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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer -CPD Development in Policing

The Open University - Faculty of Business and Law

Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 (Lecturer) £53,348 to £60,022 (Senior Lecturer)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 27th September 2021
Closes: 25th October 2021
Job Ref: 18917

Unit: Faculty of Business and Law

Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 (Lecturer) £53,348 to £60,022 (Senior Lecturer)

Location: Milton Keynes, or homebased may be considered with travel to Milton Keynes campus as required.

Please quote reference: 18917

Terms: Fixed Term Contract for 3 years, Full Time post

Closing Date: 25 October, 12:00

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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

The Lectureship/Senior Lectureship (appointment based on academic profile) is a three-year post, in the first instance, in the Open University’s Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL).  CPRL is an ambitious and innovative partnership between the University and twenty-four UK police forces and agencies, working in the areas of research, learning and knowledge exchange.  A key area for innovation is in the development of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Policing.  

The post presents an opportunity to help innovate approaches to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the field of policing.   The appointed person will help to shape the Centre’s approach to the design and delivery of CPD in Policing, liaising with police forces (particularly with those in strong partnership with CPRL) to identify new opportunities.  The work will include design and development of online teaching materials and project manage aspects of the production.  The work is focused on blended learning, for which the OU has a strong reputation.

Skills and experience

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A first degree or equivalent experience, ideally in a social science or other discipline of relevance to policing.
  • Experience of designing and delivering teaching and learning to professionals within a university setting.
  • A record of academic publication.
  • Knowledge and experience of working in collaboration with non-academic practitioners, ideally in public services or specifically in policing.
  • Excellent written communications skills and the ability to produce scholarly outputs such as teaching materials and write for a practitioner audience

Additional for Senior Lecturer

  • A track record of academic research of a standard suitable for submission in a future REF
  • Experience of writing bids for funding either for research projects or major corporate tenders
  • A thorough grasp of current national and international developments in police professionalisation and practices

The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Description on our website.

How to apply

For further information on how to apply, please visit the advert on the Open University’s Jobs page by clicking “Apply”.

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