (scrum) team environment. You will enjoy working collaboratively and ideally have experience of agile development approaches as well as a flexible approach and a willingness to develop your professional skills. This is a great opportunity for experienced systems analysts to help us strengthen our analyst team by using agile methods, and playing an important part in delivering flexible and effective IT systems to support the University's drive to improve business agility and efficiency.


Closing date: Midday 11 February 2016

Interview date: To be agreed


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.




Please quote reference 11871



Test Team Lead

Information Technology

£31,656 - £37,768; Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 21/01/2016

closing date : 11/02/2016

We are seeking an experienced Test Team Lead to lead matrix test teams within our in house capability, which is currently using a blended Agile SDLC.

You will lead the testing activities on a day-to-day basis, ensuring that they are on track and being delivered to the required level of quality.

As Test Team Lead you will be able to use a variety of testing techniques, methodologies and tools to deliver high quality Agile driven software testing. You will be familiar with manual and automated testing, including the building of automated test frameworks.

You will require experience in overseeing test preparation and test execution within a blended Agile SDLC. Utilisation and administration of appropriate test tooling (Microsoft Test Manager, TFS, and Selenium) ensuring that defined success criteria is adhered too. You will be driving the adaptation of best practice and the use of automated test tooling within SCRUM teams, with the aim of improving test coverage while still meeting deadlines. ISEB/ISTQB Foundation certificate in software testing is required. You will be hands on, as required, to ensure project deadlines are met. You will require experience of working with 3rd party suppliers.

Closing date: Midday 11 February 2016.

Interview date: tbc.

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.


Please quote reference 11980



Director of Academic Policy & Governance

The Open University, Based in Milton Keynes

£73,565 - £86,223

circulation date : 11/01/2016

closing date : 08/02/2016

The Open University (OU) is one of the most important innovations in higher education since its foundation in 1969. It is the leading distance learning provider in Europe and with over 170,000 students it is by far the largest university in the UK. People of all ages and backgrounds study with the Open University; its mission is to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.

The OU promotes educational opportunity and social justice through its provision of high-quality learning; through academic research, pedagogic innovation and collaborative partnership, the OU aims to be a global leader in the design, content and delivery of supported open learning.

The University is now seeking an exceptional individual to fill the position of Director of Academic Policy & Governance. This post is critical to ensuring that the OU fulfils its commitment to placing students at the heart of everything it does. The Director of Academic Policy & Governance leads the units which ensures compliance with University and external regulatory requirements, oversees student relations, develops student and qualification policies and manages the University's governance and quality assurance matters. S/he will operate at a strategic level across the University, playing a key role in governance and management groups. The successful candidate will develop professional networks both internally and externally.

The successful candidate will have a detailed knowledge of the policy and regulatory environment for higher education in the UK and distinctions that may apply in different UK nations. A collegiate leader, s/he will also have superb attention to detail and will bring a personal passion for the distinctive character of the Open University.

For details of the appointment, including further information about The Open University, the strategic priorities, the terms of appointment and how to apply, please visit http://www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 2370.

The closing date for applications is midday GMT 8 February 2016.

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

Please quote reference 2370



Director of Academic Services

The Open University, Based in Milton Keynes

£93,819 - £106,473

circulation date : 11/01/2016

closing date : 08/02/2016

The Open University (OU) is one of the most important innovations in higher education since its foundation in 1969. It is the leading distance learning provider in Europe and with over 170,000 students it is by far the largest university in the UK. People of all ages and backgrounds study with the Open University; its mission is to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.

The OU promotes educational opportunity and social justice through its provision of high-quality learning; through academic research, pedagogic innovation and collaborative partnership the OU aims to be a global leader in the design, content and delivery of supported open learning.

The University is now seeking an exceptional individual to fill the position of Director of Academic Services. This post is critical to ensuring that the OU fulfils its commitment to placing students at the heart of everything it does. The Director leads the unit which ensures that every student receives an outstanding study experience, maximising student success, whilst upholding high academic standards and the values enshrined in the OU's Student Charter. Collaborating across the University with the OU Students Association and the academic faculties, the successful candidate will share responsibility for the strategic direction, planning and development of online and in-person support for all students and their learning. S/he will promote continuous improvement, innovation and agility in the service delivery of the OU and will ensure that the University is at the forefront of world-leading student support.

