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Lecturer in Religious Studies

The Open University - The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)

Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £37,467 to £50,296
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th July 2022
Closes: 29th August 2022
Job Ref: 20015
 

Terms: Full-Time (37 hours per week), Permanent.

Closing Date: 29 August 2022 - 12:00

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

Do you want to be part of a vibrant Religious Studies department?

Do you want to work as part of a team, conducting innovative research and working at the forefront of teaching and learning in Religious Studies?

We are looking for applicants who are qualified to teach and research the indigenous religious cultures of any region(s) of Africa, the Americas, the Arctic, Asia, or Oceania. Completion of a PhD is essential. The role will involve contributing to the development of new Religious Studies curriculum within the School of Social Sciences and Global Studies. You will be joining an expanding subject area in terms of curriculum, student numbers and overall contribution to the School, Faculty and University. Please visit our discipline page for more information on the Department of Religious Studies https://fass.open.ac.uk/religious-studies

The duties of the role will include:

  • Contributing to the Teaching and Learning Religious Studies and Inter-disciplinary areas.
  • Being involved in the department’s research and future REF submissions.
  • Carrying out departmental and school level business as directed by the Head of Department.

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this post before making an application, please email Resourcing-Hub@open.ac.uk.

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. Staff Benefits include an attractive pension proposition and 33 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days.

How to apply

For further details please follow the link below:

Lecturer in Religious Studies | Employment (open.ac.uk)

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. 

We offer a range of inclusive employment policies which include family and carer friendly flexible working arrangements and have many supportive staff networks and wellbeing services. We also endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity. Our Staff Benefits page under Employment provides further links and information.

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