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D120 Associate Lecturers in the School of Psychology and Counselling

Employer
The Open University
Location
Homeworking
Salary
£37,099 Pro Rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

Job Details

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.

The role

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.

Tuition Delivery

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:

https://www5.open.ac.uk/employment/vacancies/associate-lecturers-school-psychology-and-counselling-d120-d120fass24b

 

Closing date for application: 30th November 2023 – 12:00 noon

The Open University is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion which is reflected in our mission to be open to people, places, methods, and ideas. We aim to foster a diverse and inclusive environment so that all in our OU community can reach their potential.  We recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge, and culture, and that this difference brings great strength.  We strive to recruit, retain and develop the careers of a diverse pool of students and staff, and particularly encourage applications from all underrepresented groups. We also aspire to make The Open University a supportive workplace for all through our policies, services and staff networks.

 

           

 

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About the OU

In 1969 one ambition changed the world, giving anyone, anywhere the power to learn. Established by the Royal Charter and globally recognised, The Open University has pioneered distance learning for over 50 years, delivering exceptional teaching and outstanding support to students across the UK and the world.

Our mission is to make learning accessible to all, and together we’ve already helped over 2 million students to realise their ambitions.

The Open University offers flexible part-time study, supported distance and open learning for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and qualifications.

 

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