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of academic quality frameworks in relation to general UK practice and QAA guidelines and requirements. S/he will also have experience of delivering a customer focussed professional service that fosters engagement of all users, including staff and students. An empowering, collegiate leader, s/he will be comfortable with leading and implementing change across a sizeable and complex organisation, and will also bring a personal passion for the distinctive character of the Open University.

For details of the appointment, including further information about The Open University, the strategic priorities, the terms of appointment, and how to apply, please visit http://www.perrettlaver.com/candidatesquoting reference 2371.

The closing date for applications is midday GMT on 8 February 2016.

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

Please quote reference 2371



Project Officer (Ar-Ar)

Faculty of Science, Based in Milton Keynes

£31,656 - £37,768, Temporary contract for 12 months covering Maternity Leave

circulation date : 11/01/2016

closing date : 08/02/2016

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated Project Officer to take responsibility for the operation of our Ar-Ar and Noble Gas Research and Preparation Laboratories.

You will ensure proper laboratory management including maintaining cleanliness and stock supplies, maintaining and troubleshooting instruments and ensuring health and safety compliance. You will also undertake analytical work on various Ar-Ar dating projects within the laboratory and will coordinate the preparation, analysis and reporting of data ensuring adherence to protocols and data quality in collaboration with other team members.

You will have a degree or equivalent qualification in the Earth Sciences, as well as extensive relevant experience of high quality analytical laboratory work and management, including recent experience of Ar-Ar geochronology.

Closing date: 8 February 2016

Interview date: TBC


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 858110 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 11852



RESEARCH 

Research Associate

Faculty of Social Sciences, Geography, Based in Milton Keynes

£31,656 - £34,576, Temporary contract until 31 January 2018

circulation date : 04/02/2016

closing date : 11/02/2016

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate to work on the ESRC funded project Gender, Skilled Migration and IT: a comparative study of India and the UK.

You will be a dynamic, highly motivated person, with a PhD in human geography, sociology, gender, development studies or other areas relevant to the project. Excellent skills in qualitative or quantitative research are essential and ideally you will also have some post-doctoral research experience.

The post will be based in the UK but will involve extended periods of fieldwork (of up to 6 months) in India. Some knowledge of the IT industry and/or IT labour market would also be useful.

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this role before making an application please contact Dr Parvati Raghuram at parvati.raghuram@open.ac.uk

Closing date: 11 February 2016

Previous applicants need not apply.



email: Socsci-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 11798



Research Fellow

Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise; The Open University Business School

£31,656 - £37,768 pro rata; Based in Milton Keynes; Temporary contract for three years

circulation date : 28/01/2016

closing date : 25/02/2016

Part-time 18.5 hours per week

The Open University Business School invites applicants to apply for a Research Fellow post in the Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise (PuLSE). The post is integral to a new major research initiative by the Open University called "Citizenship and Governance@OU" which is one of three major research initiatives led or co-led by PuLSE. This is an opportunity for a researcher to join the Department and the School at a period of major growth and development.

We are seeking a researcher whose area of expertise relates to 'public leadership'. You will be involved in all aspects of research including conducting literature reviews, undertaking research, publishing in high quality journals and will also involve active engagement with policy, practice and academic audiences as appropriate.

You will have substantial research expertise, a developing research reputation, and experience of communicating and the aptitude to engage effectively with policy, practitioner and academic communities.

You will hold a relevant PhD, or equivalent, and have a good understanding of the role of 'public leadership'.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday on 25 February 2016

Interviews date: 15 March 2016


email: FBL-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 11960



Research Associate

Faculty of Education and Language Studies; Based in Milton Keynes

£31,656 - £37,768; Temporary contract until 30 April 2019

circulation date : 20/01/2016

closing date : 17/02/2016

You will join the Open University's Department of Languages, which currently offers modules at undergraduate level in a range of languages. Our core scholarship and research areas include technology enhanced language learning, intercultural communication, open educational resources, translation, and language teaching and learning.

