Associate Lecturers in the School of Psychology and Counselling
Starting Date: January 2024
Change your career, change lives
The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.
We are looking to recruit several Associate Lecturers in the area of Psychology, in the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Open University.
The position is part-time (0.14-0.2 FTE) and would involve teaching one or more modules. In particular, there are immediate teaching needs on D120 | Encountering psychology in context | Open University Course.
The position is home-based and has no fixed core hours. It is permanent, with a probation period of two years. The annual salary and workload are fixed, but there are significant workload peaks and troughs, mainly linked to providing marking and assessment feedback. This is likely to include exam and end of module marking tasks. Other tasks will be required such as focused student support (individual and forum), peer mentoring and working with the module team on assessment activities and quality improvement. Some evening and weekend work will be required. The appropriate level of FTE will be discussed at interview, and there is the possibility of increasing the FTE later. The starting full-time salary is £37,099 paid pro rata based on your FTE and the position is paid over the full calendar year.
What you get in return
We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. To ensure they remain up to date with developments in their academic field, Associate Lecturers are allocated 6 days (pro-rata) per annum for AL-led (ie. self-directed) Academic Currency and 1 day, plus 5 days pro rata, per annum for Agreed Academic Currency and Professional Development.
Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 27 days holiday per annum (pro rata) with variable (pro rata) Bank holidays and an attractive pensions proposition.
Most teaching is done online with the possibility of one or two face to face events a year.
How to apply
For full details on each of the modules advertised and to apply online please use the link below:
Closing date for application: 30th November 2023 – 12:00 noon
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