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Lecturer in Classical Studies

The Open University - Faculty of Arts and Social Services

Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £37,467 to £50,296 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th May 2022
Closes: 9th June 2022
Job Ref: 19804
 

Closing Date: noon 9 June 2022 

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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.

Classical Studies at The Open University is recruiting a new lecturer to play a key role in strengthening and building the inclusive and forward-facing Classical Studies education offered and contribute to our research profile. The discipline offers a stimulating and supportive intellectual environment for anyone interested in working across different fields of Classical Studies and contributing to the thriving academic community in the Discipline, School and Faculty.

Classical Studies modules aim to provide students with strong analytical skills and a range of perspectives on the ancient world. The successful candidate will work in a team presenting and producing innovative distance-learning resources across our curriculum, focusing on our degrees in BA (Hons) Classical Studies and MA in Classical Studies, along with other interdisciplinary qualifications.

In addition to contributing to teaching within the School of Arts and Humanities, the post-holder will be expected to conduct independent research, seek external research funding and engage with knowledge exchange, impact and outreach activities.

Skills and Experience

Skills and experience essential to the role include:

  • Experience of teaching at a range of undergraduate levels in Classical Studies, as well as at Master’s level
  • A profile of teaching excellence in Latin literature and language
  • The ability and readiness to contribute to the production, maintenance and updating of Classical Studies modules and/or the Faculty’s Level 1 Arts interdisciplinary curriculum
  • An understanding of the latest pedagogical techniques for teaching Classical Studies in HE, including the issues involved in supporting and delivering distance learning programmes
  • Potential for research excellence. This should demonstrate the ability to produce work of international or world-leading quality

Please refer to the Job Description for a full list of essential and desirable criteria for candidates.

What you get in return  

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. This includes thorough induction into the organisation and regular reviews of your training and development needs.

We also offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Benefits include an attractive pension proposition and 33 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days.

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 our staff can reach their potential and attract diverse candidates. We recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge, and culture, and that this difference brings great strength.

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