We are now seeking to strengthen our team through the appointment of a new Research Associate. You will have an academic background in one of the Department's core areas, with a relevant PhD, completed or imminent, and ideally with a growing research publication record.

You will be expected to develop research and publications in an area related to Department's research; attract external research funding; support research activities and research active staff in the Department and offer particular expertise in quantitative data collection and analysis, including expertise in SPSS and other relevant software tools.


Closing date: 5.00pm on 17 February 2016

email: FELS-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 332247 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 11995



Research Associate (EPSRC) - Monetize Me

Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology; Based in Milton Keynes

£31,656 - £37,768; Temporary contract for 18 months

circulation date : 14/01/2016

closing date : 11/02/2016

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate, who will be based in the in the Computing and Communications Department within the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology.

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, or equivalent, in Computer Science 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 on the link below before applying.

Closing date: noon on 11 February 2016



email: mct-staffing@open.ac.uk 
email: Blaine.Price@open.ac.uk For information only contact Blaine Price

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 11954



SUPPORT STAFF 

Senior Learner Support Assistant

The Open University in Scotland, Based in Edinburgh

£21,605-£24,298 (pro rata); Temporary contract until 31 October 2016, Part-time 29.6 hrs per week

circulation date : 05/02/2016

closing date : 19/02/2016

We are currently seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual with a flexible, adaptable and professional approach to join our Learner Support Services team in Scotland.

You will be part of a team providing information, advice and guidance to students and prospective students. Your role will include offering information and advice, mostly by telephone and email, regarding qualification planning and course choice advice, as well as providing on-course study support advice. You would also be required to make appropriate referrals to colleagues, including referrals for guidance.

This is an interesting and varied post, which requires strong written communication skills; an excellent telephone manner; the ability to utilise a number of information resources to answer diverse and complex queries; and the ability to understand and apply a wide range of procedures and regulation, whilst meeting operational deadlines.

Closing date for completed applications: 19 February 2016

Interviews will be held on 8 March 2016


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 11966



Accounting Assistant

Finance Division; Based in Milton Keynes; 18.5 hours per week

£25,769 - £30,738 Pro Rata

circulation date : 04/02/2016

closing date : 18/02/2016

The Open University is one of the UK's most respected national institutions and the market leader in distance higher education. Since 1971, it has been inspiring learning and creating opportunities for all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential, whatever their previous academic attainments. It has demonstrated excellence in research and teaching and confirmed its enormous reach through its use of open educational resources.

You will be part of a team providing financial support to various University Units. You will work closely with one or more Unit Accountants and Budget Holders providing dedicated support to a number of units. You will assist in the provision of accurate and timely financial information, advice on financial plans and business appraisals for new activity. You will also contribute to the general financial work of the office.

You should have relevant finance related work experience, including costing and budget monitoring. In addition you should have excellent communication and organisational skills. You should also have excellent IT skills and be competent in creating and using complex Excel spreadsheets. You will be required to work with minimal supervision; the ability to manage a varied work load and work to deadlines is essential. You should be at least at the intermediate level of AAT (or equivalent). The University is AAT accredited for CPD purposes.


Closing date: 18 February 2016

Interview date: 25 February 2016


email: Finance-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 12052



Philanthropy Team Assistant

Development Office, Based in Milton Keynes

£18,734 - £20,989, Temporary contract for 4 years

circulation date : 04/02/2016

closing date : 18/02/2016

The Development Office has an exciting opportunity for someone wishing to work in a fast-paced, expanding office, responsible for generating significant philanthropic revenue for The Open University as a Philanthropy Team Assistant.

You will be a strong administrator who enjoys the challenge of working pro-actively in a busy fund-raising office environment. As part of the Philanthropy team your main focus will be to provide comprehensive day-to-day secretarial and administrative support to the team and the Director of Fundraising. You will need to exercise initiative, prioritise effectively, work to a high level of accuracy and observe confidentiality. Customer focus is essential to deal with important internal and external customers.

You will be educated to GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics and be a strong team player with relevant office experience, excellent IT skills, and effective oral and written communication skills. You must enjoy a challenge and be able to work independently and accurately.

