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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour/Employment/Entrepreneurship

The Open University - The Faculty of Business and Law

Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £40,792 to £58,089
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th July 2019
Closes: 29th August 2019
Job Ref: 16409

AC3 £40,792 - £48,677, AC4 £51,630 -£58,089

Mixture of permanent and fixed term posts

Based in Milton Keynes

Ref Number 16409 

We are looking to appoint Lecturers and Senior Lecturers in The Open University Business School (OUBS), Faculty of Business and Law (FBL).  

We are looking for candidates who will commit to the OU’s social mission of providing socially important, impactful and innovative research and teaching. We are open to a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds that can help advance the School’s commitment to pursuing cutting edge thinking on contemporary economic and social issues. We are interested in hearing from candidates in all areas of business and management and especially anyone doing research in areas related to the changing nature of employment, technology and management, data science and business applications, social enterprise, public and non-profit management, digital marketing and strategy, organisational behavior and organisational studies, leadership, ethics and entrepreneurship.

We would also strongly encourage applications from academics with experience in practice-based teaching, executive education, and organisational partnerships. A key part of this role will be finding opportunities for establishing knowledge exchange with external organisations and attracting external funding for conducting impactful research. To that end, you will have the opportunity to work closely with a wide range of academics and professional services across the faculty, university and beyond. 

Responsibilities for this role include,

  • Contributing to the creation and presentation of online teaching modules (undergraduate, postgraduate or executive education) together with other colleagues, including setting and overseeing of assessment
  • Tutoring at face-to-face residential schools or online equivalents for at least 10 days per year
  • Undertake research and publication relevant to Faculty and University priorities
  • Contribute to monitoring of the quality of tuition, assessment and online student support 

You will have a good academic qualification in business and management related areas and you must have a Doctorate in the social sciences, management, organisation studies or a related discipline and must be able to show a trajectory of research publications and associated research activity.

You must also be able to demonstrate a willingness to develop the skills and capabilities required for our unique approach to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 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. To that end, there will be opportunities to take on academic leadership roles within the faculty and beyond.

For more full role and person specification and details on how to apply please visit The Open University jobs pages

For more information regarding these opportunities please contact, Prof Siv Vangen, Associate Dean Research or Professor Joanna Brewis, Head of Department, People and Organisations. or   

How to apply

To apply, please complete a short application form and include your CV together with a covering letter, no more than 4 sides of A4, detailing how you meet the person specification.

In this cover letter please provide examples and evidence of how you match the person specification listed in the job description.

Closing Date: 29th August 2019

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