Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Policing Organisation and Practice

Open University - Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise

The Open University Business School

Based in Milton Keynes

Fixed Term contract until 31 July 2020

Come and be part of the exciting expansion of Policing at the Open University! As part of ongoing institutional investment into Policing Research, Learning and Education at the OU we are recruiting two new Senior Lecturers/Lecturers in Policing Organisation and Practice.

We are seeking the right candidate who can make a significant contribution to the Department’s teaching of the Undergraduate Apprenticeship Degree in Policing Practice currently being planned for development in consultation with the College of Policing.

We would be particularly interested if you have or would be ready to develop, expertise that can contribute to teaching on topics such as Criminal Justice; Security and Intelligence; Community and Neighbourhood Policing; Criminal Investigation; Policing Ethics; among others. Where appropriate you will be working with policing practitioners in the production of teaching materials on specialist topics as diverse as professional standards, roads policing and victim support.

The Open University Business School also offers a unique setting for research. Released from the constraints of timetabled teaching you can organise your research time to achieve a clear focus. The Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise (PuLSE) is committed to generating public and social value through the impact of research, policy and practice. We aim to combine a critical understanding of leadership and management with practical relevance and close collaboration with practitioners.

As a Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Policing Organisation and Practice, you will contribute to the development of high quality research in policing and our record of academic excellence. You are expected to produce peer reviewed publications in journals of international and national reputation, contribute towards the School’s REF2020+ submission, pursue research grants, initiate and manage collaborative research projects, and engage in attracting and supervising research students. You will be expected to engage with policymaker and practitioner communities to broaden the impact of your research.

We want to hear from you if you want to be part of a growing department and participate in its development. You will have a record of high quality research publications in international peer reviewed journals in the field relevant to area of expertise. Your research interests should fit well in the department. 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. You must be willing to develop the skills and capabilities required for our unique approach to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is important that you have the ability to engage with a wide range of people: your academic peers, your students, their tutors, potential funders, business people and policy makers. You will also be able to demonstrate the organisational skills to deal with innovation and change, to manage conflicting demands and meet deadlines.

For detailed information and how to apply please click the apply button below.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday 20 October 2017

Interview date: Week commencing 6 November 2017

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

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