Closing date: 18 February 2016

Interview date: 15 March 2016


email: OUDO@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 12030



PA to Director of Marketing

Marketing, Based in Milton Keynes

Salary c £27k (dependent on experience) plus exceptional benefits

circulation date : 01/02/2016

closing date : 15/02/2016

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a top level PA to support our busy Director within Marketing at the Open University.

You will have substantial PA experience and will have previously supported Director level roles. You need excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to act with discretion and diplomacy. You also need to be an expert at managing a busy diary and adeptly manage, and find solutions for conflicting priorities.

If you already have this experience and are looking for the positive challenge of working in a fast-paced and energetic environment, and enjoy the excitement of delivering to tight deadlines, then we would love to hear from you.

Be part of the exciting developments in Marketing

At the Open University, we positively change people's lives and show them what they're capable of. We're really proud of that. With our unique and well-loved brand, a career with the Open University is truly inspirational.

Marketing is at the forefront of widening the Open University's appeal and driving our strategy, making our brand is as relevant today as it was at our launch in the 1960s.

With a range of exciting new posts, we are looking for equally inspirational people to join us.

Be part of the new era in Marketing at the Open University.

Closing date: 12 noon on 15 February 2016.

email: marketing-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 12023



Associate Lecturer Services Assistant

The Open University in the South West; Based in Bristol

£18,734 - £20,989; Temporary contract until 31 October 2016

circulation date : 28/01/2016

closing date : 18/02/2016

We are seeking a highly motivated and versatile candidate to fill a demanding administrative position in our Bristol Regional Centre.

You will be working as part of the integrated UK-wide Associate Lecturer Services team, providing a range of clerical services to Associate Lecturers and, indirectly, to students. You will also provide support for academic staff based in the Bristol office. This will involve the implementation of office administrative procedures and processes and regular communication via telephone, email and online conferencing. You will be liaising with Associate Lecturer Services teams in other UK locations and with other functions within the University as well as with external organisations.

We are seeking a highly motivated and versatile person. You will be comfortable in using information technology, have excellent organisational skills and be able to demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy in your work. You will have well developed customer service skills and, ideally, experience of an educational based environment. You will have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and the ability to make effective use of a wide range of in-house IT applications.

You will provide support to members of our academic staff as well as providing general support within a team of seven other Associate Lecturer Services Assistants. You will have excellent communication skills and will be able to demonstrate competence in explaining procedures and regulations. Well developed customer service skills are an important part of this position, so evidence of previous experience in an office based and customer focussed environment will be required.

You are welcome to enclose your up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV), but CVs will not be accepted on their own.


Closing date: midday on 18 February 2016

Interview date: 26 February 2016


email: r03-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 0117 929 9641 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 11906



Student Services Assistant

The Open University in Scotland, Based in Edinburgh

£21,605 - £24,298

circulation date : 29/01/2016

closing date : 12/02/2016

The Open University's mission is to be open: open to people, open to places, open to methods and ideas. We don't ask for entry qualifications. We promote opportunity and social justice by making quality higher education accessible to everyone that wants to fulfil their potential. We do things differently.

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, enthusiastic and highly motivated person for this position. You will possess excellent IT, communication and organisational skills and enjoy working as part of a team.

You will support the Learning Development Team in Scotland by providing specialist administrative support to a portfolio of projects and by carrying out general administrative duties.

In this capacity you will act as a point of contact and communication for Learning Development Team project staff as well as external project partners.

Closing date: 12 February 2016

Interview date: 10 March 2016


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 12011



Learner Support Assistant

Learner Support, Academic Services, The Open University; Based in Gateshead

£18,734 - £20,989; Temporary contract until 31 October 2016

circulation date : 28/01/2016

closing date : 11/02/2016

The Open University is seeking a highly motivated, versatile person to join our busy Learner Support team based in our Gateshead Regional Office.

You will be providing information and advice to students within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, encouraging student participation and delivering support to our students in all aspects of their studies.

You will have excellent IT, communication, listening and interpersonal skills and the ability to explain complex information. You will be committed to providing outstanding customer service.

Given the challenges facing the Open University and higher education in general, you will have the flexibility and resilience to work effectively in an uncertain and changing environment.


Closing date: 11 February 2016

Interview date: 25 February 2016


email: R09-Human-Resources@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 11934



EXECUTIVE 

  none currently available


OTHER 

Postgraduate Research Funding

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Based in Milton Keynes Campus

circulation date : 04/02/2016

closing date : 08/03/2016

Full-time studentships £14,057 per annum (2016) Ref: RD/SS/23
Full-time or part-time fee waivers Ref: RD/SS/24



The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences invites applications for four full-time PhD studentships (three years) and two PhD fee waivers, full-time (three years) or part-time (six years), commencing October 2016.

The Faculty has a thriving research culture and is engaged in world-class, critical and agenda setting research that has a strong focus on social justice, impact and public engagement. We are committed to the enhancement and development of this culture as a priority in our mission.

To this end, we are looking to fund studentships in Geography, International Development and Sociology. Each of these areas is broadly defined, and we welcome applications which can be supervised with or across the Faculty's six departments: Economics, Geography, Politics and International Studies, Psychology, Social Policy and Criminology, and Sociology.

Further details of our PhD programmes and information on how to apply can be found on the following site http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/research/students/index.php

You will have at least a 2:1 as a first degree, a relevant master's degree and be interested in conducting research at a doctorate level in one of the following broad research areas:

- Geography including: Space and power; Culture and practice; and Environment and politics.

- International Development including: Agrarian and environmental innovation; Human Capabilities and/or happiness; Strengthening health and education systems; Migration and human rights; Regional and global governance; Inequality and Politics; and Economics of development.

- Sociology including: Culture, economy and the social; Citizenship and governance; The psycho-social; Intimacy and sexuality; and Crime, harm, policing and regulation.

Please see Further Particulars for more information on research environment within the Faculty.

Applicants must normally reside in the UK for the duration of the full-time studentship.


For pre-submission enquiries, prospective applicants may write to Dr Shonil Bhagwat, Director of Research Degrees, Faculty of Social Sciences on the email below.


Completed application forms, together with a Research Proposal and a covering letter indicating your suitability and reasons for applying must be sent to the email address below.


Please mark clearly which funding scheme you are applying for, although one application to both schemes is permissible.



Closing date: 3 March 2016 at 5 pm

email: socsci-research-degrees@open.ac.uk Dr Shonil Bhagwat - for pre-submission enquiries
email: Research-Degrees-Socsci@open.ac.uk. For completed application forms

Full application forms are available from http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/how-to-apply.

Equal opportunity is University policy.


Please quote reference 9301



2016 full-time studentships

Department of Physical Sciences, Faculty of Science

Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 22/12/2015

closing date : 12/02/2016

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
- Space Instrumentation

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 £14057 per year (2015 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 early February 2016. Interview dates to be advised.

If you would like to apply then please send a completed Application Form an up to date CV, 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 Science-PhD-Recruitment@open.ac.uk

General enquiries re PhDs in the Department of Physical Sciences to be directed to the postgraduate tutors: Dr Mahesh Anand and Dr David Hall, please see email links below:-

Closing Date: 12 February 2016

email: Science-PhD-Recruitment@open.ac.uk Applications only
email: Mahesh.Anand@open.ac.uk Postgraduate tutor: Dr Mahesh Anand
email: David.Hall@open.ac.uk Postgraduate tutor: Dr David Hall

Equal opportunity is University policy.


Please quote reference 9217



Full-time PhD Studentship - Intracellular processing of calcium phosphate nanoparticles in health and in Crohn's Disease

Department of Life Health and Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science; Based in Milton Keynes

Stipend: £14,057 per year and tuition fee covered (2015 rate); Three years from April 2016

circulation date : 19/01/2016

closing date : 08/02/2016

A motivated research student is sought to undertake a project examining the role of calcium phosphate nanoparticles in human pathologies such as Crohn's disease. Calcium and phosphate ions in the mid-distal small bowel are known to precipitate, form nanoparticles, and trap luminal macromolecules such as protein antigens and bacterial peptidoglycans. The calcium phosphate nanoparticles and their protein cargoes pass across the gut epithelium and are scavenged by phagocytic cells that regulate immune responses (Powell et al., Nature Nanotechnology; 2015).

This studentship seeks to address the questions of (a) how the calcium phosphate nanoparticles are normally handled by the phagocytic cells within specialised gut regions, and (b) whether there is abnormal response to these particles in cells from patients with Crohn's Disease. The studentship has a multi-disciplinary approach, and draws on our long-standing expertise in characterising cellular signalling.

The studentship underpins a collaborative venture between researchers at The Open University (Milton Keynes) and the MRC Human Nutrition Unit (Cambridge). Techniques will include fluorescence microscopy, electron microscopy and a variety of protein-biochemical and molecular biological approaches.

You will be largely working on human cells, and will be required to occasionally travel to/from Cambridge/OU to isolate cells and perform experiments.

This three-year research studentship is partly externally funded and partly funded by the Faculty of Science at The Open University and provide a maintenance grant of £14, 057 per year (2015 rate) - all academic fees (at UK/EU level) are covered.

A first degree, or equivalent, in Biochemistry or a related subject and good numeracy/ICT skills.

Informal enquiries relating to the project should be directed to Martin Bootman on the email link below or Katja Rietdorf on the email link below.


How to apply
To apply, please send an email/letter together with your CV, a personal statement (outlining your suitability for the studentship, what you hope to achieve from the PhD and your research experience to date) and a completed application form to the Science-PhD-Recruitment@open.ac.uk

Please quote reference 9275.

Closing Date: 8 February 2016

Interviews: TBA


email: Science-PhD-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 
email: Martin.bootman@open.ac.uk For informal enquiries
email: Katja.Rietdorf@open.ac.uk For informal enquiries

Equal Opportunity is University Policy.


Please quote reference 9275



Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships in Open World Learning

Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET) at The Open University, UK

circulation date : 18/01/2016

closing date : 09/03/2016

Learning in the 21st century is undergoing subtle and radical transformation as a result of the impact of digital, networked technologies. Open learning gives unprecedented access to information and education, providing support to learners across the globe. However, it is not the technologies themselves that represent the biggest change, but the opportunities for openness that flow from their thoughtful application, in the form of availability of and access to formal and informal learning. Without research, these changes in learning may exclude the very people who most stand to benefit from them.

In 2016, the Open University is offering 6 three-year, full-time Doctoral Scholarships in Open World Learning fully funded by the Leverhulme Trust. You will have, or expect to gain, a 2.1 or above in an undergraduate degree or a Masters degree in education, language studies, psychology, computer science or another appropriate discipline.

Funding is available for UK, EU and International students. Full funding for the Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships includes fees and a living allowance for three years, depending on satisfactory progress. The living allowance is currently £14057 in 2015/16.

To apply, write a short research proposal linked to one topic from the list (see below) and explain how your proposal fits the overall theme of Open World Learning and how you intend to conduct research on the topic. In generating your proposal please refer to the additional information for each topic available at http://www.open.ac.uk/creet/main/postgraduate/phd-studentships.

The Open University is one of the UK's leading Research Institutions. In the 2014 REF 72% of its research was rated as "world leading" or "internationally excellent". The Open University is ranked 2nd in the UK for its Education research based on quality and breadth (Times Higher research power).

The Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET), at the Open University has an international reputation for the quality of its research. Providing postgraduate students with a supportive environment and excellent facilities ensures a future supply of first class researchers. CREET offers you a unique opportunity to study for a PhD in areas such as Technology Enhanced Learning, Learning Analytics, Open Educational Research, International Education and Development and Language and Literacy Studies, guided by world experts.

A vibrant international community of students is currently studying our MRes and PhD programmes. The Open University provides excellent support for students and offers a full range of training in computer, library and presentation skills. The studentships are full time at the Milton Keynes campus and students are normally expected to live within commuting distance of Milton Keynes.

If you feel that the challenge of research in these exciting and interesting areas is for you and you have the drive and intellectual curiosity to pursue postgraduate research, then we look forward to hearing from you!

Please indicate explicitly in your application that you are applying for Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships in Open World Learning.

Further information, including more details of CREET research, can be found at http://www.open.ac.uk/creet/main/.

Closing date: 9 March 2016.

Interviews will commence in April/May 2016.




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

For detailed information and how to apply for the studentships go to www3.open.ac.uk/employment, call Anne Foward, on 01908 655364 or e-mail, please find link above.

Equal Opportunity is University Policy.

Please quote reference 9264



PhD Studentships in Education, Applied Linguistics, Languages, Childhood Studies and Educational Technology

Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET); Based in Milton Keynes, UK

circulation date : 04/01/2016

closing date : 09/03/2016

The Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology, at the Open University has an international reputation for the quality of its research. Providing research students with a supportive environment and excellent research facilities ensures a future supply of first class researchers. CREET offers you a unique opportunity to study for a PhD in Applied Linguistics, Childhood Studies, Education (including International Education), Language and Literacy Studies, Technology Enhanced Learning with guidance from world-class experts in the field. If you feel that the challenge of research in these exciting and interesting areas is for you and you have the drive and intellectual curiosity to pursue postgraduate research, then we look forward to hearing from you! We welcome proposals for interdisciplinary research in these areas.

CREET is offering a limited number of fully funded and partially funded full-time studentships for a 1 + 3 programme (MRes and PhD) or +3 PhD. Half-funded studentships are also available for applicants who have already secured an external sponsor and you should indicate this in your application when you apply. Applicants who are able to fully fund themselves are very welcome to apply to CREET.

You will have, or expect, a 2.1 or above in an undergraduate degree or a Masters degree, or equivalent, in education, language studies, psychology, computer science or another appropriate discipline.

The Open University is one of the UK's leading Research Institutions. In the 2014 REF 72% of its research was rated as "world leading" or "internationally excellent".

There is currently a vibrant international community of students studying our MRes and PhD programmes. The Open University provides excellent support for students and offers a full range of training in computer, library and presentation skills. The studentships are full time at the Milton Keynes campus and students are normally expected to live within commuting distance of Milton Keynes.

Funding is available for UK, EU and International students. Full funding for PhD studentships will include fees and maintenance (£14,057 in 2015/16) for three years, depending on satisfactory progress.

Further information, including more details of CREET research, can be found at http://www.open.ac.uk/creet/main/.

Closing date: 9 March 2016

Interviews will commence in April/May 2016

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

For detailed information and how to apply for the studentships go to www3.open.ac.uk/employment, call Anne Foward, Student Coordinator, on 01908 655364 or e-mail CREET-student-enquiries@open.ac.uk.


Equal Opportunity is University Policy


Please quote reference 9228



PhD studentships in Space Science

circulation date : 08/12/2014

Thought of doing a PhD in Space Science?

The Centre for Electronic Imaging (CEI) is looking for outstanding graduates who have, or are expecting, a good honours degree in physics, electrical engineering or a related subject to join their team.


The CEI at the Open University campus is able to offer up to 6 fully-funded, full-time PhD studentships to work
on a variety of projects in space instrumentation, from ESA missions (Athena, Euclid and PLATO) to CubeSats and sounding rockets. Scientists from the Department of Physical Sciences at the OU have a long history in developing space instrumentation, including most recently the Ptolemy instrument on Rosetta's Philae lander.

Many of the PhD students in the CEI are also co-sponsored by industry. Our main industrial sponsor, e2v technologies,
has been trusted to design and deliver imaging sensors and sub-systems for over 150 space missions by the world's
largest space agencies, including NASA and ESA. Recently they helped guide Rosetta to comet 67P with e2v sensors
capturing the most amazing images ever taken of a comet and they provided ESA with 106 CCDs for the ESA GAIA
mission's focal plane. These industrial co-sponsored positions are part of the RCUK CASE studentship scheme.

We are looking for students to join our cutting-edge research programmes. Our studentships are designed to give
experience outside a purely academic environment with joint supervision by academics and experienced engineers in
industry. Students completing the PhD training possess transferable skills and the expertise gained leads to
successful careers within industry, research or the space agencies.

If you are interested in doing a PhD in Space Science, get in touch for further information or to register your interest by emailing cei@open.ac.uk

Find out more about the CEI and e2v at www.open.ac.uk/cei and www.e2v.com.

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

email: Science-Research-Degrees@open.ac.uk 

Please quote reference Studentship 8419